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Japanese, Asian, Kyoto cuisine
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

My husband and I visited with our 10 month old for dinner. The waitress was lovely and even though we had our buggy they managed to fit us in, albeit a bit cramped. The sashimi and tempora were amazing, we had a variety of tuna,...octopus,squid, chicken, potatoes and asparagus and all were very good. The staff were all very hospitable too.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Lovely service, very gentle service. Great tempura since the beginning till the end .... all tempura very good but outstanding asparagus and white fish tempura!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Beautiful hosts, welcoming and warm. Perfect tempura, we ordered the first set for each of us. Delicious from beginning to end.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2019

The best tempura ever. We are vegetarian and had been craving a good tempura. This place certainly didn't disappoint. The food was extremely fresh and absolutely delicious. Had we have been staying in Kyoto longer we would definitely go back. I'd share some photo's but...we polished the plates clean before I realised that I hadn't taken a photograph. An empty plate speaks for itself, doesn't it?More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Beautiful food, mind blowing food. Go now! Lunch set was great value and the staff and chef were extremely friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

We went there as a last din er before heading back to Italy. One of the best choice we could make. I had the menu with an entre sashimi and tempura and witha dessert. My wife just got tempura. Amazing quality both of the sashimi...and of the tempura. Don't miss the chance to say I to Mr. Arima. He is very kind and nice as well as his staff. A pleasure to watch them cooking. Also the environment is couzy and intimate. Thank you Arima, No doubts about full grade :-)More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

Every meal is enjoyable when dining at Shunsai Tempura. The chef is a friendly elderly who is always smiley. Our last visit was 2 years back versa now, the quality is as good as ever! We order the set lunch and no regrets! They also...offer alcarte off the menu if you have your own preferences. The restaurant is rather small though. Be there early if you did not make any reservations.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

Based on a recommendation this little shop didn’t disappoint! Discovered dipping tempura in 3 different kinds of salt.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Kyota and wanted to try a tempura restaurant. This was close to our hotel so we decided to give it a go. First ever time in a tempura restaurant and we weren't disappoined. We had, fish, prawns and veg....It was fantastic. The was 5 staff and it only seats 18 people. Definitely give it a try if tou are close by. Can't complain about anything.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

Found this on Tripadvisor after trying another place recommended by a tour guide (it was fully booked by one party). So glad we ended up here instead, the Tempura was brilliant. We asked for guidance on how many to go for (8 pieces per person),...but loved it so much we ended up ordering another 4. Eight would have been a pretty light meal though. We had prawn, chicken and multiple veg - re-ordered the prawn, yams, asparagus and tried the ginger too second time around. Food was great, service from the young waitress who helped guide us on how to eat it( when to use dipping sauce or the salt/seaweed salt/Japanese herbs) was excellent. Would definitely go back again - we both loved every minute and mouthful :). Pic below is from our re-order describes above.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4