Updated: February 19, 2020
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5 Great, Affordable Nishi-Shinjuku Restaurants and Cafes

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Here are some of the best restaurants and cafes in Nishi-Shinjuku where you can eat for around ¥1,000 or less.

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Coffee Mafia

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Coffee Mafia is a gourmet coffee shop where you can enjoy some fragrant and tasty single origin coffees. The shop even has a membership system that allows you to drink as much coffee as you want for ¥3,000. Coffee Mafia also has some meals for lunch and some snacks and sweets to have with your coffee.
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Fungo Dining

Fungo is located to the north of Shinjuku Chuo Park. Go there for lunchtime and you'll be able to enjoy their affordable lunch specials (around ¥1,000) that come with access to an excellent salad bar. The main dish consists of either pasta, chicken cutlets in a balsamic sauce, ginger pork, or Thai green curry.

In the evening, Fungo has more of a dining bar kind of atmosphere, and from 11 PM it turns into a standard bar open until 5 AM.

Moyan Curry

Moyan Curry house is the place to go for some amazing Japanese-style curry. They have a really popular lunch buffet (around ¥1,000) that includes several kinds of curries and a variety of salads and Japanese-style side dishes. Moyan makes its curries with its own blend of herbs and spices, and without using any additives. It's known among curry lovers as one of the best places in Shinjuku for some delectable Japanese curry.

COCHIN NIVAS

This might be a bit surprising but Tokyo has some really outstanding Indian restaurants, and among them, Cochin Nivas is definitely one of the best in Nishi-Shinjuku. What's more, this place is really reasonably priced (dinner: ¥2,000~¥2,999, lunch: ¥800~¥1,200). Cochin Nivas specializes in Southern Indian cuisine. They use a good amount of fine spices which give the dishes a more complex taste than the general Indian cuisine in Japan. Try their lemon rice! It's said to be one of the best things on the menu. This small and secluded restaurant is always packed because of its popularity with the locals.

Niku Soba Warafukuro

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The store looks very retro, and the name 'Warafukuro' translates to the laughing owl, so notice the owl on the sign if you can't read kanji. There's an explanation in the shop that says that their ramen is from Yamagata prefecture and began in the Taisho era. It's apparently one of the famous dishes of Kawamachi. They have some really good tantanmen spicy ramen here.
This is arguably one of the best of many ramen joints in the area.
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