English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 30 reviews)
Came here after reading the great reviews and I was not disappointed! I went to the Shinjuku joint and there is a smoking and non-smoking area. I was in the non-smoking area and I’d say there were around 30 seats? 1 chef for 10 people. There is no food menu, the chef fries and serves different items... until you tell him that you are full. I don’t usually enjoy asparagus but my goodness it was delicious! As was the tomato & mozzarella, shitake, and camembert. Thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend! My boyfriend and I had 29 skewers in total (we could have kept going) and drinks, and it cost around 60,000yen. Well worth the price ☺️
Visited April 2018
“Authentic and affordable kushiage”
What an interesting dining experience. This is a classic kushiage place… skewered deep-fried small dishes. This is not a place you just find randomly. It’s on the 9th floor of a building and there are no English words anywhere on the signage or on the menu. The restaurant is set up on pods with thei...r own chefs… about 8 seats per pod. Once seated, you order your drinks and the chef prepares your plate setting and sauces. It’ll be mustard, oyster sauce, curry sauce, light soy sauce, and seasoned salt. Then you wait. The chef then begins to give you little skewers of an assortment of food from fruit to vegetables, to seafood, to meat. The skewers come slowly and you then put the empty skewers into a small cup on your tray. The food keeps coming until you decide to stop. When done, simply hand the cup with empty skewers to your chef so he tallies up your bill. It’s Y180 per skewer. For those with food allergies or dietary needs, just let the chef know before he starts serving you and he will gladly accommodate you. To wash it all down start with beer and finish up with sparkling sake.
Visited November 2017
“One of our Tokyo Favorites!!”
My wife and I return to Tokyo 4 ties a year and this is by far one of the places on our must visit list! If it is our longer trip we even go several times it is just that good! Not sure of the set name but we get one dish that has a handful of skew items on it from Veggies of different types and 3 ...good side Shrimp and also pork. All this can be dipped in sauces (Sweet or spicy or you can mix it up!) On top of that you get a little veggie appetizer, Rice, miso Soup and a small scoop of ice cream (Flavor varies by day). On top of that you also get a choice for an addition skew which they have a small menu list for you to chose from (Not sure if they have English) but when in Season (Like February) I always enjoy Anko (Monk fish) I also enjoy the duck & fuagra which is also very tasty. Be careful all are very hot when they come out of the oil so make sure to test before putting it all in your mouth as can be very hot! But we make sure to go here when ever we are in Akihabara as is a super favorite of ours. We go so often the staff sort of recognizes us even despite not being year round Tokyo residents that's how often we go! I can only chose one month below but to give you an idea from November until March we went probably 5-6 times at least perhaps more lost track. I chose yes for vegetarian as I saw one review below where a Veggie went in and they did accommodate her needs in this regards but I have personally not experienced this was just something I saw in below review just make sure the staff knows as seems they were helpful to her making sure she got what she wanted for her specific diet. Vegan am not sure on. As above they did ask specific questions it seems but being friend and the batter being all set it might not be Vegan but you can always ask it is worth it if they can accommodate you in that regards!
Visited February 2017
Being vegetarian in Tokyo is not easy. I was very happy to find this restaurant that although they do have meat kushiage, most of them are vegetables. I told the cook before starting to eat and he was very understanding and made me only vegetables, sometimes asking when in doubt if I ate or not eggs... or cheese for eg. The restaurant itself is very nice, really local japanese food experience. Thanks to NayKat's review I understood how the ordering system worked, it was really helpful! the restaurant is divided in small bars , so there is one cook for each bar of 10 peiole aprox. the cook is in the center and people share a small bar around him. As he cooks he starts serving you. all delicious! I ate only vegetables and always served me a different one. great variety. you should defenitely ask for the ice cream before leaving.
Visited January 2017
“Best dinner I've had in Japan!”
Located among the many restaurants on the 3rd floor of the Akihabara UDX restaurant row, you will never just happen upon Shinjuku Tatsukichi. But if you love authentic, fresh tempura with friendly service at a great value then go find it! This was my first time at a restaurant like this, but the e...xperience was fun, easy, and delicious (NayKat's TripAdvisor review of 4/22/16 explains the protocol well...thanks). Many other tasty looking items are on the menu also. Be sure to save room for the tempura ice cream!
Visited June 2016