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Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto

#22 of 11,576 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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566 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-551-1488
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very recommended place to eat tempura. We enjoy every single bites. The waiters were very kind and inform us of every tempura. Would return again.

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Thank Blancey_13
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. I feel relieved that you seemed to be satisfied about Tempura, behavior of waitress, and chef. We always keep it in mind to be able to enjoy seasonal foods to a visitor through the four seasons. Please visit us again when you come to Kyoto. From all staff More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tempura was absolutely amazing. We did get a little lost as the restaurant has three locations on the same street, but the restaurant hosts were extremely helpful. Service is excellent. Tempura is cooked right in front of you and served fresh - batter was light and crispy, and not oily. Definitely recommend if you're passing through Kyoto and would recommend... More 

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Thank simone6789
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our unique counter, Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year. We are pleased if you feel the four seasons by having the tempura taste good memories. Also, we have our branch... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great service; nice decor and vey decent food. overall a enjoyable experience. But the tempura could have been lighter if put to dry/drip a bit longer. So average value for money in the context

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Thank gglucas
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. Tempura which we fried with cotton seed oil is very healthy and it is popular with guests. We are all hope that we can see... More 

Hong Kong, China
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb tempura. Wonderful fresh and subtle flavours. Each piece prepared with great care and pride. Wonderful hosts and exemplary service. A must visit. Reservations recommended as it gets busy from 18:00 to about 20:30.

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Thank Trueblue2x07
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are all hope that we can see you again. From all staff More 

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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I checked on where to eat best tempura , the highly recommend was Endo Yasaka at Gion area. We made advance reservation as most of the nights were fully booked. They have room to serve for for party of 8 or less. Each room served by one tempura Chef. The food was great and the menu only comes with price... More 

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Thank Lucas G
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year.In addition, we are pleased with as enjoy also lightness of cottonseed oil. Also, we have our branch that in Beverly hills in... More 

Wiesbaden
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best tempura restaurant! Top service and celebration of excellent tempura. You need a reservation. The cook explains in detail each course so that you know what and how you eat (what spice or sauce you should use).

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Thank thomasmQ711QN
IPPEIENDO, お客様担当マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura. We are pleased if you feel the four seasons by having the tempura taste good memories. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are all hope that we can see you... More 

San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, I loved Tempura Endo! I am very happy we went there. The restaurant itself is really beautiful in Japanese way. Service is phenomenon. Their tempura is super delicious! They also do vegetarian option too, which was great since my partner is vegetarian. The price is surprisingly reasonable for the quality, volume and service we received. I also loved sake... More 

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IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura and service. And we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Juraku-dai! We are very happy that if we can also receive patronage with future, Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who... More 

Toronto
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Located on a side street. First impression is of a well lit and beautiful entrance into a cozy and welcoming dining area, exposing 13 +, prized bar seats which offer the best view of the chefs preparing and cooking delicious food. We ordered the $100.00 and $130.00USD set meals. We were extremely happy with our choice. We experienced pronounced flavours... More 

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Thank Ed T
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura, preparation of the shop and charm of the counter. Tempura which we fried with cotton seed oil is very healthy and it is popular with guests. We always keep it in mind to be able to enjoy seasonal foods to a... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent services, we did not actually make any reservation on that night.. but the staff call us a cab and sent us over to the branch of tempura endo... During the dining, staff were friendly and helpful in explanation... Tempura taste good, despite a simple corn tempura also taste fantastic... The Tencha is a simple dish and yet memorable, as... More 

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Thank Lee wan G
IPPEIENDO, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. And thank you very much for your moving to branch restaurant. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our branch restaurant. Tempura is a very familiar dish that you can enjoy the seasonal ingredients throughout the year. We are pleased if you feel the four seasons by... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Wow! What a fantastic meal! I ate at Tempura Endo Yasaka one evening in late October, and can quite honestly say that this was one of the culinary highlights of a two week trip to Japan. The service was graceful and faultless - in fact I have never had better service in any restaurant worldwide! The tempura was cooked in... More 

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Thank Philip R
winelover615, マネージャー at Tempura Endo Yasaka / Gion Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visited Tempura ENDO at this time. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Tempura and service. The staff will be pleased by all the memories of the journey that remains in my heart. Chefs and Servers will keep try hard to make satisfaction guests who came to Tempura Endo. We are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 44 - USD 132
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-1488
Description
Robe of seasonal luxury... Enjoy!Japanese Gouemet "Tempura"

With the subtly illuminated Yasaka Pagoda in front, Tempura Endo Yasaka is located near the vast premises of Kenninji Temple in Gion, Kyoto.
The 90-year old sukiya-style (traditional teahouse architecture) building was formerly used as an ochaya ("teahouse" where geisha parties are held).
A flight of stone steps welcomes you into a traditional, relaxed setting representative of old Kyoto.
The choicest seasonal ingredients are prepared with utmost care by our expert chefs. To ensure the maximum flavor and aroma of each ingredient, the chefs at Tempura Endo Yasaka cook tempura in a most timely manner.
Relish our Kyoto-style tempura in the refined atmosphere of the geisha quarters.

※Choices of Japanese-style bar seats, Ozashiki-counter seats, tearoom, table seats, Annex VIP room and banquet room are offered depending on the occasion and preference.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?