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Tempura Oishi

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Tempura Oishi Description

Located in Kamakura, Tempura Oishi is a hidden gem for tempura and tendon lovers. With a cozy and traditional Japanese decor, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that transports you to old Japan. The menu features a variety of tempura dishes, from crispy shrimp and vegetables to delicate fish tempura. The tendon, a bowl of rice topped with tempura, is a must-try here.

What sets Tempura Oishi apart is not only the quality of their tempura but also the attention to detail in their cooking. Each piece of tempura is perfectly fried to a golden crisp, preserving the natural flavors and textures of the ingredients. The restaurant's commitment to using fresh and seasonal produce ensures that every bite is a delight for your taste buds. Whether you are a tempura aficionado or new to Japanese cuisine, Tempura Oishi promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

Tempura Oishi Overview


1-chōme-9-24 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0005


+81 (0) 467-23-7500


8 minute walk from Kamakura Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: Closed
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Tempura Oishi Reviews

Tempura Oishi Google Average Rating



One of the best for tempura. Taste is not oily. You can taste the true taste of the food.


I had the lunch course. Reservations are required.

I think there were about 10 counter seats and one box seat. It is a format where you can enjoy tempura that is fried by a professional chef right in front of you. When I visited, it was not possible to order additional items, but in the past it was possible to order items that were not included in the course.

Tempura is served with either tempura sauce containing grated radish, salt, or curry powder. We can tell you the recommended way to eat each type. You can refill the grated radish.

The freshly fried tempura was all very delicious. The shrimp heads and scallops were especially delicious. The more I chewed, the more the flavor spread.

Finally, choose Tendon or Tencha. This time, I chose the tempura bowl based on my companion's recommendation. It was a delicious kakiage tempura bowl. The desserts were also delicious.

As for the food, it was a perfect restaurant. However, I think the knowledge of the employees regarding the sake listed on the menu is quite lacking.

The lineup didn't list the most famous sakes that even I knew, nor was it particular about Kanagawa's sake, so I asked them a lot of questions to see if they had any particular preferences. However, he didn't seem to have that knowledge (the person who fried tempura was able to answer).

I believe that the service that restaurants provide is not only the craftsmanship, but also the provision of knowledge about food and beverages, and I think that they pay a 5% service charge for that. It's an opinion. Since I'm going to eat out, I want to experience the fun combination of food and drink.


Reservations required for day and night. Reservations can only be made by phone.
I received the lunch course for ¥6,600.
Tempura is served one by one at the counter.
Everything from the tempura to the pickles and desserts is impeccable.
The tentsuyu is so delicious that I want to drink it with lots of grated daikon radish 😋
The salt is fine-grained and has a mellow taste.
It is recommended.


I visited for dinner in March 2022 and ordered the Kikyo course (8,800 yen/5% service charge not included), beer, sake, and a half bottle of white wine.

The interior of the store is clean and comfortable, with a historical feel. When you sit at the counter, the owner will fry the tempura one by one in front of you.

The prawns, seasonal fish/vegetables, and kakiage were all perfectly fried, and I was able to enjoy the flavor of the ingredients without being greasy at all.


Each piece was carefully fried and was very delicious. I want to come again. The chef was a serious cook and fried the food very well. The hostess's response is also very elegant. There was no draft beer, but the bottled beer was cold and available even after walking down Komachi Street, and it was very delicious. The red wine also went well with the tempura and seemed to have a synergistic effect. We had a variety of tempura. I was particularly impressed by the first shrimp I received with salt. The other tempura were also perfectly fried. Of course, we also recommend the tempura bowl to finish the meal.

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