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Yamanoue Tempura

#135 of 6,250 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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1-1 Surugadai, Kanda | Yamanoue Hotel Bdg1F, Chiyoda 101-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3293-2831
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is the main restaurant of the Yamanoue Hotel, a small hotel with real charm. The tempura and service are very good, but I feel you're paying slightly over the odds because of the character and history of the hotel (which was a favourite haunt of literary types such as Yukio Mishima). If the food is your primary interest, I'd... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

This famous and rather highly acclaimed Tempura restaurant happened to be below my anticipation. Located in the traditional and historical Yamanoue (Hilltop) Hotel, the restaurant is considered to be quite exclusive. Whilst the volume of food served (we ordered the mid-price ranged set menu) was quite plentiful, the quality and taste does not live up to expectation for a restaurant... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Yamanoue is a small restaurant offering authentic tempura in set menu as well as a-la-carte. A large rectangular bar is built in the dinning area where customers were seated. A wide range of seafood and seasonal vegetables were available, we had an excellent selection from the menu which is in both Japanese and English. Beverages were offered at the restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

After hearing that the Michelin stared chief kondo originally came from yama no ue. I decided to come for a experience at one of the older tempura places in Tokyo. It is located on the first floor of the hotel, the place is old style with a quaint boutique feeling to the place. But i thought i was in trouble... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

It is one of top class restaurant in Tokyo. Employee's are like well trained butler or maid. Their service is fatally gentle. For example, when you enter the restaurant, you would see all the employees stand up in front of you and say "Good afternoon, sir!" I ordered a Tempura Course(It has 5 courses and the cheapest one cost you... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

I don't usually like the 100% sesame oil tempura, but Yamanoue was absolutely brilliant. They use 2 vats at 2 different temperatures to elevate frying to pure art. The quality of the ingredients is astonishing. Frying only seems to make the vegetables brighter and cleaner, and fish scales turn into sculpture. We've been to a lot of famous places (Kondo,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

I hope I am reviewing the correct location in Tokyo Midtown Roppongi. I went to the place tonight craving prawn tempura. The restaurant is very pretty and the bar for those sitting single is very nice with a pretty view. I like the Midtown location, however I was really thrown by the price. One extremely small prawn the size of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2009

Excellent tempura sets - albeit a little pricey. I particularly enjoyed the small onions, prawn heads and kariage. Ro set for JPY7,700 per head

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1 Surugadai, Kanda | Yamanoue Hotel Bdg1F, Chiyoda 101-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Neighbourhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3293-2831

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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