15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo

Publish-date: Dec 17 2018 Update-date: Dec 31 2018
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15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo

One of Japan's best-known foods is tempura – a deep-fried dish using fresh ingredients such as vegetables and fish. You'll want to try it if you're visiting Japan, so here's a list of 15 restaurants in Tokyo that serve delicious tempura!

1. Tempura Fukamachi (Kyobashi)

1. Tempura Fukamachi (Kyobashi)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
This restaurant inherited its traditional taste from a famous hotel. The interior is simple, consisting of a wooden counter and two tables. You can taste the history in their dishes, from the oil blend that includes unroasted sesame oil to the dipping sauce based on skipjack tuna and kombu dashi (broth). Only the freshest ingredients, brought in every morning from the market, are used. The oil temperature and batter mixture changes depending on the climate or ingredients. Their [Raw Uni] (sea urchin) is wrapped in perilla leaves, making for a crisp texture on the outside with a juicy inside. Try their incredibly sweet shrimp as well, which comes with its head still attached!

Tempura Fukamachi

Open: [Tuesday - Friday, Day before National holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:30pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:30pm)
Closed: Monday, First and Third Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: One minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Kyobashi Station
Address: 1F, AM Kyobashi Bldg., 2-5-2 Kyobashi , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Tempura Kurokawa (Tsukiji)

2. Tempura Kurokawa (Tsukiji)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
Tucked away within Tsukiji's outer market, this restaurant has a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. The owner has spent over 30 years preparing tempura. You can feast on tempura made with fresh seafood, which is picked out at the market by the owner himself every morning, and seasonal vegetables sent over directly from farms. Try the [Kakiage Tendon] (1,500 JPY), which uses luxurious ingredients like shrimp and scallops, as well as their original tempura dishes! Made with unusual ingredients like egg yolks and bell peppers, they were thought up of by the imaginative owner. Be sure to pair their tempura with some sake (Japanese alcohol)!

Tempura Kurokawa

Open: [Weekday, Saturday, Day before National holidays] Lunch 09:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:45 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm -9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 7 minutes by foot from Tsukiji station
Address: 6-21-8 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Kuzushi Kappo Tempura Take No An Higashi Ginza Branch (Higashi-ginza)

3. Kuzushi Kappo Tempura Take No An Higashi Ginza Branch (Higashi-ginza)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
A secret haven in Ginza frequented even by celebrities. The chefs are masters of their craft; they steam, simmer, and prepare the ingredients in various ways to bring out their full potential. The tempura is crisply fried in a special oil blend and can be dipped in a special sauce or sprinkled with seaweed salt. When you order shrimp, try the [Gasu Ebi], which is rarely seen in Tokyo! It has a richer flavor than the more common ama ebi (sweet shrimp). Drink hand-picked sake from all over Japan in a special sake cup along with some tempura!

Kuzushi Kappo Tempura Take No An Higashi Ginza Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays] Lunch: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Last order: 2:30 PM)
[Weekdays] Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (Last order: 10:00 PM)
[Saturdays] Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Last order: 9:00 PM)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 9,200 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Access: Two-minute walk from Higashi-Ginza Station, three-minute walk from Tsukiji Station, four-minute walk from Shintomachi Station, two minutes from Kabuki-za, and three minutes from Tsukiji Honganji.
Address: Konwa Building B1F, Tsukiji 1-12-22, Chuo, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Uohide (Kichijoji)

4. Uohide (Kichijoji)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
The chefs at Uohide like fish so much that they go net fishing themselves! Step through the restaurant's atmospheric entrance and you'll feel like you've discovered an old, hidden-away home. Their seafood is sourced directly from ports across Japan, or taken straight from the owner's own fishing net. There's a huge variety, with no compromise in freshness. Ginpo (tidepool gunnel), for example, is hard to find in fish markets, but Uohide serves [Noto Ginpo and Maitake Mushroom Tempura] (890 JPY), which has a mild and refined taste. Besides tempura, the restaurant serves a luxurious [Premium Sashimi Platter] (1,290 JPY) with 9 - 10 fresh and seasonal varieties of fish.

Uohide

Open: Normal hours: 5:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: A three minute walk from JR Chuo Line and Keio Inokashira Line's "Kichijoji Station".
Address: 1-23-6 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Ginza Fujita (Shimbashi)

5. Ginza Fujita (Shimbashi)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
Ginza Fujita prides itself on the quality of its ingredients. It serves Japanese cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. Sit at the counter to enjoy freshly-cooked tempura. Every ingredient was sourced and approved in person by the owner. When made into tempura, their smaller, specially-procured vegetables turn into concentrated flavor bombs that explode with sweetness and savoriness in a single bite. Recommended dishes include the [Seasonal Tempura] or the [Ebisen] (shrimp chips) if you're looking to enjoy the gentle flavors of shrimp and prefer something crispier.

Ginza Fujita

Open: Weekdays/Sunday/days before holidays: Dinner 5:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. (last orders at 9:30 p.m.). *Open Sunday & holidays by reservation only; last orders at 9:30 p.m.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY
Access: A 5-minute walk from Shinbashi Station. Head towards Ginza on Chuo Street and you'll find it next to Ginza 888 Building, inside Dai 3 Soware Do Building on the basement level.
Address: Dai-3 Soiree de Bldg. B1F, 8-8-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Ajiyushin Nakaya (Yotsuya-sanchome)

6. Ajiyushin Nakaya (Yotsuya-sanchome)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
This soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurant was established way back in 1890. Its creative interior design features exposed brickwork and tables made using 200-year-old castor aralia wood. The pièce de résistance is the soba, made with their own special techniques and served with the same sauce that was used when the restaurant first opened. There's no better accompaniment to the aromatic soba than the [Tempura Platter] (2,250 JPY)!

Ajiyushin Nakaya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays, Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Limited to lunch menu. No credit cards. / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Saturday until 9:00 pm)
Closed: -
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 840 JPY
Access: A 5-minute walk towards Shinjuku from exit 2 of Marunouchi Line, Yotsuya Sanchome station. A 7-minute walk from Toei Shinjuku line Akebonobashi station.
Address: 4-13 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Yoyogi Uehara Yamasemi (Yoyogi-Uehara)

7. Yoyogi Uehara Yamasemi (Yoyogi-Uehara)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
Step through the prestigious entrance of Yamasemi, handmade soba, and Japanese sake restaurant, and you'll find an interior with wood and bamboo design. The balance of buckwheat and wheat flour in their handmade soba is carefully altered according to the season and humidity. The indulgent choice is the [Rakuzen Set] (1,800 JPY plus tax), which comes with spicy daikon (radish) soba, grated yam soba, tempura, duck soup, and seiro soba (chilled soba eaten with a strongly flavored dipping sauce). Groups of 2 - 3 people should try the [Omakase Course] (4,800 JPY plus tax), featuring a selection of fish and vegetables brought in that day.

Yoyogi Uehara Yamasemi

Open: -Lunch: [Weekday] 11:30am - 2:30pm (last order 2pm) [Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays] 11:30am - 3pm (last order 2:30pm)
-Dinner: [Weekday] 6pm - 10pm (last order 9:30pm) [Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays] 5:30pm - 10pm (last order 9:30pm)
Closed: Wednesdays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Exit the ticket barrier of Yoyogi Uehara station and continue straight ahead. When you reach the end of the arcade, turn right, and walk for 100 meters. Turn left at the next corner after passing the post office, and the restaurant will be on your right.
Address: 1-17-14-001 Uehara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Soba Sawamoka (Gaiemmae)

8. Soba Sawamoka (Gaiemmae)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
This spacious soba restaurant is a 2-minute walk from Gaiemmae Station and just reopened in August 2018 with Japanese decor. Their buckwheat, sourced from different places depending on the season, is ground carefully in a mortar every morning to make aromatic soba. Alongside the high-quality soba, try crispy sakura shrimp with mitsuba (Japanese parsley) in their [Kakiage] (850 JPY plus tax) or [Tempura Skewers], served with rice and sauce, salted and roasted mochi pieces, or dipping sauce. You can also enjoy seasonal brands of sake with your meal.

Soba Sawamoka

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Weekends, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 4a of [Gaien-mae Station]. Walk towards the Akasaka Fire Station from the Akasaka Shobosho Iriguchi intersection. The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the building next to Lawson.
Address: 2F, Igarashi Bldg., 2-14-15, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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9. Tenshige (Akasaka)

9. Tenshige (Akasaka)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
Walking into Tenshige, you'll feel reminiscent of the past. With over 50 years in business, regulars flock to the restaurant in search of the chef’s cooking, which continues on the flavors that the previous owner, a tempura master, created. Fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables procured straight from the market are turned into traditional tempura via being deep fried in a fragrant oil blend consisting of sesame oil and cottonseed oil. At night, the menu only offers the [Omakase Course] (7,350 JPY). Be sure to try some fancy choices like shrimp and anago (conger eel)!

Tenshige

Open: [Weekday / Pre-holiday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (last order 2:00 pm) / Dinner 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (last order 8:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,400 JPY
Access: A two-minute walk from Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line/a five-minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line & Namboku Line
Address: No.3 Seiko Bldg. 2F, 3-6-10 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. Tempura Kondo (Ginza)

10. Tempura Kondo (Ginza)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
This tempura restaurant of the highest caliber, located in Tokyo, receives celebrities as well as guests from abroad. They have an unconventional style as they go against the traditional image of tempura being associated with seafood, and instead present seasonal vegetables as the focal point. By using two different pots, one with high heat and another on low heat, and a unique mix of oil, the chefs are able to expertly use their skills to monitor even the slightest change in the cooking process, producing the highest quality of tempura. This tempura has incredibly concentrated flavors from the ingredients, courtesy of the cooking method. The highlights of the menu are the [Sweet Potato], which is fried for over 30 minutes, and the thinly-cut [Carrot].

Tempura Kondo

Open: Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm *Split into two times: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm) *2-hour system for start times at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pm
Closed: Sunday *Closed when a national holiday lands on a Monday.
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPY
Address: 9F, Sakaguchi Bldg., 5-5-13, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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11. Tempura Motoyoshi (Gaiemmae)

11. Tempura Motoyoshi (Gaiemmae)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
With only 8 counter seats, this place has a special atmosphere. It’s located in a small corner of an alley that’s decorated with blossoming seasonal flowers that the owner has planted himself. In the spring, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms, and in the fall, you’ll have a beautiful view of the autumn leaves. The chef uses his skills to pull out the flavor of the ingredients by adjusting the temperature accordingly and frying with an exquisite light sesame oil mix. Make sure to try the [Kisu Tempura], which makes use of cured, umami-rich Japanese whiting, and the [Raw Uni on Perilla Leaves]!

Tempura Motoyoshi

Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 1st Part 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm *2-hour system for start times at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 6:30 pm, 2nd Part 8:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Dinner 1st Part 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm *2-hour system for start times at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 6:30 pm, 2nd Part 8:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 am)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 18,000 JPY
Address: No6B-A, Central Aoyama, 3-2-4, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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12. Akimitsu (Asakusa)

12. Akimitsu (Asakusa)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
This tempura restaurant, opened by an iconic person in the tempura world, has a stylish bar setting and is located in the Asakusa area. The Japanese-style Italian place was established in the spring of 2018 under the owner, a former fisherman, and the head chef, a native of Italy. Inside their charred cedar wood interior, they have two different types of seating available – a standing counter for quick visits and tatami room seating for a more relaxing time. The most popular item on the menu is the [Tempura Platter] (from 2,000 JPY), which consists of a variety of seafood and vegetables in season. The bar menu also lists reasonably-priced dishes aside from tempura.

Akimitsu

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm) *Also applies to the last day of any consecutive holidays
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 1-29-11, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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13. Mikawa Zezankyo (Monzen-nakacho)

13. Mikawa Zezankyo (Monzen-nakacho)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
Mikawa Zezankyo is the restaurant of a living tempura legend. The owner started learning how to make tempura at age 15 and has now honed his craft for 55 years. The relaxing decor is the work of 20 artists, and the tableware that sake and food are served in is also the work of a renowned artist. The [Kuruma Ebi] (Japanese tiger prawn) is both savory and sweet, the [Asparagus] has a delightful texture that differs from top to bottom, and the [Anago] has a fragrant outside and fluffy, tender inside. Their [Tempura Rice Bowl], served at the end of their course meals, is another delicacy worth savoring!

Mikawa Zezankyo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm) *Entry until 7:30 pm
Closed: [Dinner] 17,000 JPY / [Lunch] 10,500 JPY
Average price: Wednesday
Address: 1-3-1, Fukuzumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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14. Cazilo Sakaba (Meguro)

14. Cazilo Sakaba (Meguro)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
A 3-minute walk from Meguro Station, this bar has a friendly atmosphere that makes it easy to talk to anyone. You can make your drink from the choices of mixed drinks lined up in front of you from your seat on the bench-style counter seats. From the staples to original recipes, a wide variety of tempura is available. The most popular item is the [Wagyu Tempura] (500 JPY plus tax), which uses high-quality loin cuts of Kuroge Wagyu beef. Perilla leaves are wrapped around the beef, giving it a boost in flavor, and the whole thing is covered in batter, resulting in the beef's umami concentrating in the batter - a fantastically combined dish!

Cazilo Sakaba

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am)
[Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am)
[Saturday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, 3-3-4, Kami Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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15. Tempura Yama-no-ue Ginza (Ginza)

15. Tempura Yama-no-ue Ginza (Ginza)
15 Delicious Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo
This restaurant, located in Ginza, has been running for over 60 years and serves up the top-notch flavor of a famous hotel. The Japanese-style entrance of the restaurant leads to a refreshing space decorated with tables and chairs crafted by Japanese furniture makers. Try the [Seasonal Vegetables], prepared in quality sesame oil, and the luxurious [Raw Uni] from Hokkaido! To wrap up your course meal, you have a choice between 3 rice dishes that come accompanied with kakiage (fritters): ten-don (rice bowl dish topped with tempura), ten-cha (ten-don topped with tea or broth), or ten-bara (rice bowl dish topped with crumbled kakiage).

Tempura Yama-no-ue Ginza

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: None (closed on the same days as GINZA SIX)
Average price: [Dinner] 17,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPY
Address: 13F, GINZA SIX, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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That wraps up the list of restaurants where you can eat some delicious, crunchy tempura filled with the umami of seasonal seafood and vegetables. Be sure to try this traditional Japanese dish when you’re in Japan!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 17 2018 Update-date: Dec 31 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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