Vegetable Tempura - Where?
Forgot how much I love the stuff till I ordered it the other night at Chaya Venice. Not a great version, unfortunately. Though it's hard to make it too too terrible. Who's got a great one?
In Newport Beach (Newport Coast), Bluefin Sushi has terrific vegetable tempura, as well as terrific everything else. Not cheap, but the best! They typically serve tempura with shrimp and vegetables, but they are happy to make an all vegetable version.
For all things tempura
1644 W. Carson St., Ste. B, Torrance
search here or at calendarlive.com
not sure if its still good after change of ownership but...best tempura was at the old "new otani hotel" in llittle tokyo. it is tempura bar and there was over 50 different vegetable and flowers that you can pick from for the man to cook it for you right in front of you. just picture sushi bar but its tempura.
Izayoi. I had the best tempura ever in life there. I think we happen to luck out with a fresh batch of oil, but I'm guessing it's good in general.