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Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba

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Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba Description

Located in Tokyo, Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba is a renowned restaurant that specializes in tempura cuisine. Recognized as one of the top 100 tempura restaurants in Japan, it has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Tempura Hyakumeiten award for 2023. With a rating of 3.72 out of 5 and 35 reviews on Tabelog, this restaurant has gained a loyal following of food enthusiasts.

What sets Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to the art of tempura. The skilled chefs at this restaurant have mastered the delicate technique of frying tempura to perfection, resulting in light and crispy batter that encases the freshest ingredients. From succulent shrimp to seasonal vegetables, each piece of tempura is meticulously prepared to highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients.

The menu at Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba offers a variety of tempura options, allowing guests to indulge in a truly authentic tempura experience. Whether you prefer classic tempura dishes or more adventurous combinations, there is something to satisfy every palate. Don't miss the chef's special omakase course, where you can enjoy a selection of the finest tempura creations crafted with the freshest ingredients of the season.

The restaurant's interior exudes a traditional Japanese ambiance, with its elegant decor and intimate seating arrangements. The attentive and knowledgeable staff provide excellent service, ensuring that every guest has a memorable dining experience.

If you're a fan of tempura or simply looking to explore the rich culinary traditions of Japan, Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba is a must-visit destination. Prepare to be delighted by the exquisite flavors and expert craftsmanship that define this exceptional tempura restaurant.

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Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba Overview


Central Aoyama No6 3-chōme-2-4 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062


+81 (0) 3-3401-0722


3 minute walk from Gaienmae Station (Exit 1a, Ginza Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

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Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba Reviews

Tempura Motoyoshi Matoba Google Average Rating



Amazing restaurant. The service was exceptional the food was delicious. If you thought tempura was 1 dimensional.. think again. We visited 6 Michelin stars this trip in Japan (including 2 & 3’s) and this was the only one we would revisit. It was also the cheapest. We were even given a goodie bag of high grade beautiful chop sticks and traditional Japanese cloth table mats when we left. The decor and ceramic table ware were the best we saw the whole trip, beautiful! Chefs were fine sorts and spoke pretty good Janglish. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


I have been coming here for more than five years. Definitely the best tempura I have tried in the world. The menu changes according to the season. The chef is very dedicated with his food and knows really well of the ingredients that he is serving. Even with the huge success of the restaurant, he continues to improve the food, the cooking technique and the overall experience of the restaurant. This is my favorite restaurant in Japan and


I was very impressed with Motoyoshi tempura. The best tempura ever!! Also, the atmosphere of the restaurant is cozy, comfortable, happy and great!! Motoyoshi san is very friendly and kind. I highly recommend his tempura!!

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