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Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sohonten

3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3352-1012
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tempura” (237 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“sea eel” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was recommended here by family. Visited thrice whilst in Tokyo, the tempura is awesome. Many sets to choose from and also ala carte. Do not forget to order clams and tempura ice-cream, awesome!

Thank ddss2302
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to share my experience with making reservations for this restaurant. I called three times on different occasions to request a reservation and three times I was told "No reservation allowed" after I asked in Japanese, "May I make a reservation?" before I...More

Thank GiaE19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the 3,400Y p.p. menu which was very generous. The chef even showed us the prawn alive to display the freshness! The chef then proceeded to serve a course every 5-10 minutes to ensure tempura was eaten at maximum quality. The waitress kindly gave...More

Thank Car0line_Walker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to go and eat here by a street food guide she wasn’t wrong.visited twice whilst in Tokyo great tempura staff great and chefs helped on what to have with what loved everything thanks

Thank andij1066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I sat at the counter and watched the chefs prepare lunch while we enjoyed world class tempura. I ordered the Tsunahachi Tempura (60K yen) which is: - Two Japanese tiger prawns - Squid - Two sea food items - Two vegetable items -...More

Thank Humarock_Seth
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Was a real treat to be able to eat here. Outstanding is the best way to put it. The service was excellent and each mouthful of food was better than the last. I would recommend eating here if you have the chance.

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Every visit to Tokyo, this tempura restaurant will be at the top of my list of restaurants to visit. There will be queue most times but if you go after the lunch period or late dinner timing you will be fine. If you'd like to...More

Thank Tonny F
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We found the best tempura in this restaurant during our trip through Japan. It is not cheap but worth every penny! The fish is very fresh, some were killed in front of our eyes. Vegetarians should not sit at the kitchen counter 😉. Everything is...More

Thank Annika U
Reviewed 24 September 2018

came here for tempura as heard that it was v good. Mainly local crowd, english menu available. Cheapest set around 3000yen. In terms of quality of tempura, very good - batter light and crispy, not too oily. Cooked in front of you. However relatively small...More

Thank 473seanz
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a long-time & well established tempura restaurant that is authentic and well done from start to finish. We had lunch there on a Saturday, after a short wait (the place is rather small). They have both counter and table dining. The service is...More

Thank Peter S
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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Questions & Answers
13 September 2018|
Response from simplyme0831 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. As my several visit this restaurant & as I knew, I think they didn't take any reservation. Only walk-in customer & queue up. But not sure if any changes currently. Thank you.
Steven K
28 November 2016|
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Response from SwimBikeRunGirl | Reviewed this property |
I reserved by calling - English is understandable. I also asked my hotel to book with them another time, and I did that by email.
Steven K
4 July 2016|
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Response from Alex F | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure they have vegetarian options. Not sure if you count egg as meat, if not definitely try the egg tempura (yes you read that right, and no, it's not hard boiled!)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$88
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3352-1012
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.
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