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Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto

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566 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1488
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Robe of seasonal luxury... Enjoy!Japanese Gouemet "Tempura" With the...
Robe of seasonal luxury... Enjoy!Japanese Gouemet "Tempura" With the subtly illuminated Yasaka Pagoda in front, Tempura Endo Yasaka is located near the vast premises of Kenninji Temple in Gion, Kyoto. The 90-year old sukiya-style (traditional teahouse architecture) building was formerly used as an ochaya ("teahouse" where geisha parties are held). A flight of stone steps welcomes you into a traditional, relaxed setting representative of old Kyoto. The choicest seasonal ingredients are prepared with utmost care by our expert chefs. To ensure the maximum flavor and aroma of each ingredient, the chefs at Tempura Endo Yasaka cook tempura in a most timely manner. Relish our Kyoto-style tempura in the refined atmosphere of the geisha quarters. ※Choices of Japanese-style bar seats, Ozashiki-counter seats, tearoom, table seats, Annex VIP room and banquet room are offered depending on the occasion and preference.
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent tempura experience in Gion!

We made an online booking at this restaurant prior to our arrival in Kyoto, after reading some of the reviews here. The restaurant website was very English-friendly and we preordered the Kamogawa lunch course with seating at the tempura bar. Service was wonderful throughout, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2013
Red_Turtle
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We made an online booking at this restaurant prior to our arrival in Kyoto, after reading some of the reviews here. The restaurant website was very English-friendly and we preordered the Kamogawa lunch course with seating at the tempura bar. Service was wonderful throughout, and the English-speaking made us feel very welcome even though all the other customers that day... More 

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Paris, France
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We chose: Tempura Keisaki Gion (Lunch) Positive points: - service: Five stars!!! you are expected at the door entrance and escorted in and out by the waiter (when finished she walked out with us at the door and kept on waiting for us to disappear from the view waving good bye!!!) - environment: (i) private dining room: we had the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I found out about this restaurant and listed it as "optional" in my itinerary. We were at Kiyomizu-dera in the morning and decided to call to reserve 2 seats for lunch. I have to say, this "optional restaurant" is now a "highly recommended restaurant" when visiting Kyoto! After sightseeing at Kiyomizu, we walked down to the restaurant and arrived a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Not a cheap meal at 23,500y for 2 (included a couple of drinks), but impeccable service, great food and well situated. Recommended

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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Really outsanding place with extremely helpful staff with some useful English language skills. Food outstanding, not cheap but very high quality. Not easy to find as no sign outside but locals know if you have the name written down!! Strongly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 566 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 125
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Description

Robe of seasonal luxury... Enjoy!Japanese Gouemet "Tempura" With the subtly illuminated Yasaka Pagoda in front, Tempura Endo Yasaka is located near the vast premises of Kenninji Temple in Gion, Kyoto. The 90-year old sukiya-style (traditional teahouse architecture) building was formerly used as an ochaya ("teahouse" where geisha parties are held). A flight of stone steps welcomes you into a traditional, relaxed setting representative of old Kyoto. The choicest seasonal ingredients are prepared with utmost care by our expert chefs. To ensure the maximum flavor and aroma of each ingredient, the chefs at Tempura Endo Yasaka cook tempura in a most timely manner. Relish our Kyoto-style tempura in the refined atmosphere of the geisha quarters. ※Choices of Japanese-style bar seats, Ozashiki-counter seats, tearoom, table seats, Annex VIP room and banquet room are offered depending on the occasion and preference.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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