Date restaurant recommendation : “TENKICHI” (Tempura)

I would like to recommend "TENKICHI" which is located within 1 minute walking distance from JR Kannai Station. Tenkichi was founded in Yokohama in 1872 and currently run by Director Chef Hara the fifth.

It will be an interesting experience to sit in the counter where you can watch professional tempura chefs batter and fly ingredients in front of you in the open kitchen counter. You will need to make reservation for this in advance at 045-681-2220.

Since a one-dish meal chosen from a menu is rather expensive, you might want to order Tempura Teishoku (set menu) when you dine there for the first time. It is 1,940 yen (2 shrimps, vegetables, rice and miso soup) As for drink, they serve a special Spanish wine, "Tempranillo" that goes perfect with Tempura. They actually request a famous sommelier select such wines for their tempura. (A glass of wine: 540 yen) You can order Sashimi (2,625 yen for Take course) as well as Mozuku (seaweeds, 320 yen) as a side dish.

There is another little attraction. They have a famous Ukiyo-e painting of "Yujo (A Geisha girl)eating Tempura" hanged on the wall. Don't forget to enjoy this valuable painting before you leave.

After a great tempura experience, you can walk to Osanbashi pier (about 30-minute walk) to enjoy beautiful views and then proceed to a bar in the Yokohama Red brick warehouse. I can assure it will be a great date plan! Or you can start from the Yokohama Red brick warehouse and go backwards.

Address: 2-9 Minato-cho, Naka-ku
Closed every Monday

by Suetsumuhana

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