10 Best Golden Gai Bars, Pubs and Restaurants – Shinjuku Tokyo Japan

Golden Gai is a favorite place amongst foreigners with it’s hidden gems of bars, pubs and restaurants. It is filled with narrow alleys and matchbox sized buildings that have lasted since the end of the war.

If you’re finding a hole in the wall pub or restaurant, this is the place to be.

Orange Prince オレンジ王子 歌舞伎町 

Orange Prince Entrance

Orange Prince オレンジ王子 歌舞伎町

A good drinking place with welcoming staff serve a selection of shochu, wine, beer and cocktails.

Opening Hours

Everyday: 21: 00 ~ 5: 00

Closed new years

Address

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Kabukicho 1 chome No. 7 Third Avenue

〒160-0021 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukichō, 1 Chome−12, 歌舞伎町1-12-13 KTビルB1

03-5285-8841

R.gnavi.co.jp

月に吠える

月に吠える golden gai drink

A very small bar with a homely feel. For first timer’s to Golden Gai or Tokyo, this is a good introduction to drinking in Golden Gai.

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 19:00 to 2:00

Sundays and public holiday: 18:00 to 24: 00

Address

Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-1-10 Shinjuku Golden Gai G2

+81 80-8740-9958

Bar Darling BARダーリン

BARダーリン

With friendly female staff and a lively atmosphere, the orange lights of this bar gives you a good drinking time!

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 21:00 to 6:00

Sundays and public holiday: please contact owner

Address

〒160-0021 Tokyo 1 – chome 1 – 5 Kabukicho – cho, Shinjuku – ku

03-5272-1270

Pavo ビストロ パボ

Pavo ビストロ パボ

A small french bistro restaurant all reasonably priced for about 500 yen. You also get an intimate dinner with good company.

Pavo ビストロ パボ

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 17: 00 ~ next day 3: 00

Closed on Sunday

Address

1-15 Kabukicho Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo 160-0021 Tokyo Palace Building 1F

+81 3-6273-8282

Pavo-tokyo.com

Bar Plastic Model バープラスチックモデル

Bar Plastic Model バープラスチックモデル

A bar filled with nostalgic music and records from the 1980’s. It’s also decorated with books and characters lining the wall make you feel transported in time. A fun time to be had.

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 17: 00 ~ next day 3: 00

Sunday: 20:00 ~ 2:00

Address

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Kabukicho 1-1-10-1F

+81 3-5273-8441

Plastic-model.net

Krishna クリシュナ

Krishna クリシュナ bar

An India and Middle East themed lounge bar with 100 different kinds of food and drink. With tarot reading, fortune telling, indian folk music performance and belly dancing will make the night past very fast!

Opening Hours

Everyday: 19:00 to 5:00 next morning

Address

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Kabukicho 1-1-5 Paresubiru 202

03-5287-2561

Krishuna.com

どんがらがっしゃん

どんがらがっしゃん Fried Food

After a nights long drinking, you might need some fried food to help sober you up. Dongara is a fried vegetable or meat on a stick dipped in a house sauce (Kushikatsu). They serve everything from fried chicken to takoyaki (octopus balls).

Opening Hours

Everyday: 12:00 to 5:00 next morning

Address

1 Chome-1-9 Kabukichō, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0021

03-3207-3718

Flamenco Tavern フラメンコ居酒屋ナナ

Flamenco Tavern フラメンコ居酒屋ナナ bar

A busy tavern with lots of locals and tasty meals!

Opening Hours

Everyday 19: 00 ~ until late

Address

1 Chome-1-8 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-002

+81 3-3200-1877

Kodoji こどじ (コドジ)

Kodoji こどじ (コドジ) bar

This place is for photography lovers and drinkers! The bar is littered with photo’s and mini photography gallery’s to look on. You can also drink delicious beer and snack on some bar food. Lots of personality and enjoyment to be have here.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturdays: 19: 00 ~ 24: 00

Address

1-1-9 Kabukicho Shinjuku Ward

0332051373

Machuka Bar マチュカ・バー

Machuka Bar マチュカ・バー

A very classy bar with drinks and cocktails from all around the world. There is enjoyment to be have here with a lot of attractive people to hang around with.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturdays: 21: 00 ~ 4: 00 next day

Address

Shinjuku Kabukicho 1-1-6 the first floor

+81 3-3205-9288

macskabar.com