Alps
Shinjuku Kabukicho: Izakaya
Alps (Shinjuku Kabukicho: Izakaya)
Alps
Open 5pm-9am daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays

Alps isn't exactly destination dining, but sometimes it's good to know a place where you can just show up with a group of twenty people and no reservation. Plus they're open until 9am every night but Sunday! The Y1500 party menu supplies ample, decent-quality food, and drinks are surprisingly cheap. (Y500 table charge.)

Shinjuku Kabukicho
Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 2-35-2.
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