Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Kameya Shinjuku (かめや 新宿店): A Popular 24-Hour Fast Food Soba Stall in Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane), West Exit of JR Shinjuku Station


Soba Symphony: Kameya’s Culinary Ballet at Shinjuku’s West Exit

Following the previous article we featured, Kameya, a soba haven transcending the ordinary, graces Shinjuku’s vibrant west exit. Envision a space where time holds no bounds, and the rhythmic clinking of tempura tongs orchestrates an around-the-clock culinary symphony. Here, the soul of soba unfurls in a dance of flavors, with Kameya’s interior adorned solely with inviting counter seats serving as the stage for this gastronomic performance.

Among the menu’s stars, the “Double Tentama Soba” emerges as a true virtuoso, featuring not one but two pieces of tempura and a warmly seasoned egg. Its allure extends beyond sheer volume, encompassing the harmonious interplay of textures and tastes—a tantalizing ballet where the velvety embrace of the seasoned egg elevates each bite, culminating in an unforgettable crescendo of flavor. This dish, a masterpiece in its own right, caters to both the discerning palate and the frugal epicurean, offering a blend of gastronomic indulgence and economic sensibility.


Strategically positioned just a leisurely two-minute stroll from the west exit of JR Shinjuku Station, Kameya becomes a beacon for those seeking more than just a meal—it transforms into a cherished rendezvous point for many. While the official rationale behind Kameya’s 24-hour operation remains shrouded in mystery, one can’t help but speculate on the strategic brilliance of its location. Could it be a calculated move, anticipating the insatiable hunger of a bustling populace converging at Shinjuku’s west exit, seeking solace and sustenance at any hour? The answer lies hidden, adding an air of intrigue to the already enchanting tale of Kameya.

  • Name: Kameya Shinjuku
  • Address: 1-2-10 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3344-3820
  • Hours: 11:00 – 16:00
  • Closed On: Open 24 Hours
  • Number of Seats: 8
  • Budget: – JPY1,000 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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