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“Tempura” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten
3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0022, Japan
+81 3-3352-1012
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Ranked #24 of 5,093 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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“Tempura”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Pros: delicious tempura, lovely tradicional place, very popular among locals, nice staff, English menu.

This is a lovely traditional tempura restaurant located in a very modern shopping district.
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We shared a set menu that included some different types of tempura: fish, seafood, veggies, clam and a soup.
The chef was very nice and explained us how to eat the clam.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HK
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93 restaurant reviews
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“Best Tempura and Sashimi in Tokyo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

You cannot miss this place, even if you are not a tempura fan. They will change your view on tempura, no long oil, fat and coated with thick better, tempura can be very crispy, light and dissolve in your mouth. This is the first time i ate the whole shrimp tempura, including the tail!
The sashimi is very good too. We ordered a white fish (forgot the name but is in family of halibut) taste like a mix of lobster and laichee fruit. Yummy!!! definitely will go back when i visit the region again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome. Tempura.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This small, cosy tempura restaurant is amazing. I sat at the bar, and they made fresh tempura right there. Shrimp, fish, vegetables and many other things. Had they amazing oyster, mushroom, ginger tempura thing that just blew me away. Unfortunately, I don't know the japanese name for it anymore.
The locale was cute, and divided into different sections. At the bar near the entrance where I sat there were no tourists. There was an english menu and one lady who spoke a bit of english. They were very friendly. The food was great, the service was very good. I'd go again any day. Actually, if I weren't afraud I'd miss out on another excellant restaurant, I might be there again tonight...

Visited June 2013
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“One of the best Tempura I had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is the second time I eat at Tsunahachi. It was surprisingly very good. The chef fry the tempura on the spot and serve us item by item. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The price is reasonable and value for money. Be prepared to queue for a while though. This is a popular joint for the locals.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Tempura ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We got out from the wrong JR exit and got lost. Finally found the restaurant at around 2pm and there's still a queue waiting outside! We had to wait for only 10 mins though. We got seated at the counter and got to see the chefs at work! The staff and chefs were all really friendly. The food was excellent and well worth the price. Definitely our number1 tempura place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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