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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

After visiting the temple we were looking for a Japanese meal experience, we had a good meal and had fun eating with chopsticks while seating on the floor, we picked a menu including a salad, a miso soup and a set of tempura. One of the highlight of our stay in Tokyo, expect a waiting line if you are not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

saw many reviews online and decided to check it out this time when i visited Tokyo. the flavor is great! however i think it is a little pricy for asians, unless i was making US$ for salary then it is very affordable. The tempura is not the usual tempura, it is more soft than crispy, but the sauce is amazing.... More 

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Thank Pear B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Found this place thru trip advisor and it did not disappoint! My husband and i loved their tendon ( tempura on ricebowl) with thick sauce. Quite pricey though but worth the money.

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Thank Mary D
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

If you happen to be around Asakusa Nakamesi st area, do head over to this shop and try out their tempura. If you are not a big fan or raw fish / sushi, and preferred cook food tempura is a good choice. They come with rice & soup set. If you like noodles, they have that option as well. Can't... 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
$9 - $28
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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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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