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Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC

1-5-1 Nishishinjuku | Shinjuku Odakyu HALC1F, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0032, Japan
+81 3-3342-5601
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Ranked #4 of 5,020 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $140
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Tenkane is truly a restaurant worthy of a visit in Tokyo, a city of great restaurants. Following a 100+ year tradition of finely prepared tempura as a complete meal, they have honed the cuisine to the finest execution to be found. The menu is quite traditional, and the variety of flavors and delicacies is a delight to the senses. If... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is the second time I have been here and like the first it did not disappoint! This is a very authentic tempura restaurant with great food and fun atmosphere. The chef is a 4the generation tempura chef and knows exactly what he is doing. Great way to taste a lot of different foods at reasonable price.

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Germantown, Maryland
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213 reviews 213 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We read about Tenkane (and their specialty in tempura) and were eager to try it. On our first attempt, they had just run out of food (because they buy as much as they think they will sell daily -- a great indicator of how fresh the ingredients are). We came by the next night and there was a party going... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Though tempura is one of the most famous traditional Japanese food, you won't see as many specialized restaurants in Japan as sushi restaurants. This place has been one of the best for more than 100 years and definitely a must-visit-tempura restaurant. reasons why you should visit 1)quality of food: absolutely great. Each ingredients are cooked in perfect timing and served... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Top quality ingredients, expertly and minimally prepared in order to not interfere with the quality of the raw materials. Prices are quite reasonable for what you get. Homey, more personable service. We dined here with our 7 and 9yo boys, and they were great.

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First of all - restaurant run by a family, dating back more than 100 years - it is very traditional Japanese way of cooking tempura, with a modern twist. Simply beyond delicious. Choose a tempura course, and owner/Chef won't disappoint you. There are also 3 prix fix meals available. Expect to spent around $120.00- 150.00 / US/ per person, with... More

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Whistler, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Went here with the wife for dinner early on a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was already three quarters full with locals but the owner was friendly and made us feel welcome in his pigeon English. Menu was available in English which was a huge help considering it was a complicated series of set menus available, not really compatible with my... More

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We went there as a result of positive reviews. The menu was in English which was helpful and the Japanese gentleman that greeted us at the door on the first floor was very welcoming and warm but that was it for the friendly service. The waitresses were not as chatty or co-operative as other places we have been. We paid... More

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PR_Tenkane, 広報担当マネージャー at Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC, responded to this review

Dear JTLSMilne, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at our place did not meet your expectation. We will do our best to provide a better service if you have a chance to come back in the future. By the way, we would like to clarify one thing. At our place, the lunch menu... More

Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a great little tempura place that provides first class food in a very traditional setting. A family business - now the mother and son - from a long tradition of the same family in the same place. You will get a lesson in how to eat tempura, such as mixing the grated horseradish into the soy sauce for... More

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New York City
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My parents and I (New Yorkers) dined at Tenkane on our second night in Tokyo on a recommendation from our hotel, The Park Hyatt. Tenkane is a family owned restaurant and one of the few traditional tempura restaurants run by one family in Tokyo. It was a bit hard to find but we asked for help in the department store... More

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