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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.

Tenhide - Best tempura restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

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.

Dandanya - Best Kushi Tempura restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

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…

Tenkichiya - Best tempura restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

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.

Find the best local restaurants and food in Shinjuku Tokyo! Picrumb will take you to the best restaurants that only the locals would know in Tokyo Shinjuku and show you the directions with real pictures with arrows to guide you along!

Torihana may be the best place to have the exceptional yakitori in Shinjuku that are prepared by the most sophisticated chef who is well known by the gourmet patrons around Shinjuku as a master of grilling chicken meat.

Torihana may be the best place to have the exceptional yakitori in Shinjuku that are prepared by the most sophisticated chef who is well known by the gourmet patrons around Shinjuku as a master of grilling chicken meat.

Fu-Unji in Shinjuku is best known for its heavy chicken based tsukemen.  When you are here, you must order their Tokusei Tsukemen (950 Yen).  The thick delicious soup that contains ingredients from the sea, which adds a pleasant flavor to its chicken based, goes perfectly well with the medium thin noodles with an outstanding chewy texture.  On top of the thick soup you will find slices of bamboo shooting and delicious chashu pork that are neatly prepared right next to the tasty egg called…

Fu-Unji - Best Tsukemen shop in Shinjuku Tokyo

Tonchinkan - Best Tonkatsu restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo - Picrumb

Here is another restaurant for the Tonkatsu lovers. Tonchinkan is a kind of place where you can be all over with the fried pork. A large portion of the cutlets with a lot of side dishes in this restaurant definitely make your stomach full.

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.

Suzuya - Best Tonkatsu restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

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Anyone who thinks that traditional Japanese sweet shops are a dying breed should pay a visit to this charming Yanaka eatery, which only opened a couple of years

Grapes Tokyo Building TOKIA of field - buffet restaurant near tokyo station

Grapes Tokyo Building TOKIA of field - buffet restaurant near tokyo station

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.

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.

KOBIKICHO TENKUNI opened its door in Meiji times serving best Kakiage Tempura (a mixture of vegetables and other ingredients fried in batter) for 120 years.  It is no exaggeration to say that TENKUNI has elevated its beautifully served Kakiage to almost an art form.  If you are looking for the masterpiece of Kakiage, you will not regret trying this restaurant.  The restaurant is located in Shinjuku Takashimaya 14F.

Kobikicho Tenkuni - Best sushi restaurants in Shinjuku Tokyo

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.

Himawari Sushi - Best Conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

Katsukura serves the highest quality tonkatsu (fried pork cutlets) in town. The tonkatsu in this restaurant is crispy outside, very tender and juicy inside.  You can even hear the sound of its crisp once you taste it with the exceptional sauce mixed with the grinded sesame seeds.

Katsukura - Best Tonkatsu restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo

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.

Niboshi Ramen Tamagoro - Best ramen shop in Shinjuku Tokyo

TORIGEN - We recommend you to make reservation here in advance as it seems it is almost impossible to get seats without it especially before 8PM.  That's how popular this restaurant is in Shinjuku no matter how outdated it looks from outside.

TORIGEN - We recommend you to make reservation here in advance as it seems it is almost impossible to get seats without it especially before That's how popular this restaurant is in Shinjuku no matter how outdated it looks from outside.

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