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299 Shimohakusancho, Sanjo Agaru, Fuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8085, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-212-7778
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  • Average5%
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“tempura” (13 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“oil” (2 reviews)
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299 Shimohakusancho, Sanjo Agaru, Fuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8085, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is my 3rd visit here in 7 years and the quality and presentation of Tenpura here is consistently amazing. While tempura is usually fried in sesame seed oil Tenyu use cotton seed oil which leaves behind no bitterness or side-taste. The setting of their...More

1  Thank ViatorNarra
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The proof of mastery in cooking tempura is making sure its well fried but not oily. There was not a spot of oil found on the blotting sheet that was placed on the serving dish. There are a few courses to choose from and you...More

Thank LinLoTS
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The food wasn't bad but it was quite an expensive meal and there wasn't any dish that stood out for me. It also felt quite repetitive. Having similar priced meals (and even cheaper meals) elsewhere in Kyoto and the rest of Japan makes it difficult...More

Thank 555_Travel
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A small, intimate dining room where you watch the tempura being cooked with fresh ingredients right in front of you. This restaurant felt very exclusive and special. The service is very attentive, and the food was simply said- superb! I had the a dinner that...More

Thank Katrina D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Only 10 seats in the house here. So do be on time - as the whole dinner experince is a timed and carefully executed operation. Friendly and warm service with staff speaking absolutely adequate english - and the food is just what you hope for...More

Thank nikolai69
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a delightful restaurant (difficult to find as with most places), but once found, it is a real treat. Off the street you go down a short garden path and it feels like you are arriving at someone's home. Only 9-10 seats surrounding the...More

Thank travbud1
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Tempura as I had never had it. Elevated, elegant and simple. Fresh and made a piece at a time. relaxed dining with very good wine. despite the fact that you are at a bar, it was romantic. perfect service.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute reservation just as we reached Kyoto after 1pm. The hotel concierge did a great job in securing us a table, although it was not at the table counter which would have provided a more entertaining dining experience. Nevertheless, we came...More

Thank MLB1001
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Perfect tempura, well balanced meal and very good attentive service.Discreet entrance down a garden footpath to a modern concrete 3 story building. Small space like so many in Japan, but beautifully detailed down to the Lalique bird on the windowsill.

1  Thank HolidaygirlBrisbane
Reviewed 9 October 2016

10 seats around the chefs preparing and serving the tempura direct to your plate We had the ten course, all wonderful fresh produce,vegetable and sea food Every course perfectly cooked with flavour and texture. We accompanied with a Sancerre ( went very well). Several quality...More

Thank Russ1625
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  • Address: 299 Shimohakusancho, Sanjo Agaru, Fuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8085, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-212-7778
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