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Torafugutei, Shinjuku Annex

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1-3-15 Kabukicho | 1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5155-2329
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Chofu, Japan
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

We chose the tiger blowfish course, which included skin & scallion starter, some deep fried (kara-age), a plate of sashimi, fugu nabe with fish on the bone, then strips of fish flesh, vegetables, okayu (rice and egg porridge) cooked in the broth from the boiling pot, pickles and dessert. For my money the best style of fugu is sashimi because... More 

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Leander, Texas
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598 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2016

It took some convincing to get my wife to come with me to eat fugu but she relented and maybe enjoyed it more than I did. Thank goodness she came with me as she is fluent in Japanese which was required. I did not see an English menu regardless of what they say. Plus as they served us our meal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

There is only one reason that I went here - to try the infamous fugu. Considering that, and that they probably know that this is the only reason that westerners come here, I had a good time. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There is an English menu that is perfectly translated and (if in doubt) there are always... More 

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1 Thank Peter S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Went there with family. Wife was having some doubt and was planning to have supper after the meal with my 3 kids. But we ended up ordering more and was totally satisfy with the food. Must try the set (55,000 yen) and the grill fugu.

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2 Thank ErChoong
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Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Bad service attitude and would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. Surely there are many better blowfish restaurant around and I strongly recommend others such as Gempin 👍👍👍

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'm not a Fugu virgin, but my cousin was an really wanted to try fugu, so we found Torafugutei, and we were not dissapointed. I've generally only had Fugu Nabe, i've never had fugu sashimi or fugu infused sake, so the experience was very novel to me. We ordered the general Fugu course (it had fugu sashimi, cold fugu salad,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you go to Tokyo you have to try Fugu. The fish itself is far from being the best fish in the whole wide world, it's qualities are definitely hyped, although the delicate flavour is nice the texture is not if you ask me. And if you want to try Fugu Torafugu tei is both affordable and a great place... More 

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4 Thank Joao_PT
Australia
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Friendly,helpful staff with really fresh fugu. I recommend the charcoal grilled option - the fish was so fresh it was still moving (I tried sashimi, skin, deep fried and charcoal). Overall the place was professional and friendly. A great experience.

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3 Thank John67-7
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The staff were patient and explained to us how to eat each dish. The complimentary roasted tea was freshly made for each refill. You could tell that the Fugu was fresh as some parts were still quivering.

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1 Thank Cylindergal
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I visited the Ueno branch of this restaurant and would recommend it as a place to try fugu. Although the fish was not to my taste (actually, this is a huge understatement!), the restaurant staff, preparation and service were excellent. Not sure if I'm allowed to link to my blog, but if so, there is a full review and pictures... More 

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Japanese, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 1-3-15 Kabukicho | 1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5155-2329

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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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