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Tempura Yoshikawa

135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5544
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there over the Christmas holiday. We were staying at one of the top 5 star hotels in Kyoto, and the concierge had booked a private dining room on our behalf, to accommodate our family and another family for a private dinner with Geisha...More

Thank LondonHH72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favorite meal in Japan! I never thought I’d spend $100 pp for tempura, but well worth it for the best tempura you’ll ever have! Everything was good and cooked to perfection!

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our best tempura dining experience. The restaurant is part of a beautiful ryokan, just a short walk from Shiyakusho-mae subway exit. Food was really yummy and service was excellent. The tempura was offered in a set course of fresh vegetable and...More

Thank LQ101
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Plesant atmosphere, in a tradition teahouse structure. Delicious tempura experience, which comes in a choice of only two sets (cheaper at lunch time - pricy in the evening). Better to reserve your seat; I was lucky to get one, but many did not. The only...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best Ryokans you can find in the Kyoto area, beautiful gardens and doesn’t get more real than this on the local food. If you want to have fish, tofu and miso soup for breakfast this is your place. We stayed there for...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I thought I had eaten tempura before but never like this. So very lightly coated, each course melts in your mouth and never feels greasy. Small and intimate and the chef is right in front of you explaining each dish. Book in advance!

Thank David V
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I stayed at Yoshikawa and enjoyed dinner in the attached restaurant. It's a tiny place - just 10 seats. The dinner was a lovely production with the tempura chef cooking directly in front of us and serving people around the counter delicious, piping hot foods.

Thank jdselby
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This place has absolutely no respect for its customers!!! Don't ever try to make a reservation here unless you like being abruptly cut off and hang up on!! A couple of months prior to my Kyoto trip, I called in Yoshikawa to make a dinner...More

2  Thank Mín L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Advantages: - the tempura! It was so light that you don't feel heavy after. - nice quaint space - take the set lunch meal and sit at the bar (so you can watch them make your food) - clean facilities Disadvantages: - the space by...More

1  Thank 88sh8
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great dinner. An intimate, charming setting with friendly helpful staff. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. You watch the chef prepare every bite and honestly, I've never seen such an immaculate cooking space where frying was being done. If you're unfamiliar...More

Thank Isenn
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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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3 September 2015|
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Response from Pierre P | Reviewed this property |
We were only 2, we were seated directly. But it's a very small restaurant, so I'd book if I were you, just to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5544
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