This time we would like to introduce “Deep Fried Tempura and Kaisen Yoshihira” located in Tanabe City, Wakayama.
It is Wakayama, the sea. What are we going to eat if we don’t eat fish?
Seafood, and freshly fried tempura at that. Yes, those are the two things you are looking for in a seaside town, aren’t they?
This time, we will report on “Freshly Fried Tempura/Kaisen Yoshihira,” a restaurant that perfectly fits such needs.
Outline of the restaurant
The restaurant is located in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture
Deep-fried seafood and tempura Yoshihira” in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, is proud of its tempura made with fresh seafood landed locally, seasonal vegetables, and local ingredients. The restaurant’s interior has a relaxed atmosphere, with large windows from which diners can enjoy a view of lush greenery.
- Business hours: 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00
- Closed: Monday
- Parking: Available
- Address: 2062 Shinjo-machi, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-0011
Parking is available, but please note that the number of spaces is limited and the restaurant is quite popular.
Menu & Taste
The menu includes a limited number of dishes, as well as the standard menu items such as “Pripuri Ebi Ten Hitsumabushi” and “Fisherman’s Bowl”. The menu is truly a seafood and tempura menu.
Pripuri Ebi Ten Hitsumabushi
The name says it all. The portion that should be an eel is filled with kakiage (deep fried shrimp), and is served on a bed of tempura and hitsumabushi.
Since it is a combination of Tempura and Hitsumabushi, the way to eat it is naturally to eat it as it is.
Next, add condiments. The half-boiled tempura is also exquisite.
The last dish is chazuke-style with dashi broth poured over the top. The aroma of the dashi broth is elegant, just as you would expect from a tempura restaurant.
Now, if you eat hitsu-mabushi in the usual way, you can choose from three different ways to eat it, but here, there is a fourth way. The fourth way is to eat it in the style of ume chazuke (plum flavored rice with green tea). It is made of oversized pickled plums, as if it were made in Wakayama. I am not sure if it is Nanko-ume or not.
Fisherman’s rice bowl
The other dish, Fisherman’s Bowl, is already a great performer from the outside.
How many kinds of sashimi does it contain? But let’s not worry about the details and eat it like a fisherman. Let’s eat it with gusto like fishermen. Miso soup is included in all set meals,
The miso soup that comes with all set menus can be upgraded to hihitame soup for an additional 120 yen.
Hitohame” refers to a seaweed called “hirome,” a member of the wakame seaweed family, and is a specialty caught in the Kinan region around here. The miso soup is delicious enough, but for 120 yen, we recommend upgrading to this soup.
Freshly fried seafood and Tempura Yoshihira is a recommended restaurant for lunch on your trip to Wakayama. The fresh seafood and crispy tempura are superb, especially the plump shrimp and oysters. The fisherman’s rice bowl is also very hearty and will surely fill you up. Parking is available, so access by car is also convenient. Please visit for lunch during your sightseeing in Wakayama.
Youtube version uploaded!
We have uploaded a youtube video introducing our restaurant, Tempura & Kaisen Yoshihira. Please take a look if you like it.