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Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

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3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 333521012
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Tsunahachi twice in a week, not because we weren't adventurous, but because it was friendly, authentic and the lightly battered fish, shell fish and vegetables ticked the boxes of the more particular members (don't eat meat, don't like raw fish) of our small party. Last food orders are really 10pm and it's busiest between 6 and 8, when... More 

Thank Neil M
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff and chef were friendly, we planned to order more food but was discouraged by staff as they feel it may be too much and they were right! By the time we finished our course, we were alreadybfull and any more food would have been wasted! We make sure we visit them at least once whenever we are in Tokyo.

Thank 262piyanuchp
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here after looking for a great tempura place to eat at. We were not disappointed! The staff were lovely and helpful - the seafood is amazingly fresh (we sat at the counter and could see the whole process of killing the prawns etc then being cooked and served to us). The chef was lovely and gave us... More 

Thank Mark E
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had late lunch here and had the Tempura set for 2000++ JPY. It included prawn, shrimp, few veggies and rice. The staff will put a diagram in front of you on how to properly enjoy tempura. I followed it and thought it was a meal to eat because I was hungry, but didn't really enjoy it. It wasn't bad... More 

Thank JP M M
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for dinner with my mother and 9 year old son. It's pricey and the menu is confusing. We didn't understand that the ala carte menu was per piece so each piece of shrimp tempura or vegetable slice tempura is ¥700. We started ordering ala carte vegetables for my son before we truly understood that the set menu... More 

Thank Isabella427
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here on our last night in Tokyo. It is in a good location in the Shinjuku area. You get a lot of food with your order, but it is a little pricey. We ordered beer, sake, wine, and tempura sets and it was around 11,500 yen. The sake was delicious and we couldn't finish the... More 

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新宿つな八総本店, 営業ディレクター at Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our restaurant! We appreciate your comment. We have a lot of type of Sake and tempra. Next time we want to reccomend another one. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

been for lunch. Line was pretty fast, and we sat at the counter. the place is pretty big, so there is not the "atmosphere" of those tiny restaurants where the chef takes time to prepare the fish in front of you. Food is good here, no doubts; but it seems to be rushed a bit. Anyway the tempura was really... More 

Thank Alex R
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I really liked this place. My family sat in the tatami area and our waiter was really fast and friendly. The staff all were nice and the food was delicious. Just try everything, even if you're nervous or you don't know what it is, try it. It was all amazing!

Thank Evanskb
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We were surprised initially as we had a rather small portion of tempura being served to us (table full of cutlery and bowls and the tempura plate filled the spaces). We were just about to order another Tempura Zen when the waitress refused to take our order and did a strange gesture. We eventually found out that they had delayed... More 

Thank robyngwee
Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Title speaks for itself. Like many unassuming buildings in Tokyo, beyond the doors there is a culinary overload. The tempura here is beyond anything words can describe. It's just that good. Service is typical for Japan - that is to say fantastic - and the prices seemed reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 333521012
We,Tsunahachi, has been a traditional Japanese tempura restaurant since 1923. You can enjoy a cozy atmosphere at a reasonable price, with counter seating providing guests with hot and airy tempura cooked right before your eyes. For traditional and delicious Japanese tempura, a visit to Tsunahachi is a must. 3 minutes from Shinjuku and Shinjuku 3-chome stations.

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Staying in Shinjuku

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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