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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tourists, but no tourist trap

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Frans L
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The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Situated in an old wood-fronted building in the madness of Shinjuku. It's popular, and you may have to wait in line for a seat. You sit at a counter and watch the cook preparing the tempura in front of you: the pieces arrive separately when they are ready. It's expensive, but good tempura is seldom cheap.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Happened upon this place after hearing good things and they turned out to be spot on. It's nothing fancy but a perfect traditional tempura lunch in a very nice restaurant. Most of the seating is at the counter which means you can watch the chefs as they prepare and cook the tempura. The lunch set is a very reasonable ¥1400... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went solo on a weekday evening, waited for 10mins only, most likely because I was alone. Was ushered to a seat at the bar. Ordered the Edomae Zen set ¥4,200 and a beer. They have a English menu (see my pictures) and the staff pays extra attention to you if its your first time there. The food came in stages,... More 

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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This restaurant served the very good tempura. The chefs were cooking with a smile, very friendly, watching how we went and made us the next ones when we were about to finish the previous ones, so everything stayed very fresh. Great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The tempura set meals offered a pretty good assortment of tempura from king prawns, to vegetables, to seafood, to different types of fish (the sea eel was good). Despite having a table full of fried food, the meal did not feel greasy. What I enjoyed most was the selection of 3 different types of salt (sea salt, wasabi salt, yukari... More 

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Additional Information about Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

Address: 3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3352-1012
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
Cuisine: Japanese

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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 - 36
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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