800 Degrees Pizzeria
800 Degrees is a chain pizza restaurant that originated from Westwood, Los Angeles in 2012. The founder, Anthony Carron aimed to build a new concept of made-to-order, Italian pizza in American society. He succeeded to create a boom and spread the business out of America to Dubai and Qatar. It opened at NEWoMan Shinjuku, Japan in April 2016. There are 54 seats in the non-smoking establishment. The restaurant promotes a premium fast casual environment.
On the first day, the restaurant opened, the crowd queued for around an hour and a half to make an order. Chef Antony Carron came to Japan for the opening ceremony.
All pizzas are baked in the firewood oven for 90 seconds! The restaurant serves a wide range of menu items other than specialty pies (Japan original, classics) such as buratta, salads, and small bites. After ordering the food, 800 Degrees' original lemonade is a must to order.
There are classics from all other branches in other countries. There are 4 choices (Spicy Meatball, Capricciosa, Quattro Fromaggi, and Margherita D.O.C). Margherita D.O.C consists of buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil (2,100 yen). The last one is the king of Neapolitan pizza and the chef's recommendation.
Anchovi Cream with Lotus Root & Seafood has Rock shrimp, squid, lotus root, cherry tomatoes, spinach and ricotta cheese (1,600 yen) is the house's recommendation for fusion-food lovers. The combination has a good balance of protein-rich ingredients and vegetables.
Create Your Own
You can Have fun creating your own flavor while having the professional staff baked it for you. Sounds exciting, right?! From the starting point, choose a crust between Original Neapolitan or Gluten Free. Gluten-free crust is limited to 30 pies per day can be topped with an additional 100 yen. Then, Choose your favorite base (Margherita, Bianca, Marinara, Verde, and Crema) and add-ons (vegetable, cheese, honey, Japan original, and protein).
The picture above is examples of how you can mix-n-match your pizza. On the left, you have Verde base (1,100 yen) topped with cherry tomatoes (100 yen) and squid (300 yen) for 1,500 yen. On the right, you have Margherita base (980 yen) topped with colorful bell peppers (200 yen) and mushroom quinoa (200 yen) for 1,380 yen.
It has a direct connection to the JR Yamanote line's Shinjuku Station. It is a few minutes walk from Toei Shinjuku line, Toei Oedo line, Keio line Shinjuku station and Fukutoshin Metro line's Shinjuku San-chome station. You can also park your car at JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower's basement parking lot.