Tempura Kyoboshi
天ぷら 京星

Kyoto Tempura

1 Michelin-starred tempura created by the skills, tradition and techniques passed down through 3 generations in Kyoto Gion.

Headed by the3rd generation owner, Chef Toshinori Sakakibara, Tempura Kyobashi has been open since 1947 and was awarded its Michelin star in 2010 and has held this esteemed title since.

Each tempura ingredient is coated with a silky batter made by only using flour and water, and which does not use egg like most other tempura recipes, and this results in the most crisp and light coating of tempura. This tempura is then eaten, again not with Tentsuyu as is standard practice, but with original condiments such as rich salt, lemon juice and freshly grated radish with mikan citrus. This all combines to make what is famously known in Kyoto as the “Kyoboshi-style” of tempura.

While it is a long-standing establishment, the Chef and his wife greet every guest warmly with a smile from behind the counter. The ingredients which they personally handpick every morning are then transformed into the most flavorful tempura right in front of your eyes.

Address Futaba Bdlg 1F, Hanamikoji-dori & Sueyoshicho Street, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Business hours 18:00 to 22:00(Last order at 20:00)
Closed Sundays
Directions 10 minute walk from Gion-Shijō Station of Keihan Main Lin
Price from ¥16,500
Service Charge 15%
Seating 8 counter seats
Smoking Prohibited
Children Only children who can order and eat a course are allowed.
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual required.
Short pants, sandals and sportswear etc are not allowed.
Wearing of perfume and cologne is not allowed.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card

【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 8 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 8 days before, or within 7 days of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made by 15:00 JST of 8 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Your reservation will be cancelled if you are more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be available to be made.

Futaba Bdlg 1F, Hanamikoji-dori & Sueyoshicho Street, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto


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