Updated: July 18, 2017
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Five Restaurants Serving “Iki-Ika”, Alive Squid, In Shinjuku, Tokyo

Iki-Ika is one of the famous Kyushu gourmets. In this article, we will introduce restaurants in Shinjuku, Tokyo where you can enjoy Iki-Ika, or alive squid!

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“Iki-Ika Oroshi Chokueiten Shinjuku Ika Center”

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“Iki-Ika Oroshi Chokueiten Shinjuku Ika Center” is a Japanese izakaya restaurant that serves Iki-Ika as a featured main dish as well as other fresh seafood. It is in the underground shopping arcade that is a 3 minutes-walk from Shinjuku station West gate.

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Iki-Ika are transported to the restaurant mainly from Kanagawa and Chiba using their company-owned special large tracks. They are so fresh that they are still moving when they are served to you. You can enjoy this delicious Iki-Ika at a wholesale price.

Price of Iki-Ika (Market-Price)
From ¥2,900
* They may not be available due to the sea conditions
* The type of cooking or arrangement may differ depending on the type of squid available

Shinjuku Ika Center

Gaea Building 5F 7-10-13, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

"Shinjuku Ikae Mon"

S 000f https://r.gnavi.co.jp/a46gff4d0000/
“Shinjuku Ikae Mon”, a seafood izakaya restaurant, is located 3 minutes away from Shinjuku station West gate. The building has three levels and the restaurant can serve up to 60 people, so it is a good place for group gatherings.
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Iki-Ika are directly transported from nationwide ports including “Yobuko” a Kyushu town famous for Iki-Ika. You can enjoy plump and fresh Iki-Ika.

Price of Iki-Ika (Market-Price)
From ¥3,580

Shinjuku Ikae Mon

1-13-4 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

"New Obaka Santaro Shinjuku Honten"

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"New Uobaka Santaro Shinjuku Honten", a izakaya restaurant for seafood lovers, is located within a 5 minute-walk from Shinjuku station West gate. Their fresh seafood is purchased directly at local fishing ports in the morning and delivered to the restaurant on the same day by company-owned vehicles.
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Iki-Ika is served as part of the course menus. The course menu includes not only Iki-Ika, but you may enjoy fresh sashimi assortments and other seafood dishes such as stewed red snapper.

Price of Course Menu
Kiwami - Santaro’s Recommendation Course ¥6,000

New Uobaka Santaro

7-11-3 Hirata Building B1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

"Rinka Shinjuku South Gate”

S 0063 https://r.gnavi.co.jp/garc207/
"Rinka Shinjuku South Gate", a seafood izakaya restaurant is located within a 5 minute-walk from Shinjuku station South gate. All seats are separated into private rooms, so you can relax and enjoy the seafood dishes.
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Their Iki-Ika are prepared while they are alive, so it is super fresh. Iki-Ika can be ordered either as an a la carte dish or as part of the course menu.

We recommend trying their course menu as the price of the course menu is reasonable - ¥4,000.

Price of Iki-Ika
¥2,980

Rinka

1-17-12 Dai-1 Asakawa Building 8F Kabuki-Cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

"Sakana No Mikore Shinjuku Nishiguchi Dai Guard Store"

P021270149 238 https://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ001110961
"Sakana no Mikore", is an izakaya restaurant open until 5 am and is located within a 5 minute-walk from Shinjuku station West gate. It is a restaurant you can enjoy seafood in various cooking styles such as sashimi, steamed, grilled, or stewed.
P021269759 238 https://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ001110961/
Their Iki-Ika transported from Hokkaido every day is plump and fresh. You should also make a note that you may enjoy them cheaper here than compared to other restaurants.

Price of Iki-Ika
From ¥1,980

Sakana no Mikore

1-3-1 Sun Flower Building B1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Lastly...

This time, we introduced you the restaurants where you can enjoy fresh “Iki-Ika” in Shinjuku! They are served alive! When you are in the mood for eating delicious squid, please try visiting one of the restaurants that were introduced.

*All restaurants listed here may not have Iki-Ika available on the day due to the weather etc… If you would like to eat Iki-Ika, please call in advance to make sure of their availability.


Naomi
I live in Tokyo. My favorite Japanese food is TEMPURA:)

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