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Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten

566 Komatsucho Yasakadori, Higashiyama-ku | From Kiyomizu temple and Kodaiji temple by 5 to 10 min by walk, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1488
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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566 Komatsucho Yasakadori, Higashiyama-ku | From Kiyomizu temple and Kodaiji temple by 5 to 10 min by walk, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten
1. Premium Kyoto style Tempura…
Enjoy to the full the taste, skill, and style born of Tempura Endo’s.
2. Peaceful and relaxing setting…
Depending on the occasion and preference…
3. The finest seasonal delicacies
Cooked as lightly as possible to preserve the natural taste.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like many things in Japan Cooking tends to lean to artistry And this restaurant delivers on many levels The food is very good Nut its just as much about the experience and reverence of the craft Its $$$$ But our family felt it was one...More

Thank LEB-FLA
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. Also, thank you for having words of much praise Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 24, 2017

This place came highly recommended by our Singapore foodie friends, and justifiably so. We went there for lunch and homed in on their top-of-the-range Gion kaiseki set which included sashimi and an interesting sesame tofu with ponzu sauce. The same menu, albeit with some refinements...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. We appreciate your compliment, and we seem you are satisfied about Tempura, behavior of waitress, chef's table(live-cooking counter bar seat). Tempura is a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were fortunate to get a reservation for this place on short notice, so do plan ahead... This place is on the expensive side, but it was well worth it. The restaurant was located in a beautiful teahouse and it was hard...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming our restaurant. We think some of people from overseas are not used to eating fried foods. But we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our dishes. We are also happy we could support making one of your memories. We are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful restaurant that's just minutes away from the Kiyomizu Temple. The moment you step inside, a feeling of peace and serenity envelopes you - a welcome respite from the tourist circus swirling around Kiyomizu Temple. You are greeted by friendly staff, invited...More

Thank nycbos8
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visited our restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. We also were impressed your warm comments. You wrote our details with such a warm words. we are really appreciate it. Anyway, did you full up with our Tempura?...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Id been to Tempura Endo for dinner before, which was delicious but revisited for lunch. It was surprisingly one of the best lunches- very filling, innovative and different dishes that were varied and fun, and also not very expensive (on weekdays) at 4000 yen (before...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visited Tempura Endo in Kyoto. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our dishes. Our chefs and servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction all guests who come to our restaurant. We are sincerely waiting for your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, 17 years in Japan I was excited to go here. At first glance, the lady waiting outside for us with our reservation in hand, the waitresses wearing kimonos, the atmosphere, everything was great... until we ate. We had an asparagus tofu with Ikura and...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO in Kyoto and thank you for your valuable comments. We apologize that you didn’t enjoy our dishes. We also sorry we had no words about our dishes clearly to you from the bottom of our heart. We...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go here if you are hungry and want value for money. We found it to be all looks no substance. The only protein we had for our $170 per head meal was one bite of beef, one scallop, and some chopped prawn which were...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Thank you very much for visited Tempura Endo in Kyoto. Thank you for your comment and visited our restaurant. And we are very sad because we can not fill your heart. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018

We felt special from the get-go. We were walking towards the restaurant but we were met on the street by staff who were already waiting for our arrival. They ushered us into this big tatami room overlooking a small garden and then served by our...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Thank you for visiting Tempura Endo in Kyoto. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed not only our Tempura and service but also authentic Japanese style! Tempura is very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year. Chefs and...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Tempura Endo is located in the Higashiyama area, about 5-7 minutes away from the shopping street of Ninenzaka/ Sannenzaka. We arrived at about 1.30pm for lunch and not realising how popular this place was, we had neglected to make a reservation. We eventually had to...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura, service, preparation of the counter. We are pleased with as enjoy also lightness of cottonseed oil. Tempura is a very familiar dish that...More

Reviewed April 27, 2018

Our meal here was absolutely delicious and one of the best we had in all of Japan. We were lucky to get a last minute reservation late in the evening. We sat at the counter table, which was very nice and more comfortable than sitting...More

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Kyoto Gion Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura, service, atmosphere of the counter. Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year. Tempura which...More

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bsuchai
February 4, 2018|
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Response from IPPEIENDO | Property representative |
Dear bsuchai Thank you for your question. You can reserve to use overseas telephone. However,Please ask us your Hotel's name. We receive to reserve by telephone or e-mail. We are waiting for your coming,Thank you. From all... More
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March 16, 2017|
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Thank you for asking to Endo's. Regarding the dress code, we have not specified anything other than shorts and sandals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$45 - $136
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Komatsucho Yasakadori, Higashiyama-ku | From Kiyomizu temple and Kodaiji temple by 5 to 10 min by walk, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-1488
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Description
For over 130 years, Endo has been welcoming guests to its restaurants on the historical and atmospheric streets of Gion, Kyoto. Originally founded as an ochaya teahouse where geisha would perform, we have honored that heritage and status while also continuing to innovate. Endo has embraced new styles and is always striving for new levels of culinary excellence. Just beyond the precincts of Kennin-ji, one of Japan's oldest Zen temples, our main restaurant lies hidden away on tranquil Yasaka-dori in the backstreets of Gion, overlooked auspiciously by Gojunoto Five-Storied Pagoda. Traditional Kyoto vegetables, wild herbs, fresh seafood from Wakasa Bay and the Seto Inland Sea, freshwater fish from the clear streams that run into Lake Biwa… Enjoy Endo's legendary Kyoto-style tempura, prepared fresh to order with an ever-changing cornucopia of seasonal, local produce.
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