Over the decade or so since its opening, this unpretentious and comfy tempura joint has earned a strong following in Nishi-Shinbashi. Lightly fried in a mellow blend of cottonseed and sesame oils, Osaka's superb ingredients – selected fresh straight from Tsukiji – make for wonderfully flavourful but not overly heavy fare. We're big fans of the plump seafood, which can be seasoned with pink Pakistani rock salt for an extra kick. Book a seat at the warmly lit counter and get ready for an evening of both culinary and social entertainment – the chef's light-hearted conversation is sure to make for a nice ice-breaker on a first date.
|Venue name:||Tempura Osaka|
2-13-16 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.15am-2pm, 5.30pm-11pm (last orders 9pm); Sat 5pm-11pm (9pm) / closed Sun, hols, 3rd Sat of every month|
|Transport:||Uchisaiwaicho Station (Mita line), exit A3; Toranomon Station (Ginza line), exit 1|