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Daikokuya Tempura

Ueno, Asakusa
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1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-2222
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Not the traditonal tempura

We decided to try this restaurant when we visied senso-ji on a weekday. Waited for about 10 mins from 2:30pm, got seated upstairs on tatami (you need to take off your shoes) We ordered 3 tempura lunch set. Green tea was served. The tempura was not the traditional one that you tried. It was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alvis W
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this restaurant when we visied senso-ji on a weekday. Waited for about 10 mins from 2:30pm, got seated upstairs on tatami (you need to take off your shoes) We ordered 3 tempura lunch set. Green tea was served. The tempura was not the traditional one that you tried. It was soggy, not crispy and crunchy. Color... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Daikokuya Tempura on our first day in Tokyo. We had to cue for 10 minutes before the staff guided us to our table on the second floor tatami room. We ordered two Tempura Tendon sets (3 pieces tempura on a bowl of rice, miso soup, and a small appetizer). The fish, shrimps, batter and rice were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You wait for what? Extremely soggy tempura. Can't take away it tasted ok but no, it wasn't an experience I will remember well.

Thank travelledswede
Winston-Salem, NC
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

So, we waited in a long line at this highly rated restaurant. Once to the door, service was brusque, minimal. Food was soggy and not so appealing. Food was not bad, per se, but would not recommend and would not return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Went there early at 11am on a rainy weekday. No line yet and was seated immediately. Had a nice view of a pretty courtyard. Prawns were large but the batter felt a little too soft for my liking. Price-wise, this is a little on the high side for tendon. Tip: skip the sets and go for the straight rice bowls.

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Vancouver, CANADA
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Went there for brunch on my second last day in Tokyo. The main store facing Sensoji was closed for the day and a sign outside provided direction to a secondary location just around the corner. There were a few people waiting outside but somehow the owner just whisked me in (probably because I was on my own). I was seated... More 

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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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Brooklyn, New York
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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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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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 - 24
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian


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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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