- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Only place you can eat real Japanese Tempura in LA
I understand it is the only tempura bar in the area, so I would recommend for the experience. The food at the tempura bar is served one at a time freshly cooked. This is a unique experience that I have found in Japan. Food is served perfectly. It is omakase style and very well done. I would recommend sticking to the tempura omakase and not add the extras, ie. Sushi. The Sushi was good, but I have had better.
We booked a reservation for Valentine's Day and were seated promptly only to be informed that the only pre-fixed menu option for the evening was a $250pp Valentine's Day menu. Nothing else was available, including a la carte menus. It would have been nice to have been notified of this change in the menu prior to confirming the booking. I asked what was included as part of the pre-fix and the server had difficulty explaining what was included. While her handwritten note was written completely in Japanese, she had difficulty translating to English.
All in all, the meal plus two bottles of $50 sake came to a whopping $780 including tax and tip for two people. While the food was delicious and quality of ingredients was high, the chocolate berry tart dessert that concluded the meal was worse than store bought and definitely an afterthought. The berries on top were still frozen and the crust was dry. The servers kept bumping into us when busing the tables and on more than one occasion had difficulty explaining what the dishes actually were. For the steep steep price, there are definitely better fine dining experiences out there. Would not recommend.
Awesome and authentic tempura experience. It felt like we were back in Japan!
The overall value was less than fair.
I guess, the fact that, aside from the Sashimi course, everything else was fried, was a little "off-putting".
One left feeling like they'd been had, as the tab is quite hefty.
I definitely won't be making another reservation in a hurry; I'm quite happy with the fare at competing restaurants in the area, like Shiki.
Excellent food and service.
Excellent tempura. Better go for tempura a la carte vs set menu.
I have been in Endo hotel celestine gion once before in kyoto and do miss the ambience. The vegetable selection is limited here in LA but the rest keep the same level of Japanese crafsmanship. Shiso leave warped Uni tempura is quite impressive.
Authentic atmosphere, good food, superb service.
Great for special occasion.
An authentic Japanese experience.
I have had the best tempura in Tokyo. The batter is very greasy and not light compared to Tokyo. Also there is no value for money in their set. Too expensive
Amazing food! Great service
Way overpriced mediocrity! I would not go back here.
Felt like I was in Japan!
Incredible service. Great quality food! Pricey but worth it for authentic tempura.
Dinner at Tempura Endo is outstanding, authentic and memorable! I would recommend sitting at the tempura counter and count the evening as tempura theater as well.
I am very dissatisfied with my experience. The place was empty, unromantic, and ordinary food. It is very expensive by Beverly Hills standards.
We are so glad to choose this petite cuisine for my daughter’s birthday celebration. Moreover, I shared the information to my friend’s group right away and one of them happened to be in Kyoto and booked a table for a very unforgettable dinner too! Surely this is the first pick I come next time in LA.
Excellent tempura and great service. I've been to Japan and this is as good, maybe even better, than what is in Japan
never worth the cost
An authentic Japanese experience.
For what we spent, I was expecting WAY more. This place is a tasting menu only. We selected their priciest option at $280 a person. It was lacking in almost all areas.
1) the atmosphere was so quite and, for lack of a better word, boring. The chef provided zero conversation or entertainment.
2) the omasake counter is small. Like cramped, elbow-to-elbow small.
3) this place is 100% authentic. It’s like you’re taking a mini trip to Japan for a few hours, so you’re paying for the experience - not the food. As a “foodie,” I was disappointed.
4) the servers themselves were very attentive and nice. I always had everything I needed or requested.
Overall, I wouldn’t come back. There are way too many good Japanese restaurants in the are that are, in my opinion, so much better.
This is perfect place to entertain VIP customers or best friend’s birthday.
I had such an unforgettable experience of Japanese Tempura Cuisine.
Incredibly overpriced. Only high priced options and very small portions
There are tempura restaurants worth this kind of money, like Tempura Matsui in nyc or Tempura Kondo in Tokyo. But the quality of the food is just not as good here. And the presentation is lacking, starting with the pre-packaged moist towelettes to start the meal. That is just unacceptable at a $300-$400 per person restaurant.
Deliciously perfect and as close to our experience in Japan as possible!
The food was great. Although it is on the pricer end, the portion is quite generous for what is paying for. I wish they do lunches as well. Having too much fried food as dinner can be overwhelming. Delicious, but overwhelming nonetheless.
Only thieves restaurant serves real Tempura. In LA.
They cook lots of different kind of Tempura just in front of you one by one. I know this restaurant in Kyoto, Japan that is very famous. You will tell little Kyoto atmosphere. Price is little expensive though.... but it was worth it. Service is great !
If you would like to experience what is the art of Tempura in authentic, a classy, yet relaxed ambiance, Endo is the place outside of Japan...Very creative, nouvelle Tempura cuisine! A bit Pricey? No. I would say, it is the best value for such a wonderful taste, high-quality ingredients, the very skilled Tempura chef who is perfecting each piece of Tempura, one by one before your eyes!
2nd time I've been there, and this time was much better than the first. I would highly recommend getting there after 9 pm so that you can order a la carte. Just get the highlights without the filler. For example, I got the appetizers and sashimi, which is a fantastic start. But you can skip the corn and the termpura rice dishs which comes with the set menu, because it's too much. Instead, make sure you get the conger eel, taro truffle and other goodies. And pickled veggies are great to snack on between tempura courses!
The service was nice and the experience was something we have had trouble finding in Southern California since experiencing it in Japan. I took my husband here for his birthday. He was thrilled. I was slightly disappointed. I had read previous reviews and had my hopes set for things like our names being printed on the menu and a tea ceremony. Neither of these extra touches are included anymore. We sat at the bar style seating and were patiently and quietly waited on. The chef cooked in front of us with brief descriptions of what we were eating. The food was undeniably delicious. There were two salts as opposed to other reviews which mentioned 5 salts. Most of the food didn't require either so it was not a huge loss. We enjoyed every bite. The only downside was the lack of the tea ceremony to round out the meal. I probably wouldn't have minded as much if the price had been reduced in any way to account for the reduced experience. At more than $700 for two people it seems a little bit of a sting to not leave with a full night's experience rather than just a meal.
I should note that the staff really made an extra effort for my husbands birthday and gave him a token gift with an extra dessert which was greatly appreciated. If i hadn't had expectations I wouldn't have been disappointed. In short, the food is amazing and the price is high.
Incredible place with truly Japanese food and incredible service.
Be prepared!! Is not cheap but it is really worth it!!
Great experience! Rebuild my understanding of tempura!
Real tempura in LA! Well executed. Cheaper than a plane ticket to Tokyo.
Impeccable food and service. We just returned from Japan and dined there for my bday. It reminded us of Japan, but even better- we could understand everything. Will certainly return. Highly recommend.
It was so delicious and authentic Japanese style of tempura restaurant. The service was also outstanding. It’s definitely for a special occasion and it’s a quite atmosphere, almost like going to a theater. What you watch is what the chef is doing for you, and you will talk about its taste with whom you are with instead of talking about something else while eating. For sure. The chef, whose name is Satoshi, makes food in front of you, and serve it immediately after he makes. Just try it if you would like to experience the authentic Japanese zen luxury experience.
Amazing place. Absolutely worth it, one of the most authentic Japanese experiences I have ever seen in America.
The staff, ambiance and food truly made me feel like I was in Kyoto. Kimi-San was exceptional and made the dining experience that much better! Domo arigato!
Not like Kyoto.
Tempura Endo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 274-2201.
Tempura Endo is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.