Roppongi is known for its classy vibe, high-class fashion stores, and many luxurious restaurants. It is also the place to find expensive bars, and entertainment hubs, that make its nightlife sizzling with life. It also has a cultural side since it is home to the National Art Center in Japan (one of the largest art museums in Japan), Roppongi Hills Mori Art Museum, and Suntory Museum.
However, some people especially go to Roppongi just to enjoy one thing, and that is high-end dining. Tempura is one of those guilty pleasures that you just can’t resist after tasting it once. Fresh seafood and vegetables coated in a special batter and deep-fried to golden brown perfection. This dish has a unique taste that you can’t find anywhere else.
Make sure to visit these 10 tempura restaurants in the Roppongi area for deep-fried goodness!
1. Tempura Fukushima (天扶良 福島)
Tempura Fukushima is one of the best restaurants to enjoy tempura in Roppongi. The interior is brightly lit, and the seating counter design is charming in its own right. Their tempura dishes are very tasty, especially their Kakiage tempura (Vegetable tempura). The owner is polite and friendly to his guests, which makes their dining experience more enjoyable.
Address: Tanuki Building B1, 4-10-12 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2. Tenryoan (天涼庵)
Tenryoan is a restaurant with an open kitchen that offers regional cuisines that will delight your taste buds. The name of the store was said to come from “Ten” (tempura) and “Ryo” which means a cozy and calm atmosphere. A place where guests can enjoy their delicious food and share happiness with others. They have counter seats and private rooms available for those coming alone or in groups. Taste the specialty cuisines of Roppongi while savoring the deep-fried goodness, that only tempura can bring.
Address: 2F, 3-1-25 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.izumi-rest.com/tenryoan/ (Japanese Only)
3. Tempura By Hinokizaka (ひのきざか)
Hinokizaka is an interesting restaurant that is located on the 45th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tokyo. It is divided into four areas that feature their own specialty dishes, namely, Kaiseki, Sushi, Tempura, and Teppanyaki. Like all the areas of Hinokizaka, the tempura area boasts amazing views of the city and a master chef who will be your host and give you a taste of his creations. A great place to go for a date, or on special occasions.
Address: The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo 45F, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
4. Tempura Mikaku (てんぷら 味覚)
Tempura Mikaku is known for its fresh and organic ingredients that came straight from their farm! The chef does an amazing job of showcasing the flavors with each dish. Their seafood specialties will satisfy your craving, and before you know it, you’d be coming back for more!
Address: 6-7-17 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
5. Tempura Yamanoue Roppongi (てんぷら山の上Roppongi)
Tempura Yamanoue Roppongi is located in the Tokyo Midtown Shopping Mall. An excellent place to have lunch after you finish your shopping trip. It usually gets crowded during peak hours, so make sure to come early. Their set-menus like the tendon set (tempura rice bowl) for lunch, and “Sui-set” for dinner, that is comprised of assorted tempura of shrimps, conger eels, fish, vegetables, kakiage on rice, miso soup, and dessert, are great and very filling choices.
Address: Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
6. Roppongi Yotaro (六本木 与太呂)
Roppongi Yotaro offers you very memorable dining experience. The food they prepare is all delicious, and their tempura has a class of its own. Instead of the crispy batter that you are familiar with, you have a chewy batter that was cooked at low temperatures. The finishing touch is their signature dish, “Tameishi.” It is a whole sea bream cooked with rice, and although this dish looks simple, it is very rich in taste.
Address: Roppongi Bldg. 1F, 4-11-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
7. Tempura Hatanaka (てんぷら畑中)
Tempura Hatanaka is located in a narrow street near Azabu-Juban Station. Although this is just a small tempura restaurant, the intimate atmosphere, and delicious tempura will make it worth a visit. All the ingredients are fresh, and the owner is masterful in his craft. It’s always fun to see him prepare the food right before your eyes, while you anticipate to sink your teeth in the food he made especially for you.
Address: Mansion Azabu Court 1F, 2-21-10 Azabu-juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://tempura-hatanaka.com (Japanese Only)
8. Tempura Mikawa (てんぷらみかわ)
Tempura Mikawa’s entrance is interesting in its own right because it is designed in gold color. Their specialty is Edo-mae tempura, so if you’re familiar with it, you will know what to expect. The chef, Takashi Nakagawa, will amaze you with the skills that he has developed over the years. With every piece that was placed in front of your plate was cooked to perfection. For those tempura aficionados out there, this place is worth checking out.
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
9. Nihonbashi Tempurameshi Kaneko Hannosuke ARK HILLS (日本橋 天ぷらめし 金子半之助 アークヒルズ)
Nihonbashi Tempurameshi Kaneko Hannosuke ARK HILLS is located on the 3rd floor of the Ark Mori Building. They have a menu that offers seasonal seafood dishes specially purchased from Toyosu Market. The tempura they serve tastes great, and what’s more, it is very affordable! This is also the reason why this restaurant is frequented by office workers near the area.
Address: Ark Mori Bldg. 3F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
10. Tempura Bar chopsticks
Tempura Bar Chopsticks is one of those places that you will love to visit again and again. Although it is a bar, the tempura they serve here is quite good and very affordable as well! They also have special set-menus that have an all-you-can-drink option. A bar and a tempura house all in one package, what more could you ask for?
Address: Roppongi Toda Building B1F, 7-16-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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