Tokyo Tempura Restaurants (35)

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Tempura Ten Soso Roppongi Hills

Tempura Ten Soso offers a premium tempura experience featuring fresh seasonal ingredients sourced within and outside Japan. The restaurant is headed by Chef Keita Sato, a famous name in the tempura scene.
Dinner: ¥30,000-50,000
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Tempura Ono

Bite into a personalized set of scrumptious, high-quality tempura made from fresh vegetables and seafood!
Lunch: ¥15,000-35,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-35,000
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Tempura Kondo

Dine at one of the world's most popular tempura restaurants, where famous people have vied for a seat at the counter.
Lunch: ¥8,000-9,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Ten Masa

A Michelin-starred tempura master with a lifelong affinity for the craft serves up fine, fresh, and seasonal meals in stylish Nakameguro.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Hamacho Kaneko

A veteran of the Michelin restaurant Ishiusubiki Teuchi Kyorakutei, Chef Kaneko Yasushi wears his own Michelin awards with quiet pride. Soba, tempura, appetizers and sake are aplenty at his Hamacho restaurant.
Lunch: ¥1,000-2,000
Dinner: ¥4,000-5,000
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XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS / tempura & sushi An

Located in one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Tokyo, this restaurant has an Iron Chef with over 20 restaurants founded as its advisor. Combined with seafood from the finest suppliers in Toyosu, XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS is an unmissable destination.
Dinner: ¥15,000-40,000
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Tempura Ginya

This double Michelin-starred restaurant offers up some of the best artisan tempura you’re ever likely to try.
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Miyashiro

Almost 20 courses of tempura and appetizers are on offer at Nakameguro’s most exciting Michelin-starred tempura restaurant.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Seiju

Try out the unconventional pairing of wine and tempura, then wonder why it hasn’t been done before!
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Tempura Fukamachi

Carefully calculated tempura is an art and science, and the Ginza-based duo at Tempura Fukamachi are masters.
Lunch: ¥15,000-19,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Tohakuan Karibe

The highlight of this Michelin Bib Gourmand soba restaurant is its extensive wine selection, which changes every week at the recommendation of a sommelier. Seasonal tempura offerings keep guests coming back for more.
Lunch: ¥1,000-2,000
Dinner: ¥5,000-10,000
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Tempura Obata

Since 2017, Tempura Obata has made its mark as a high-quality tempura restaurant with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and a calming refined atmosphere.
Lunch: ¥10,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-25,000
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Tenkane

Tenkane has been Shinjuku's edible time capsule since 1903. The nostalgic Meiji-era vibe meets modern sizzle, serving light, crispy tempura crafted from Toyosu’s freshest finds. Every bite echoes the essence of Japan's rich heritage.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Nishiazabu Tempura Uoshin

Starting out as a fish supplier to restaurants in the Akasaka area over 130 years ago, Uoshin’s tempura restaurant offshoot has since made a name for itself with its astonishingly fresh seafood, fried to perfection by a Japanese culinary legend.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-20,000
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Tentempura Uchitsu

A Michelin-starred tempura restaurant where the chef adapts to the needs and preferences of his customers.
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Shunkeian Arakaki

One for the tempura connoisseurs, here you can sample some rare Okinawan ingredients and excellent house specials.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Tempura Maehira

Michelin-starred tempura from a veteran of the craft, with a specialization in wild plants and fresh seafood.
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Arakicho Tenpaku (Formerly Kondou)

As is apt for an establishment that takes its name from a Zen saying about purity and natural beauty, this tempura restaurant uses pure taihaku sesame oil to enhance the inherent flavor of its carefully-chosen produce.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Edomae Shinsaku

Savor the crispiest tempura dishes crafted by a self-taught master chef.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Tempura Shimomura

The tempura at Shimomura features premium ingredients and complex preparations from an expert chef, who held a Michelin Star for four consecutive years.
Lunch: ¥5,000-5,999
Dinner: ¥10,000-14,999
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Takiya

Experiment with the endless possibilities of unconventional tempura at Takiya.
Dinner: ¥40,000-50,000
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Tempura Kakiage Yukimura

This Michelin Bib Gourmand tempura specialist in Shinbashi serves its kakiage tempura fritters with a tsugi-tashi sauce constantly being added to for over 50 years. History in a single crunch.
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Tempura Yamanoue (Ginza Six)

The unforgettable service and food of Tempura Yamanoue’s original store at The Hilltop Hotel are replicated at its Ginza branch, offering seasonal lunch bento boxes and chef-recommended dinner menus.
Lunch: ¥20,000-29,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Tempura Mikawa Keyakizaka

Mikawa Keyakizaka banishes all concern for heavy fried dishes with the light touch of their freshly and expertly made tempura. Conveniently located in Roppongi Hills, their attentive staff are well versed in serving international guests.
Lunch: ¥5,000-9,999
Dinner: ¥10,000-19,999
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Tempura Abe Honten

You’d be hard pushed to find a better value premium tempura meal in all of Japan — come enjoy their delicious fresh seafood.
Lunch: ¥1,000-2,000
Dinner: ¥6,000-8,000
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Tempura Yamanoue (The Hilltop Hotel)

Enjoy deep-fried treats from one of the restaurants that wrote the book on fine tempura dining.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Tsukiji Jisaku

Experience the tranquility and traditional beauty of Tsukiji Jisaku. Established in 1931, this historic establishment features a breathtaking Japanese garden and a secluded space that offers a serene escape from the world.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Tempura Mitsuta

A long-running Tsukiji tempura institution, serving delicious seafood and vegetable course meals with a 2021 Michelin star to their name.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to reserve tempura restaurants in Tokyo?

Depending on the type of tempura restaurant, you can call the restaurant directly to book a table. However, some people find this challenging due to potential language barriers. Another option is to use a reservation service on the web. There are many sites that help users make reservations easily online. You can filter different restaurant or meal types, such as tempura, and different areas, such as specific districts in Tokyo. Simply select the tempura restaurant that tempts you most (pun intended) and enter your booking details into the restaurant page. ByFood will submit a reservation for you and send a confirmation to your email if the reservation is successful, or a notice of failure if it is not.

Is a reservation required for tempura restaurants in Tokyo?

Many tempura restaurants in Tokyo will not allow a reservation, such as the cafeteria-style or casual tempura chain restaurants. On the other hand, most high-end Tokyo tempura restaurants require a reservation as they are popular and are all booked up weeks or months in advance.

What is the average cost of a meal at tempura restaurants in Tokyo?

Cheap tempura restaurants usually cost under 1500 yen for a set meal. However, there are also expensive tempura restaurants which specialize in deep-fried dining, and can cost around 20,000 yen for a luxurious meal.

Tempura Restaurants in Tokyo

Tempura restaurants in Tokyo are known for mastering this art of deep frying, from upscale specialty tempura restaurants to chain store tendon "tempura bowl" shops. There is something so simple yet elegant about the traditional deep-fried dish of Japanese tempura. While this is a common cooking technique that is widely utilized by many countries across the globe, somehow Japanese cuisine handles it so delicately and perfectly. You can enjoy this comforting yet refined cuisine at one of the many tempura restaurants in Tokyo.

Tokyo is full of tempura restaurants for any budget or style. If you want to try a hidden tempura restaurant in Tokyo under the train tracks in Ueno, or a high-class dining experience in Roppongi, you can always find a tempura restaurant in Tokyo. Scattered throughout the different districts in Tokyo you can find local, family-run specialty tempura restaurants and casual shokudo cafeterias serving up temping tempura around the clock in this crazy modern city.

With different ingredients like vegetables for meats ready to be perfectly fried, tempura is a crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike. It can be a lifesaver and no-brainer when you are exploring Tokyo and are stumped on what to feed the family. Tempura is an essential and ever-tasty traditional Japanese food that you should definitely try on any trip to Tokyo.

Reserve ahead of time to join the salarymen at local tempura restaurants in Tokyo, or eat unbelievable tempura during a Tokyo dining experience. This could be at a specialty Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo, or just one of the many courses of a meal at a kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo.