Best And Most Popular Tempura Restaurants in Kyoto
Tempura is a traditional Japanese food you need to try in Japan. They are usually made of seafood and vegetables which are coated with a special batter and then deep fried. Here is a list of the best restaurants where you can enjoy amazing tempura in Kyoto.
Tempura Matsu (天ぷら松)
You can experience the very sophisticated tempura dining at Matsu. Each tempura is not just fried but is a little of creative in terms of toppings, seasonings, and the presentations. You can enjoy to watch and eat them. Their course menu ranges from about 5000 to 8000 yen.
Tempura Yoshikawa (天ぷら吉川)
This very popular restaurant serves great quality of tempura. The chefs will cook your tempura in front of you, so you can eat freshly fried tempura. They have course menus (3000 yen for lunch and 8000 yen for dinner) that comes with some kinds of tempura like shrimp and vegetables, rice, and soup.
Tempura Kyoboshi (天ぷら京星)
This restaurant is two starred Michelin restaurant, which means their food is amazing. Their customers always enjoy the presentations of the food too. They look too sophisticated to eat. Make sure to make a reservation before you go.
Tempura Yasaka Endo (天ぷら八坂圓堂)
The restaurant has nice atmosphere where you can enjoy Japanese traditional decorations. Their tempura is freshly fried in the open kitchen and they have a variety of ingredients. You can put matcha salt on your tempura as well as the dipping sauce. Lunch course is 4000 yen.
You can have a delicate tempura meal at Nakajin. The chef carefully selects the ingredients and cook them. Its soba noodles are also said to be high-quality which is worth trying.
You can enjoy a counter tempura experience. They have a wide variety of menu items from a cheap tendon set to a gorgeous tempura course, so you can select one that suits you. The freshly fried tempura is very crispy and succulent.
They serve tendon (tempura on rice bowl) for 890 yen in the lunch time. It is very satisfying amount that includes two shrimps, chicken, egg, and some kinds of vegetables. Tempura is nicely crispy and the sauce is very savory.
Kyoto Gontaro (京都 権太呂)
Their soba, udon, and the soup are famous among both local people and visitors. The noodles are homemade and perfectly cooked, then served in the savory soup. They truly go well with tempura. Tempura soba/udon is 1100 yen.
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