Akakara Nabe Hot-Pot Dinner in Shinjuku & Kagami-wari Sake-Barrel Breaking


Enjoy an unforgettable night in Shinjuku, at Akakara! Feast with friends on an 8-course meal centered on Akakara nabe, a famous spicy hot pot from Nagoya. The course includes unlimited drinks of 50 kinds, and culminates in a “kagami-wari” sake-barrel-breaking experience!


  • Experience kagami-wari — breaking the barrel head — a unique part of Japanese drinking culture
  • Enjoy Akakara nabe, the famous spicy hot pot from Nagoya
  • Choose from 11 levels of spiciness: from sweet to burning hot!
  • Make it a night to remember with 50 choices on the all-you-can-drink menu
  • Watch the neon nightlife of Shinjuku’s Kabukicho area from the vantage point of your box seats

Key Information

Important Information

• A minimum of 2 people is required for us to accept your booking; the maximum group size is 8 people (groups of 5–8 may be separated • Guests must be aged 13 or older; however, as the legal drinking age in Japan is 20, alcoholic beverages will only be provided to those who are aged 20 or older • Guests aged 13–18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian • We cannot guarantee accommodation of food allergies; however, if there are any foods or ingredients that you cannot eat, please let us know, and we will let you know if we are able to accommodate your dietary restrictions • Restaurant staff do not speak fluent English; please have a translation app ready if you cannot speak Japanese and do not have a Japanese-speaking companion • Request a box seat for the Shinjuku Kabukicho night view • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the restaurant • If the number of participants changed, please let us know by 2:00 pm until the day before arrival. • Please do not take food home with you


Featuring red chili and red miso, the Nagoya-style stew “Akakara nabe” is a red-hot hot pot that’s known across Japan. At the Akakara Shinjuku Nishiguchi branch, you can enjoy this regional delicacy in the convenience of a box seat overlooking Kabukicho. And although the dish is famously spicy, you can actually customize your order to perfectly suit your taste. And, in this two-hour all-you-can-drink plan, you’ll make it a party that culminates in the Japanese tradition of “kagami-wari”! “Kagami-wari,” also called “kagami-biraki,” is breaking open the lid of a barrel of rice wine — a popular activity at new-year celebrations and other ceremonies. Please join us and enjoy this rare offering of such an only-in-Japan experience! Watch the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku pass by below, while you feast on eight courses of Japanese comfort food and unlimited drinks. Set menu: • Appetizers • Chef’s salad • Assorted Yakitori • Fried chicken wings • Sashimi of toasted mackerel • Grilled chicken neck • Akakara hot pot • Risotto, ramen, or kishimen (flat noodles from Nagoya)

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