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Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten

#24 of 11,632 Restaurants in Kyoto
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566 Komatsucho Yasakadori, Higashiyama-ku | From Kiyomizu temple and Kodaiji temple by 5 to 10 min by walk, 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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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing experience for our first visit to Japan. Great service from start to finish and the food was amazing quality. They spoke some English (enough to know what you were eating). Definitely make a reservation. Can't wait to go back!!!!

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Thank JC15S
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. Tempura which we fried with cotton seed oil is very healthy and it is popular with guests. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are all hope that we can see you again. From all staff More 

Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here as a family of four at the chef's counter. We had an excellent dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and sake recommendation. Tempura was light and delicate and it was good fun talking to the chef about all the various items being served. Highly recommend this restaurant! More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like tempura at the most sophisticated level, then this place is for you. Some of the best and most interesting tempura I have ever eaten. Prepared before you by an expert chef and served immediately to you. Variations of tempura we never knew existed until now. Very popular restaurant. Reserve your place well in advance. And remember that... More 

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. 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. In addition, we are pleased with as enjoy also lightness of cottonseed oil. We will make an effort from now on to be used... More 

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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up without a reservation at this former teahouse, now a busy restaurant, and they asked us to return in 30 minutes. A table had been prepared for us in an upstairs room, where we enjoyed a wonderful meal of 11 tempura (vegetables, shrimp, fish) plus a miso soup and grapefruit sorbet. Each little dish was beautiful, more like... More 

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Tempura Yasaka Endo. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time tasting all variety of tempura even though you are so full. Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year. We are looking forward to serve you again in near future, we are welcome you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it, although it was quite expensive, the food and the service was great! A nice place to experience highly quality of tempura!

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Thank Chenyin L
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are all hope that we can see you again. From all staff More 

Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 23 of us dined here. A group that size can be challenging for a small restaurant but the staff was up to it. Service was smooth, the food came hot to the table and it was very tasty and crisp. There were several courses of tempura, both shrimp and vegetables. Interestingly, there was no sauce provided. In... More 

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. We are pleased if you feel the four seasons by having the tempura taste good memories. Also, we have our branch that in Beverly hills in the U.S.A. so please visit them when you come near. We are all hope that... More 

California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with staff from Kyoto University, not knowing what to expect. Highest quality, elegantly presented, and individually prepared pieces of tempura--some basic, some a bit exotic even by Japanese standards. Everything was excellent. Steep sitting fee, and menu prices would hinder a return trip though...

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. We are pleased if you feel the four seasons by having the tempura taste good memories. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are all hope that we can see you... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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2,091 reviews
1,169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky they let us have a table without a booking and were surprised of how crisp and fresh the tempura was

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. Tempura which we fried with cotton seed oil is very healthy and it is popular with guests. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are all hope that we can see... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were very fortunate to have dined in without a reservation. They had a private room available. We were pampered with their service and heavenly tempura courses! The servers were so sweet to explain how to eat and what sauces we should use. The tempura was light, delicious and beautifully presented.

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, 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. We always keep it in mind to be able to enjoy seasonal foods to a visitor through the four seasons. Also, we have our branch that in Beverly hills in the U.S.A. so please visit them when you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Fine Japanese experience with Friendly staff, tasty small dishes, Romantic and cozy, you don't hear any music in the background because everyone us focused on the taste. Tempura I'd fresh out of the pan served in doses ( vegetables, shrimp, mushrooms). They were so sweet to know we are honeymooners they offered us a small gift. Don't must out on... More 

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka Honten, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are delighted to have you visit our restaurant on an important occasion called honeymoon. 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. Also, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 135
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 Yasakadori, Higashiyama-ku | From Kiyomizu temple and Kodaiji temple by 5 to 10 min by walk, 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 110-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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