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“You must eat here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mon cher ton ton Shinjuku

Mon cher ton ton Shinjuku
2-6 Nishishinjuku | Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg 52F, Shinjuku 163-0252, Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)
+81 3-3344-6761
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Ranked #29 of 5,227 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $2
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“You must eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

This was an a meal I will never forget. Got Kobe beef chef menu...had our own chef prepare everything in front of us, oysters, lobsters, Kobe. Great views of Tokyo. Leave star time to find building from shinjuku train station

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Hong Kong, China
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57 restaurant reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Teppanyaki has always been an expensive dining experience so when we first learned about this restaurant from a close friend of mine many years ago, we did not take immediate actions. It was until most recently, that Seryna Shinjuku introduced a special lunch menu at 1,900/2,500Yens, then we decided to give it a shot.

The restaurant is located on the 52/F of the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building. Great view of the neighbouring Shinjuku area. We ordered the lunch set with sirloin steak and it was mouthwashing. Our chef showed off his cooking techniques right in front of us and we got full value from both food and entertainment standpoint.

The portion of the steak was a bit small but they offered complimentary amuse bouche, salad, dessert and drinks, which more than made up for it. I say this place is a must-go if you are shopping in the Shinjuku area.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“to die for...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

This was some of the best beef I have had...so good that I visited twice!Everything else from the salad to the foie was excellent as well. Great service too.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco
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“Yum! and also Ouch$!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

We had been watching our budget and were prepared to splurge a little bit the last night of our trip. We told our hotel concierge we want Kobe Beef so they reserved Serina for us. It is right outside of Exit 6 Shinjuku Station. We went to the 52nd floor, sat down, they took our jackets, put a bib on us.... Then we opened the menus and upon viewing the prices I nearly fell out of my chair.

We chose to get Teppinyaki (where the guy grills it infront of you kind of like Benihana's in the US but waaayy more expensive), because the concept of boiled meat is rather... well... yuck. I have no idea how high the Shabu Shabu prices are but... if they are comparable than sucks because I hear you have to boil your meat yourself.

After we got over the initial shock of the prices we decided to go with the cheapest course on the menu and even get the upgrade for Kobe Beef (as that was the purpose of us coming in the first place). 10,000 yen + 5500 for the Kobe Beef Upgrade + 2,000 for two beers (wine would've paired better but at that point we were ridiculously above our budget). The dinner came with 2 appetizers, Kobe Beef, and a creme brulee dessert as you went to their desert bar with beautiful 52nd story view over Tokyo. All in all this was a $185/person experience.

Kobe Beef changed my life. I had $70 steak in the states and thought that was ridiculously amazing. Kobe Beef here was completely different. The beef serving was tiny... but it literally melted in my mouth with beefy goodness. Our chef spoke basic English so he wasn't entirely entertaining, but his culinary prowess or the beefs goodness more than made up for everything.

We were so euphoric and happy from the steak we crashed at our hotel and forgot to go party hearty in Roppongi that night (but we probably didn't have any money left anyway).

So this is more of a plug for Kobe Beef than this restaurant... but it was my only Kobe Beef experience so go for it. Live a little

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

If you want to dine in top of the line splendor in Japan, be prepared for exorbitant prices.

This Japanese Steak House Restaurant specializes in Shabu-Shabu, which is simply a way of preparing micro thin slices of high quality steak in a boiling pot at your table. The beef is top quality and there are three different levels of quality you can choose, including Kobe.

What you get is a very small portion of sliced beef, some raw vegetables and some noodles, all of which you put into the boiling water in the gas heated pot in the middle of the table. You can also chose king crab legs instead of beef.

The restaurant is elegant...not as much so as you might expect at these prices…but it is on the top, 52nd, floor of a major skyscraper and close to a couple of popular hotels. The Hyatt Regency, the Hilton and the Park Hyatt are all walking distance from this building.

Service is courteous and efficient. The view is spectacular, so that is what you are really paying for, although we did not have a window table and that lessened the effect somewhat.

Our meal, with one serving of the lowest priced steak, (which was excellent), and one order of king crab, with 2 beers and one glass of wine came to $275 US, about 22000 Yen. In terms of value received for price, this is pretty steep for us. It was our last night in Tokyo and we had carefully watched out food costs throughout the trip, so the meal more or less cost us the same as what we had spent in four days eating mostly on the economy, not in fancy places.

The one other remarkable thing about this place is that the cooking process is basically boiling. I have not ever had boiled steak before and did not find it worth the price. But, if you want a great view and quiet, romantic surroundings, this is one place you might consider.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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