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Tenjaku Overview


570 Botanbokochō, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto 602-8475


5 minute walk from Senbon Imadegawa bus stop, heading north on Senbon Street
11 minute walk from Kitano Hakubaicho Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 6:00PM-10:00PM

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Tenjaku Description

Located in Kyoto, Tenjaku is a unique and captivating restaurant that specializes in the art of tempura. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this establishment offers a truly authentic Japanese dining experience.

What sets Tenjaku apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The skilled chefs at Tenjaku take great pride in their craft, carefully selecting each ingredient to ensure that every dish is bursting with flavor. From the crispy and light tempura batter to the perfectly cooked seafood and vegetables, every bite at Tenjaku is a delight for the senses.

One of the standout menu items at Tenjaku is their signature tempura set. This set includes a variety of tempura items, such as shrimp, fish, and seasonal vegetables, all expertly fried to perfection. Each piece of tempura is delicately seasoned and served with a side of dipping sauce, allowing you to savor the flavors of each ingredient.

Whether you're a fan of tempura or simply looking to try something new, Tenjaku is a must-visit restaurant in Kyoto. With its dedication to quality and its exquisite menu, this establishment is sure to leave a lasting impression on any food lover.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Tenjaku Reviews

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I ate here on my own. It was a chilly Tuesday night in Kyoto in early spring and I was the only guest in the place. I am pretty sure they opened up just for me and I was their only customer that night.

And it was a meal to remember. Spectacular. Nishioka-san was friendly and charming, explaining his food and why different courses were put together as they were. The food was just wonderful - light, fresh, absolutely delicious, well thought out - every dish just excellent.

A must visit.


Tenjaku is spectacular. A perfect combination between tradition, excellence and quality ingredients. Chef Nishioka is a master, his skills and dedication are completely reflected in all of his dishes. This is an experience that will blow your mind.


Tenjaku is a kaiseiki (which Kyoto is famous for) with focus on tempura. So it's like you're getting a combined experience of tempura omakase and kaiseiki rolled into one.

Owner Chef Nishioka inherited both the restaurant and the recipe/knowhow from his grandfather. Love this type of story. Nishioka speaks English well enough to helpfully explain different ingredients and dishes.

This helps make the experience more relaxed and not overly stuffy. The ingredients are very fresh, a hallmark of good food.

Highly recommended


Translated from Japanese:

The person I visited on the night of my third day in Kyoto was Mr. Tenwaka. I learned about this place from my daughter. When I saw an article in the magazine CREA Traveler that I picked up at a hair salon, I said, ``I think this is definitely a store that both mom and dad will like...''


Translated from Japanese:

Tenjaku counter opened in Nishijin, Kyoto last December with 8 seats. In fact, this restaurant is located in a magnificent four-story building facing the street, with a total of 80 seats! The first floor is the counter. ...


Translated from Japanese:

Good attention to liquid

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