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donburi suggestions in Shinjuku

meatballs Aug 27, 2010 08:16 AM

Hey fellow chowhounders,

I'll be heading to Tokyo for the first time in September and wondering where's the best place to get donburi in Shinjuku?

I know there's a great website that recommends donburi (http://www.cataloghouse.co.jp/yomimon...
)but i can't read Japanese =(.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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  1. Silverjay RE: meatballs Aug 27, 2010 09:11 AM

    I don't have any specific recs, but I will look around on Japanese sites for you. What kind of donburi are you looking for? It's not a specific dish but a broad category. You want kaisen, oyako, meat, curry, something else?

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      meatballs RE: Silverjay Aug 27, 2010 11:01 AM

      Thanks for the quick reply silverjay.

      I'm looking for oyako, katsudon, and is there a kind that's beef and egg?

      1. re: meatballs
        Silverjay RE: meatballs Aug 27, 2010 11:39 AM

        Just fished around now. Could only come up with 2 oyakodon options:

        Imaiya is a well-known yakitori mini chain. They probably do a good job and their main shop is in Shinjuku- http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130...

        Kekokokko came up in a Tabelog search as well-- http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130... .

        Most of the other stuff in Tabelog and ASKU were chains. Seems donburi tends to be stronger on the East side of the city.

        Restaurant floors in department stores like Takashimaya will have some generic options I'm sure.

        1. re: Silverjay
          Robb S RE: Silverjay Aug 27, 2010 11:48 AM

          Kokekokko is very good; they specialize in shamo, a kind of game bird. http://www.bento.com/rev/1977.html

          It seems a shame not to order their yakitori though, and they don't serve lunch.

          1. re: Robb S
            meatballs RE: Robb S Aug 28, 2010 03:43 PM

            thanks guys. I'll probably check out one of those places and let you guys know how they are once i come back.

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