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Tenichi Ginza Honten

#21 of 5,196 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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6-6-5 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3571-1949
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 46
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Had to return for best Tempura

Every time we come back to Tokyo we have to make a reservation to this unbelievable Tempura restaurant. This visit was even better than in the past. Yes it is expensive but well worth the experience. a must if you are in tokyo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Every time we come back to Tokyo we have to make a reservation to this unbelievable Tempura restaurant. This visit was even better than in the past. Yes it is expensive but well worth the experience. a must if you are in tokyo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The tempura was prepared by the chef at the counter where you are seated. Every piece was a result of fresh ingredients and fine preparation without it being too oily. Do take note that the higher price can be slightly off-putting. Definitely worthy of a visit to get a taste of how tempura meal should be prepared in the authentic... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was one of the best meals in my entire trip to Japan. The tempura batter is very light and they cook their seafood just right. They make the food live in front of you which makes it even more exciting. The restaurant isn't the biggest or fanciest place but it is has an amazing reputation. The food is served... More 

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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is the original branch of what is now a little chain of tempura restaurants in Tokyo. The first thing to observe was the freshness of the ingredients arrayed next to the chef. The prawns were distinctly fresh, as evidenced by the fact that they were still alive; it does not get fresher than this. From live to in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My third visit here over the last 4 years, the tempura is just unbelievable, need to book and get bar counter for best experience, is it worth it ? for the best tempura on the planet ? yes !, the humble surroundings all make the atmosphere great, problem is you will never be able to eat tempura anywhere else again

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Manila, Philippines
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you're looking for Tempura but at the highest level of presentation, taste, and sophistication, this is the place for you. Just be reminded that these qualities do not come cheap. Be ready to spend upwards of $120 per person. Worth it? Definitely! The $162-$190 per person....? I guess that's ok if you're making $1,000 a day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We all know tokyo is expensive but wow!!! $190 for the top set menu and $162 for the mid???? Food is good and ambiance great but not worth it. It's fried vegetables and cooking oil.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Crunch, crunch, ... and savory are two words for Tempura, one of the most well known Japanese dishes the world are familiar with. It sounds as Japanese fast food meal, while most of tempura servings are, can we elevate these deep fried servings into something more majestic? Since the first time my colleague introduced me to Tenichi almost a decade... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Unlike many Tempura restaurants, each piece is served one at a time to enable the eater to relish the freshness of the batter and enjoy the single piece of shrimp, prawn, sea food and vegetable. A pleasurable experience and a must try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Two things all TripAdvisor reviewers seem to agree on about Tenichi Ginza Honten is the supreme quality of the tempura batter and the similarly supreme price. I guess you get what you pay for. In this case, the the batter covering each and every seafood or vegetable piece was sublime. It was not too flaky but somehow was not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6-6-5 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3571-1949

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi

Neighborhood Profile
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.