Experience Japanese Food Culture: Authentic Tempura Delights at Tenichi



Tempura is an essential part of an in-depth experience of Japanese Food Culture. And one of the most notable is Tenichi. Despite its history and tradition, Tenichi offers authentic tempura that incorporates modern techniques and ingenuity. Using only the freshest ingredients and deep-fried with artisanal techniques, customers can enjoy the exquisite texture of tempura, which is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Ten-ichi has a network of restaurants in Tokyo, Kyoto, and other locations throughout Japan, each offering unique menus that make the most of regional specialties and seasonal ingredients. Particularly popular are the tempura set menus and seasonal course meals, which offer a new taste discovery each time you visit.

In addition, Tenichi’s restaurants have a relaxed atmosphere, with counter seats and private rooms available, allowing diners to enjoy their meals in a comfortable setting. They are ideal for stopping by during a break from sightseeing or business, and are a favorite among many foreign tourists.

In this article, we will introduce in detail the charm of Tenichi, its recommended menu, and how to enjoy it. We hope you will visit Tenichi on your next trip to Japan or next time you dine out and enjoy its authentic tempura delights. For the latest menu and campaign information, we recommend checking the official website and SNS.

Recommended Menu

Tempura Miyakoshi attracts many people with its high quality tempura and extensive menu. Here are some of our most popular recommended menus and course meals.

Tempura Set Meal

Tempura Miyakoshi’s set meal menu is especially popular during lunch time. Using fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables, the set menus include the following variations.

  • Tendon: A hearty dish filled with shrimp, kisses, pumpkin, eggplant, and more. The special Tendon sauce is a perfect match and makes the rice more filling.
  • Kayaku Rice and Tempura Course: Kayaku rice served with seasonal vegetable tempura is recommended for the health-conscious.

Tempura Course

Tempura Miyakoshi also offers luxurious course meals perfect for special occasions. The following are some of our typical courses.

  • Hana Course: A course of tempura made with an abundance of seasonal ingredients. The course includes appetizers, sashimi, assorted tempura, rice, and dessert.
  • Koetsu Course: A course featuring tempura made with premium ingredients. This luxurious menu is especially suitable for special occasions.

Seasonal Tempura

Seasonal Tempura is a great way to enjoy seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy seasonal delicacies such as cod roe and butterbur sprouts in spring, bitter gourd and asparagus in summer, matsutake mushrooms and sweet potatoes in autumn, and oysters and cod in winter.

Special Tempura Bowl

Tempura Miyakoshi’s special tempura bowl is a popular choice for both lunch and dinner. Filled with fresh shrimp and vegetables, the tempura rice bowl is perfectly mixed with our special sauce to create a satisfying dish.


Tempura Miyakoshi’s kakiage is a deep-fried mixture of various ingredients. The crunchy texture and juicy ingredients inside are exquisite and loved by many.

These menu items are just a taste of what Tempura Miyakoshi has to offer. Be sure to try these menu items on your next visit. For the latest menu information and campaigns, we recommend checking the official website and SNS.

Experience and Enjoy

Dining at Tenichi is more than just a meal, it is a special experience. Here are some tips on how to enjoy Tenichi to the fullest.

Live cooking at the counter seating

At Tenichi, counter seating allows you to enjoy your meal while watching artisans fry tempura right in front of you. Watching the craftsmanship up close enhances the deliciousness of the tempura. The experience of tasting freshly fried tempura on the spot is exceptional.

Tips for Eating Tempura

The following tips will help you enjoy tempura more. First, use your favorite seasoning, such as salt or tempura sauce, to change the taste. Tenichi offers a special tempura sauce that enhances the flavor of the tempura. It is also recommended to eat freshly fried tempura while it is still hot. You will be able to enjoy the crispy texture and juicy ingredients inside to the fullest.

Suggested Enjoyment.

  • Visit at lunch time: Tenichi’s lunch menu is reasonably priced, making it easy to enjoy authentic tempura. It is the perfect place to stop by for a business lunch or on your way to see the sights.
  • Enjoy a Dinner Course: For dinner, we recommend enjoying a luxurious tempura course. A course meal from appetizer to dessert is perfect for special occasions and anniversaries.
  • Dining at the counter: Enjoying your meal at the counter while watching the craftsmanship of the chefs makes the tempura even more delicious. We recommend this special experience, especially for first-time visitors.

Takeout and Delivery

Tenichi also offers take-out and delivery services. We recommend this service for those who want to enjoy tempura in the comfort of their own home. You can easily order from the official website or affiliated delivery service and enjoy authentic tempura at home.

We hope these pointers will help you maximize your dining experience at Ten-ichi. We hope you will try these ways to enjoy your next visit. For the latest menu and campaign information, we recommend checking the official website and SNS.


In order to enjoy your meal at Ten-ichi even more, it is important to understand Japanese dining etiquette. Below are some good manners to know when visiting Ten-ichi.

Manners when taking a seat

Once you enter a Tenichi restaurant, follow the waiter’s directions and take your seat. Especially during busy hours, you are expected to cooperate for smooth guidance. Counter seating is especially popular at Ten-ichi, offering a special experience to see the craftsmanship up close. If seating is unreserved, choose your seat while taking care not to disturb other customers.

Manners when ordering

After carefully looking over the menu and deciding what to order, politely inform the waiter of your order. Using basic phrases such as “please” and “thank you” in Japanese will help you communicate better. If you are unsure about your order, you can ask the waiter for Tenichi’s unique menu recommendations.

Manners during a meal

How to take tempura

When taking tempura, pick it up lightly with chopsticks and take it to your own plate. You should avoid stabbing the tempura with chopsticks. Also, once you have taken the tempura, place it on your own plate before eating. At Tenichi, each tempura is generally served in small portions to preserve the fresh taste of each tempura.

How to Use Tentsuyu and Salt

At Tenichi, tempura can be served with either tempura sauce or salt. Adding condiments such as grated daikon (Japanese radish) and green onion to the tempura sauce gives it a refreshing flavor. When dipping the tempura in the tempura sauce, be sure to quickly dip about one-third of the tempura in the sauce. If using salt, take a pinch with your fingers and sprinkle lightly over the tempura.

Eating Order

The order in which to eat tempura is theoretically to go from the lightest flavored ingredients to the darkest flavored ingredients. For example, start with light-flavored ingredients such as shrimp, squid, white fish, and asparagus, and eat the darker-flavored ingredients such as conger eel, kakiage, scallops, and squash later.


Avoid leaving tempura uneaten. It tastes best when it is freshly fried, so consider the amount you can eat and take.

Manners after the meal

When you finish your meal, express your gratitude by saying “Gochisoso-sama desu” (Thank you for the food). This phrase is very important in Japanese dining etiquette. You can also show your courtesy to the waiter by cleaning the table and packing up the dishes you used.

Consideration for your surroundings

It is also important to be considerate of others while dining. Use cell phones sparingly and be careful not to talk loudly. If you are with children, make sure that they do not make a lot of noise and do not disturb others.

Dress Code

Ten-ichi does not have a particularly strict dress code, but it is a good idea to dress in clothes that are not too casual. Especially during dinner time, it is advisable to dress a little more formally so that you can enjoy your meal even more.

Confirmation of Reservations

Ten-ichi is a popular restaurant, so it is a good idea to make a reservation. It is recommended to make reservations in advance, especially during dinner time and on weekends, as the restaurant is expected to be crowded. Ten-ichi also accepts online reservations, and early reservations are recommended, especially if you wish to sit at the counter.

By observing these manners, your dining experience at Ten-ichi will be more enjoyable and you will gain a deeper understanding of Japanese Food Culture. By keeping these points in mind before visiting, you will be able to enjoy a pleasant and memorable dining experience. Please check the official website and SNS for the latest information and campaigns.


Tenichi has stores all over Japan, and each region has its own unique charm. Here are a few stores that we particularly recommend.

Ginza Main Store

  • Location: 6-6-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Opening hours: Lunch 11:30-16:00, Dinner 16:00-22:00 (L.O. 20:30)
  • Features: Tenichi’s main restaurant is located in the heart of Ginza, where you can enjoy traditional Edomae tempura. The relaxed atmosphere and counter seating where you can watch the artisans at work up close are the main attractions.

Nihonbashi Takashimaya

  • Location: Nihonbashi Takashimaya Honkan 8F, 2-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:30 (L.O. 20:00)
  • Features: Located in the Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store, an important cultural asset, the store combines a retro atmosphere with modern service.

Shinjuku Isetan Store

  • Location: Isetan Main Store 7F, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:15)
  • Features: Located on the 7th floor of Isetan Shinjuku, the chic interior and red table seats are impressive. The counter seating offers a view of the lush green courtyard, allowing you to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Ikebukuro Seibu Store

  • Location: Seibu Ikebukuro B1F, 1-28-1 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday lunch 11:00-15:00, dinner 16:00-23:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays lunch 10:30-15:00
  • Features: Located on the basement floor of the Seibu Ikebukuro main store, this is an eat-in style restaurant where you can easily enjoy tempura.

Osaka Branch (Herbis PLAZA ENT)

  • Location: Herbis PLAZA ENT 5F, 2-2-22 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
  • Opening hours: 11:00-15:00 (L.O. 14:30), 17:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
  • Features: This is the first branch of Ginza Tenichi to open in Osaka in its 90th year of business. From the large counter seats, you can enjoy Edo-mae tempura with a view of Osaka Station.

Yokohama Sogo Store

  • Location: Sogo Yokohama Store 10F, 2-18-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
  • Features: Located on the 10th floor of Sogo Yokohama Store, very convenient access from Yokohama Station.

Kyoto Isetan Store

  • Location: 11F, JR Kyoto Isetan, Higashishiokoji-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
  • Features: Located in Isetan Kyoto, directly connected to Kyoto Station, the store is an easy stopover between sightseeing and shopping. You can enjoy the craftsmanship of our chefs from the counter seats.

Hiroshima Store

  • Location: Urban View Grand Tower 2F, 4-1 Kamihatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
  • Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
  • Features: Located in the heart of Hiroshima, with counter seating and private rooms available for a wide range of occasions.

Fukuoka Iwataya

  • Location: Iwataya Honten Honkan 7F, 2-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
  • Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
  • Features: Located in the heart of Fukuoka, this restaurant is a convenient place to stop by between sightseeing and business. You can enjoy freshly fried tempura at the counter.

Hokkaido Branch (Daimaru Sapporo)

  • Location: Daimaru Sapporo 8F, Kita 5-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
  • Features: Located inside Daimaru Sapporo directly connected to Sapporo Station, you can enjoy tempura made with fresh Hokkaido ingredients.

Each of these restaurants has its own unique characteristics, offering something new to discover each time you visit. We hope you will take a look at these restaurants on your next visit and enjoy Tenichi’s authentic tempura. For the latest information and details, we recommend checking the official website and SNS.

Reservations and queue management

Tenichi is extremely popular and often crowded, especially on weekends and during dinner hours, so you can enjoy your meal comfortably if you take measures in advance. Below are some tips for making reservations and avoiding lines.


  1. Make reservations in advance: Reservations can be made in advance at Ten-ichi. We recommend making reservations early, especially during dinner hours and on weekends. Reservations can be made by phone or through the official website.
  • Reservation Phone Numbers: Contact information for each restaurant can be found on the official website.
  • Online Reservations: Reservations can be easily made through Ten-ichi’s official website.
  1. Tell us your special request: If you have any allergies or special requests, please let us know at the time of reservation so that we can accommodate you smoothly.

Measures to Prevent Lines

  1. Aim for off-peak hours: You can shorten your wait time by avoiding the busiest times of the day. Weekdays around lunch time (11:30-13:30) and early dinner time (17:00-18:00) are often relatively empty.

2.Check the menu in advance: Checking the latest menu on the official website will make ordering on site smoother. This will reduce waiting time.

  1. Visit in small groups: It is easier to secure a table and reduce waiting time if you visit in a small group rather than a large group.

Other Measures

  • Check the latest information: It is also important to check the official website and SNS for the latest information on crowds and reservations. By gathering real-time information, you can enjoy a smooth dining experience.
  • Check cancellation policy: When making a reservation, it is also important to check the cancellation policy. Choose a restaurant that is flexible enough to accommodate sudden changes in plans.

By utilizing these measures, you can enjoy a stress-free dining experience at Ten-ichi. The latest reservation status and crowd information can be found on the official website and SNS, so check before visiting.

Reviews and Ratings

Tenichi is highly rated by many patrons for its delicious tempura and high quality service. Below are the latest reviews and ratings.

Highly Rated Reviews.

  • Fresh ingredients and craftsmanship: Many patrons rave about the delicious tempura made with fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables. Enjoying the sight of the artisans frying the tempura right in front of you and tasting the freshly fried tempura is especially popular [443].
  • Lunch Cost Performance: The lunchtime set menus are reasonably priced yet hearty, and are especially popular among businessmen and tourists. Weekday lunch offers freshly fried tempura set menus at a reasonable price, attracting many repeat customers [442].
  • Calm atmosphere: The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, with counter and tatami room seating available, allowing you to enjoy your meal in comfort. In particular, the experience of dining at the counter while watching the craftsmanship up close is very special [444].

Areas in need of improvement.

  • Wait times during busy times: As a popular restaurant, wait times can be long, especially on weekends and during dinner hours. Advance reservations are strongly recommended to reduce the wait time.
  • Opinion on price: Some diners have commented that the dinner prices are high, but many say that the quality and service are worth it.

Overall Rating.

Tenichi offers a special experience where diners can enjoy high quality tempura made with the freshest ingredients and craftsmanship. Many patrons are satisfied with the taste and service, and many are repeat customers. Lunch time is especially cost-effective and recommended for many people.

Before visiting, check the official website and SNS for the latest information, and make reservations in advance to enjoy a more pleasant dining experience.


Ten-ichi is a renowned restaurant that offers high quality tempura made with fresh ingredients and a special experience to enjoy the craftsmanship. At the main Ginza branch and the other branches, you can enjoy traditional Edomae Tempura as well as menus featuring regional specialties. The counter seating is especially popular among patrons, who can enjoy freshly fried tempura while closely observing the craftsmanship of the chefs.

By making reservations in advance, you can enter the restaurant smoothly even during busy times and enjoy a relaxing meal. Another attraction of the restaurant is that you can enjoy it according to the occasion, whether it is a reasonable set meal at lunch time or a luxurious course menu at dinner time.

When visiting, be sure to check the official website and SNS for the latest menu information and promotions for a special tempura experience. Next time you travel to Japan or dine out, be sure to enjoy authentic tempura at Ten-ichi.