Experience the Cultural Delicacy of Tempura in Paris
Japanese cuisine is registered as intangible culture heritage with UNESCO and boasts many fans throughout the world. Tenzen was born of our fervent desire to bring you authentic tempura a foodstuff which plays a vital role in Japanese cuisine just like you would find in Japan. Our highly-skilled Japanese food artisans create exquisite, flavorful, pure tempura, and the stylish restaurant in which you can enjoy this classic flavor is brimming with traditional Japanese hospitality right down to every last aspect of the interior decoration. At Tenzen, experience a wonderful time that you can only get in an authentic Japanese restaurant specializing in tempura, brought to you from Paris, the world capital of delicious cuisine.
Light, Smooth Tempura with High-Quality Ingredients
The defining characteristic of Tenzen's tempura is its lightness. Our high-class, yet simple and pure flavor entices our patrons to order another course after theyʼve partaken of the first. Tempura is a standout in Japanese cuisine in that the flavor is expressed simply through preparing it in hot oil. This technique is key in bringing out its flavor. We've gathered the best ingredients in the agricultural nation of France to create a thin, delectable batter and fry it in the highest-quality cottonseed soil to create crispy, fluffy tempura. Enjoy this delicacy together with salt and dashi (Japanese soup stock) so delicious it can be enjoyed on its own.
Shitsurai, traditional decorations that bring out the foodʼs true flavor
The 1st arrondissement of Paris is well-known for being the center of the opera quarter. As you descend Tenzenʼs staircase and pass through the lattice door, you are greeted by an expanse of hospitality just like you would find in Japan. The backbone of the restaurant is the decorations and furnishings, designed to provide a traditional, uniquely Japanese atmosphere for welcoming guests that features not only a dining space but also movement lanes for guests, open areas, flowers, plates, furnishings, and more. The main attraction of the interior is the use of specially-selected wood. The counter is made of a single sheet of hinoki cypress, with the ceiling featuring straight grain boards of Japanese cedar, walls of Japanese ash, and more‒all trees grown in the idyllic Japanese mountains. We entrusted the design and construction of our establishment to Sankakuya, a group of traditional Japanese craftsman based in Kyoto and Shiga that has had a hand in many projects spanning the globe.