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Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto

#29 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
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566 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-551-1488
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11:30 - 15:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a fantastic meal! I ate at Tempura Endo Yasaka one evening in late October, and can quite honestly say that this was one of the culinary highlights of a two week trip to Japan. The service was graceful and faultless - in fact I have never had better service in any restaurant worldwide! The tempura was cooked in... More 

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Thank Philip R
winelover615, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura and service. The staff will be pleased by all the memories of the journey that remains in my heart. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are very... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, this place was one of the best places we eat at in Japan, would love to go again. Service was out of this world and it was great seeing our food cooked in front of us

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Thank Chigs11
winelover615, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our unique counter, Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year. We are pleased if you feel the four seasons by having the tempura taste good memories. We are all hope that... More 

Philippines
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Best Tempura we ever had!!! We decided to eat in this restaurant for my daughter loves tempura. To be sure to have a seat; we reserve a private tempura bar for 8 of us and ordered their 5,500 yen Lunch Set Menu with 10 tempuras as main dish. All 10 tempuras were cooked one by one in... More 

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Thank PhilippineTraveler
IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura, service, preparation of the shop and charm of the counter. Also, We are so glad to hear that your daughter seemed to enjoy not only prawns but also vegetables Tempura. Tempura using the cotton seed oil is very... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and head to this excellent tempura restaurant before the pros at Michelin discover it and make reservations impossible. Sit at the counter and watch the masterful prep work. The seafood is incredibly fresh and delectable. This is high-end culinary art so expect to pay for it: meals start around $100 per person and climb to around... More 

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IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. Thank you for having words of the praise. We are so glad to hear that you seemed enjoy Tempura having just fried and were able to feel the behavior of the Chef who is an expert of. We will make an effort from now on to be used to a store specializing... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful! Different types of tempura beyond the usual shrimp. Not overly battered and greaseless. Go for counter dining. The 4000 yen lunch menu is sufficient

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IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura in a store specializing in Tempura. Tempura which we fried with cotton seed oil is very healthy and it is popular with guests. Also, it is a season becoming colder and colder from now on. We prepare for Tempura having just... More 

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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tempura was really excellent, also due to the light oil used (cotton seed). You will be taken through a delectable succession of vegetables and seafood and although one eats a fair bit it is still reasonably light.

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winelover615, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Tempura. In addition, we are pleased with as enjoy also lightness of cottonseed oil. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are very happy that if we can also receive patronage... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tempura Endo is situated in an old part of Kyoto in a stylishly renovated old building. We had lunch and opted to sit at the bar so that we could see our food being prepared. We started with an appetiser followed by sashimi and then 13 different peices of tempura all cooked and served individually. Each piece was delicate and... More 

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IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura, preparation of the shop and charm of the counter. We always keep it in mind to be able to enjoy seasonal foods to a visitor through the four seasons. Also, please visit to our Beverly Hills store if there is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a restaurant for a group of 13 people with some dietary restrictions such as no fish and gluten free. I began emailing with Elle about 2 months before our visit and she accommodated all our requests. It was a fabulous evening with exceptional tempura and amazing service for a demanding well-traveled group. I would highly recommend... More 

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IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We concentrate a laborer for the making of shop that the person with the dieting enjoys it in the same way in the evil shop and can eat. Frequently of the email had exchange it, and thank you very much. Also, thank you for having words of much praise. Please visit us... More 

LA
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198 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch and it was very very nice. The tempura was light and delicious, and the service was excellent. We opted for the most expensive and next expensive menu and it was a delight. The customer service was very good and the waiters and waitresses were very courteous. Well spoken English as I'm sure many tourists have visited... More 

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IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. I feel relieved that you seemed to be satisfied about Tempura, behavior of waitress, chef and rooms. It is as you mentioned and we have an overseas visitor come a lot to the restaurant and enjoy it. Also, we have our branch that in Beverly hills in the U.S.A. so please visit... More 

Maryland
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204 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very cute private room. The tempura course was excellent (and not only the tempura, some of the best sesame tofu and sushi we had in Japan as well). Very courteous service. Good wine and sake list. Probably our favorite place in Kyoto that we ate (right up there with the Molecular bar in Tokyo). Don't miss it! (and just like... More 

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura and our service. Tempura is, of course, I was relieved I also like sesame tofu. It is also nice to ask them to the favorite restaurant in Kyoto. We are going to open our branch in December and make an effort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 44 - US$ 131
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-1488
Description
Robe of seasonal luxury... Enjoy!Japanese Gouemet "Tempura"

With the subtly illuminated Yasaka Pagoda in front, Tempura Endo Yasaka is located near the vast premises of Kenninji Temple in Gion, Kyoto.
The 90-year old sukiya-style (traditional teahouse architecture) building was formerly used as an ochaya ("teahouse" where geisha parties are held).
A flight of stone steps welcomes you into a traditional, relaxed setting representative of old Kyoto.
The choicest seasonal ingredients are prepared with utmost care by our expert chefs. To ensure the maximum flavor and aroma of each ingredient, the chefs at Tempura Endo Yasaka cook tempura in a most timely manner.
Relish our Kyoto-style tempura in the refined atmosphere of the geisha quarters.

※Choices of Japanese-style bar seats, Ozashiki-counter seats, tearoom, table seats, Annex VIP room and banquet room are offered depending on the occasion and preference.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?