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Daikokuya Tempura

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1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-2222
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quirky nice, traditional and pleasant

If you can find this place down the side roads then half the challenge is compete. A traditional simple place that will close up by 8:30 or 9pm and likely you will walk out having had a satisfying meal in a pleasant environment. Few tourists but a simple English menu available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you can find this place down the side roads then half the challenge is compete. A traditional simple place that will close up by 8:30 or 9pm and likely you will walk out having had a satisfying meal in a pleasant environment. Few tourists but a simple English menu available.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A deservedly famous--and popular--tempura restaurant near the Senso Ji temple. Coated with a delicious, slightly sweet black sesame sauce, and served over rice. Never had anything like it before, and thought it was superb.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They open at 11.15am but the queue was already long. They sat us at the tatami section, which meant we had to sit cross legged on the tatami floor. Ask for conventional table seating if you prefer that. Complimentary green tea was served as soon as you sat down. Meals were served within 15 minutes upon ordering. Their tempura set... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I tried the Ebi Ten Don after a a long morning walking around Asakusa. The Tempura is not the usual crispy type but rather coated with a sweet black sauce. I enjoyed it for sure, the prawns were juicy and fresh. If you can't read or communicate in Japanese then be sure to ask for the English menu - it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at Daikokuya several times over the past five years and we always enjoy this well known tempura house (my wife is Japanese and lived in Asakusa for 8 years prior to moving to Australia). On this occasion we had the tendon, which primarily comprised tempura prawns on a bed of rice. Could have done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It seem we were lucky as we didn't have to wait in order to get a table. We found at Daikokuya some great tempuras and tendons. I really recommend the shrimp ones. The communication in english was a bit difficult but we managed to get what we wanted, as the staff was very helpful. I'd say that if you're in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had tempura set served with sashimi dish. All was delicious. Fish and shrimp were fresh and the rice smelled like jasmine. The taste was just right, It's the best tempura I have ever had.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Based on the reviews I had read, I must admit I was disappointed with the meal. Has to be said I came just before last orders, but still. I believe they only do tempura, so you expect it to be good and to be freshly made. It felt like they were skipping on the latter; they felt kind of spongy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Not far away from the famous Senso-ji Temple, a small and cosy joint which offers excellent tempura. The "locals tastes" I describe is Tendon (tempura over rice) soaked in their version of sauce...which all was very appetizing and tasty...but not crunchy...is it on purpose? I didn't ask, but looks almost impossible to be crunchy as served, and delicious nevertheless. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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