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Yoshikawa Inn Tempura

Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5544
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Ranked #5 of 3,586 Restaurants in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 56 Reviews
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Well known Tempura restaurant in centre of town. Very well cooked and very light. Atmosphere a bit restrained but I guess it depends on who the other 8 diners are. Overall a good meal in a lovely Ryokan in Kyoto.

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Philadelphia, Pa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There's really not much more to say than that. But the small, cozy atmosphere and the hospitality help guests experience some Japanese culture which makes the dinner all the more enjoyable.

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KL
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I had tempura kaiseki meal at Yoshikawa after visiting some temples and shrines nearby. We made reservations via email, which was very promptly replied by Chisato. We had to select a menu before we made it to the restaurant. We were ushered in to a private room in this ryokan's restaurant which overlooks a garden, and this... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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180 reviews 180 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a small traditional tempura bar, run by 2 people. Seeing the reviews we went with high expectations. We ordered a set menu and it was good, but not great. There were some firsts like the chesnut tempura. You get good quality food with good service at good prices but nothing to rave about. Enjoyable and a good value.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We turned up to Yoshikawa having made a reservation through our hotel a week earlier, but they had no record of it. This was obviously a bit of a problem as the restaurant only fits 10 or so people. Not sure who was at fault but Yoshikawa took full responsibility anyway, were very friendly and helpful and remarkably managed to... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Tempura in an authentic Ryokan atmosphere. Though a bit on the pricey side when compared to other food options, it was well worth it and I can only recommend it. We're sitting at the counter and watched the chef prepare the Tempura. With us were only Japanese: three business men and a family of five. It was interesting to... More 

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Address: Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-221-5544
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Japanese

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