Standing Tempura Bars in Tokyo 天ぷら - KIKUYA 喜久や, TACHITENMARU 立天○

KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷらFood

KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
There are many kinds of standing bars in Japan, but standing tempura bars are rare.
I will introduce 2 tempura bars in Tokyo that uses high quality ingredients such as seafood and oil.
If you have the same quality tempura at a seating style luxury restaurant, you may pay the bill much higher.

KIKUYA 喜久や

KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Prawn 海老 Ebi 300 yen
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Octopus 蛸 Tako 280 yen
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Sillago (White-meat fish) 鱚 Kisu 280 yen
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Sillago (White-meat fish) 鱚 Kisu 280 yen

This is a cup of Tentsuyu which is Japanese-style broth with grated Japanese daikon radish to eat tempura. Dip tempura into Tentsuyu.
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Eating tempura with salt is also nice. There are three kinds of salt.
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Bottle beer 580 yen サッポロラガー 赤星 瓶 Sapporo-lager-akaboshi
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら

Maybe, this menu is changed. The latest menu is available on their official website in Japanese.

A tempura costs between 150 and 500 yen.
An example of budget:
If you have 6 kinds of tempura and 2 drinks, it may cost about 3500 yen.
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Standing style bar
KIKUYA 喜久や Tempura 天ぷら
Standing bar name
KIKUYA 喜久や

株式会社一期一会 :: 喜久や
株式会社一期一会 天ぷらワインバー喜久やの公式サイトです。

(in Japanese)
Kichijoji 吉祥寺
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The nearest station is Kichijoji 吉祥寺 Station in Tokyo.

Hibiya 日比谷
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The nearest station is Hibiya 日比谷 Station in Tokyo.

Ebisu 恵比寿
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The nearest station is Ebisu 恵比寿 Station in Tokyo.

Information about Ebisu 恵比寿 branch

  • No cover charge / No service fee
  • Tax is not included in the prices.
  • The official website (in 2016) said that this bar usually has English speaking staff. Good!
  • Credit card is accepted.
  • Because the restaurant is crowded, it may take a while to be served. There is only one chef and a few waiters. We appreciate your patience.

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Photos of KIKUYA were taken in 2016.

TACHITENMARU 立天○

TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Some ingredients for tempura are displayed in front of the counter.
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Sillago (White-meat fish) 鱚 Kisu
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Prawn 海老 Ebi 80 yen
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Pumpkin かぼちゃ
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら

TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Maitake mushroom 舞茸
It has unique flavor. I like it.
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Soy sauce and 4 kinds of salt for tempura
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Grated daikon radish and tentsuyu.
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら

TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
If you can't read and speak Japanese I recommend you order set meals which include chef's recommendation of tempura.

山陰セット Sanin-set 1200 yen
生ビール、刺身二種盛、天ぷら四品
Draft beer, 2 kinds of sashimi, 4 kinds of tempura
ハイ酎セット Haichu-set 780 yen
ハイボール又はサワー、天ぷら四品
Highiball (Whiskey soda) or Sour (Cocktail), 4 kinds of tempura

TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)Tempura 天ぷら
Standing bar name
TACHITENMARU 立天○ (たちてんまる)
* The bar on the right of the photo

Business hours
Monday - Friday
Lunch 11:30 am 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday, Holiday
5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sunday is closed except consecutive holidays. (Monday is closed instead.)

  • No service fee / No cover charge
  • No smoking
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • At lunch time, they offer only lunch menu such as tempura bowls and set meals. (Around 500 - 800 yen)
  • English menu is not available.
A chef of this tempura bar told me that you can also say how much you'd be willing to spend and then ask for chef's recommendation of tempura for your budget.
Example for 2000 yen:
天ぷら2000円分おまかせでお願いします。
Tempura Ni-senen-bun omakasede onegaishimasu.

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This bar is located near Shinbashi 新橋 Station.

Photos of TACHITENMARU were taken in 2018.


If you are traveling on a budget, it would be a good idea to go to another tempura restaurant Tendon-Tenya 天丼てんや instead of these bars. It is a tempura restaurant chain and their food is really inexpensive.
天ぷら Tempura TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや
TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. Taste very good!

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