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“Hidden Gem in Shinjuku”

Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC
Ranked #224 of 8,817 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: $27 - $136
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Shinjuku”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Amongst the chaos that is Shinjuku is this hidden gem. A quaint, authentic tempura shop serving the best tempura I've had in Tokyo (or the world for that matter). We went with a set menu that consisted of sashimi to start and then 8 rounds of amazing tempura. The batter is light and flavorful and the fish and vegetables are fresh, with prefect texture and balance of flavor. The staff is amazing, very helpful and friendly. They really love what they do and it shows in the food and the experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Best Tempura Experience”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I was blown away with the experience at Tenkane.

We sat at the bar and were greeted hot towels and hot tea. A plate of sashimi was accompanied with freshly ground wasabi, ground on a shark-skin grater.

We then began the experience of about 8 rounds of different types of tempura. The chef treated us to a few extras items now and then too!

Two of our guests had to leave early (as they were catching a plane) and the staff were more than happy to serve them faster that the rest of us. It was actually good for the rest of us as we got a preview of all the delicious things that were about to receive.

I will definitely return to treat friends to taste the delicious Tenkane tempura experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank beausmith
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London
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“High quality tempura cooked with passion”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Recommended by our hotel, an excellent and authentic one-man tempura venue with 10 seats along a counter, with two older ladies serving drinks, other dishes and clearing up. Nothing fancy but authentic, charming and very good. And very local.

A start of excellent sashimi was followed by a range of superb tempura dishes with a light batter and not oily. We went for the cheapest meme, more than enough food to be honest. The white fish, green onion and small scallops were the picks. Would definitely return.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank NickiG
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
630 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
“A small, casual but traditional delight.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

A small, friendly Japanese restaurant with excellent quality and presentation. We chose a set tempura menu of Y5300 pp. There was plenty of food for us including a small dessert - green tea ice-cream. There are larger sets if you have a big appetite. We accompanied our meal with beer and sake. A lovely start to our holiday in Japan in this relaxed and casual restaurant with a simple, traditional feel.

Visited April 2013
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Thank NotMolly
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Berlin, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fab tempura”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Small place with fresh trmpura being made as you watch. The smallest option for 5300 yen is enough for most, as you get about ten deepfried tidbits after eachother - without haste. Count on 7000 yen per person with a beer and taxes. It's much for Tokyo standards, but worth it for a splurge. The personnel speak good english.

Visited April 2013
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