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“Twice in Two Years”

Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten
Ranked #40 of 10,413 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: USD 18 - USD 89
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Found this little beauty last trip and had to revisit for the best tempura dishes in town! It is an old place but food and service wonderful, a number of small areas with 6 or 9 seats in front of your chef who quietly dips and turns each piece for you.,The set menu is easy way to enjoy!

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Thank geoffrey g
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch after visiting Shinjuku Gyoen and it’s just a few minutes walk.

We ordered two lunch sets which came with prawn, fish, eel, vegetable, rice and soup. We also ordered a la carte prawn (600+ yen) and crab (1200 yen) tempura, but when the food was served there were only one piece of prawn and one piece of crab ! We had been wondering why it’s so expensive and when we paid the bill they charged us only 300+ for the crab. So we guessed it’s probably due to wrong order taken by the waiter.

Anyway, the food was delicious though a bit expensive. Worth to try.

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had passed this one hundred years old tempura restaurant several times during our week in Tokyo, but there was always a queue of customers. But one evening we were able to walk right in to be seated on the 2nd floor. We got a useful, laminated "tempura user manual" and started to order the best tempura I have ever eaten - though I am not an expert. The service was efficient and friendly. What a wonderful meal!

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Thank OsloMusikant
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Positives:

- The food! Excellent tempura set
- Clean
- Service
- Quick turnaround. We only had to wait 10 mins for a seat and this was during dinner time

Negatives:

- The crowd.

Tip* try to get a seat by the bar so you can watch your tempura being cooked.

Will definitely go back again!

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Thank 88sh8
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

If You do Not speak Japanese they may point You to sit at the Bar on the 2nd Floor yet that means You get Personalized Service and Front Row Seats to see the Chefs Hand Dipping your Tempura or sit while You wait for the Freshest (Almost Sweet) lean Tuna Sashimi I have ever had: Sort Walk from Train Station in from Tokyo and worth every step. Enjoy - Peter.

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