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Daikokuya Tempura

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
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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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Contrary to high expectation before our first visit, our experience with Dakokuya was not that pleasant. Certanily very famous not only among locals but also tourists from other countries, the tempura served there was too greasy, which sat on our stomachs for a very very long time. Maybe we are too old (me in early 50s and my wife in... More 

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Thank mongon2016
melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint traditional inn feel (like from the 70s/80s) with tatami upstairs and tables downstairs. I had tempura, with a batter that was really light and tasty. Wife had the tendon, which everyone (especially locals) was having. I think that's their specialty dish. Wife liked it, I preferred my tempura crisp, personal preference. Overall best tempura I've ever had (though I'm... More 

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Thank nuhkol
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This isn't a typical tempura don. They pour their proprietary sauce generously over the tempura shrimp and other fried delicacies over the rice. Most people may not like the fact that this makes the tempura soggy. The star of the dish was definitely the secret sauce. Sweet and savory without being overly salty. Worth a try. The place is jam... More 

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Thank Joanna L
Sydney, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service at 5pm for a 2100 Jp Yen set that included : appetiser (cucumber), bowl of rice, flavoursome soup, large serving of tempura (BIG prawn, mushroom, bean, "prawn galette"), jug of tempura sauce (little noodle thingies that go in it), and a hot pot of green tea. Not convinced it was quality tempura as I was expecting a very... More 

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Thank SeanitoGuapo
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try this place since it had a long line on a Saturday afternoon. The food and the service were both disappointing. Not worth the wait.

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Thank Franco B
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 Mirelalind
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $26
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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