Recommended for Guests Staying Overnight Without Meals! Top 5 Spots in Shinjuku, Tokyo for Delicious Breakfast
Food is one of the major highlights of any trip! So, how about staying at a lodging facility overnight without meals so you can grab and enjoy whatever you want to eat? Here are five of the best spots in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area for sumptuous breakfast.
1. Dashi Chazuke En Shinjuku Odakyu Ace Shop
Dashi Chazuke En in Shinjuku Odakyu Ace is a Japanese fast-food restaurant where you can relish the authentic flavors of Japanese cuisine. Dashi chazuke is a bowl of rice topped with various ingredients and then steeped in hot dashi (soup stock). At this restaurant, when you order the dashi chazuke, you can get a large serving of rice and unlimited dashi, as well as two seasonal kobachi (small bowl usually containing appetizer) dishes. Its specialty dashi is made with the broth that is created by adding katsuobushi (dried bonito or skipjack) to kombu (kelp) and niboshi (boiled and dried sardines). The dashi in itself is delicious already, but when it is used to make chazuke, it brings out the flavors of the ingredients to make them even more delicious. It is perfect for a refreshing breakfast. This shop is recommended to those who casually want to try healthy Japanese food.
※Business hours: Weekdays and Saturdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm (last order at 10:30 pm), Sundays and holidays: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (last order at 9:00 pm)
※Photo shows the Otemachi branch
2. Mr. FARMER Shinjuku Mylord
Mr. FARMER Shinjuku Mylord is a café that offers dishes incorporating vegetables that are good for the body, a place where you can eat salads, breads, vegan dishes and omelets that use lavish amounts of vegetables that are directly delivered by contracted farmers. The FARMER’S COBB Salad Organic Agave Dressing (1,250 JPY (excl. tax), with drink) is a fully-loaded meal that is filled with chicken, cheese and other ingredients. It is so filling that the salad alone would suffice as a meal. There is a Water Bar with really fresh-looking vegetables and fruits where you can drink for free, so make sure to try it. This shop is one of those few places where you can avail of vegan dishes early in the morning.
Breakfast: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
※Foreign language menu: English
3. Restaurant TRIBEKS
Located at the 20th floor of the Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower, Restaurant TRIBEKS is a place where guests can enjoy the Breakfast Buffet (2,592 JPY (incl. tax)) while marveling at the magnificent panoramic view from 100m above ground. Its menu is comprised mainly of Western-style dishes, with the omelets prepared by the chef upon order and the fluffy pancakes made with special eggs particularly popular among guests. For those who want to sit in an area with a great view, it would be best to come as soon as the restaurant opens. This restaurant is open from early in the morning and is just about a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Station, so the place is recommended for those who want to travel by train.
Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:00 am
※Foreign language menu and staff: English only
4. LE CAFÉ de Joël Robuchon NEWoMan Shinjuku Shop
LE CAFÉ de Joël Robuchon NEWoMan Shinjuku Shop is a café that is managed by the famous three-star French chef Joël Robuchon. As you can expect from a Robuchon-led establishment, this café serves tartines that are only available at this outlet, and offers guests a drinks menu that ranges from coffee to champagnes and wines. You can even buy freshly baked breads from LE PAIN de Joël Robuchon next door and have them at the café. This shop is famous for giving the customers a chance to enjoy the flavors created by Joël Robuchon in an informal setting. Note that this café is annexed to the express bus terminal Busta Shinjuku, so it is also recommended for people who use the bus.
※Business hours: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
※Photo shows the LA BOUTIQUE de Joël Robuchon Roppongi Hills Shop
5. Rakugama Seimenjo Shinjuku Nishiguchi Chokubaiten
Rakugama Seimenjo is a fast-food outlet where you can easily eat homemade udon (thick Japanese wheat noodles). This shop adopts a self-service style of ordering, so when you come here for breakfast, you must take a tray, and then order your preferred udon, take your order, get onigiri (rice ball) and tempura, and then bring your tray to the cashier to pay for what’s on your tray. Depending on the dish you ordered, you may need to get the dashi on your own after you pay, so don’t forget that. Here, there is only a short waiting time as customers keep moving while they order, thereby making this place a recommended restaurant for those who want to eat quickly and leave right after they eat.
※Business hours: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Shinjuku, a major city in Japan, is home to many places where you can eat breakfast. This article features some of the famous joints for breakfast in this area, so please use this as reference.
*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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