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Tenichi Kyoto Isetan


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Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tenichi specializes in tempura dishes. The restaurant is spacious and clean with amicable staff. One can enjoy freshly made tempura if seated at the counter, in front of the open kitchen. Tempura lunch sets are delicious and of great value.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank HandsomeXO
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Excellent tempura cooked right in front of you. The shrimp were large, prawn sized portions. The staff was friendly and they have a menu with photos so you can make your order with English and pointing. They have a range of dishes to choose from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CapeCarl
Reviewed December 27, 2018

We had lunch here. Selected two different set lunch menus. All with Vegetable, shrimp and fish tempura, varies in quantity. Rice, pickles, miso soup are part of the set. Food came quite quickly, they are tasty, not expensive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GreenLV
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We wanted to eat in the train station area and had a limited amount of time. This restaurant is also recommended in Lonely Planet. What a disappointment! The set menus start at around 4500 Yen (which will get you two great meals in many other...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Effie_11
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is one of the best tempura. Sat at the counter. Ordered the set. Watch the chef cook. Besides cooking, he is also attentive to making sure your tea is top up. Chef explains what is being serve and how to eat, i.e. with salt...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Panda6551
Reviewed January 11, 2018

This restaurant was wonderful, located on the top floor of the Isetan Department Store next to the Kyoto Train Station. Our guide explained to the chef that we had certain dietary restrictions, and the chefs were responsive to those requests. We sat at the counter...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Susan K
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This holiday, we found ourselves using the dining facilities in the massive station complexes including one place in Kyoto where we paid money for a ticket before we joined a queue outside before being shown a couple of seats at the bar. This was the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank MikeLeicester
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We had lunch here and it was excellent from the start to the end. We ordered a variety of set courses, as well a few rice dishes to share. The tempura was excellent and I had the set with the most courses. The seafood and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Adrian L
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

After a long day of sightseeing, my Husband and I were starving. We had gone to another high end tempura restaurant in Tokyo and really liked the experience so we thought we do it again. This place was even better than the other place we...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank piro51785
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I'm sorry to rate a restaurant so badly, but as you will gather I am a regular restaurant visitor and we searched out a tempura restaurant, because the one we prefer called "Shunsai Tempura Arima", which is totally first class, simple and well priced was...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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