We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ridiculously expensive”
Review of Kurumaya

Kurumaya
Ranked #216 of 8,871 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: $14 - $179
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Description: We have been serving Japanese Cuisine and French Cuisine in Kabukicho for 36 years. You can enjoy a la carte menus from yakitori, tenpura, sukiyaki and shabu-shabu on the first floor. On the second floor, we have private rooms to enjoy Kaiseki(traditional Japanese course). Please enjoy our Japanese ambience being waited by our staff wearing kimono. English menus are available.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were in the Shinjuku area looking for a place to eat. It seemed that for such a busy area of Tokyo the food options there were very limited. Most places were skewed towards drinking holes, albeit posh or quite respectable-looking ones. We settled on Kurumaya because it was the closest nice place to where we were at the time. The storefront displayed a variety of food on offer - grilled yakitori, sushi, sukiyaki, etc. We actually headed for the cheaper yakitori spot of Kurumaya in the basement level but were disappointed to find the place full at dinner, so we had to move to the more expensive a la carte dining area on the second floor. Boy, was that a mistake.

The food we had consisted of yakitori, tempura, sushi, etc. You know, all the Japanese cuisine staples. Nothing that came out was particularly filling or tasty. At the final price of nearly 20,000 yen with sake for five persons, I thought it was really bad value for money.

The sole bright spot for me was the excellent service with a smile. The staff even placed a napkin beneath my bag when I placed it under the table. Everyone was so attentive and pleasant to interact with.

Kurumaya is not recommended if you are on a budget in the Shinjuku area. Maybe a better advice altogether is to avoid eating there and go find somewhere cheaper and better in other suburbs.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Chattan_k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (29)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

4 - 8 of 29 reviews

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ワインラバー
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank naranbaatar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank osamusi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 12, 2017
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank きよひろ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kurumaya also viewed

 

Been to Kurumaya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing