If you are looking for the real tempura with outstanding crispy battered coating that makes the local gourmet patrons completely speechless, go ahead and take the good 8 minute walk to visit Tenhide. The delicious tempura brought directly from the Tsukiji fish market beautifully prepared on a dish has a stunning impression that amazes customers with every aspect.
Funabashiya is also one of the most well known Tempura restaurants in Japan. Found even before Tsunahachi for over 100 years, you will know why and how it has survived the competition against Tsunahachi, just a few steps from it.
Have you ever heard of "kushi tempura" before? The skewered and deep fried mixed in one? Neither did we. Tempura and kushi are both traditional fried cuisines in Japan and the only major difference between the "tempura" (deep fried) and the "kushi" (skewered) is that they are using different battered coating.
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TAMAGORO - This ramen shop is, indeed, very difficult to find if you did not have a detailed map in your hand, but it has an excellent taste. It might be a good place to go since there isn't a queue you need to wait in.
Tenkichiya has one of the most exciting tempura bowls in Shinjuku. The four big fresh shrimps on top of the tasty rice accompanied with eggplant, squid, kidney beans, eggs, and seaweed that are all sticking out from the big bowl looks splendid as if you are watching a bunch of unique ones trying to express themselves for the best. You would also love the crispy texture of the tempura that are all extremely tasty with the secret sauce which perfectly match with the white rice hiding…
Himawari Sushi is one of the famous conveyor belt sushi restaurants that serves outstanding sushi around Shinjuku station. The sushi toppings are fresh enough to make you satisfied especially in a very reasonable price, ranging from 150 yen to 200 yen a dish.
If you have never had exceptional shoyu based ramen that goes right into your throat, you must try Manrai's ramen because that is the most prominent of its kind around Shinjuku area among the locals. The standard ramen (950 yen) is a full of tasty chashu pork, bamboo shootings, and fresh green vegetables on top of the chicken bone based shoyu ramen. The noodles in Manrai are medium thin al dente prepared just the way we want them to be.
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The tonkatsu in Suzuya is very thick, tender, and juicy. The sauce is home made which makes those fried pork cutlets taste super delicious. But when you are in Suzuya, there is one peculiar menu called Tonkatsu Chazuke, so called Toncha, you may want to try. It is the fried pork cutlets on top of chazuke (boiled rice with tea) which is something you do not see anywhere else in Japan.