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“Nice tempura” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten

Shinjuku Tsunahachi So-honten
Ranked #8 of 8,359 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $42
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Description: We,Tsunahachi, has been a traditional Japanese tempura restaurant since 1923. You can enjoy a cozy atmosphere at a reasonable price, with counter seating providing guests with hot and airy tempura cooked right before your eyes. For traditional and delicious Japanese tempura, a visit to Tsunahachi is a must. 3 minutes from Shinjuku and Shinjuku 3-chome stations.
Tdot
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice tempura”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went for dinner and got the medium set menu. It was plenty of food and very different from tempura in Canada. There were three types of salt for dipping, daikon, daikon with radish, soup, rice, some jelly thing and tempura of veggies, fish, shrimp, and she'll fish. It was a very good experience with excellent service and an English menu. Great alternative to too ,much noodles. Ver close to Adidas store near shinjuku station. Try it. It's not that expensive either. 27 CAD per person.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Faith C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,698 reviews
1,060 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,377 helpful votes
“Tempura”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Pros: delicious tempura, lovely tradicional place, very popular among locals, nice staff, English menu.

This is a lovely traditional tempura restaurant located in a very modern shopping district.
Unfortunately pics are not allowed.
We shared a set menu that included some different types of tempura: fish, seafood, veggies, clam and a soup.
The chef was very nice and explained us how to eat the clam.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank HelenaGuerra
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HK
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Best Tempura and Sashimi in Tokyo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

You cannot miss this place, even if you are not a tempura fan. They will change your view on tempura, no long oil, fat and coated with thick better, tempura can be very crispy, light and dissolve in your mouth. This is the first time i ate the whole shrimp tempura, including the tail!
The sashimi is very good too. We ordered a white fish (forgot the name but is in family of halibut) taste like a mix of lobster and laichee fruit. Yummy!!! definitely will go back when i visit the region again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Horgen, Switzerland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome. Tempura.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This small, cosy tempura restaurant is amazing. I sat at the bar, and they made fresh tempura right there. Shrimp, fish, vegetables and many other things. Had they amazing oyster, mushroom, ginger tempura thing that just blew me away. Unfortunately, I don't know the japanese name for it anymore.
The locale was cute, and divided into different sections. At the bar near the entrance where I sat there were no tourists. There was an english menu and one lady who spoke a bit of english. They were very friendly. The food was great, the service was very good. I'd go again any day. Actually, if I weren't afraud I'd miss out on another excellant restaurant, I might be there again tonight...

Visited June 2013
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Thank TD-OnTheRoad
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Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“One of the best Tempura I had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is the second time I eat at Tsunahachi. It was surprisingly very good. The chef fry the tempura on the spot and serve us item by item. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The price is reasonable and value for money. Be prepared to queue for a while though. This is a popular joint for the locals.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank davidx71
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