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Al Dente Shinjuku


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner


$9 - $19
Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed May 28, 2019

A Japanese take on Italian albeit the only real option is Pasta based so a little limited. You cannot reserve so need to queue up and it was very busy on our visit. Cheap and cheerful Italian wine and a buzzing atmosphere make for a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mfranks911
Reviewed April 19, 2019

I have found some of the best Italian cuisine outside of Italy in Japan. This is NOT one of them. The arugula salad had no arugula in it and the greens were loaded with salt ....inedible! The chorizo pasta was not chorizo. It was the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Excellent Italian food in a cozy spot in Shinjuku. Good prices and good pasta dishes. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Omar A
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

I came here for craving some pasta after a week of Japanese foods, The pasta here is very tasty and there are many different styles to choose from. The menu has all the classic Italian pastas but also some more unique ones like cod roe...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

One of the best pasta dishes we’ve ever had. Pasta was cooked just right. Delicious pasta at a very affordable price. We will definitely be back if we visit Tokyo again!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PrimoluxeTravel
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A colleague of mine recommended this restaurant to me years ago, and it was just sitting on a list of places to go since then. Finally went yesterday and am regretting having put it off for so long. A cozy little place - very much...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WesleyPesley
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and I was not disappointed. Yummy generous portions of pasta cooked perfectly. Would visit again.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We were a bit tired of sushi & looked through your reviews for Italian. Chose Al Dente & were so delighted that we returned the next night. Amazing pasta dishes!! Fast friendly service, but small restaurant. Get there at off times for a seat.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank elaineo4198
Reviewed October 12, 2017

It is a small place and we visited it around 230pm thinking it would be quiet since it is after lunch time. It was still full and we had to wait for non-smoking seats. There are not many seats at the table and we end...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Botannia
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

After reading the raving reviews, I have to admit they are spot on. The pasta was as the name is, perfect Al dente. We had the Bolognese and it was very tasty. Not oily at all, the right amount of sauce and meat. The serving...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Jean-Paul C
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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
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December 2, 2017|
Response from Jean-Paul C | Reviewed this property |
[Weekdays] 11:00 am - 9:30 pm(last call 9:00 pm) [Saturdays] 11:00 am - 9:30 pm(last call 9:00 pm) [Sundays/public holidays] 11:30 am - 8:00 pm(last call 7:30 pm)
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