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Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3352-1012
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tempura” (201 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“sea eel” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here for dinner based on friend's recommendation. Was looking forward to it thinking that it would be as good or even better than the tempura I had in Melbourne, Australia called tempura hajime whose chef is from Japan and is amazing! This Shinjuku restaurant...More

Thank Cboyzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

we used to come to this place 10 years ago when we were living in tokyo. we went recently. the tempura is still the light, buttery nicely done servings. we were lucky as we went on a rainy day. hardly a queue.

Thank CT T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tempura was nicely crisp and seafood is very fresh. But for this price you can go much better tempura restaurant.

Thank Kyren-tan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood is fresh (which part of Japan doesn't serve fresh seafood any where?). definitely over priced and not worth paying for an extremely bad service.

2  Thank kang s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bloody over rated place. What's so difficult putting fresh food with powder into a deep fryer. One piece of fish, one shishamo, one fried fish, 2 strands of vegtables, two prawns, prawn cake cost JPY6000. Can get so much more value for this price anywhere...More

1  Thank Sabai2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place, not so expensive, cozy, great food! I tried "Zen Tempura" and eel and tiger prawn, taken from a fish tank!

Thank MarlonDias
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Lunch here was delicious, albeit expensive. The real problem is that once you wait in a long line and get inside, each of the meals on the lunch menu is 1,000 yen more expensive than the prices posted for the same items on the lunch...More

2  Thank russbrooks
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is a good introduction to the seriousness that the Japanese place on one of their national dish. The ingredients are fresh and the sequence of spread well thought through. It is Tempura at it's acceptable best but a veteran would know there are...More

Thank lazy2login
Reviewed April 11, 2017

It was our only disappointing meal in Japan so far. We went there early to avoid the queues but were guided upstairs to sit at the bar even though there were still seats at the lively bar downstairs. Later we realised that they are 'reserved'...More

2  Thank Tanya S
Reviewed April 8, 2017

江戸前の天ぷらがリーゾナブルな価格で堪能できる!旬の素材も嬉しい!Tokyo style Tempura with reasonable price. Please do not miss Tsunahachi!

Thank itsuk0n
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
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Steven K
Is there any way to make reservations by email? It seems like the reservation link on the website requires an international call.
November 27, 2016|
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Response from SFMD | Reviewed this property |
No I tried but they only take phone reservation, in fact, I was told from my friend in Japan they charge 4500 Japanese Yen per person if you make dinner reservation, so I just show up and stand in line, and I wait no more... More
Steven K
Hi Daniel: We will be in Tokyo later this year. On of the members of our party does not eat shrimp or crab and only limited types of wish. Is it possible to order only vegetable tempura? Thanks for your response. Steve
July 4, 2016|
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Response from SFMD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can order only vegetarian only, they are equally excellent. Please make reservation ahead of time.
Rosy C
Hi I would like to know is it possible to walk from Seibu Shinjuku station to shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten?
March 21, 2016|
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Response from NickiG | Reviewed this property |
Actually, didn't notice you said seibu Shinjuku station, probably more like 10-15 mins. But worth the walk!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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 3-3352-1012
  • E-mail
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.