Gay & Lesbian, Restaurants & Cafés


One of Ni-chome's finest 'mix bars', Dorobune caters mainly to women, and even refuses male admissions on Saturdays. That's not to say that the atmosphere is stuck up – everyone's welcome on all other days, regardless of gender or orientation, and the friendly owner even functions as a therapist of sorts for mentally burdened ladies. Dogs are OK as well, so you can hang out with your pet pooch while munching on the tasty okonomiyaki and homely appetisers on offer. Regulars tell us this spot feels like a home away from home, and we're inclined to believe them.


Vera Heights Shinjuku Gyoen 205, 2-7-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Transport Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Shinjuku, Fukutoshin lines)

Telephone 03 3356 3358

Open Tue-Thu, Sun 7pm-12midnight (last orders at 11pm); Fri & Sat 7pm-1am (12midnight) / closed Mon


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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