Tenmasa Tempura is a local Tempura shop in Ueno, Okachimachi, Tokyo. Unlike tempura tendon food chain Tenya, Tenmasa Tempura is not so famous for tourists. One reason is the location, it is located inside downtown Okachimachi in Ueno, Tokyo. No, it is not located along the main road or highways, but it is worth visiting and coming back for more Tempura Tendon bowls!
Tenmasa Tempura shop has a warm, intimate and cozy ambiance. Although the shop is space is small and narrow compare to a regular restaurant it brings your appetite to a state where it gets excited, seeing your meal being cooked and prepared just on the other side of the kitchen counter.
Tenmasa Tempura opens from 11:00AM – 1:30PM for lunch and reopens for dinner at 5:30PM – 9:30 PM.
|Tenmasa Open Hours|
|Monday – Friday||Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM|
Dinner 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Saturday||Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM|
Dinner – Closed
Tenmasa Tempura has 11 items on their menu with different Tempura combinations to match your cravings. Luckily they have a menu translated in English so you don’t have to guess what’s in your meal order!
We tried menu item #1 “Oedo Jo Tendon” and #3 “Oh! Ebi Tendon”, with a bowl of miso soup and pickles on the side.
Menu item #1 “Oedo Jo Tendon” is a tempura tendon bowl made of a combination of shrimp tempura, sea eel, eggplant and chrysanthemum.
While menu item #2 “Oh! Ebi Tendon” is made of a combination of 3 SPECIAL LARGE SHRIMP tempura, pumpkin slice and chrysanthemum. If you love shrimp tempura this is the best meal for you!
Both meals are delicious, the crunchy texture of crispy tempura batter with the taste of sweet and salty sauce, just explodes in your mouth and you can stop yourself to take another bite and another one.
Ebi / Shrimp Tempura
The seafood tempura is the highlight of the meal, it has the fresh taste and tender meat. It is not overcooked but perfectly cooked! Crunchy outside and tender soft on the inside. Look at the size of that sea eel tempura!
Sea Eel Tempura
Plus, the sauce! Oh, my goodness! The sauce takes the whole meal taste to a new level! The overall taste of the tempura meal is way way better than Tenya’s tempura tendon bowl.
Price range for each meal order ranges from 850 – 1,700 yen, it is worth your money!
You can also make a reservation ahead through EPARK online reservation. Click the link below for more information.
Tenmasa Tempura EPARK: https://epark.jp/shopdata/5375/
How to Use EPARK: http://yourjapanjourney.com/how-to-use-epark-japan-english/
Tenmasa Tempura Location
3 Chome-8-8 Taitō, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0016
Nearest Station: Naka-Okachimachi Station, 5 min. walk.
Tenmasa Tempura – Review
We enjoyed our meal at Tenmasa Tempura and will definitely come back for more tempura bowls!
This is a must try tempura place if you are searching for an authentic Japanese tempura meal.
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