Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX Serves up Must-Try Tempura in Tokyo With an Unbelievable Sauce!

Tempura specialty restaurant “Tempura Hisago” has a history surpassing 100 years since its establishment in Japan’s Taisho era.

At the Akihabara UDX branch of Tempura Hisago, you can enjoy the taste of this long-standing establishment at a reasonable price!

Tempura at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

Tempura Hisago’s special sauce that has been passed down for many years

Akihabara is an area always bustling with many people, both on weekdays and weekends.

Tempura Hisago, which is visited by many international tourists, offers menus in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. The dishes on the menu are also diverse, featuring tempura as individual items, as set meals, or as tempura rice bowls.

The menu at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

Menus are available with Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean language

One especially recommended tempura dish on their menu is their kakiage (mixed tempura fritter).

The restaurant’s “special Tempura bowl,” available only during dinner time, is loaded with extravagant toppings!

The special Tempura bowl at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

特製天丼, special Tempura bowl 1,980 JPY (tax included)

The bowl includes one piece of kakiage with small shrimp and shiso (Japanese basil), two shrimp tempura, one piece of white fish tempura, and two kinds of vegetables, offering a generous portion.

You can enjoy various kinds of tempura at once for the price of 1,980 JPY (tax included).

The kakiage at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

Kakiage, the pride and joy of Tempura Hisago

If you order a tempura rice bowl, be sure to pay attention to the special sauce used at Tempura Hisago. The special sauce, passed down since the establishment’s founding, owes its distinctive flavor to two key ingredients: aged soy sauce and coarse sugar.

Aged soy sauce is known for its rich aroma and concentrated umami flavor.

By adding coarse sugar and simmering to make it thicker, it creates an even richer taste. The sauce soaked into the batter spreads in your mouth, delivering an exquisite flavor!

The special tempura rice bowl sauce at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

In addition, there are options like the “Big Shrimp Tempura Bowl,” featuring larger shrimp, and the “Special kakiage bowl,” which showcases the restaurant’s signature kakiage, allowing you to choose your favorite tempura rice bowl according to your mood.

You can enjoy tempura at upscale counter seating

Savoring your tempura at the counter is also highly recommended, as the experience of watching the chef fry each piece of tempura right in front of you adds a sense of excitement to your meal.

The interior of Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

Tempura Hisago’s counter seating

Moreover, being able to taste the freshly fried tempura immediately is something unique to the counter seats.

The frying time is adjusted depending on the ingredient, resulting in tempura with a crispy coating that is lifted from the frying oil at the perfect timing.

The aroma of the crispy batter and the texture of the ingredients enveloped within it speak volumes about the highly skilled chefs at the restaurant.

The Fried conger eel at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

“穴子の一本揚げ,” Fried conger eel 1,320 JPY (tax included)

For seasoning the tempura, both salt and tempura dipping sauce are provided, and choosing between them can be a pleasant dilemma.

The simplicity of salt as seasoning brings out the natural flavor of each ingredient. Tempura dipping sauce allows you to enjoy the crispy texture of the batter and the smoothness of the sauce-soaked tempura, giving you the best of both worlds.

With salt available at the table and tempura dipping sauce provided for free, why not give both a try?

The Fried conger eel at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

An abundance of dedicated skills and practices levels up the flavor of each ingredient

The taste of tempura is heavily influenced not only by the skills of the chef and the quality of the ingredients, but also by the oil used for frying.

At Tempura Hisago, a the frying oil used is a blend of premium sesame oil and salad oil. The reason for this blend is to ensure that the aftertaste of the tempura isn’t too heavy. By making the mouthfeel lighter, the natural flavor of the ingredients stands out even more.

Tempura at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

A key practice at Tempura Hisago is the meticulous sifting and thorough chilling of the wheat flour used for the coating.

Sifting the flour makes the coating fine and chilling it enhances the crispy texture and intensifies the aroma.

The restaurant also pays special attention to detail even in the rice used for set meals and tempura rice bowls. The rice at Tempura Hisago is a variety called Shiawase Komachi from Akita Prefecture, where the use of pesticides is minimized.

The special Tempura bowl at Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX

Each Tempura Hisago has different special features to look forward to

Tempura Hisago has multiple locations in Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture. In Tokyo, in addition to the Akihabara UDX branch, there is also a branch in the vicinity of Ōsaki, a station next to Shinagawa Station.

Each Tempura Hisago location has its own unique characteristics. The Osaki branch, for instance, offers a menu with a focus on luxury. You can enjoy tempura made with premium ingredients, accompanied by wines selected by a sommelier.

The Akihabara UDX location, being in an area that attracts a wide range of age groups, offers reasonably priced options that are accessible to all.

While there are many tempura specialty restaurants, it’s rare to find a place like Tempura Hisago’s Akihabara UDX store, where you can enjoy traditional, meticulously crafted flavors for such a great deal!

Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX's exterior

Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX’s exterior


Store name 天ぷら ひさご 秋葉原UDX店
Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX
Address Akihabara UDX 3F, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access Akihabara Station(AKB) 5-minute walk from Akihabara Electric Town Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY03)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK28)
  • JR Negishi Line(JK28)
  • JR Chūō-Sōbu Line(JB19)
  • Tsukuba Express(TX01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H16)

Suehirochō Station 6-minute walk from Exit 1
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G14)
Phone number 03-3252-3051
Reservations Accepted
Phone, official website, Tabelog, GURUNAVI, Hot Pepper Gourmet, Ikyu
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Dsicover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD)
  • QR code payment(PayPay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:00-15:00、17:00-22:00
lunch and dinner last order times may vary depending on how busy it is
Closed No holidays
excluding Akihabara UDX holidays
Seating 37 seats
9 counter seats, 28 table seats, private dining room seats available
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://hisagoakihabara.com/
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean language only
  • Please ask about allergy-friendly menus when reserving; vegan and vegetarian menus are available if egg inclusion is possible; please ask about halal menus when ordering
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service and delivery service are not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of May 2024.