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Tsurutontan Shinjuku

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2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5287-2626
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, but a long wait.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Mustafa K
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Sydney
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Kate_Syd
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Theresa R
Kansas
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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Thank fgogg1958
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

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Thank Mustafa K
Tokyo
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

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Thank TokyoRory
Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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 

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Thank wabeachbum
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Graham T
Kawasaki, Japan
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Awesome place. We queued for about 30 minutes, but it was worth the wait. I had a delicious curry Udon with Tempura Ebi and Tonkatsu, but was happily surprised to find pieces of meat in my curry too. I chose the 2x portion of noodles (I think you can choose up to 2.5x portion of noodles for no extra cost).... More 

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Thank Andrew F
singapore
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

food is probably 8/10 service is 9/10 serving size is "quite" a lot, in a extra-large bowl with extra-large spoon but normal size chopsticks (curious ... as to why) attending service waiter spoke very good english (caught us by surprise) it was a rainy night, we arrived early, didn't need to wait (yet) ... but the queues formed up pretty... More 

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1 Thank pettypoh
Ayase, Japan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Huge bowls of udon. They have English versions of their regular menu and their seasonal menu. I had their Gorgonzola cream sauce udon. It was so, so good. My friends had miso-based bowls. We were glad they gave out paper bibs. You can change the amount of noodles you get. I got 1.5 and had a few leftover. All the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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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 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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