Tsukitokage is in a machiya style town house near subway Karasuma Oike Station and offers very reasonably priced tempura
This high-rise office building district of Karasuma Oike is the number one food district in Kyoto. In this bustling business district, there is a machiya-style tempura restaurant on Sanjo-dori Street called Tsukitokage Shinmachi. Lanterns are hung outside the front entrance. The door curtain has a lizard painting which is very eye-catching. After entering the shop, you can see a big wok in the bar area. The garden guest area is visible from the inner part of the first floor. There is also a wooden staircase leading up to the second floor guest area. The interior was renovated from an old building and gives people a feeling of nostalgia.
From the outside, it looks like a very expensive Kyoto restaurant and may make people think twice about entering. However, the cheapest item on Tsukitokage's tempura menu starts at ¥30! This restaurant takes into account the customers' dining speed and present them with a timely succession of steaming hot tempura. The tempura dipping sauces on offer include radish puree, sea salt and seaweed salt, which give pleasure to your taste buds on multiple levels. In addition to the restaurant’s famous tempura, its all-year-round delicious oden is also highly recommended. Another selling point of the restaurant is its variety of Japanese sake sourced from many places in Japan. Nothing is better than a perfectly matched sake and tempura!
The restaurant has an English-language menu. The service staff are also very enthusiastic, so you never have to worry about any problems with placing orders! If you wish to experience a completely different bar restaurant, be sure to include Tsukitokage Shinmachi on your check list!