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Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0022, Japan
+81 3-3352-1012
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Ranked #14 of 4,991 restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice ambient, extremely good tempura. Very good shashimi too. Dining experience is great too. We ordered Tuna Shashimi, love the dipping salt and sauce. Take note on the price difference between Live Tiger prawn and shrimp (Not small shrimp but shrimp). Live Tiger prawn cost a lot more. I will definitely try one of the Live tiger Prawn but for... More

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Krakow, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited Tokyo after quite some time last May and had decided to book two seats for me and my significant other - who was visiting Japan the first time - at the counter of Tsunahachi main shop in Shinjuku for the evening of the arrival day. I've had a lots of tempura in Tokyo, both good and very good,... More

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Gothenburg
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This tempura bar/restaurant is a find. My son showed it to me and I really enjoyed having lunch here. If nothing else you come here for the atmosphere, especially if you ask to be seated close to the chef who peels the shrimps and fries the tempura. The tempura is great and watching him make it adds to the experience.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you come here you are paying more for the surroundings than the actual food. Yes, they use fresh sesame oil, but the tempura was not crunchy enough, not flavorful enough. It is a tourist restaurant. For 2700 you will get 2 small shrimp tempura, 2 vegetable tempura, 2 eel, 2 fish, and one shrimp cake. It's not really worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great local tempura restaurant with very reasonable set lunch menu that was absolutely delicious. The clam soup was awesome and the tempura fresh, crispy and hot. The locals seemed to prefer sitting at the counter but we were happy in the dining room. English menus available and very friendly staff.

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Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

One of the oldest tempura joints in Tokyo, this restaurant is hands down a winner. Since it was highly recommended in most food blogs including this site (Trip Advisor), we decided to give it a try. Looking for it was a challenge as the restaurant did not boast its name in English. We had to describe it and that's when... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Absolutely fanastic place. We stumbled on this place for lunch today. The miso flavoured with clams, the general helping of tempura pieces, the freshness of the seafood.. the list goes on re how impressive this place is. Not to be missed.

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We were seeking a tempura only resturant and after reading the reviews, we decided to try this place. Tempura batter light and crisp, not at all greasy or oily. The seafood ( shrimp and sea eel) was fish market fresh, portions are just right. Good taste not salty.

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Houston, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went there our last night in Tokyo, and definitely it was a great choice! We order a Spanish white wine called Antonio Barbadillo which is perfect for seafood. And we order a couple of tempura combos. Everything was spectacular! The tempura was super tasty; just one of the pieces was just ok. But overall an EXCELLENT place to eat... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Visited for dinner after reading the great reviews, and sat at the bar watching the chefs make sushi and tempura. Ordered the standard Tempura fixed menu, and was not disappointed! The tempura was crispy, hot, and delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly, and there were english menus available with instructions on how to dress the tempura with salt and... More

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