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Tempura Tenichi

6-6-5 Ginza Send to Phone
This well regarded chain elevates tempura to an art.

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Tempura Tenichi Restaurant Review

: Sorry to say, but chefs outside of Japan have taken a few too many liberties with the term "tempura." It's not just a fancified word for "fried," and the leaden, dull-flavored results are, shall we say, a disservice to the word. A tempura dinner here will give you a whole new appreciation. This well regarded chain dates back to the 1930s; this location in the ritzy Ginza district is its flagship branch. Order a set menu, and watch the magic happen. Tempura---shrimp, fish, vegetables and more---is prepared piece by piece at the counter before you, arriving airy, never greasy and so crispy it's wispy. Sure, Tenichi gets a lot of tourists, including Japanese, but sometimes the crowd gets it right. Other locations include in the Akasaka and Shinjuku districts.


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