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Tsurutontan Shinjuku

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2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5287-2626
11:00 am - 5:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place with a Japanese friend; it was good enough that we came back for another go. We would have missed it otherwise - it doesn't have any English signage, it's a basement restaurant in front of a place called 'Little Sheep'. Even the regular udon servings are substantial, I had a beef tendon curry udon and... More 

1 Thank Mark M
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My son, Chris, booked a dinner table for eight of us. It was Tuesday, June 28. Our waiter host was a very polite, friendly and smiling all the time which made us all feel so at ease, relaxed and happy. When we arrived, we were immediately ushered into a private room. The menu is extensive - some of the dishes... More 

1 Thank Seeingtheworldwideeyed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

First came here 18 months ago, came back almost daily on that Tokyo trip. This trip, as soon as I got off the plane and dropped off my luggage this was my first stop! I am pescatarian so I get the umeboshi udon.

Thank Jessica M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This place is very hyped and locals were lining up with us to get in. When you walk it the space is beautiful and you expect to be in for a real treat. We may have just ordered badly but the food was really unimpressive compared to other similar places we ate in Tokyo. We had tempura udon, noodles were... More 

Thank Kate_Syd
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our food was great and the service was quite fast. The servings of udon came in huge bowls and were quite large considering the udon was part of a set meal with several other appetizers. The udon and the sashimi are definitely highlights, much better than most of the other appetizers that we had in our set, but all were... More 

2 Thank Theresa R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Don't be daunted by the waiting line- it moves quickly. This is a jewel of a Japanese restaurant with some of the best udon and sushi in Tokyo. 7 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station. I loved this restaurant and it was reasonably priced as well- with great service, English menus, and huge portions.

2 Thank Strangemagick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

After waiting about 20 minutes to get a table we were seated near the live band which only played a few songs and left. The atmosphere is a bit loud and busy but the food was great! It came out on time and the service was good. Seating is comfortable and the prices were decent. Unless you are really hungry... More 

2 Thank Mustafa K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our food was good and the decor was nice. Our main servings of udon came in massive bowls, all swimming in a huge quantities of broth. You can apparently ask for a double or triple serving of noodles for free, but with appetisers, a single serving was plenty for us. We sat at a table in the back and were... More 

2 Thank TokyoRory
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is my second visit to this restaurant and it lived up to my memories of the last visit. We tried to make a booking we also abandoned queuing in a very long line and finally on our last day in Tokyo decided to go for an early dinner at 5 to avoid the wait (and get to the airport... More 

2 Thank wabeachbum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Wow, I ordered size 2, sukiyaki no oudon and could just finish it. Opens at 11 am and gets busy. Worth the visit for lunch in if you are in Japan.

2 Thank Graham T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5287-2626

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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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