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Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten

3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3352-1012
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tempura” (207 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“clams” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the same (very) old building in Shinjuku ward since its opening in 1924, Tsunahachi Tempura is one of my favourites places to have lunch. I always bring my foreign friends who visit Tokyo for the first time so they can have a foodie...More

Thank Ustahok
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit! We are looking forward to your next coming.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here on three occasions over the past 10 years and nothing much has changed. Some of the recent reviews are a bit puzzling. Tempura is not haute cuisine. It is simple food that depends entirely on the quality of the ingredients, the...More

Thank Robert255068
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit! We are looking forward to your next coming.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating at Tsunahachi for years now. The last time we ate there was in 2015 and we had a great meal. This trip, the food was still fresh but the tempura was on the slightly oily side. I don't know if it was...More

Thank zebralb
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit! We are looking forward to your next coming.

Reviewed June 9, 2017

Tsunahachi's high profile in international travel guides led me to believe it would be extraordinarily life-changing, but I've had tempura on par with this in most authentic / high-end izakayas in the cosmopolitan cities of the world ( New York / LA / Taipei /...More

Thank obvz
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit! We are looking forward to your next coming.

Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We came here based on recommendations. There was a line outside of the door and we waited about 20 minutes. The staff were friendly and very patient with us, as none of us had any idea what we were doing. The set menus were a...More

Thank Live_your_experience
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit! We are looking forward to your next coming.

Reviewed May 21, 2017 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
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit!

Reviewed May 15, 2017

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
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit! We are looking forward to your next coming.

Reviewed May 8, 2017

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

Thank Kyren-tan
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit!

Reviewed May 5, 2017

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
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit!

Reviewed May 5, 2017 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

2  Thank Sabai2
新宿つな八総本店, お客様担当マネージャー at Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit!

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Shinjuku
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
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
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Steven K
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.
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Rosy C
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$18 - $89
Cuisine
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 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
Description
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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