Shinjuku is a whirlwind. Neon lights, towering skyscrapers, and bustling crowds all collide to create an electric atmosphere. But amidst the frenzy, there’s a quieter pleasure to be found: indulging in the incredible street food.


These bite-sized delights are octopus fritters, golden brown and crispy on the outside, with a soft, fluffy interior. Drizzled with a savoury sauce, mayonnaise, and flakes of dried bonito flakes that dance in the heat, they are a flavour explosion in every mouthful.


Skewers of grilled chicken are a classic for a reason. Marinated in a sweet soy sauce glaze, they are barbecued to perfection, offering juicy tenderness with a touch of char. Be sure to try different cuts like chicken thigh or tenderloin for a variety of textures.


Savoury stir-fried noodles come alive with vibrant vegetables and your choice of meat. The thick, satisfying noodles are cooked on sizzling teppanyaki grills, creating a smoky aroma that’s simply irresistible.


These adorable fish-shaped buns are filled with a sweet red bean paste, but adventurous foodies can find them with custard, chocolate, or even savoury fillings like cheese and corn. They’re perfect for a quick grab-and-go snack.


Ramen Noodles Bowl | Image via freepik

Warm up with a steaming bowl of hearty ramen, featuring chewy noodles bathed in rich, flavourful broth and topped with tender slices of pork, green onions, and a soft-boiled egg.  Shinjuku boasts an array of ramen shops offering this beloved Japanese comfort food, from classic tonkatsu to spicy miso. After a day of exploring, a steaming bowl of ramen is the perfect way to refuel before heading back to your comfy room at a hotel Near Shinjuku Train Station the likes of BELLUSTAR TOKYO