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“great experience with amazing food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Funabashiya Honten

Funabashiya Honten
3-28-14 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)
+81 3-3354-2751
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Ranked #23 of 5,311 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $8
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“great experience with amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Tried to make a reservation through hotel reception however was told they did not take bookings, so we walked in and were placed around the bar counter; the highly skilled tempura chef served us piece after piece of the best tempura i've ever had, service was amazing, and the staff spoke fluent english. a must try for anyone in the area for the first time, it'll make your night.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mouth-watering tempura”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We read about this over 100 years old tempura restaurant from Internet blogs on gourmet Japanese dining. So, when my wife and I were in Shinjuku, we looked for it, not knowing its exact whereabouts or its Japanese name. It was our good fortune when a friend we were travelling with chanced upon this restaurant and told us about it.

The restaurant's name is written in Japanese, and its English name only appears in the menu. So, for tempura loving tourists, we have included photos of the restaurant's entrance and its Japanese name.

The restaurant's interiors is casual and well decorated. There are 2 sushi/tempura counters where guests can sit up close and watch the chefs at work. Groups can sit at the few dining tables in the dining area. If you expect the interiors to reflect its 100+ age, then you will be in for a pleasant surprise.

We selected the signature tempura set with sake to accompany our meal. Throughout our meal, the chefs observed our pace of eating, and prepared individual tempura items progressively. Hence, we were always assured of tempura that were crisp, well drained of oil and yet, not overly hot to burn our throats. We can savour the sweetness of fresh seafood and crispness of vegetables beneath the batter. Despite the generous servings, we ordered additional items to quell our taste buds.

It was truly a sublime dining experience of high quality tempura. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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