HOME > Chowhound > Japan >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it
TELL US

Nakajima 800yen lunch in shinjuku(1 michelin star)

v
vittus Aug 10, 2008 04:23 PM

I recently went to Nakajima so that I could try a Michelin rated restaurant on the cheap. Their dinner is kaiseki syle and I believe starts around 8000yen. The lunch menu features 4 or 5 versions of iwashi sardines. All 800 yen. まじで?  I got sashimi and my companion got fry. You can also get shioyaki and iwashi cooked with eggs. They go through 20kilos of iwashi every lunch day. It was delicious, very carefully prepared. So fresh, it was as if the iwashi was swimming through the air and accidentally went into your mouth. You can see the food and some other restaurants I went to in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHE_Yt...

This video also shows me eating delicious saba mackrel sushi at the famous izuu (Iduu) In Kyoto. It's very cheap too.

  1. a
    anitaraze Feb 5, 2012 11:35 AM

    800 Yen lunch was amazing. Ask to sit at the bar, and try not to hang around too long after you've finished eating...
    Pictured below: The storefront, Iwashi sashimi and Nizakana.

     
     
     
    4 Replies
    1. re: anitaraze
      p
      prasantrin Feb 5, 2012 03:30 PM

      Do you need a reservation lunch or is it first come first serve?

      1. re: prasantrin
        a
        anitaraze Feb 5, 2012 09:42 PM

        First come first served. I believe they are open 11:30AM-2:00PM. Closed Sundays? but double check before you go. The wait times shouldn't exceed 30 minutes, as most people eat, pay and leave (as you're expected to do). Arriving as a group of 3+ could make it difficult to get counter seating.

        1. re: anitaraze
          p
          prasantrin Feb 6, 2012 04:21 AM

          Thanks! I'm staying relatively close, and will be dining solo, so I think it will be perfect!

          1. re: prasantrin
            a
            anitaraze Feb 7, 2012 07:51 PM

            You can order one dish as a "set" with miso soup and rice, and you could order an additional dish as "tan-pin" for slightly cheaper than the set price. Not on the menu but available is a half order of the sashimi served alacarte. Not sure of the price.
            My BF and I ordered a full sashimi, nizakana (braised), and fried style. We finished them all! YUM!

    2. steamer Aug 11, 2008 06:50 PM

      Cool video. I loved your Ken Tanaka schtick in spite of myself, have to check these all out.well done.

      1 Reply
      1. re: steamer
        f
        foreignmuck Aug 15, 2008 05:56 AM

        haha so you're the real ken tanaka?

        I enjoyed the ' How to speak Japanese without saying a word'
        heeeeee

      2. e
        exilekiss Aug 11, 2008 07:38 AM

        Hi vittus,

        Thanks for the report and the very entertaining video! (^_^) The 800 Yen dishes sound like a wonderful bargain.

        Do you have the Address or URL of Nakajima in Shinjuku, and the Robata-Yaki you went to at the end of your video?

        Thanks!

        1 Reply
        1. re: exilekiss
          v
          vittus Aug 11, 2008 10:52 AM

          http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide...

          the above link has some English info on Nakajima.
          I can't find the card for the Robata place, but I will let you know if I find it. It was in Kyoto, however.

        Show Hidden Posts