He starts the entertainment once he stands in front of the fryer.
Working as a Tempura chef for 60 years. He was known a first pupil of Seiji Hashii, the founder of Tem-Masa, a famous restaurant in Sarugaku-cho, Kanda.
When Kohichi Arai was working as a chef in other restaurant, a geisha in Kagurazaka, who really loved his work, offered him to set up his own restaurant in Kagurazaka.
Taking the offer, he set up his restaurant using the 1st floor of the geisha's residence.
Hitoshi Arai, the 2nd owner, is working to promote Tempura by participating "Worlds of Flavor" in Napa Valley, California as a representative of Tempura chef in 2010 and also joining other food events in New York in 2011, Warsaw, Poland in 2013, Paris, France in 2014 and Milano, Italy in 2015.
Outline of Tempura Arai, a sister restaurant of Tenko
The Second Brand of Tenko, the Japanese Style Tempura Restaurant.
A hideaway restaurant with only 12 seats at counter.
Please enjoy Tempura in a modern and relaxed atmosphere.
Address 〒162-0825 B1, AGE Bldg. 4-8, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Closed on Sunday and Holidays