Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho (A street called Omoide Yokocho located in Shinjuku’s West gate area) is a street filled with restaurants and Japanese style pubs. There, you can find pubs that make you feel like you have traveled back to the 1950s, which is called the Showa era in Japan. In this article we’re introducing Torien, which is a Japanese style pub that serves great grilled chicken skewers and whale meat.

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About Torien


Torien is a Japanese style pub that has been operating in Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho since 1947. This pub can hold a lot of people with their approx. 100 seats on the first floor, including a standing and eating area, and approx. 120 more zashiki style seats (sitting on floor type) on the second floor. The bright and open atmosphere makes people feel welcomed even though they’ve never been here before. Over 120 kinds of Japanese style pub popular menu items are available throughout the year. You can enjoy selected seasonal menu items throughout the year. This pub serves grilled chicken skewers mainly and various other dishes such as meat, fish including sashimi and fresh vegetables. It’s open from 12 PM on weekends so you can start drinking from lunch time.

Torien’s Popular Menu


People come to eat at Torien for its chicken grilled skewers and sashimi. If you haven’t had horse meat and whale sashimi yet, this would be a great chance for you to try it. In limited regions of Japan, some local Japanese people eat horse and whale meat. The more you chew these lean red meats, the more of its deep flavor you can enjoy. Fresh sashimi of horse and whale meat are available only in a few restaurants in Japan. It’s worth it just to try.

Torien Information

Address: 1-2-4, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 12:00~23:40 (Last Call 23:10)
Closed on January 1st
2 to 3 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Station
2 to 3 minutes walk from JR, Shinjuku Station (West gate)
2 to 3 minutes walk from Tokyo Subway Toei Oedo Line, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station

What is Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho?

Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho (which means the corner of memories in Shinjuku’s West gate) is a street that is filled with restaurants and pubs. Some of them have their roots in the black market that started back in 1946 after WWII. On this street, some restaurants have the appearance of Showa era of Japan in 1950s, especially the ones which serve grilled chicken skewers and innards. It’s a great street for barhopping as well. Enjoy drinking and eating Japanese food and communicating with Japanese locals.

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