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Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

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3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3352-1012
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 108
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  • 140
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tempura again

This is my second visit. My first was 8 years ago. The consistency and price has largely remained the same (which is a good thing). I had the lunch set (medium) for 2300 yen. And added on 2 king prawns and 1 squid. I must say it is still as enjoyable as 8 years ago. Recommended - go for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ozma007
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Bordeaux
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Bordeaux
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit. My first was 8 years ago. The consistency and price has largely remained the same (which is a good thing). I had the lunch set (medium) for 2300 yen. And added on 2 king prawns and 1 squid. I must say it is still as enjoyable as 8 years ago. Recommended - go for lunch.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I can not deny that the taste of food is very good. but there was one important thing that annoy me is staff. We got the table in the room on the 2nd floor The staff that took care of us seemed like she was sick. She was coughing right at us even when she served water she coughed over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The atmosphere at the tempura bar in Shinjuku is great. Welcoming staff, amazing food. Be warned that if you make a reservation, you will need to order from the three or four most expensive set course meals. But if you don't book, you may face a long wait. There was a queue 20-deep when we left. So not all the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have to say that I had one of the best tempura in my life. Service is really good and the atmosphere is japanish at all. Highly recommend it.

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Jette, Belgium
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We got there because a city guide we had advised it as "the best place to eat tempura in Tokyo". And indeed it was delicious! We took the evening menu with various tempura and it was one of the best things we ever ate. And for a really correct price: +/- 45€ per person and that was the most expensive... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Definitely make a trip to eat at Tsunahachi when in Tokyo. Please note that the English lunch menu for set meal starts from 2300Yen and onwards, depending on what you choose. There is also a tempura set lunch for 1400Yen if your appetite is just modest.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The tempura was very good served at a bar overlooking the chef who prepared it. The restaurant has many separate sections so although it serves a lot of people, you feel you are in a more intimate space.

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Thank 425Ken
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Once again, there was a line to get in for dinner. A common denominator seemed to be that anything worth getting into will have a line. I had a tempura set which consisted of eel, shrimp, and fish among others. I was seated at the bar so I had an up close look at how the chefs prepare the food.... More 

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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Tsunahachi is thr best you could ever find in Japan. We queued for 30mins but dude, it was totally worth it. It was a great experience and culinary adventure. If you're a foodie and love Japanese Food, well especially Tempura, then this is where you should be.

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Hong Kong, China
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Tsunahachi is a traditional tempura restaurant. There are lots of local visiting this restaurant. Although it has been advertised in many travel books, this place maintains its tradition. Tempura is not appreciated by many people. A lot of people are treating this as side dishes for their Japanese meal (Sushi and Sashimi). However, it is more equivalent to fish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3352-1012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 38
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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