Yoshikawa Tempura

Michelin ☆☆☆

Yoshikawa serves Kyoto’s best tempura in a beautiful old wooden building built around a charming Japanese garden. The tempura is light, the service is great (and they’re used to foreign guests), and the atmosphere is excellent.

At lunch, you’ll sit at the counter and watch as the tempura chefs labour over their cauldrons of hot oil. Dinners are usually served in private tatami mat rooms, most of which have views over the wonderful little garden around which the restaurant and the adjoining ryokan is built.