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Funabashiya Honten

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3-28-14 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3354-2751
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I'd rather be sitting at the counter watching the chefs prepare and cook the tempura. But the counter was full when our party of three arrived and we were invited to the dining room upstairs. We ordered the 1380 yen set lunch from the Japanese menu. This 'daily special' option is not available in the English menu. It came with... More 

Thank kschook
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

As the lass is vegetarian and I'm not that fussed with fish, we went with the vegetarian sharer and it was delicious. Could have done without the green tea jelly dessert, but in all, a very enjoyable meal. Staff very helpful.

1 Thank steshasteve
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Short wait to get in at lunch. If you get tempura: 1. Mix soy sauce with the paste (excuse my ignorance) 2. You use this mix for dipping. Don't mistake the waiter's instructions and pour it on your rice! He laughed and kindly brought me some more. 3. Enjoy the best tempura you've ever had cooked in front of you... More 

Thank jeaster1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It was little difficult to find (I recommend using the pictures on the reviews here) but well worth searching for. This was our first night in Japan and felt like a great way to experience some local cuisine in a traditional atmosphere, sat at the bar watching the chefs frying tempura in big vats of bubbling oil. The staff had... More 

Thank Thom C
Tucson, Arizona
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Difficult to describe but it was light, not greasy and consequently flavorful. But try other menu items as they are all exceptional. Very helpful staff. We tried to call for a reservation and then asked the hotel to try. In both instances we were told they were full and we would have to wait, probably an hour. When we got... More 

Thank MarkB4330
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The place is a little hard to find, due to the external signage only being in Japanese. Once inside they can provide English menus. To make life even easier they have some set menus available to give you a good range. The food is amazing, and is quite enjoyable to watch the preparation and cooking of the food. Be aware... More 

Thank 83Stephen
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Came here right when it opened. There were people waiting so that was a good sign. Food was great. Sitting at the counter was fun. Would repeat if there weren't so many other choices.

Thank A T
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We just sat down. Menu came to us in English. We were very excited. Waitress came to us and she started to force us to order. Wouldn't let us look at the menu. Kept saying ORDER NOW, ORDER!!! I asked for a minute she said she'd recommend and then started forcing me u items on us. No clue what is... More 

Thank Roger L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We ate in this Tempura restaurant on a Saturday night with no reservation, we may have been lucky however we were sat immediately at the bar area so we could watch the chefs cook. We arrived about 8:15. There is an English menu and the servers are very friendly. I had the 11 piece tempura and my girlfriend had the... More 

Thank LD-KRO
Sydney, Australia
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243 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My wife & I visited this excellent tempura restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor; and are glad we did so We had one of the set meals and some sake; and were very pleased with the quality of the food and the service - right from the person who welcomed us in when we entered to the wait... More 

1 Thank MJD013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-28-14 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3354-2751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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