Tokyo Restaurants

Ryoma no Sora Bettei

  • 1–4–2 Nishi-Shinjuku Map It
  • Shinjuku-ku
  • Japanese

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Tokyoites love unique dining experiences and their own history—they can revel in both in this eatery, which is a tribute to Ryoma Sakamoto, a young hero who died while helping overthrow the feudal Tokugawa Shogunate in the 1860s. When you enter from the ultramodern streets of Shinjuku, slide off your shoes, stash them in a wooden locker, and walk by a statue of the sword-wielding Sakamoto as you step into the Japan of the past. You can sit in the main dining hall, which resembles a bustling historic inn, or you can phone ahead to reserve a private tatami-mat dining room. The cuisine also harkens back to the traditional rural cooking, popular before Japan opened up to the West. The house specialty is seiro-mushi, a bamboo box filled with carefully arranged seafood, poultry, or meat, steamed over a pot, served piping hot, and quickly shared with everyone at the table.

Restaurant Information


B2 141 Shinjuku Bldg., 1–4–2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan

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Published 12/10/2015


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