Shinjuku: Jazz cafe
Samurai: Shinjuku
Shinjuku / Jazz cafe
Open 6pm-midnight (Sat. 3pm-mid). Open every day.

Thousands of maneki neko (good-luck cat statues) fill the interior of this spacious cafe-bar. There's a counter and several tables, making this a good venue for a small party. Service is friendly and the air isn't too smoky. The manager seems to be a big fan of Johnny Griffin, whose records are displayed prominently.

Haiku-related events are held here regularly. The food and drink are reasonably priced - beers and whiskies start at Y680 - and the pastas, pizzas, fried noodles and other dishes are above average. There's a table charge of Y300 from 6-9pm and Y500 after 9pm. Just a few minutes walk from the south exit of Shinjuku station.

by Hikaru Okabe
Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-35-5, Tera Bldg 5F.
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