You can usually put tempura restaurants into one of two groups: the first is akin to fast food, where items are fried on mass and served to whoever wants them, and the second cooks your food fresh. Tempura Hirao Tenjin falls in the latter group, with everything prepared to order.
Tempura Hirao is a Fukuoka-based chain with six locations across the city. The cosy Tenjin branch is located on the first floor of the Toho Cinema building and features just 30 counter seats, allowing you to watch as your food is cooked.
The fact that everything is made to order, coupled with the restaurant’s popularity, means that queues start forming well before it opens. If you are ever in Fukuoka, remember to give this a try!
- 10:30 am - 9:00 pm, daily; Closed over the New Year public holiday
- (+81) 92-752-7900
- Tenjin Toho Building 1F, 2-6-27 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 812-0853
- A 3-minute walk from exit 2 of Tenjin Station on the Subway Kuko Line