We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Zauo, Shinjuku

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3343-6622
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
More Info
More information and reservation with Gurunavi Find a table
Add Photo Write a Review

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 71: English reviews
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
Level Contributor
65 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Catching the fish is fun, celebrating with the chef and waiter and then having it cooked as you wish - a very entertaining and fun night!

Thank Asaf R
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were really happy to have tried this dining experience. It was a lot of fun. We were lucky enough to catch a fish and were pleasantly surprised by the show when anybody catches a fish. A very nice time especially if you are a group

Thank NadouinPalma
Macao, Portugal
Level Contributor
197 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very funny restaurant, because you can fishing inside the restaurant, but if the restaurant can improve more different fishes it will be better. Funny atmosphere, food was just average, friendly service with some staff, and acceptable price! For one time experience it is ok! I will not back for second time!

Thank Mouriska
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

In Japan you'd not think there is no bad customer service, but our experience at this restaurant was the worst. We had reservations and got to restaurant early, we were waiting for friends and they seated us at a table way in the back of restaurant, when I asked if we could get a table closer to door so we... More 

Thank enlee2016
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
190 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Thinking of a special seafood dinner with family and friends in Tokyo last week, so I've booked Zauo Shinjuku, as my friends are staying at Shinjuku Washington Hotel. This restaurant is located at this hotel, easy to find. We had a great time, everyone went straight to the tanks,after we got the table. Fetched the rod and took the bait,... More 

Thank Aomori
Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I thought I was dreaming , where in a restaurant that you can catch a fish and then get the restaurant to cook it for you the way you want . They have a boat floating in pond located right in the middle of the restaurant . There are just so many fish in the pond that's we are able... More 

Thank oneooneeast
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The General form of a beautiful restaurant. But the restaurant annoyed and smoke everywhere. Eating very fishe🐟😷

Thank abdulrahman A
San Francisco
Level Contributor
108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We have a great time to do the fishing and eat what we catch. This is quite an experience that can only find from this restaurant. You decide how to cook the fish you caught and people are excited to catch the fish. It is better to go with a group of people so you can try more dishes. Recommend... More 

Thank birdy315
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The fishing was a little crowded which meant it look us a long while to catch a fish in the end we ended up catching one in the net ourselves as we were waiting with bait for around 20 mins! The staff were present and helpful I would recommend to go when it's not so busy so the fish are... More 

Thank DiondraW
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Caught a large flounder twice. The first the the server had it in the net and told me it would be too expensive for me. He then put the flounder back in the water and told me to try a smaller one. The second time catching the large flounder I told him I would pay the 15,000. He then informed... More 

5 Thank Jessica M

Travellers who viewed Zauo, Shinjuku also viewed


Been to Zauo, Shinjuku? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3343-6622
『 Let's enjoy fishing 』

Fished by yourself is an exceptional taste.
Still eat fish fishermen landed on the ship!
It is a restaurant you can experience such presence!

If you catch the fish yourself, it's cheaper!?
We can fish for our own fish and eat it fresh at a discount price. We hope you will use this system to enjoy fishing and eating fresh, flavorful fish!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zauo, Shinjuku and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Zauo, Shinjuku staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinjuku

Neighbourhood Profile
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
Explore this neighbourhood