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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My family had lunch at Diakokuya Tempura. It was a different experience from the usual tempura. The tendon came with rice,2 or 3 prawns tempura & a prawn cake batter. The batter was soft not crispy. In addition there was this black sauce on the tempura & rice. These combine to make a delicious & tasty meal. We had to... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We read a lot about this place so we had high expectations. Location was great but the tempura itself was a let down. Good, but not great. Not worth the que!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There are a lot of Tempra restaurants in Tokyo. Some are very expensive, some are like fast food. Daikokuya is in the middle of them. I recommend here to someone who would love to try Tempra. Then let's order Tendon. Tendon is Tempra bowl. Big Tempra are on white rice. It looks a little bit strong taste (because of sauce... More 

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Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited Daikokuya with my college best friend (Japanese, Tokyo native) for the first time in 2005. I remember queuing for the longest time on a hot summer day and having to split tables with other eaters as it was so busy. Despite the conditions and no expectations, it was one of the most un-forgetable flavours of Japan (I had... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tried tempura at this place, probably, as many others here, because it's suggested on the lonely planet guide. I basically experienced the same as other reviews: the tempura is a bit soggy, the portions are big. I do not really know about the value, as many places around in Asakusa were even more expensive. It was however the place with... More 

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Tempe, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Daikokuya Tempura

Address: 1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-2222
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito
Average Prices: USD 9 - 26

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