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Daikokuya Tempura

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Ueno, Asakusa
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1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3844-2222
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with family. Short queue before service time. Near tourist spot - Sensouji. Good service. Nice ambience. Big nicely cooked shrimps. Big portion of rice. Tasty soup.

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Thank Wong S
Park City, Utah
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are about 6 choices on the menu. The shrimp tempura had a decent flavor, but was soggy. We used google translate to try and tell our waiter that we needed another minute to look at the menu and somehow that'd greatly offended him. He left us sitting for over 40 minutes. Finally, when we were the last people sitting... More 

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Thank bmerc0656
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

its said this place has been in existance over 100 years.. the tempura batter is different. its not crispy but a soft batter. the portion is generous thus recommend to share if u r a small eater. they also have the normal tempura that we r used to available. in addition to the large prawns, the base is covered with... More 

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Thank bearykim
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Daikokuya! My favourite is the ebi tendon, super good. Love it, will keep coming back for more.

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Thank Thaeria
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

took a while to find the place as it has relocated, but they were kind enough to leave a direction sign infront of the previous restaurant! friendly staff and very efficient! wait wasnt long because we came after lunch time! portions are generous, so would recommend to share. its wheelchair/stroller-friendly as they have a lift to the second floor. the... More 

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Pachuca, Mexico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I really loved this place; the food is amazing, Tendon with shirmps was the best I've ever tried, and with their sake, it was unsurpasable.

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Thank EspressoZen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A bit difficult to find. I walked to the main road. But it is actually in the small road lining the temple area. Look for a little house, standing a little bit in front of the others on its own. You really walk past it several times ! No real signs. Look for the sliding doors with white rice paper.... More 

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Thank henrivantilburg
Singapore, Singapore
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Daikokuya has great tempura and apparently is an institution when it comes to tempura...My wife and I both ordered a large set (4 pieces) of shrimp (Ebi) tempura which was fried to perfection. Crispy batter and moist shrimp and not oily at all. At this restaurant the tempura is served with their famous sauce (you can ask for the tempura... More 

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Thank Starfield11
Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

My family go to this restaurant with expectation. We waiting for hour to get seats. I try Tendon with 4 Prawns. Foods is not bad. Tiger prawns is big but it's not crispy like other tempura. The price is 1,950 Yen. We think too expensive compare to their quality. Overrate restaurant. Long queue. So expensive. No recommend for this restaurant.

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Budapest, Hungary
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136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Had a lovely walk around Asakusa district and ran into this little GEM! The restaurant is tiny, good to have a reservation especially if you are a group of people. The staff consists of elder ladies, who never stop similing and are very welcoming. The tempura and sashimi we had here was the most amazing I have ever had! They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-2222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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