If we talk about Japanese dishes, one that will surely come up is tempura. There are many people who think that. You can only taste authentic crunchy tempura in Japan. This time, we will introduce to you the delicious tempura that has three Michelin stars in Ginza, that fancy and luxurious area of Tokyo that has many wonderful restaurants.Nesnad/Wikimedia Commons
1. 銀座天一 Ginza Ten’ichi
If we mention names of tempura restaurants in Ginza, we must absolutely say “Ginza Ten’ichi”. It’s the most favorite restaurant in the world among all famous restaurants and loved by famous people. You can enjoy the utmost supreme tempura here. We recommend that you choose the take-out bento when you want something simple.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 6-6-5
2.てんぷら 近藤 Tempura Kondo
”Tempura Kondo” proudly holds the title of a famous restaurant among the many famous places in Ginza. The reason why famous people from the country and overseas love this place is in the daily evaluation by the head chef of the day’s dishes. It’s not an exaggeration that this place is the peak of Tokyo’s tempura.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 5-5-13 Sakaguchi Building 9F
3. 明月庵 ぎんざ田中屋 本店 Meigetsu-an Ginza Tanaka-ya Main Shop
”Meigetsu-an Ginza Tanaka-ya Main Shop” is well-known as a famous soba restaurant, but it’s also famous for its delicious tempura. For someone who eats the soba for the first time the taste is light and when you enjoy it with tempura it will taste even more delicious.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 6-6-19
4. 天ぷら一宝東京店 Tempura Ippoh Tokyo Shop
“Tempura Ippoh” is a historical shop established in 1850. The taste of tempura that holds Michelin’s three stars is famous around the world. Recently, they opened a branch in Hong Kong. Since this restaurant is famous among foreign tourists, you might feel proud if you eat this restaurant’s tempura.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 6-8-7 Kojun Building 5F
5. 七丁目京星 7 Chome Kyoboshi
This “7 Chome Kyoboshi” is a restaurant that is also rated three stars by Michelin. The tempura that tastes good with wine is superb. Since they will serve you the greatest dishes, they are also have a high price. But once you take one bite, you will definitely be glad you came.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 5-5-9 Ozio Ginza Building 6F
6. ひさご 銀座三越店 Hisago Ginza Mitsukoshi-ten
In “Hisago Ginza Mitsukoshi-ten”, you can eat hot fried tempura while enjoying a high-rise view of Ginza. It is located inside the first-class department called Ginza Mitsukoshi and they can give you a satisfying taste. Because the restaurant has a good atmosphere without being too elegant and you can enjoy the high-quality tempura in comfort.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 4-6-16 Ginza Mitsukoshi 12F
7. 大坪 Otsubo
If you don’t know the place, you don’t know “Otsubo” for certain. It is a secluded famous restaurant. The master was trained at the famous restaurant “Ginza Ten’ichi” (the first on this list). The reason why so many famous people come to his restaurant is because of the master’s skill. It is one of the places you might want to visit.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 1-5-1 Daisan Taiyo Building 2F
８. 銀座木挽町うどん 太常 （だいつね）Ginza Kobikicho Udon Daitsune
”Ginza Kobikicho Udon Daitsune” is an udon restaurant, but this place was a greengrocer shop and now it is a restaurant that has delicious vegetable tempura. You can enjoy udon and tempura with reasonable prices even in Ginza.
Address： Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 7-15-17 Daitsune Building 1 Floor
9. 銀座天ぷらよしたけ Ginza Tempura Yoshitake
“Ginza Tempura Yoshitake” is a restaurant that is also famous among foreigners. The very hospitable staff will serve you kindly. It is recommended for receptions because it has a stylish yet underground atmoshphere. The master is a friendly person so you might want to try to chat with him.
Address: Tokyo-to Chuou-ku Ginza 8-5-1 Plaza G8 B1F