Updated: June 23, 2017
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Best Tempura Restaurants in Kyoto

Tempura is a traditional Japanese food you need to try in Japan. They are usually seafood and vegetables coated with special crispy batter and deep fried. Here is a list of restaurants where you can enjoy amazing tempura in Kyoto.

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1. Tempura Yoshikawa (天ぷら吉川)

Located 5 minute from Kyoto shiyakusho-mae station by walk, this tempura restaurant gives you the ultimate tempura experience.

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.

2. Tempura Kyoboshi (天ぷら京星)

The most famous tempura restaurant in Kyoto located 3 mins walk form Gion Shijo station.

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.

3. Tempura Yasaka Endo (天ぷら八坂圓堂)

If you couldn't make it in Kyoboshi as it is too popular to book the seats, Yasaka Endo is also a great option near Kyoboshi.

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.

4. Komehuku (米福)

If you are looking for a reasonable and delicious tempura, go to Komehuku for lunch. Just 2 mins walk from Shijo station.

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.

5. Kyoto Gontaro (京都 権太呂)

Craving for the combination of noodle and tempura? This soba and udon restaurant located 5 mins walk form Shijo station serves great tempura.

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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