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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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Great hand made noodles

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Graham T
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
56 helpful votes 56 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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Neighborhood Profile
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.