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Tsurutontan Shinjuku

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2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F Amimoto Bldg., Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5287-2626
11:00 - 08:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 08:00
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great place of a solid bowl of udon, the noodles seem to be fresh made with enough variations to suit anyone's taste. English friendly menu with larger bowl noodles free of charge, just ask. How could you go wrong if the line up the stairs to street level was full of locals closing out their week of being salary men/women.... More 

Thank Marivic1211
Jakarta, Indonesia
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

What interesting in jaoan is they are very creative. This restaurant is one of them. Serving huge Giant bowl of udon. Actually you can choose medium or large but with the same price. Just go for large to experience it. We ordered 3 bowls for 4 adults. Had to struggle to finished them all. 4 of us cost ¥3880. Worth... More 

Thank jokochen
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Spent a little time looking for this place as I could not locate any English sign. With some help, finally got to it. It's right in front of 'Little Fat Lamb', down the basement. Ordered the winter special udon. It was in a huge bowl. The udon and the ingredients were fresh and it's real comfort food in the cold... More 

Thank Guppy C
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The best udon i ever eat before...I order Creamy Tomato Udon and it taste really good...I also like the interior design of the restaurant and the big bowl! Will definitely recommend friend to come!

1 Thank Tony Lau P
Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves a great bowl of udon noodles with a tasty broth (clear and curry versions). The portions are huge (look at the size of the bowl compared to my hand) and the prices were reasonable (around $10-$15 per portion). We came during the evening and there was a 20 minutes wait. Inside there was a band playing line... More 

Thank TheHolden
Bangkok, Thailand
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Get there early. By 7:15 pm the line runs up the stairs and into the street (it's at basement level). Almost exclusively Japanese clientele, a good sign. Hearty portions of genuinely delish udon dishes. Very cold beer. Like many many places smoking is allowed, though the place is well ventilated and that was not an issue. Very nice atmosphere, service... More 

Thank Scott T
Clovelly, Australia
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238 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We decided to go here for an uncomplicated meal based on Udon noodles. What a great find. A restaurant with a difference. The clientele appear to be basically young people who queue up, there doesn't appear to be a capacity to book a place. It's noisy, but not to invasive. Terrific service and well able to deal with monolingual English... More 

Thank handr40
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this place with a Japanese friend; it was good enough that we came back for another go. We would have missed it otherwise - it doesn't have any English signage, it's a basement restaurant in front of a place called 'Little Sheep'. Even the regular udon servings are substantial, I had a beef tendon curry udon and... More 

2 Thank Mark M
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My son, Chris, booked a dinner table for eight of us. It was Tuesday, June 28. Our waiter host was a very polite, friendly and smiling all the time which made us all feel so at ease, relaxed and happy. When we arrived, we were immediately ushered into a private room. The menu is extensive - some of the dishes... More 

1 Thank Seeingtheworldwideeyed
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

First came here 18 months ago, came back almost daily on that Tokyo trip. This trip, as soon as I got off the plane and dropped off my luggage this was my first stop! I am pescatarian so I get the umeboshi udon.

Thank Jessica M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa
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Open Hours
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-26-3 Kabukicho | B1F Amimoto Bldg., Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5287-2626

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Staying in Shinjuku

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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 cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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