English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 22 reviews)
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
We were looking for tempura and by accident we found that place: unforgettable!! When you have eaten here the freshly prepared individual items all with different flavors from asparagus to foie gras, from beans to smooth beef, then you will have difficulties eating "normal tempura" somewhere else.
Visited May 2016
“MUST VISIT if you like tempura and yaki skewers! No Japanese? No problem!”
My friend recommended this place during my solo travel. I AM DEFINITELY taking my friends and family back there! Food: imagine yakitori + tempura. Skewers are deep friend with tempura batter but NOT greasy and yet full of flavours. Experience:( for a NON-Jap speaker) They do NOT speak english (ex...pected) but NO PROBLEM! =) 1) you tell the front how many people , wait till they seat you 2) sat a one of the bar seat, "chef" immediately give you your setting (veggie, sauces) & a sake/beer/alcohol menu. I ordered water "o-mi-tsu" (or get google translate) 3) Chef will start putting food on your tiny "plate", 1 skewer at a time. You start eating, no need to order. 4) After consuming each skewer, you put the "bamboo stick" in the "cup" provided. those are your "scores" 5) when you are absolutely stuffed, give that "cup" to him, he will count the sticks (skewers) and give you bill 6) you pay at the front/ each skewer is 180 yen (flat price) Tips: 1) there IS actually a menu, but it is in japanese/kanji. You can actually order from the menu OR you can tell chef what you DO NOT eat (such as seafood, etc). 2) They have a total of around 60 choices, I only made it to 19 (with 2 repeats since they were very tasty). Next time, I will go straight to the Meat and Seafood. 3) Dessert must be per request (I was too full to enjoy that, but i did chatted up the neighboring couple and they ordered banana and green tea ice cream - yes also tempura style)
Visited April 2016
“This is a hidden jewel. I found it thanks to Tripadvisor”
The place is unbelievable good. It is a bit hard to find but ones you do it is amazing. I was there on my own and had a seat right at the bar. The tempura was nothing like in the US. It was just so delicious and I almost couldn't stop eating. I ordered a menu of 9 items and an extra prawn. The quali...ty is truly high end and I will make sure to come back before I have to leave Tokyo. And at last the service. The entire staff serving me was just super friendly. This was my first time in Tokyo and they made me feel so welcome.
Visited June 2015