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Kiyoshi Chikano


Tempura, Kappo (Traditional Japanese), Kaiseki (Traditional Japanese)

Foodle Reviews

on 10 Jan 2024

Part II: The food and service at Tempura Matsu is utterly charming and idiosyncratic. While second generation chef, Toshio Matsuno, deftly prepares each course, Mum flutters around the room, beguiling guests with friendly chatter and animated narratives about the ceramics used for each dish—every visit has been a veritable masterclass in the life and works of Rosanjin. Honestly, she’s a national F&B treasure! 🥰

The relaxed ambience, consistently good food and warm hospitality means that Tempura... More

on 09 Jan 2024

Part I: Tempura Matsu is a cozy family-run restaurant near the banks of the Katsura River, in Arashiyama, Kyoto 🍁🍂. While I’ve been fortunate to visit this little gem many times over the past decade, this was the first time I took photos of my entire course… in case you haven’t noticed I’m fairly nonchalant about personal SNS content. 🤭

Don’t let the name fool you, while tempura is served during the course, the style of cuisine would best be decided as kappo/kaiseki-ryori, with... More

on 05 Apr 2021

Tempura Matsu 天ぷら松 — located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, this place is so much more than just tempura. It’s rather like a casual but fun kappo restaurant that incorporates tempura elements throughout the meal. The aroma of the bamboo shoot was unbelievable. Great service and atmosphere too, going with regular customers was a plus.

#foodgasm #yum #eat #foodpic #foodpics #foodphotography #foodlover #tasty... More

7 / 10
on 19 Nov 2018

Interesting Kaiseki/Tempura restaurant right on the banks of the river Katsura with the counter seats directly looking out to the river.
The menu is built like a traditional kaiseki meal, but the tempura portion is vastly expanded. The old Chef unfortunately died last year and his son took over. He trained in Europa which one can see in some of the dishes, for example a sea bream in tomato pesto.
Overall, a fantastic place a friendly family setting.

Recommended in Kyoto


Japan, 〒615-0925 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Ukyō-ku, Umezu Fushiharachō, 京都市右京区梅津大縄場町21−26


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+81 75-881-9190