Funabashiya Honten is a famous tempura restaurant in Tokyo that has been around for over 100 years. That’s right 100 years. T had come across the restaurant while researching for things to eat. Getting to Funabashiya Honten is not easy but luckily we had directions from a food blog called Picrumb! As with any popular restaurant a line of customers had formed before the restaurant was even open.
After a 15 minute wait, we were seated at the counter with a clear view of the tempura master who was preparing to cook our meal. T and I opted for a set menu (¥1,875) that came with rice, miso, two kinds of fish, sweet potato, capsicum, eggplant, a prawn and a ball of shrimps. There’s also complimentary unlimited green tea.
The chefs masterfully prepare each item individually with great care – serving each item one at a time.
Each item in the set menu is coated in golden, crisp batter. The skilful cooking of the chefs has allowed the inside to remain soft. There’s not a single trace of oiliness.
One of the more unique items is this ball of shrimps and vegetables coated in batter.
We finish our meals, full and satisfied. The service is impeccable, the food carefully executed and the price reasonable.
Will I Return?
No. Once is enough for me.
QOTD: What’s your favourite type of tempura? Let me know in the comments below!