Coffee Seibu "Shinjuku Special Omelet RiceIf you are having trouble finding lunch in the Shinjuku area, this is the place to be! We would like to introduce you to the excellent omelette rice you can enjoy at Coffee Seibu, a coffee shop with a modern atmosphere inspired by the Showa period, located about a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Station.
Coffee Seibu was established in 1964 and offers a retro Showa-era atmosphere. In September 2019, the second Coffee Seibu Nishi-Shinjuku branch opened.
While the menu includes coffee shop-style items such as "Pizza Toast," "Spaghetti," and "Seibu Curry (Pork)," don't miss the most popular item, the "Shinjuku Special Omelette Rice!" This dish combines nostalgic ketchup rice with a homemade demi-glace sauce.
Priced individually at 950 yen (tax included, same below). During lunch service hours, which are limited to weekdays from 11:00 to 14:00, the food menu is served with a drink (one of coffee, tea, cola, milk, or oolong tea) and a mini salad for 1,100 yen.
The author visited on a weekday around noon, when there were still few people on the third floor and there was plenty of room to sit down. I immediately ordered the "Shinjuku Special Omelet Rice" lunch set and was told that the omelet rice would take some time to be served. We enjoy the salad and drink that were brought to us first. The comfy sofa seats are cozy with plenty of space!
The "Shinjuku Special Omelette Rice" arrived in about 15 to 20 minutes, and it is more generous than expected! The omelette is soft and meltingly soft. The perfectly cooked egg melts and collapses when scooped up with a spoon.
The plump eggs and the rich, flavorful demi-glace sauce are a perfect match! The slight saltiness and mildness of the sauce is like the cheese hidden under the eggs. The cheese hidden under the egg is the true source of the mild saltiness and mildness of the demi-glace sauce. It is a hearty and satisfying dish.
If you are having trouble finding lunch in Shinjuku, you should definitely stop by Coffee Seibu. It gets crowded after lunchtime, so we recommend heading there a bit early.
Address: 3-34-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo