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Nov 12, 2004 01:31 PM

Tempura Bar

  • j

Is there a good one out there? Used to go to Tokyo Kaikan and then to Kyoto in downtown, but both have disappered. Any place where I can get great tempura?

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  1. Komatsu Tempura Bar
    1644 W. Carson St.
    Ste. B, Torrance
    Cross Street: Western Avenue


    1. 1000 cranes at the new Otani Hotel has a tempura bar.


      4 Replies
      1. re: Jerome

        this tempura is about as close as you can get to Japan without going

          1. re: wutzizname

            I absolutely agree with the Thousand Cranes recommendation. A friend took me there recently and I was stunned at how good it was. I cant wait to go again soon.

            1. re: thomtompkins

              Another vote for 1000 cranes over Komatsu.

        1. 100 Cranes atop the New Otani hotel downtown LA, has had an excellent Tempura Bar since the 80's.
          I have not been there for 6 yrs but I have never had better

          1. Isn't there a place called (simply) Tempura Bar, on Sawtelle Blvd., next door to Granada Market? I've never been, but with a name like that, I suppose it's worth trying...