2018 Michelin Tokyo Tempura Restaurant : Iwai Ginza (1 star)

updated: July 01th, 2024

Discover the exquisite flavors of tempura in Ginza at Tempura Iwai. Indulge in perfectly fried tempura made with premium ingredients. Experience the art of tempura at this renowned restaurant in Tokyo's Chuo-ku.

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    "Tempura Iwai" is a restaurant located in Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, approximately 338m from Ginza Station.
     The restaurant has a calm atmosphere and is situated on the 6th floor.
    Operating hours are from 18:00 to 22:00, Tuesday to Saturday, with Mondays and Sundays being closed.
     However, please note that operating hours and closures may vary, so it's recommended to check with the establishment before visiting.
    The restaurant specializes in "Tempura Kaiseki," offering refined and elegant flavors.
     Each piece of tempura is crispy and delicious, without feeling heavy.
     The accompanying sake is also highly regarded for its quality and taste.
    You can choose between "Ten-don" (tempura rice bowl) and "Ten-cha" (tempura tea).
     In particular, "Ten-cha" offers a different umami experience.
    The chefs at Tempura Iwai take pride in their dedication to using premium ingredients.
     Dishes like "Oysters," "Flounder," and "Shime no Tenbara" are especially praised for their deliciousness.
     The restaurant also offers a relaxing atmosphere, even during the ongoing pandemic situation.
    However, some reviews express disappointment from those who had high expectations in terms of the chefs' skills and the quality of ingredients.
     These individuals felt that the flavors didn't quite meet their expectations.
    Tempura Iwai is a well-established and beloved high-end tempura restaurant in Ginza.
     The skilled chefs have gained extensive experience in their craft.
     The restaurant is known for its commitment to using top-quality ingredients and meticulous cooking techniques.
    At this restaurant, you can enjoy a culinary experience based on the chef's choice, allowing you to savor tempura that is perfectly fried to suit each day's ideal conditions.
     The tempura batter has a crispy texture without feeling greasy.
    The restaurant also boasts a well-stocked wine cellar, offering a wide selection of wines, particularly white wines.
    Tempura Iwai, with its impressive interior design and setting, is a renowned tempura restaurant in Ginza.
     It only offers counter seating, but private reservations are also available.
    With the focus on the chef's skills and dedication to using premium ingredients, Tempura Iwai is highly recommended for those seeking delicious tempura in Ginza.


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