Gion & Kiyomizu Temple TempuraSep. 28, 2015 UPDATE
Tendon (tempura over rice) prepared with giant prawns and fried right in front of your seat


This tempura restaurant is located right in the center of Gion. The lunch menu consists of only rice bowls with tempura. The dinner menu provides diners with various courses using an original take on tempura.
We would now like to introduce you to the lunch menu. There are a total of four different rice bowls available. Their most famous dish is the "BIG PRAWN TENDON". which has two amazingly large tempura prawns sticking out of the rice bowl. This is one big and hearty meal, with the added fun ...moreof watching the chef fry up the tempura right in front of your eyes.
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Have fun watching the chefs cook tempura while you are waiting for your order!
You will be able to witness some very fast and deft handiwork.
1Must Eat !
Two giant tempura prawns combine with seasonal vegetable tempura on top of rice. The refreshing sauce makes a great combination with the savory fried tempura breading.
2Must Eat !
This bowl includes 3 pieces of eel tempura with a soft and delicate mouthfeel. Enjoy the taste and aroma of fresh eel.
3Let's Try !
MIX TENDON / ¥1,700
One giant piece of prawn tempura and two pieces of eel tempura over rice.
Highly recommended to people who want to enjoy the delicious flavors of both prawn and eel.
4Let's Try !
BEER / Small size ¥400 Big size ¥500
A cold beer is the perfect accompaniment for tempura. We recommend eating a piece of tempura along with the beer, then eating the rest of the tempura and white rice. *The picture shows the small size.
How to Order & Eat
Tensyu How to Order & EatWe recommend the BIG PRAWN TENDON, but those who would like to eat eel as well should order the MIXTENDON.
The table includes Japanese pepper, 7 spice powder, as well as green tea powder salt for you to season your dish to your liking.
- Order Tips -
Because it is a very popular restaurant, you may often have to wait in line. You will be asked for your order while you are waiting in line, so it is best to decide on your order quickly.
Tensyu Appearance Photo
Categories Tempura
Phone +81 75-541-5277
Address 244, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0073
Directions 3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Hours 11:00 ~ 14:00 / 17:30 ~ 21:00 (L.O. at 20:30)
Reservations Dinner reservations also available.
Closed Wednesday
Notes Crowded during lunch time (12 - 2pm) on both weekdays and holidays.
Price range
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Lunch ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 / Dinner ¥5,000 ~ ¥6,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There is English on the Japanese menu.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 20 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Lunch: No Smoking | Evenings: Smoking Area Available
Tensyu +81 75-541-5277 Lunch ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 / Dinner ¥5,000 ~ ¥6,000 3/3

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