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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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Pasco, Washington
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank myklrl
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to eat at the restraint on reviews given here. We arrived two hours before posted closing and they said they were closed. We actually took 3 trains to get there, so we weren't too pleased

Thank snippy888
Washington, DC
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slight wait when we went (make a reservation if possible) but it was worth it. If you can sit at the counter and watch the chefs prepare your meal. Just note that if you are the faint of heart sit elsewhere. The eel and prawn tempura are REALLY fresh here. When I say fresh I mean they will be gutted... More 

Thank thetravelbeagle
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First restaurant ever in Japan for us and first authentic tempura. Thanks a lot to TripAdvisor for the listing. I must say that I was not a great fan of miso soup before coming here, having only sampled the mediocre fare served in imitation Japanese restaurants worldwide. I leave this place here with a totally opposite point of view, we... More 

Thank Jean-Christophe B
Burlington, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a 36 hour layover in Tokyo we wandered around the Shinjuku district looking for dinner, not know what we wanted we seen a large line-up of mainly locals (always been a tried and true marker of a good place in my travels) so we decided to give Tsunahachi So-honten a try. the line moved much quicker than I expected... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place online while looking for the best tempura restaurant and we are very lucky to say that the internet was RIGHT! With a little bit of luck with vacancy, you will enjoy amazing tempura food (for a very reasonable price). We took two different menus to enjoy more variety. We ended up ordering even more! Go for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was able to book a table on the phone and they were extremely helpful. It's amazing tempura for the price point for dinner (I've had more expensive tempura at Tenko). It's nice to sit counter-side and get served fresh tempura. If you book via phone, you are constrained to ordering the two most expensive tempura sets (4500 JPY or 6000... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as it said on trip advisor it's the best tempura they've had. We ordered prawn scallop white fish and king crab. Came to around 5000 yen. 2 prawn, one scallop one piece of fish and the king crab was a crab leg! We felt robbed

Thank Craig H
Port au Prince
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they have both a la carte and tasting menu. We tried the tempura tasting and we really enjoyed the variety and the ambience. went back again before leaving Japan for a second round.

Thank MarilenaAlberto
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Nothing more to say about their superb tempura courses that has not already been said. Except that I have been visiting this place on every trip to Tokyo over more than 10 years but only now-after yet another delicious meal last night-decides that I have unfairly put this review off for far too long. So yes, all the raves are... More 

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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
$14 - $43
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
Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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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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