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You’ll probably want to try tempura when you come to Japan, since you can taste that actual, authentic crispness only in Japan. Here is a selection of 10 tempura restaurants in the Shimbashi and Yurakucho areas, which are frequently visited by businessmen.
Jiro is located on the third floor of a building that contains offices, shops and restaurants. For a first timer, perhaps it’s a little difficult to enter this shop but a sumptuous tempura meal is awaiting you. Enjoy the tempura made from the seasonal ingredients and crunchy batter. They also have sushi on the menu and you can enjoy a variety of Japanese dishes here.
Tokyo-to Minato-ku Shinbashi 3-13-7
Honta Building 3F
2. Tempura Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sui
“Tempura Shinjuku Tsunahachi Sui” is a traditional restaurant, established for more than 100 years ago. Inside the building there is a newly built shop that has a fashionable atmosphere unlike your run-of-the-mill tempura shop. They also have wine so you can enjoy drinking while tasting the true tempura.
Tokyo-to Minato-ku Higashi Shinbashi 1-8-2
Caretta Shiodome B2F
3. たも屋 有楽町店 Tamo-ya Yurakucho Shop
“Tamo-ya Yurakucho Shop” is a place where you can enjoy udon and tempura for reasonable price. They have the system of making udon by yourself so you can experience making udon. The famous combination of “Sanuki Udon” and tempura is outstanding.
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Yurakucho Denki Building B1F
4. 天麩羅末廣（すえひろ） Tempura Suehiro
“Tempura Suehiro” is a rare restaurant in the Yurakucho neighborhood and has a traditional atmosphere. You can enjoy a fresh taste without any odd smell because the tempura is made from fish stocked from Tsukiji. Among those tempura, the “Wakasagi-pond smelt tempura” is famous. It’s perfect combined with beer.
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5. 京都つる家ザ・ペニンシュラ東京店 Kyoto Tsuruya The Peninsula Tokyo Shoptokyo.peninsula.com/ja/fine-dining/kyoto-tsuruya-japanese-restaurant
If you want to taste the most luxurious tempura in Yurakucho, you must go to the “Kyoto Tsuruya the Peninsula Tokyo Shop”. This store has such a dignified atmosphere and so many dishes to choose from. It is also popular with foreigners.
Tokyo-to Chiyoda-ku Yurakucho 1-8-1
The Peninsula Tokyo B1F
6. 天まる Tenmaru
In “Tenmaru”, you can enjoy a full tempura course. We recommend you that you enjoy a luxurious meal at the counter. You can also try the banquet course if you come in a group. The tempura has a refined taste but also has reasonable prices. You might want to try it at least once.
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Marunouchi Building 6F
7. 天あさ Tenasakaze.chang/Flickr
“Tenasa” has a cozy atmosphere but you can enjoy a luxurious here. They are particular about wine and although it does not match with its quiet and humble apperance, they are growing into a famous restaurant. As for the menu the menu, you can enjoy the looks of Tendon – tempura bowl that has a rich color scheme.
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8. 天ぷらかんだ Tempura Kanda
“Tempura Kanda” has an old and warm atmosphere inside the shop. Among the menu, Kakiage is popular. The kakiage with a big volume is sure to satisfy you. The hospitality from the staff is friendly and you can enjoy the meal in a good mood.
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9. かわむら Kawamura
”Kawamura” is a popular tempura restaurant that is particular about oil. The lunch menu item Tendon is popular with big 2 shrimp but has a reasonable price which is less than 1,000 yen. You can eat this tempura every day with its lightly seasoned taste and you’ll never get bored of it – you’ll definitely want to eat it again.
Tokyo-to Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-1-1
10. 天亭 （てんてい）Tentei
”Tentei” is a popular restaurant that serves dishes to customers with ingredients that have been carefully selected from all over Japan. Once you enter the shop that is filled with good a smell, it will definitely stir your appetite. During lunch time, the shop’s master will cook the tempura by himself and satisfy the customers.
Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 8-6-3
Shinbashi Kaikan B1F