May. 27, 2023 UPDATE
Tempura Endo -Main Restaurant-- 天ぷら圓堂 八坂本店 -
This restaurant is popular world-wide, so they can serve you in both English and Chinese.
English, Chinese, and Korean.
English and Chinese.
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Story & Recommendation
Yasaka Endo is a superb restaurant where you can feel the history and four seasons of Kyoto
The famous Tempura Endo also has a restaurant in Beverly Hills in the US. In the restaurant, which is in a Japanese traditional house built 100 years ago in the sukiya- style, you can enjoy tempura made using seasonal ingredients. Their tempura is simple, but it makes the tastes of the great ingredients shine. They use such luxurious ingredients as kuruma prawn, uni (sea urchin) wrapped in nori, their renowned corn, sesame tofu, and mushrooms and truffles when making their tempura. You can choose where you sit: at the bar counter, or in a private room, but wherever you sit, you can enjoy the special feeling inside the restaurant. This restaurant with its dishes, atmosphere, and service all of the highest quality, is sure to make your trip to Kyoto even more special.
Tempura- course・kaiseki / Lunch: From ￥5,500 (+tax), Dinner: From ￥10,000 (+tax)
For lunch, they have two tempura courses, 5,500 and 8,500 yen each. For dinner they have a tempura course for 10,000 yen and two tempura and kaiseki courses, 13,000 and 15,000 yen each. In the picture you can see one of the most famous tempura dishes of this restaurant, uni wrapped in nori. Besides this you can also see corn tempura and an endo bean croquette.
Tentsuyu, rice flour, and matcha salt
The specially made salt and tentsuyu, tempura dip, make the exquisite taste of Tempura Endo’s tempura stand out even more. If you dip your tempura in both the salt and the dip, the delicate taste of the tempura will not stand it, so only choose one. The matcha in the matcha salt is made by Kyoto’s famous Tsujiri.
Jurakudai’s Junmai Daiginjo / ￥3,800 for 300ml/300ml ￥3,800
The restaurant, of course, has a nice selection of beers and wine that go well with tempura, but I’d like you to try some sake from Kyoto. Among the sakes from Kyoto, Jurakudai’s Junmai Daiginjo is something that goes together with the tempura absolutely beautifully.
Tables for every occasion
You have many seating options: the tempura-bar, tempura-bar ozashiki, ozashiki (private tatami room), tea ceremony room, private room for banquets, table seats, and the carpet room to choose from. The room in the picture is the Japanese-style tempura-bar ozashiki with a sunken fireplace.
How to Order
The normal way of eating tempura in Japan is to put a spoonful of grated daikon to the tempura dip. So, take a spoonful, put it into the dip, and stir the dip a bit and you’re ready to start dipping!
- Order Tips -
When making a reservation you can tell the restaurant if you have any ingredients you don’t like. This way they can avoid serving those to you. They can also serve vegetarians by serving vegetable tempura only.