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“Real Tokyo tempura”
Review of Tentake

Tentake
Ranked #151 of 4,191 Restaurants in Taito
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Real Tokyo tempura”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wow, we live in Tokyo and heard about this place from some Assakusa locals, we were really impressed by the perfect tempura. The master of this restaurant can deep-fry shrimp like no other. We also saw several gaijin yell "YOROSHIKU ONEGAI SHIMASU" as they entered the shop and get a free glass of beer. I wish we had known!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank marippin
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect tempura and reasonable price”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tempura is one of those Japanese dishes that seems simple but is actually difficult to perfect. This place is perfection, crispy batter with tender fish and vegetables on the inside. This place also offers an excellent chance to watch how the tempura is prepared. The master is very friendly, and is happy to have customers ask him questions about how he makes the tempura. I am Japanese, but there were some foreigners there who seemed to be given complimentary glass of beer, so I spoke in English and I got a glass of beer too! Highly recommended if you are visiting Asakusa!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank westvanboy
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Kurashiki, Japan
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92 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Great food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Traditional tempura, just the way we like it. Quite a variety too. If you're in the Asakusa area, be sure to drop in for dinner. "ebi-ten" (tempura shrimp) is to die for!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Maneki-neko
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Yokohama, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Gaijin experience”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Yes, this is one of the gems on any trip to Tokyo. Very friendly staff and excellent service at reasonable prices--and their English was actually quite good. This place really does give you the true feel of Old Edo!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Curt990
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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Succulent tempura in Tokyo; delicious, authentic and cheap!”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

I live in Tokyo, and this shop easily has the most delicious Tempura I have had for such a reasonable price. The ingredients are all locally sourced, he uses the healthiest oil, and all for a remarkably reasonable price. The shop is easy to find, right in the middle of Asakusa.

The Tempura Master is particularly fond of foreigners, if you announce your nationality when entering the shop in a loud voice he will give you a glass of beer or soft drink for free - AMERIKA-JIN (American) DESU, etc. You must yell it out as you enter, give it a try!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Pathcontrolmonk
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