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244 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-5277
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“tempura” (7 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
“tendon” (2 reviews)
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244 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It is probably one of the cheapest and delicious meal in this part of Kyoto. Tempura is well prepared and served pipping hot. Crisp and well marinated, topped with sauce. However, tip is to go slightly before peak hours to avoid queue. Worth your buck.

Thank danielyong
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed one of the most fabulous dinner in Japan. It's not just the food: it's much more. The atmosphere, the staff, the suggestion about the best match you receive for every single tempura piece. All this mix created a lovely evening for us! Extremely...More

Thank ilFilosofo87
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I came to this restaurant due to opinions and articles that I read in some foodies blogs. It take me some time to find the place. The place is very small and the name is in Japanese. In addition to, that it was my first...More

Thank Yolanda R
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Tried this for lunch because of a few blogs recommendation.We were excited we could still make it for lunch joining tail end of queue.The waitress took our orders while we were all standing in line. Inside the restaurant,seating is for about 20pax max.Service staff were...More

Thank julcas
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The chef are very dedicated. Every courses are delicious but eel are the best, Tenshu has house brand sake which is paired to Tempura very well. Limited seats need reservation in advance.

1  Thank tienfal
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The shop is located on Ground Floor facing to the main street. During the lunch hour, you have to queue up and wait outside the shop. The shop is small in size with approx. 20 seating. I selected the big prawn tendon for my lunch....More

Thank RonaldFan
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We went all the way from Osaka to this restaurant! We were there 10 mins after the shop opens. Waited about half an hour for a seat. I wish they provide some stools along the corridor. The food is really good. The rice is soft...More

1  Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank YSL88
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.

Thank denisekychan
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...More

Thank MidcoVincent
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
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Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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