Mysterious is one of the strangest restaurants I have ever visited. The interior looks like a space station, and you are politely requested to leave your shoes and coat in small lockers at the entrance before you are seated on the floor in small, cage-like booths. Mysterious is located one stair down, and except for some occasional fluorescent lights, the restaurant is rather dark.
When you are ready to order, you push a button on the table and the staff attends to you immediately. The menu is only in Japanese, and since most of the personnel only speak Japanese, you have to guess a little when ordering. Though, there are many pictures in the menu and the food, which is a mix of Japanese and international dishes, is really good. The portions are small, and it is therefore recommended that you order at least 2-3 dishes per person.
• If you have not had enough of the mysterious surroundings and the fluorescent lighting, you can stay for a drink at the bar after dinner.
• Most dishes are around 800-1000JPY and served family style. Expect to order 2-3 dishes per person for a full meal.
Shinjuku Square Bldg B1F, 1-16-3 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021, Tel: 050-5798-7270/035291-6670 (English speaking staff)
Address in Japanese:
ミステリアス シンジュクテン、東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-16-3 新宿スクエアビルB1