Tenmasa

Updated: Apr 4

Rating: 8/10

Will I come back: Yes, on days when I feel like having fried food.

Pork-free. Serves alcohol


This post is based on Tenmasa’s Premium Kaiseki Menu. Tenmasa is KL’s first and only Tempura Bar.


Food:

The tempura here might not be the best I’ve had, but the quality is good enough for me to come back. The batter was crispy and light, I enjoyed it even though I’m not a huge fan of fried food.


1. Premium Appetisers - Shiro Ebi on seaweed was my favourite.


2. The highlight of the course was definitely the Uni on Shiso leaf. The combination of creamy Bafun Uni & crispiness of Shiso Leaf was amazing!👌🏻


3. Among the other tempura courses, the sweet potato and Tai (Snapper) really stood out.


4. A3 Wagyu Beef with Comte Cheese - The beef was slightly bland and kinda overpowered by the cheese. Texture was fine tho!


5. A3 Wagyu Beef Sukiyaki Style with Organic Yolk - Not sure if it’s supposed to have any Sukiyaki taste because all I tasted was the yolk 🤔


6. Kakiage Course was satisfying! The Kakiage had a mixture of scallops, prawns, mushrooms and onions. Went for the sweet sauce instead of green tea to preserve the crispiness of the Kakiage.


7. Dessert was strawberry ice cream & waffles with cherries. Perfect closure to the course.


Ala carte:

8&9. Awabi Tempura & Foie Gras Tempura were okay. But if I had to choose, I’d pick the Awabi.


Salad and Miso soup are inclusive.


Service:

Staff was attentive and chef was friendly, although not much interaction involved.


Ambience:

Modern interior, comes with counter, side tables and private rooms.


Disclaimer:

Images are not arranged according to courses.