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Japanese: Yakitori


Kurogane Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Shinjuku in Tokyo, Kurogane is a hidden gem that specializes in Japanese cuisine, particularly yakitori, or grilled chicken skewers. This restaurant stands out from the crowd with its unique approach to cooking and its dedication to using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.

What sets Kurogane apart is its 'Omakase Course,' a chef's choice menu that showcases the craftsmanship of the skilled chefs. With this course, diners can indulge in a variety of mouthwatering yakitori skewers, each expertly grilled to perfection. The menu also features a selection of delectable dishes that perfectly complement the flavors of the yakitori, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

The restaurant's interior exudes a modern and serene ambiance, creating a relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal. Private rooms are available, making Kurogane an ideal choice for special occasions, business meetings, or intimate gatherings. The extensive drink menu includes a curated selection of premium Japanese sake, perfectly paired with the grilled delicacies.

Whether you're a fan of yakitori or looking to explore the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine, Kurogane is a must-visit destination in Shinjuku. Immerse yourself in the art of yakitori and savor the exquisite flavors that this restaurant has to offer.

Kurogane Overview


1bf Yamazaki Nishi-shinjuku Building, 7-chome-10-10 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023


+81 (0) 3-5937-4562


4 minute walk from Shinjuku Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 5:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Kurogane Reviews

Kurogane Google Average Rating



It was a descent Yakitori place in Yaesu side of Tokyo station. They serve rare parts of chicken like Chochin (ovary) and carotid. Their Oyako-don (Chicken egg broth bowl) that comes in the end of the course was remarkable. The restaurant was full of couples and having dinner with wine.


Yakitori Tetsu used to be in Kyobashi.
During the Kyobashi era, it was one of the Tabelog 100 Famous Stores.
I visited here while having dinner with a friend.

Located on the 1st basement floor, 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku West Exit.
The interior of the store is very luxurious,
There are counter seats and private rooms.
Since there were two girls this time, we were asked to go to the counter.

this day is
Ordered the Tetsu Omakase course ¥9,900.

・Sea urchin, caviar, and fillet wrapped in seaweed
→ 1 luxurious item from 1 item.
Sea urchin, caviar, and rare chicken fillet wrapped in seaweed. Sea urchin is a very delicious dish.

・Kuroiwa soil chicken tataki
→ Fresh seared chicken is served with ginger.

・3 types of chopstick rest (lightly pickled, onio grated, chicken skin ponzu sauce)
→All three are delicious! Enjoy it in between the skewers.

brown mushroom
Grilled chicken fillet
Duck with mustard sauce
chicken wings
→We will serve each skewer freshly grilled.
The heart is grilled over a charcoal fire, and the slightly charred color gives it a nice aroma.
It was my first time to eat brown mushroom skewers.
The taste of mushrooms is very delicious.
All the other skewers were delicious, but I was particularly impressed with the liver. The liver is perfectly cooked and rare inside, which is a must-try.
I was also surprised by the quail skewer; I thought it was cooked all the way through, but the yolk was runny. The seasoned quail egg skewers are very particular!
Every skewer is impressive.

・Chicken broth soup
→This soup that comes out to cleanse your palate is rich chicken hot water!
I want to drink this again.

・Scallops pickled in Shaoxing wine
→ How much is the plump scallop? Goes well with alcohol

・Seasoned salt ramen
→For the final meal, you can choose from egg-cooked rice, salt ramen, soy sauce ramen, or oyakodon, but I went with salt ramen and my friend went with oyakodon. This salt ramen is absolutely delicious!
The soup is clear and beautiful, but you can hear the chicken stock and it's quite delicious. My favorite noodles are also thin.
You can eat double the amount of this.
The oyakodon that my friend ordered was also delicious ◎

→The pudding is also an authentic pudding, with a smooth pudding and fragrant caramel! I was able to enjoy it with ease.

All of the dishes are delicious, and it's no surprise that this is one of the 100 famous Tabelog restaurants. It's going to be difficult to make reservations for such a beautiful and delicious restaurant in Shinjuku soon.
All the store staff are very polite as well.
I will visit again when I want to eat delicious yakitori.
Thank you for the meal!


Kyobashi's "Yakitori Kurogane"
I heard that they moved to Shinjuku in August!

This famous restaurant was selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tabelog in 2022!
The relocation destination is one block away from Shinjuku University Guard Street,
It is a shop full of hideaway feeling in the basement.

The store is very clean because it just opened in August.
The counter with a sophisticated atmosphere is perfect for date meals, and there are 4 private rooms. (4 people/1 room)
If you connect the two private rooms in the back, you can accommodate up to 10 people, so it looks good for dinner with a large number of people!

I had the omakase course on this day.

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Chicken fillet and sea urchin wrapped in kelp caviar and seaweed
Dip it in soy sauce and wrap it in nori to eat.
With the rich taste of sea urchin,
The flavor of the seaweed and fresh wasabi accentuate the flavor and make it delicious!

Seared chicken from Miyazaki Prefecture
Served with sudachi and perilla condiments.
I'm so happy because it's hard to eat fresh free-range chicken!
Sweet soy sauce from Kyushu also goes well with sashimi~♡

・Chopstick rest
Pickled vegetables from Miura
chicken skin ponzu sauce
Oni Oroshi
As expected of a yakitori restaurant,
Chicken skin ponzu is delicious and alcohol goes on 🍶

Plump and juicy with your favorite rare grill!
Seasoned salt is also exquisite and the best!

・Miura white corn
It feels like the best version of grilled corn that you can eat at a festival, and the sweetness and aroma of the corn is irresistible♡
I was drinking melon sake at this timing, but I could taste the summer festival feeling.

・Chicken fillet
Fresh, soft and moist.
The cross section is also beautiful, and the flavor of wasabi is also good.

・Chicken broth soup
Hot and rich chicken broth
The deliciousness that penetrates with an elegant taste.

・Duck mustard
The mustard's popping texture is fun,
The umami of the duck meat that follows is a perfect match.

・White abalone with mozuku seaweed
With the crunchy texture of the yam,
Crunchy texture of rock mozuku and white abalone,
The simmering feeling of okra
It is a dish that you can enjoy various textures.

Baking makes it sweeter and even more delicious!
You can taste two kinds of zucchini.

This was really delicious!
It's so soft and melts in your mouth!
It's a liver that doesn't have a habit, and it's easy to eat with no smell.
Just remembering it makes me want to eat it already.

・Chicken wings
Chicken wings that look juicy and appetizing.
Juicy taste without being greasy.

・Selectable finish
Egg over rice / Oyakodon / Soy sauce ramen / Salt ramen

Choose Oyakodon!
Companion chooses soy sauce ramen!

Egg over rice, oyakodon, dessert pudding
Located in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture,
It seems that they use eggs selected as the best in Japan!

Soy sauce ramen is eaten with lemon.
I'll add yuzunoki pepper later because it tastes weird.

Pudding made with eggs
Try sweet caramel sauce
Smooth pudding

The other seat asked for additional lanterns and it looked delicious, so I would like to try this next time.
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[Omakase course]
Tabelog reservation 10,900 yen → 9,900 yen

Two appetizers
Three small bowls
Seven skewers
Selectable finish

[Drink] For 2 people
Black oolong tea 500 yen
Ume Sennin Melomero Melon 800 yen
Roughly grated thigh 800 yen
Dassai Sparkling ¥2,000
Kamo Nishiki Sake Brewery Tag sake (Niigata) 1,500 yen
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[Yakitori Kurogane]
📍 7-10-10 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Yamazaki Nishi-Shinjuku Building B1F
🚃6 minute walk from Shinjuku Station
📅 No regular holidays
👛10,000〜15,000 yen

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