According to a Japanese saying, “Perfection does not consist in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way.” The food at TenZen is perfect.
Japanese cuisine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. TenZen’s mission? To introduce and democratize authentic tempura, an essential food in Japanese cuisine prepared in hot oil. These small seafood or chicken fritters are delicately made by artisan cooks. As an appetizer or main course, tempura is light and creamy and is best enjoyed with salt and dashi (Japanese soup broth), which can be accompanied by a Japanese spirit such as shōchū or sake. The address is adorned with a traditional, typically Japanese decoration.
On the architectural side, the place, made by Sankakuya, a group of traditional Japanese craftsmen based in Kyoto and Shiga, has been entirely covered with wood.
The counter is made of a single leaf of hinoki cypress, the ceiling of Japanese cedar, and the walls Japanese ash wood.
A little nugget that we would like our friends to discover.
8 rue de l’Échelle
Flora di Carlo