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Daikokuya Tempura

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Ueno, Asakusa
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1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3844-2222
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here because of a review. My opinion is the tempura is abit too soft. I do like the sauce on top of the rice anyway. Good to experience it. Nice location too near senso ji temple. Asakusa

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Thank Welly9898
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place as there was a long queue outside and a good smell from within. Glad we did. Food was tasty and different to tempura we have had before. It wasn't greasy and meal for 2 with drinks came in at just over 4,600yen which isn't bad in our opinion.

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Thank AlexandEmtravelling
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I could do zero stars I would! Came here on the recommendation from trip advisor and I still feel gross! Absolutely greasy and flat. Feel so sad that the fish and prawn died for nothing. No vegetable tempura either! Absolutely overpriced and service was non existent. And to add the toilet was gross! Please please please AVOID!!!!!! Tempura should... More 

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Thank Melissa W
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chance upon this place after visiting senso-ji. Saw a long queue outside the restaurant, so as a typical tourist, we decided to joint the queue too. We didn't regret. It is the best tendon! Tempura is fried with sesame oil. It is not oily at all. Highly recommend if you will in Asakusa area.

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Thank Betty W
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The portion is big. With a big prawn, pepper, mixture of 3 prawns and vegetable mixture and a seasonal fried fish. The rice is piping hot with sauce. End the tendon with cold sake. DELICIOUS.

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Thank oreaband
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This shop is located in Sensoji Temple area. Long queue always and waited 20min to be seated in. Price slightly expensive, but the Ebi tempura tastes very good which came with the don rice bowl set.

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Thank shansummer22015
London, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Our expectations were fairly high for some first class tempura here, especially after a 30 minute wait for a table and then another wait to order and for the food to arrive. Then, the tempura were,if not soggy, definitely not crisp.If I 'd been at home I would have sent them back but here I do not have the language... More 

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Nice, France
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This place serves a very special type of tempura that I haven't seen elsewhere in Japan. Usually a tempura is crispy, relatively light due to a very light dough. Here, it's almost the contrary : the dough is so thick so that it transforms one a of the delight of Japanese cuisine into a kind of greasy sponge. Be aware... More 

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1 Thank natlo06
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

There is simply no words for Daikokuya's Ebi Tendon. I could have this everyday throughout my 10 days of stay (lol!) and not be tired of it. LOVE it so much! But as they say, food is subjective. Note that for the tendon, they use soft batter and as such, expect it to be less crunchy. I love my tempura... More 

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Thank yuii84
Singapore
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Heard wonderful review on this joint, Daikokuya (direct Chinese translation, Big Black House), from both on-line review & traveler's blogpost, viewed this on a Singapore blog NOC (Night Owl C.....) on their Tokyo trip review. Though been to Tokyo's Sensoji Temple on several occasion, did not make an effort to hunt down this place. Have had some time to spare... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-2222

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Neighbourhood Profile
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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