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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
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11:00 - 08:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 08:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank TheHolden
Bangkok, Thailand
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Scott T
Clovelly, Australia
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239 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank handr40
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jessica M
Sydney
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

This place is very hyped and locals were lining up with us to get in. When you walk it the space is beautiful and you expect to be in for a real treat. We may have just ordered badly but the food was really unimpressive compared to other similar places we ate in Tokyo. We had tempura udon, noodles were... More 

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Thank Kate_Syd
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Our food was great and the service was quite fast. The servings of udon came in huge bowls and were quite large considering the udon was part of a set meal with several other appetizers. The udon and the sashimi are definitely highlights, much better than most of the other appetizers that we had in our set, but all were... More 

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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Don't be daunted by the waiting line- it moves quickly. This is a jewel of a Japanese restaurant with some of the best udon and sushi in Tokyo. 7 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station. I loved this restaurant and it was reasonably priced as well- with great service, English menus, and huge portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 26
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 08:00
Monday
11:00 - 08:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 08:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 08:00
Thursday
11:00 - 08:00
Friday
11:00 - 08:00
Saturday
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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Shinjuku
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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