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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent tempuras made in front of you.

Excellent choice of all kind of tempuras, freshly made in front of you. Very tasteful and diversified. The staff is kind and tries to help you as much as possible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Filipe-kun
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Switzerland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very authentic tempura! I heard the place has a history of over 80 years. It is very entertaining to sit at a counter seat and see your food being prepared in front of you. The chefs' work is amazing!

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Monza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've visited Japan some 25 times and as a result I've eaten in dozens of Japanese restaurants. Given the location it seems that this restaurant is visited by large amounts of tourists; if you look Western they hand you off a quick reference guide on how to eat tempura. Quite unique and useful, if you are a newcomer. While the... More 

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Chofu, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We decided to rock up a little after the lunchtime rush, avoiding the 12-noon crush and the evening prices. We each ate for ¥1600, just ¥200 up from the basic lunch menu, for extra veg. Sat at the counter, always good, so that you see the chef placing the newly-fried dishes right in front of you. Opened with 2 large... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent choice of all kind of tempuras, freshly made in front of you. Very tasteful and diversified. The staff is kind and tries to help you as much as possible.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Seated at the bar to watch the cooks is a great way to enjoy this delicious tempura meal. We went for the set menu and the food was a variety of vegetables (basically, 1!) and seafood (way more developed!!) fried to perfection. We concluded with a fantastic ice cream tempura that we highly recommend! Bestregardsfromfar

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The meals were very pricey. Ordered the most basic set and got 2 tempuras. Additional pickles top up is for a fee!! Some restaurants will just top up gladly for you free of charge. Not that service oriented for a pricey set. Not worth queuing for more than 10 mins in my opinion.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had lunch at Tsunahachi today. It was a good tempura, but not great. Had one of the set menus, at about Y4,000, so not the cheapest on the menu, and must confess that I expected more. A couple sitting next to me, clearly regulars, went for the a la carte menu and it seemed that they were having a much... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to this tempura place after reading about it in Lonely Planet. It was clear other people had read their recommendation as well, as there were relatively many tourists. (Still, not a huge tourist trap, as there were quite a lot locals as well). The food was pretty good: the seafood was as fresh as it could be, as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

80 years of history. - sit at the tempura bar so you get to see your food made, - the set menu is great for value - English menu available I loved it, asked for an extra bowl of rice and sauce. Free of charge. Enjoy

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india
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So we happened to chance on the place just as we exited the Uniqlo store and turn left. Seating is on counters with the chef preparing your food there in front of you. We chose the 2700 yen set with 2 pieces Jumbo prawn, 2 pieces fish, and some vegetables, 7-8 pieces of tempura. The fish ones were really really... 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 12 - 37
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
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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