For our day 11 dinner in Tokyo, we went to a famous chain restaurant by the name of Tempura Tendon Tenya at Ueno. It’s just a stone throw away from Ameyoko, a famous market street. You might noticed that we dine at chain restaurants a lot in Japan. Yeah, save $$ lo. Although it’s not cheap in my standard, at least it’s cheaper than many others restaurant. Haha
I’m sure you know what’s tempura. I didn’t know tendon is actually a dish name until I’m about to write this post and find out more about the name of this restaurant. Tendon means tempura on a bowl of rice, just like gyūdon means beef on a bowl of rice or butadon, pork on rice. Tempura + donburi = tendon.
The crowds at 6pm. Thankfully there were an empty table.
The menu is multi-lingual with ingredients listing too. However, you can only find special of the month in specially printed brochure in Japanese language. Our meal arrived less than 10 minutes after ordering.
Tempura set meal @ 680 yen. Consist of 5 pieces of tempura, rice, vegetable and miso soup. It doesn’t look appetizing, right?
Prawn and vegetable tempura set meal @ 770 yen, with 6 pieces of tempura, rice, vegetable and miso soup.
Small tendon @ 450 yen with 4 pieces of tempura. It includes a miso soup.
All star tendon @ 730 yen. It has 7 pieces of tempura and include a bowl of miso.
4 pieces of oyster tempura @ 600 yen. This is the special of the month that we ordered.
Yum-yum-yum! Me and my sis had a brief moment of stomachache after. We suspected this must be the reason.
Overall, the ambiance is nice and relaxing and the food is delish. Go give it a try.
This Tempura Tendon Tenya (Okachimachi Store) is located below the bridge of rail tracks (Yamanote line and Keihin Tohoku line).
天丼 てんや Tempura Tendon Tenya (御徒町店 Okachimachi Store)
東京都 台東区 上野 5-27-1
Opening time: 10am-10pm, daily
Nearest station: Okachimachi