Santosa Garden

Indian curry and live music in Shinjuku

By Peter Sidell    - 1 min read

Close to Shinjuku-Gyoemmae subway station, Santosa Garden (previously called Papera) is an Indian restaurant which serves up more than just curry. They have a stage at one end, fully equipped with a high quality sound set-up, where there are regular events such as group music shows, belly-dancing nights, and an 'oyaji (old man) band contest'. Curries including naan or rice go for ¥1400-1500, sides from ¥350 to ¥900, drinks and sweets ¥500-600.

Getting there

It's ten minutes' brisk walk from the east side of JR Shinjuku station or, if you use the subway, it's immediately next to Shinjuku-gyoemmae station on the Marunouchi line.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.