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Tsurutontan Shinjuku

2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021, Japan
+81 3-5287-2626
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Ranked #54 of 4,984 restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Noodle
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

food is probably 8/10 service is 9/10 serving size is "quite" a lot, in a extra-large bowl with extra-large spoon but normal size chopsticks (curious ... as to why) attending service waiter spoke very good english (caught us by surprise) it was a rainy night, we arrived early, didn't need to wait (yet) ... but the queues formed up pretty... More

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Ayase, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Huge bowls of udon. They have English versions of their regular menu and their seasonal menu. I had their Gorgonzola cream sauce udon. It was so, so good. My friends had miso-based bowls. We were glad they gave out paper bibs. You can change the amount of noodles you get. I got 1.5 and had a few leftover. All the... More

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Perth, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were looking for a good ramen restaurant in the Shinjuku area and found Tsurutontan on trip advisor. We didn't have the forethought to book in advance so we were left to line up with the others looking to dine. I'd say we waited about 30 minutes, we almost gave up when we thought we were almost there and realised... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We made a reservation and we were glad we did ! By 7pm, the line was out the door, up onto the first floor. The restaurant has a cool decor, with booth settings as well as open dining area. The waiter had difficulty understanding english but he was very polite and did his best to accommodate our requests. The main... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just got back from our 1st night in shinjuku. Took 10 mins to walk over from the shinjuku isetan at about 7 pm and was greeted with a queue that stretched to level 1. The restaurant is on B1. Got our seat 40 mins later just next to the stage. Order the house specials:: sukiyaki beef udon, soft shell crab... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We had to line up for 45 minutes and we we the only Gaijin so we assumed it was a very popular restaurant. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great and the food, Ramen was gigantic and tasted great. We went with our kids ages 9 and 11 and they both thoroughly enjoyed it. The bowls are really BIG!... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Lack of english reviews suggest this place is authentic as it gets and have to say I'm not suprised. This place is one of my favourite places to eat in Tokyo. Tsurutontan has a chain of these places the most notable one is in Roppongi however this one in the back streets of the seedy part of Shinjuku is just... More

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