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“Excellent Tempura at Tenkane Shinjuku” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC

Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC
1-5-1 Nishishinjuku | Shinjuku Odakyu HALC1F, Shinjuku 160-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-5601
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Ranked #15 of 5,097 Restaurants in Shinjuku
4.5 of 5 stars 62 Reviews
Price range: $25 - $125
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Tempura at Tenkane Shinjuku”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I found this unassuming restaurant tucked at a corner based on the feedback on trip advisor. To find this restaurant, upon exit from Odakyu HALC, turn right and walk down the street along the building, the restaurant is at the corner. You can see the signboard and the door is pretty old.

Step in, take a seat at the counter and enjoy the food being served. The starter set consists of tuna sashimi, eel and some veg. The chef waits for you to complete the sashimi before starting to prepare tempura so be sure you stop staring and start eating!

One by one, the chef cooks up tempura consisting of 2 prawns, 2 fish, bone of eel, 2 heads of prawn, mushroom top with shrimp, baby trout, onion, fish and finally baby scallops. That completes the tempura set. Thereafter, we were served a rich broth of miso soup unlike any that I've tried and a small bowl of nice sushi rice plus green tea brewed from tea powder (it was wonderful green tea). Dessert was nice big purple grape and a smaller green grape, sweet and nice.

I would really recommend this nice restaurant though the price tag is pretty steep. This is a small restaurant staff by a mother and son team with another staff.

It's definitely worth patronizing the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Italian first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Best Way to Eat Tempura Is Sit At The Counter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

There are many good tempura restaurants in Tokyo, I found it's the best way to eat it, is sat a counter facing the chef, hot and crispy from the fryer, is the name of the game, this restaurant is not hard to find, just outside of Shinjuku station, they serve lunch and dinner, price reasonable, chef don't speak English, I strongly suggest you sit at the counter, to taste the fresh hot crispy tempura as it mean to be.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid
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12 restaurant reviews
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“High quality food inside authentic place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are looking for eating a very good tempura in a authentic japonese place, this is probably your place but you must know you will be paid more than it is the real worth of the service. Very friendly staff. Although they do not speak english the make you easy to order offering fix menu.

Visited September 2013
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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Lovely tempuras”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The restaurant was really packed so we were seated in a different room and unfortunately didn't get the pleasure of seeing the cook prepare the tempuras. I will be honest by saying that when the first 2 tempuras were served, my first thought was 'this is tiny' for the price I am going to pay. But they kept on coming over and over again to the point where I could hardly eat! They served the most unusual tempuras (I don't want to spoil the surprise) which were excellent. You also have a small starter (with home made wasabi) and dessert. The service was very good and despite the high price I am glad I went. This is a family business who knows their stuff and if you are not a on budget then it is worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Hidden Gem in Shinjuku”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Amongst the chaos that is Shinjuku is this hidden gem. A quaint, authentic tempura shop serving the best tempura I've had in Tokyo (or the world for that matter). We went with a set menu that consisted of sashimi to start and then 8 rounds of amazing tempura. The batter is light and flavorful and the fish and vegetables are fresh, with prefect texture and balance of flavor. The staff is amazing, very helpful and friendly. They really love what they do and it shows in the food and the experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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