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Yoshikawa Inn Tempura

#22 of 7,246 Restaurants in Kyoto
#23 of 7,730 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5544
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Tempura!

You will have the best tempura in Kyoto here. Delicious tempura will be prepared in front of you as you eat one scrumptious dish after another. We were lucky to have great company as well, with an American couple on the right and an Australian on the left, making it a social and fun evening with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Bergen, Norway
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You will have the best tempura in Kyoto here. Delicious tempura will be prepared in front of you as you eat one scrumptious dish after another. We were lucky to have great company as well, with an American couple on the right and an Australian on the left, making it a social and fun evening with pleasant conversations and excellent... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Yoshikawa Inn Tempura is the place for some super tempuras. This is a very small place, where you sit around the chef preparing fresh tempura in front of you. Both menus propose a selection of vegetable and seafood tempuras, with a lot of variations, not just the usual shrimp tempura. You'll also get to choose between 1 of 3 additional,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We purposely researched and chose this restaurant fir lunch based on reviews here. The restaurant is small and charming. We sat at the counter and ordered the smaller lunch portion. The tempura was light, but was not flavorful nor enhanced the food. It was not better than average tempura I've had in the US. I was so excited to find... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you're going to splurge do it here. Food superb, ambiance charming, and performance of chef outstanding. Well worth the difficulty in finding it, so take a Taxi

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Or this good, for that matter. Just a pure pleasure to see a very specialised chef at work, a master in what he does.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Your chef for the 11 people seated at the counter in order to receive and taste the chef's choices within seconds of cooking. everything, the shellfish, fish and multitude of differing vegetables all just out of the tempura oil are a delight. quite unique. Book well ahead to get in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We reached there at 11 am sharp and it was already crowded after we took our seats at 11:05! It is supposedly the best tempura place in Kyoto and after the lunch I do agree with whoever said that. Little overpriced - The least expensive set lunch is 3000 Y and there is just another option of 4000 Y which... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was very enjoyable to sit at the bar and see the chef making all the dishes however I did find the menu over priced compared to other tempura offerings around Kyoto and elsewhere. At 8,000 yen a head plus drinks it isn't somewhere I will rush back to. The separate seating for dessert was lovely except when we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It's well worth a visit to try the fantastic kaiseki cuisine but be warned it's pricey! For the amount paid I would have expected perfect service but I had to chase on a few occasions. Nevertheless it's a wonderful experience. If you are going in a large group they prefer one person to pay rather than splitting the bill.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I cannot write enough positive words about our experience at Yoshikawa. If you are in Kyoto you must go - eat and stay. It was spectacular.

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Additional Information about Yoshikawa Inn Tempura

Address: 135 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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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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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