Updated: August 09, 2019
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Michelin Star Tempura Inside a Beautiful Ryokan at Kyoto's 'Tenyu'

Kyoto City

Tenyu 点邑 is a world-class tempura restaurant inside one of Kyoto's finest ryokan (traditional hotels) that is delicious enough to have earned a Michelin Star! Despite the beautiful location and top-notch food, the prices are quite affordable, especially for those visiting at lunchtime. Don't miss a chance to try this exquisite tempura next time you visit Kyoto!

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Why Go?

'Tenyu' is a world-class tempura restaurant that serves tempura that is delicious enough to have earned it a Michelin star. The tempura is cooked expertly and served to the customer one-by-one as it is taken from the hot oil. The tempura is wonderfully crispy, light, and not at all oily, and is a joy to eat. On top of the amazing food, Tenyu is located inside of a beautiful and well-known ryokan (traditional hotel) called 'Tawaraya.' The atmosphere adds to the meal, giving guests a truly 'Kyoto' experience. If you plan your trip far enough in advance, this is one of the nicest places you can stay in the city!


Prices at lunchtime are incredibly reasonable, at just ¥2,200 for the tempura donburi (rice bowl), ¥3,800 for the tendon set, and ¥6,000 or ¥10,000 for each of the two lunch tempura courses.
Dinner courses are priced at ¥10,000, ¥13,000, and ¥15,000 each. Considering the quality of the tempura that is served, these prices are very reasonable.

Reservations and Access

Tenyu is a famous and highly-acclaimed restaurant with a Michelin star. As such, reservations are a must. It is recommended that reservations are placed at least a month in advance. If you don't speak Japanese or live outside of Japan and need help to make the reservation, use the link below to get assistance.

The restaurant is located about a 10-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station in central Kyoto.

Don't miss out on this world-class tempura while you're in Kyoto!
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