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Tsurutontan Shinjuku

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2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5287-2626
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A unique noodle shop (but make reservations!)

Our food was good and the decor was nice. Our main servings of udon came in massive bowls, all swimming in a huge quantities of broth. You can apparently ask for a double or triple serving of noodles for free, but with appetisers, a single serving was plenty for us. We sat at a table in the back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Tokyo
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our food was good and the decor was nice. Our main servings of udon came in massive bowls, all swimming in a huge quantities of broth. You can apparently ask for a double or triple serving of noodles for free, but with appetisers, a single serving was plenty for us. We sat at a table in the back and were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is my second visit to this restaurant and it lived up to my memories of the last visit. We tried to make a booking we also abandoned queuing in a very long line and finally on our last day in Tokyo decided to go for an early dinner at 5 to avoid the wait (and get to the airport... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wow, I ordered size 2, sukiyaki no oudon and could just finish it. Opens at 11 am and gets busy. Worth the visit for lunch in if you are in Japan.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Awesome place. We queued for about 30 minutes, but it was worth the wait. I had a delicious curry Udon with Tempura Ebi and Tonkatsu, but was happily surprised to find pieces of meat in my curry too. I chose the 2x portion of noodles (I think you can choose up to 2.5x portion of noodles for no extra cost).... More 

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singapore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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107 reviews 107 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5287-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Noodle

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