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Yoshikawa Inn Tempura

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135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5544
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 43
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best Tempura

With the recommendation from a close friend, i made reservations 2 months ahead for a party of 6 people including a 5 year old toddler. Credit card details were required since they would buy the ingredients the morning itself to ensure everything was fresh. Of course this was understandable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
dsiewmy
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Kuala Lumpur
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kuala Lumpur
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

With the recommendation from a close friend, i made reservations 2 months ahead for a party of 6 people including a 5 year old toddler. Credit card details were required since they would buy the ingredients the morning itself to ensure everything was fresh. Of course this was understandable. Since it came highly recommended, we went in with high hopes.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a dinner with my whole family (3 sons and one young girl, 2 1/2 year old) last week at Yoshikawa. I give these details because families with children might be intimidated with the idea of a 3-hours dinner in a tatami-room of a very traditional restaurant and it is true that in some of those places families with... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing dinner! It was amazing to see the chef prepare everything with such a skill and very attentive to every detail. Food and presentation were both impeccable! It is very expensive, it came about 27000 for us both, but worth every penny! If you can afford this place, please indulge yourself with this experience!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Each tempura is fried to perfection, still retaining its original form, be it scallop, nasu or kakiage. The batter's merely like a thin sheath, to immortalise the item within, along with its natural juices. Apart from his masterful tempura frying skills, Chef has an amazing ability to know exactly at which stage each of the 11 diners is at, and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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186 reviews 186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The tempura was simply delicious - fresh, nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection. However, it was the whole dinning experience that make this tiny restaurant special - from the efficient but dedicate service by the hostess, the witnessing of the chef's masterful cooking performance to the savoring our gourmet tempura.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went to get the well recommended Tempura here and it certainly was a great experience. Very helpful staff, excellent ingredients and beautiful craftsmanship. We would strongly recommend this place also for tourists not knowing the language or all the customs. They are very helpful here.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Excellent tempura, cooked and served by a master tempura chef in glorious sequence as you eat and enjoy each course. Set menu available in English. All options are more than generous. Restaurant is tiny and part of the Yoshikawa Inn Ryokan. Dessert is served in a separate room which also serves as the Inn's Lobby. Attentive service. Reservations are a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had one of my most memorable nights in Japan at this restaurant. The foot was amazing, I've never had tempura that tasted this good. A very light batter that didn't hide flavour and texture. The service was great, my poor/non-existent Japanese was not a problem. More importantly, the atmosphere and the guests that night, including a number of local... More 

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Singapore
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Probably I haven had that many tempura meals yet but this is definitely the best I have had so far. Managed to make a dinner reservation on a Tuesday night via email. Ms Chisato was very prompt with her reply. Be prepared to provide your card details to secure the reservation as in my opinion, it's only fair that if... More 

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washington, D.C.
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We love tempura, we'd read the reviews, and we weren't disappointed! This is a lovely place with a very nice staff. When we made our reservation, we had asked to be at the "bar" where we could see the chef. The atmosphere was very cordial with about 10-12 people sitting there. People came and went at different times, but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?