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Tenshu

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244 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-541-5277
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11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is famous for their cheap and good tendon during lunch time. We were 6th in line when we reached there slightly before 11am. The portion of the eel tendon was big with 3 pieces of eel. It was great value for a meal in Gion area.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Fresh seasonal ingredients, nice freshly prepared tempura. A small restaurant with only counter seats around the kitchen. Very enjoyable meal. Portions are quite big. Excellent value for the price.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Tenshu specializes in tempura. We never had a full tempura meal and wanted to try it. Tenshu had a more reasonably priced set dinner menu (5000 yen per person) comparing to other tempura restaurants. Even though you cannot choose the food, you can request a vegetarian meal if you do not eat seafood. The restaurant is small. We sat at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant focuses on one thing and that is really great tempura. We went at lunchtime at 11:15 to avoid any queues and found that we already had the last table. The menu is available in English and is very simple with 4 options at lunchtime. We had the eel tempura and the prawn tempura. Both very succulent inside and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Can get a good bowl of udon noodle soup for around 700-800 yen. If you are after a cheap, no-fuss authentic eat within Gion, would recommend. I ordered one of the spicy bowls. Very satisfying. They have clear english menus with great descriptions for each dish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-541-5277

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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