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“Great tempura in a cozy restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC

Tenkane, Shinjuku Odakyu HALC
Ranked #129 of 8,604 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: $30 - $149
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great tempura in a cozy restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is the second time I have been here and like the first it did not disappoint! This is a very authentic tempura restaurant with great food and fun atmosphere. The chef is a 4the generation tempura chef and knows exactly what he is doing. Great way to taste a lot of different foods at reasonable price.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jimmy4255
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Germantown, Maryland
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264 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Amazing tempura, great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We read about Tenkane (and their specialty in tempura) and were eager to try it. On our first attempt, they had just run out of food (because they buy as much as they think they will sell daily -- a great indicator of how fresh the ingredients are). We came by the next night and there was a party going on, but they had two seats for us! It's a set menu (your choice of three different options), and while it doesn't read as very much food, it's actually quite a bit!

The ingredients were top-quality, the service was perfect, watching the chefs prepare it in front of us was less of a show and more of an art form. Each piece goes straight from the chef to your plate -- and everything we had was delicious!

A must-visit while in Tokyo!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ecotait
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best tempura in Tokyo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Though tempura is one of the most famous traditional Japanese food, you won't see as many specialized restaurants in Japan as sushi restaurants. This place has been one of the best for more than 100 years and definitely a must-visit-tempura restaurant.

reasons why you should visit
1)quality of food: absolutely great. Each ingredients are cooked in perfect timing and served one by one, so that you can enjoy and focus on the flavor.
2)location: right by the Shinjuku station (West gate). If you stay in Tokyo, it is super easy to get there.
3)service: as you expected at family-owned restaurant, you will experience very warm hospitality. They even have English menu for non-japanese speakers.

Hope you guys enjoy great tempura and Japanese culture here!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Hiro N
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just as good as Tenichi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Top quality ingredients, expertly and minimally prepared in order to not interfere with the quality of the raw materials.
Prices are quite reasonable for what you get.
Homey, more personable service.
We dined here with our 7 and 9yo boys, and they were great.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank WTChoe
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the best tempura, you will ever taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First of all - restaurant run by a family, dating back more than 100 years - it is very traditional Japanese way of cooking tempura, with a modern twist. Simply beyond delicious. Choose a tempura course, and owner/Chef won't disappoint you. There are also 3 prix fix meals available. Expect to spent around $120.00- 150.00 / US/ per person, with good amount consumption of drinks

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank patrick w
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