20 Feb '13, 11pm

Tempura Matsu in Kyoto – fine dining without the pretence

Tempura Matsu in Kyoto – fine dining without the pretence

Tempura Matsu in Kyoto – fine dining without the pretence Posted on February 21, 2013 by Killer Tomato “Otsukaresama desu”, belted out our taxi driver as he pulled to a gentle stop in front of an old double-storey Japanese house. Save for the fluttering Tempura Matsu banner, you would be hard pressed to spot the family-owned restaurant in Kyoto’s Arashimaya area. Our boisterous party of seven was too big for the counter seats in the main restaurant area, so Matsuno-san, the young son of the proprietor, led us into the adjoining guesthouse. The combination of wooden cabinets, oak dining table and soft ambient light delivered a most homely feel. Looking dapper in a white chef’s tunic, Matsuno-san asked if we had any food allergies or dislikes before making a quick exit to the kitchen. We had no idea what to expect, but with a name like Tempura Matsu, we figured that deep fri...

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