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Funabashiya Honten

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Funabashiya Honten
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3-28-14 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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3-28-14 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3354-2751
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  • 24
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tempura shinjuku

All i can say is WOW! This is the best tempura restaurant I have ever eaten in my life! Must try the kakiage!!!! Vegetables are good as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Jimmy V
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Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

All i can say is WOW! This is the best tempura restaurant I have ever eaten in my life! Must try the kakiage!!!! Vegetables are good as well

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Frankston, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

An reasonably enjoyable evening here...service great...food barely OK... This is very far away from high or even good quality tempura..and is really priced in the higher end of the scale. Unless you happen to be staying very close...dont bother there are many far better options!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

The tempura here is nice, not too greasy. Service was friendly enough. Be prepared to stink like deep fried foods when you leave. Not bad if you're a tempura lover, but overall, an average experience all round.

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Tustin, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Firstly, after not finding this place due to TripAdvisor's map location, we found out that copying and pasting the address from the official website into Google Maps offered the real location of the place. The address is: "東京都新宿区新宿3-28-14" for anyone who wants to copy and paste it into Google Maps quickly. In any case, the food was great. The Tempura... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Location is great. Super near the Shinjuku central east gate. We sat at the counter, and the chef served us the individually fried tempuras hot from the fryer. Absolutely delicious! I think it would have been much better than sitting at a table instead. The interior was also very cosy. It was an experience that felt uniquely Japanese!

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Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family of four really enjoyed our tempura meal at this Shinjuku restaurant. There were English menus and whilst there was not a lot of English spoken, communication was effective. We chose one of the set menus and did't want the eel and they happily substituted prawns. The quality of the tempura was excellent. It was light and crisp and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Don't be put off by the lack of English signage and traditional looking Japanese exterior. They have an English menu and the Tempura is freshly cooked in front of you - it is surprisingly reasonably priced. Everything tasted fresh and the vegetables had very good flavour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I came here for lunch and there was a short queue outside. It wasn't too long before I was ushered inside (I was alone). Was given a seat at the counter, where the wait staff gave me an English menu immediately. You give your order to the chef behind the counter. The chefs were very kind and taught me how... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The restaurant is so humble from the outside and even when you're inside, you wouldn't think you were about to eat the tastiest tempura of your life! My husband and I each chose a set-meal. I had the vegetarian meal and he had the regular set-meal. I believe they serve vegetables and seafood only (no chicken, beef, pork etc), but... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Came here based on the many rave reviews on trip advisor and found this to be one of the few places that disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the tempura wasn't BAD! It just wasn't anything to write home about either. I've had better back home at the local mom and pop sushi spots. Try somewhere else if you're in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-28-14 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3354-2751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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