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“Shunpu Banri”
Review of Shunpu Banri Raqua

Shunpu Banri Raqua
Ranked #77 of 2,484 Restaurants in Bunkyo
Price range: US$10 - US$44
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighbourhood: Yotsuya, Iidabashi
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Neighbourhood: Yotsuya, Iidabashi
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Tokyo Dome City (also known as “Big Egg City” due to the dome-shaped roof of the stadium located in Bunkyo) is also home of LaQua, a shopping mall and amusement centre. Located on the 9th floor of LaQua is Shunpu Banri, a higher-end Japanese restaurant that is both spacious and tourist-friendly.

We started out with an order of Assorted Sashimi. Presentation skills are on point at Shunpu Banri… the tuna, yellowtail, and salmon were beautifully displayed on the dish and were as good as any sashimi that we’ve had in Japan.

A dish that was definitely more tasty than the name implied was the Chicken Meatballs. We were kind of expecting a typical round meatball but these were more like grilled sausage-like skewers. Amazingly tender and juicy on the inside.

Next up was the Queen Crab and Cheese Rolls. The light and crispy wonton wrapper encased a creamy, cheesy, crabby filling.

After having pan-fried yakisoba earlier, we were looking for something a bit lighter so we wound up ordering the Green Tea Buckwheat Noodles. The thin and cold soba noodles are served with some basic toppings and a dipping sauce which turns this dish into a rather refreshing meal as opposed to heavier udon noodles.

I was constantly surprised by how much depth you get with miso soup in Japan. This isn’t like the watered down versions you get at most places in Vancouver.

Our penultimate dish was the Steamed Egg Custard with Sea Urchin or Uni Chawanmushi. A decidedly simplistic looking dish but so rich, creamy and decadent.

Our last dish to arrive was the Assorted Tempura. It was a bit difficult to tell what exactly was in this dish but I think it was comprised of prawn, fish, squash, eggplant, and mushrooms. The thin tempura batter gave each bite a perfect crispness without making it a heavy dish.

If you’re looking for more higher-end dining instead of the usual hole-in-the-wall ramen joint, Shunpu Banri is a good choice and they had a number of very solid dishes.

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Thank pennyandrusty
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

I ate here with business contacts (they picked it) and the food was great. We had one of the shoes off type booths with a nice view and it was curtained off from everyone else. The waitress would pop her head through to take orders and bring food. We had a little of everything, different types of foods from salads to sashimi to cooked fish and it was all top notch. Try the atka mackerel, I fish all the time, all around the world and had never even heard of this fish! The draft beer was also very cold.

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Thank michael n
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent sashimi and tempura at this classy restaurant. Ask for a window booth. Shoes off and in a private curtained area where you can eat with view over Tokyo Dome and neighbouring roller coaster. Sashimi was outstanding, tuna, salmon, scallops and more. Tempura vegetables were delicate. Plenty of shared starters - fried rice balls, pumpkin croquettes, trout sashimi among some. All delicious. Dinner and drinks for four about 20,000 yen. A splurge but worth it for food, setting and exceptional service.

Thank ShaneABurke
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

There is no shortage of good restaurants in Tokyo, or Japan. This is probably one of the better business / high end tourist restaurants in the area.

It’s a good location at the top of the Dome shopping precinct, the 5th floor I think. I’ve eaten there several times and usually had the luxury of the food being chosen by my Japanese colleagues – and I have never been disappointed. I don’t think they speak English, but the menus are bilingual, so no real problem.

The Crème brulee desert is excellent.

Would I go back – yes of course.

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Thank Colin W
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Resides on the top floor of Tokyo dome city and many of the tables have a wonderful view. Prices were fair, portions a bit so and so. The staff was very sweet and attentive.

Thank Lindis79
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