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Tenya: Ikebukuro てんや Tempura / Ikebukuro

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This tempura/tempura donburi chain restaurant has nearly 100 branches in the metropolitain area. Until Tenya’s conception in 1989, tempura was thought of as a ‘traditional’ food with a high-class image (and a high-class price tag). However, with their 500 yen tempura, Tenya made tempura into a food that the general public could enjoy. Other than their foundation 500yen tempura donburi, they also have a “udon set” (which, predictably, is served with udon) and various tempura sets. They also introduced “special” tempura donburi, which uses ingredients that differ according to the season to the dining market. Reasonably priced, convenient, quick; Tenya lets you enjoy tempura like never before.

Categories Tempura , Fast Food
Nearest Station Ikebukuro
Address Sunshine Alba Bldg. B1F, 3-1-1Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-5391-1628
Home Page (In Japanese)
Business Hours 11:00am-10:00pm
Price Lunch: 0-999yen Dinner: 0-999yen
Occasion Good for Solo, Group

1 Review for Tenya: Ikebukuro

  • Yum!
  • (2008-07-26)
  • I came here in the evening with two friends about 45 minutes before closing. Luckily, they didn't mind at all and we were able to choose tasty tempura sets which came with rice and soup. I particularly enjoyed the pumpkin and sweet potato tempura and the hot miso soup. The staff was very friendly and the meal arrived speedily. All sets are between 700 and 1200 yen, depending on what kind of tempu... Read More

Other reviews of the same chain

  • Tenya : Ginza
  • (2010-04-12)
  • Good value for your Yen. Great for guests staying at the Courtyard Marriott Ginza. English menus. Vast selection of tempura bowl combos and the option of plenty of add ons like udon noodles. Lunch crowds build by get there early. Can be challenging to seat a group at lunch hour. Just had the sakura don the other day... and set me back 780yen!

  • Tenya : Harajuku
  • (2009-07-02)
  • I have been to Tenya all around Tokyo.The tempura is crispy & tasted good & crunchy! And further more is cheap & reasonable.

  • Tenya : Nishi-Shinjuku
  • (2008-12-11)
  • We made a mistake walking into this restaurant. The tempura was poorly done and wasn't very fresh. The batter was too thick and the taste was very oily. The shrimp was also overcooked. Now, I avoid this chain like its a plague.

  • Tenya : Shibuya
  • (2008-02-23)
  • Need a quick, cheap tempura fix? Look no further. Tenya has what you need. When you have only coins in your pocket, about 690yen will get you a super sized tempura don with miso soup and all you can drink mugi cha. The tempura gets drowned in the sweet sauce, but you nevertheless get a comfort food experience. The tempura don is usually paired with a couple of vegetable tempura items such... Read More

  • Tenya : Harajuku
  • (2007-12-20)
  • This Tenya is conveniently located in the central of Harajuku, just across the street from the end of the main part of Takeshita Dori when walking away from the station. When I first visited the Tenya in this location, my friend and I had walked around the Harajuku area near Tenya searching for a good, afordable place to eat. After not finding anything we wanted, we settled on this Tenya. Howev... Read More

  • Tenya: Akasaka
  • (2007-06-10)
  • Donburi makes a really great lunch, and tempura never fails to delight. Since Tenya combines the two, it's a sure bet. The atmosphere of the place is kind of typical of a cheep Japanese restaurants, but it seems very clean. Tenya serves a typical fare, but their food is genuinely good. It's not bad; just unexciting. If you're in the mood for this kind of food, then it's a good choice. They have te... Read More

  • Tenya: Akasaka
  • (2007-06-05)
  • Tenya is the definition of Japanese fast food. After sitting down in this cozy restaurant, I was immediately given the menu and asked to order (they do have and English menu with pictures). The aesthetics are nothing special but the Prawn Tendon was quite tasty given its price (780 yen for the larger portion). The menu is rather limited but everything is under 1,000 yen. The downside of Tenya is t... Read More
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