Restaurant: Tempura Nakasei (天麩羅 中清)
Menu: Assorted Tempura set
Address: 1-39-13 Asakusa Taito Tokyo
Business hours:
11: 30 ~ 15: 00 17: 00 ~ 22: 00
[Saturday, Sunday, Holidays] 11: 30 ~ 20: 00
Location: Tokyo, Japan



Greetings, today I am going to write about a Tempura restaurant with a long history since 1870. That’s about 147 years as I am writing. Let’s take a look at this ancient restaurant in Asakusa area.


English menu also available


I have arrived around noon and got seated right away. Cool air conditioner compared to crazy hot temperature outside.


Assorted Tempura set
Containing two shrimps, whiting, Conge eel, Kakiage with rice and soup
At first glance, Tempura texture are not oily at all. Harmony of crispiness with moderate sweetness from the sauce makes a divine taste. Dipping sauce in this restaurant also does not leave a little bad aftertaste which is very impressive for me. Overall, this is one of the best Tempura with fresh and balance flavor.


Kakiage is a combination of shrimp and whiting with Tempura batter also have sweet and crispy flavor. Similarly, shrimp, whiting and Conge eel have the sweetness and cripsiness.


That’s all for this review. Personally, I think this is an amazing choice for legendary Tempura choice in Asakusa area with 100+ year history with convenient location in famous tourist attraction.

Asakusa Ushi Katsu

Restaurant: 浅草 牛かつ (Asakusa ushi katsu)
Menu: Gyu katsu set
Address: Kaminarimon 2-17-10, Kaminarimon- ku , Taito-ku, Tokyo Kaminura Building B1F
Business hours:
Saturday 11: 00 ~ 22: 00 (LO 21: 30)
weekdays 11: 00 ~ 23: 00
Location: Tokyo, Japan

My trip in Tokyo started with a Gyu(beef) katsu(cutlet) lunch at a restaurant near Asakusa area. I have arrived at the restaurant around 11:40 which I have to wait around 20 minutes until I got my seat.


I ordered 1,200 Yen set. They also have eating instruction with different ways of enjoying Gyu katsu in English, how convenient. Personally, I enjoys grilling for a short period giving some texture then apply Shoyu(soy sauce) for more flavor.


Look at those beautiful marbling center. This set might look oily however, I could finish the meal without feeling too greasy or oily which sometimes happens with some Tonkatsu.


That’s all for this short review. Personally, I think this place is quite interesting for an alternative choice from usual Tempura shop in Asakusa area. See you later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊.