5 Dining Spots Around Shinagawa Station (Tokyo) Serving Various Cuisines
Located in Tokyo's city center, Shinagawa Station serves as a stop for shinkansen (bullet trains) and is also home to a lot of eating and drinking establishments. This article will introduce five restaurants that are close to this popular gourmet spot.
1. Shinatatsu Shinagawa
Shinatatsu is a food theme park located under the elevated structure of Shinagawa Station. It is home to seven of Japan's famous ramen restaurants, hence the nickname "ramen street". One of the must-try stalls is Tsukemen TETSU, which is one of the most queued restaurants in Tokyo. It is known for its Tsukemen (840 JPY), which is a type of noodle dish that’s enjoyed by dipping the noodles into soup poured into a separate bowl. If you like spicy hot ramen, you will surely enjoy the Mongolian Tanmen (800 JPY) from Moko Tanmen Nakamoto, a long-established ramen store. There’s also Shinsen, which is known for its thick pork bone soup with soy sauce as its base. Every restaurant here is incredibly unique, making it a great spot for ramen lovers!
2. Shinagawa Kitchen
Shinagawa Kitchen is a food court that’s located on the 2nd floor of the annex tower of Shinagawa Prince Hotel, which is known for its various entertainment facilities, such as an aquarium. Filled with some of the city’s most popular restaurants, every booth here is designed like an open kitchen. There’s lots of choices for you to choose from, including Kyoto-style udon from Kyo-udon Muginbo; curry from European Curry Dompierre Jet, a high-class Western-style curry restaurant; and ramen from Shio Ramen Hirugao EX.
3. Wing Takanawa
Wing Takanawa is a shopping center that’s about a minute on foot away from Shinagawa Station’s Takanawa Exit. Although it is known for its fashion shops and general stores, it is also a dining spot with 22 eating and drinking establishments. Choose what you prefer from the wide selection available, which includes Korean, Thai, and Italian dishes, as well as Japanese dishes like tempura, sushi, okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), and teppanyaki (food grilled on an iron plate). If you want a breather, you can also try desserts at cafes, such as nana's green tea, which serves matcha (powdered green tea) and hojicha (roasted green tea) parfaits.
4. SHINAGAWA GOOS
SHINAGAWA GOOS is a 30-story complex that’s a 3-minute walk from Shinagawa Station. Inside, you’ll find lodging facilities, a nail salon, and even a fishing pond! Restaurants and cafes are located on the front garden, as well as the 2nd and 3rd floors. Choose the sort of foods you’d like to eat from establishments like Oshima, which prepares deliciously extravagant traditional dishes, and PIZZA ＆TAPAS cibo that serves things up in a casual New York style. Restaurant CELLY with SKY BAR, found on the top floor, is recommended to get a sweeping view of the city as you dine on grilled dishes.
5. ecute Shinagawa and ecute Shinagawa South
Located within the premises of Shinagawa Station, ecute is a commercial facility that can be conveniently accessed without having to go outside the ticket gate. ecute Shinagawa has 4 restaurants, including Nurukan Sato Gotenyama Saryo, which is home to more than 120 sake brands from all over Japan. It also has a Western sweets store, a Japanese confectionery, bakery, bento (lunch box) shop, and other shops that offer items perfect as souvenirs. On the other hand, ecute Shinagawa South is home to a total of 8 restaurants that cater to a wide variety of tastes, including ramen, curry, and soba restaurants. Standing Sushi Bar Tsukiji Uogashi Nihon-ichi is a particular must-try. You can easily stop by to enjoy some authentic sushi.
Shinagawa Station serves not only as a stop for the shinkansen, but also provides convenient access to Haneda Airport and Narita Airport, making it a perfect base point for those who are sightseeing. If you are sketching up your travel plan for Tokyo, you may want to spare a few hours of your time to check the area out!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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