Much more than just an eating place, Saikabo serves as an unofficial kimchi cultural center. It has a street-level retail store, where you can pick up half a dozen different kinds of kimchi as well as other staples brought in from South Korea.
Saikabo: On a mission from Korea
Name (J) 妻家房 四谷本店
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
Excellent pulgoki, the best chijimi in Tokyo.
No dessert; little help for English speakers
Drinks Beer from ¥500; makkoli from ¥1,000; sake from ¥500; soju from ¥1,200
Number of seats 124
Smoking No smoking
3-10-25 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-11 p.m., Monday-Friday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, Sunday & holidays; retail store open 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Transport Take Exit No. 2 from Yotsuya-Sanchome Station (by the Yotsuya Fire Station and Museum), turn right and walk along Shinjuku-dori (in the direction of Shinjuku). Saikabo is on the right after about 50 meters.