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Japanese, Seafood
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Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Shinjuku / Nakano / Suginami
0.1 miles from Kabukicho District
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Nice experience of Fugu cuisine. From sashimi to shabu shabu to deep fried to bbq. Staffs are extremely friendly.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Boyfriend and I got here late in the evening and we were seated right away. Loved the experience as they put you into separate rooms that had a Japanese cultural feel to it. We order the course, which was about $65 USD/person. It came with...Sashimi, fried pieces, and the rest for soup. The experience overall was great, and we didnt even realize when we were full as we got up they had even more! We were too tired and full to eat anymore so a bit bummed we didnt get to try it all. I must warn you, it is VERY fresh. The fish was still moving as we were putting it into the soup broth. Overall a great experience if you want to try Fugu. Expensive but well worth it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

It is a small restaurant within walking distance from Shinjuku station serving Fugu. If you go during lunch, there are lunch set menu that are quite reasonably priced with fugu sashimi. The sashimi is the best way to experience fugu for first timers who are...curious how the fish taste like. You are seared in little rooms with tatami sears which gives you the traditional vibe.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Like many tourists i was wanting to try Fugu and had a hard time trying to find somewhere that felt authentic while also remainig reasonably priced. Thankfully I ended up here. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was good enough to stand...on its own merits once the novelty of eating Fugu wore off.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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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 you can get the delicate taste. But all aspects of the dishes were very good, including the intriguing nabe which comes in a lined wicker basket which rests on the table's induction hob. We found the service a little slow when we asked for water and the rice, but then apologetic and friendly enough.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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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 she had to interpret what they said to us. We had the great fortune of being seated at a little bar like area with the chefs right in front of us and if you looked thru the curtained off area you could watch them kill and cut up the fresh fish from the live fish tanks in the restaurant. Slightly gross but VERY entertaining..We chose a complete dinner consisting of the sashimi, fried, and then cooked fish. The fish were brought out on a platter and were still moving after being cut up so if you are squeamish do not look. You cook the fish yourself at a little induction burner in front of you. Watching the chefs finely cut the fish for the sashimi (raw) fish to such thin slices makes you want to steal their knives. It tasted great wrapped in a scallion stem and dipped in ponzu sauce. I thought the deep fried fugu was a lot like deep fired walleye pike and the salad made with the finely cut fugu skin was also good. I the main meal where you cooked the fugu in the seasoned broth was also very good but we were somewhat confused as to the length of time to cook it (about 5 - 6 minutes seemed to work best) finally they took the broth after cooking the fish and veggies and made a egg and rice dish. Kind like a rice filled egg drop soup. I would definitely do this again and amazingly my wife would also like to do it. I cost about $100 ea but for the experience it was excellent. We did notice any tingling or any other odd side effects of eating fugu. We also found the Google map to be misleading but it was an easy find from our Hotel the Gracery Shinjuku (about five blocks away). Be sure to make reservations we walked in and made them for the following night. I tried to phone in but it was too difficult making the reservation.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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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 pictures. The fugu sashimi looked beautiful and the sauce it came with was a good complement to a fish that, frankly, doesn't really taste of anything. That is unless you deep fry the meat and then is tastes of God cheeks. If you can not find it, this is on the bottom floor and has a big fish tank with a bunch of blowfish swimming in it. It is not on a corner as Google Maps will try and tell you.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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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.

Date of visit: April 2015
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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 👍👍👍

Date of visit: February 2015
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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, fugu karaage, and fugu nabe), would have liked to try the shirako, but it wasn't available at the time. the nabe was cooked right in front of you at the table (fyi, if you're squeemish, don't look at the pieces of fugu when it arrives at the table because it'll still be breathing). once the nabe was finished, they brought cooked rice and egg to the table and we had a nice okayu course. at the end, we rounded everything out with a nice fugu sake (it tasted like nicely warmed sake with just a touch of dried fish at the end). It was a novel experience and one that you have to do if you go to japan. Fyi. Despite the hype, fugu dosen't taste all that different from any other delicate white fleshed fish. they say you feel tingling...but if you do feel tingling you better get yourself to the hospital and on a respirator stat.More

Date of visit: March 2014
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