Shumai no Joe Kabukicho

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Shumai no Joe
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Time Out says

This chain restaurant prides itself on its shumai dumplings. You can get classic steamed shumai for only ¥109 each (you must order a minimum of two), deep fried shumai (¥180) and shumai simmered in tori paitan chicken soup (¥638). In addition there are plenty of standard Japanese izakaya-style foods on offer including appetisers like potato salad and edamame, as well as warm meals like seafood yakisoba, crab cream croquette and tamago kake gohan (or TKG). All of the drinks are also reasonably priced and you can get highballs and lemon sours for only ¥390, beer for ¥480 and umeshu plum wine for ¥450. 

Come here for lunch and you’ll get a set meal which includes your choice of main dish, rice and miso soup for around ¥700 to ¥780. We recommend going for the shumai set which gets you both the steamed and deep fried dumplings, but there’s also karaage fried chicken, chicken nanban and mapo tofu, too. 

If you’re strictly here for the shumai, opt for the ¥620 all-you-can-eat plan which will allow you to eat unlimited steamed shumai dumplings for two whole hours. You’ll get up to five shumai per serving, but each person must order at least one side dish and a drink.


Tokaien Bldg B1F, 1-6-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku
Shinjuku, Seibu-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Sanchome stations
Opening hours:
5pm-4am daily
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