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Daikokuya

1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
+81 3-3844-2222
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Ranked #83 of 2,168 restaurants in Taito
Price range: $10 - $29
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English first
Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm honestly stunned that this restaurant has so many positive reviews. By modern standards, the tempura here would be considered terrible and significantly overpriced. You can get a better decent tempura meal in any office area, e.g. Shinjuku, during weekday lunch hour for less than 1,000 yen. The food is honestly outdated and pretty disappointing - most people, including myself,... More

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Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I tried their tempura set menu. It was worth the price! I also love their clear soup as well as cucumber salad.

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Strasbourg, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nous sommes allés dans ce restaurant car il était mentionné dans le lonely planet, en revenant du senso-ji. 14h pas de queue. Nous avons pris un tendon et un tempura, lequel n'était pas mal, mais par contre le tendon... M'est resté sur l'estomac toute la journée. We went there as this restaurant was in the lonely planet. It wasn't too... More

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Toronto, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Best tempura?! Depends on your taste. It was quite different than the tempura I'm used to, but in a hood way. The staff was friendly and the portions generous. Definitely worth the short wait.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

One of the most memorable meals on my last trip to Tokyo and I must have liked it because I've marked it to go back and visit again next week when I'm vacationing with friends. I would get there when it opens - maybe a bit of a wait if you need American style seating (table and chairs) but worht... More

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New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We actually found this place through WikiTravel which boasted that this was one of the best tempura restaurants in Tokyo. That seems a bit... much. At best this is a reasonable, average eatery serving 'okay' tempura. Choice is fairly limited (don't expect lots of vegetables which ordinary tempura places have), it's mainly shrimps (large and small) they do. The eatery... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Actually we lost our way while finding this, but we seek help from the Japanese folks and we got here in no time! We just told them 'Tempura' and they started pointing out the directions. Seems like Tempura Daikokuya is no stranger in Asakusa. Actually dining in Tokyo isn't cheap at all and this is no exception. If I'm not... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

first of all, location in trip-advisor is not right. the restaurant locate a small street near by. i was there with my family and friends, and we ordered tendon set which is shrimp tempura and vegetable fried on a bowl rice. it was nice but a bit sauce on rice. it cost 1500-1900 jpy per dish and beer cost 550... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Our personal tour guide brought us here for lunch before visiting the Sensoji Buddhist Temple, which is right next to the restaurant. For a huge restaurant (two storeys) that specializes in tempura, food was a little disappointing. Menu was extensive and service was really good. Unfortunately, the food did not deliver. My BF ordered a tenpura don, it arrived with... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Had lunch here and I ordered the shrimp tendon, which is four large shrimp on rice for about $20 USD. My wife ordered the tempura set which came with a few pieces of tempura, miso soup, rice and an appetizer for about the same amount. I found the tempura shrimp to have a decent flavor, but soggy. I prefer my... More

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