The venerable 'Number 50' has actually been serving its old-school Chinese street food in Kagurazaka for more than half a century: founded in 1957, the shop has survived the area's many transformations by keeping things simple, tasty and cheap. The signature dish here is the nikuman (baozi), a steamed flour bun filled with ground pork, while other popular options include the veg-only yasaiman, the dainty miniman and the slightly sweet anman (filled with bean paste). Only the nikuman and the anman are sold warm without packaging – make sure to take care when biting into the former, as the juices inside have a tendency to splash all over unsuspecting diners' shirts. For a more substantial meal, consider deli dishes like mapo dofu and stir-fry veg.
3-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm; Sat 11.30am-10pm; Sun & hols 11.30am-9pm|
|Transport:||Iidabashi Station (Chuo, Sobu, Tozai, Yurakucho, Namboku lines)|