TAKASHIMAYA TIMES SQUARE SHINJUKU, 13TH FLOOR.
5-24-2 SENDAGAYA,SHIBUYA-KU,TOKYO 151-8580
If you ever get hit by a hunger pang while strolling through Shinjuku’s Takashimaya department store and can’t decide what to eat, Rei-ka-sen, a ‘chinese’ restaurant perched on the 13th floor may be an option.
The interior of the restaurant is clear and bright with a nice view towards the terrace. They are best known for their shark fin noodles ( I know…I know…I really don’t eat shark fin that much). Anyway, they have a choice of shark fin noodle soup, shark fin rice porridge or shark fin i fu mie at a very reasonable price of about 2000 yen.
I fu mie
Other options are the lunch menus which offer a wonderful array of chinese dishes for a reasonable 1260 to 3360 yen. My friend tried one of the lunch menus and this is what she had :
A fresh green salad
Shrimp stir fried accompanied by a soup and brown rice
And a meat stir fry
We also decided to try some other dishes like their tan-tan ramen (ramen with sesame broth) and prawn with mayonnaise.
Tan Tan Ramen
We also tried the almond jelly and mango pudding dessert. Now this you can skip, it wasn’t that good.
Just a reminder, the food in this restaurant is not authentic chinese so don’t go expecting that. Still, it was a pretty good, reasonably priced meal.