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Tenichi Kyoto Isetan
Ranked #245 of 15,110 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
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Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
Reviewed 29 June 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 or sauce or plain. Not greasy. Crispy and hot. Can add other items to the set but pay more.

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Reviewed 12 January 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 and watched as each piece of food was fried, then immediately put on our plates. It was crispy and not greasy.

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Reviewed 22 December 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 first time we tried such a place. Worked well.

But this place was much posher. It is located in the Isetan building in the Eat Paradise area on the 11th floor of the Kyoto Station building. Bit of a challenge to find as there was no English name showing outside the restaurant when we were there but there is a map showing restaurants in that area in English and it’s fairly logical to find after that.

Had a short wait outside and then shown inside. We were looked after very well. Tempura was excellent. And we had a bill as we're used to and paid at the end! Normal service resumed.

As an aside, we found the restaurants in the train stations a revelation — you could have a very basic but satisfying meal if in a rush or too tired to change or classier restaurants where you would want to make an effort. Sometimes on a high floor giving you the benefit of a great view as well.

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Reviewed 12 December 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 vegetables were very fresh. The service was good. I highly recommend the multiple tempura courses if you have time. Reservation is highly recommended and you can ask your hotel concierge to help with booking.

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Reviewed 11 September 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 had gone in Tokyo. There were three set prices for meals, we chose the middle one. We also got tea and a few beers. Our meal came to 14,900 yen, which is about $150. It was a lot of food and everything was delicious. The chef was so nice and helpful, telling us which salts or sauce paired with which pieces of tempura. We would definitely go back.

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