Innovative tempura restaurant born in downtown Tokyo. Please enjoy flavors inherited from the famous tempura restaurant, Yamanoue.
Tempura Shimomura is located in a residential area in Taito ward, about 5-minute walk from Shin-okachimachi Station. The owner, Mitsuhiko Shimomura worked as the assistant head chef for the famous tempura restaurant Tempura to Washoku in Yamanoue for 20 years. Tempura Shimomura opened in September 2017 as a restaurant where customers can enjoy tempura at a reasonable price, in comparison to high-end dining.
The seasonal ingredients are chosen by Shimomura himself from Tsukiji Market. From winter to spring, the seasonal courses include puffer fish, fresh sea urchin, carp sprouts, and cod sprouts. In the latter half of the course, a la carte sweet potato tempura is available, it is deep fried for 40 minutes, creating a firm texture and it is as sweet as a dessert. Brandy can be added to upon customer's preference, that has a taste similar to a chestnut glaze. The carefully stocked ingredients are stored in a traditional ice refrigerator which keeps them from drying and remain in the best conditions. Sesame oil is used to fry the tempura. The pot to make the tempura have 2 temperature settings, low and high, to produce an exquisite temperature. A dipping sauce or Okinawa salt is then provided. Alcohol includes seasonal recommended sake, shochu, wine, etc. It’s the home-like hospitality of Tempura Shimomura which complements the tempura and made it a well-known restaurant.
This is a restaurant where the proprietress wrote the restaurant’s name plaque herself, and consists of 10 spacious counter seats, as well as table-seat for 4 people. The wood colors add warmth to the restaurant's atmosphere. Customers with babies are also welcome to taste the finest tempura in a warm atmosphere. Word of mouth made this a well-known restaurant and there is an increasing number of people who have traveled from far away to visit. Why not come and experience an innovative tempura restaurant which have the characteristics of the cheerfulness of the downtown with a high-class restaurant?
■ 5-minute walk from Exit A4 of Shin-okachimachi Station on the Tsukuba Express, 7-minute walk from Exit A3 of Kuramae Station on the Tokyo Metro Asakusa line
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