Tenmatsu

Chuo-ku
Tempura

Request a counter seat at this tempura shop next to the Nihonbashi bridge. The offerings go beyond the usual fried shrimp and mushrooms to include sansai—wild, Japanese mountain vegetables such as udo, a vegetable similar to white asparagus—that are drawn through a batter, deep-fried, and served hot out of a nutty sesame oil. There is a soy-based dipping sauce with grated radish, but dab the tempura in salt to preserve the delicate crust. At lunchtime, it fills with neighborhood regulars, who order tempura sets with bowls of sashimi tuna and rice.

Tenmatsu
1-8-2 Nihonbashi MuromachiTokyo, Japan
81-3/3241-5840

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