Please visit our website at www.tempuramatsui.com.
Also, we accept online orders at www.tempuramatsui.net.
Welcome to Tempura Matsui -----Michelin One Star-----
Tempura Matsui invites you to experience the fine art of cooking tempura. Within a serene setting, guests have a seat at our counter or tables and can view the delicate preparation of lightly frying fresh fish and vegetables. Tempura Matsui is designed to emulate a Japanese cottage with warm woods, slate floors and round and square windows. A five-seat bar allows guests to wait for their seats while enjoying a glass of wine, sake or beer.
A chashitsu or a tea-house-inspired room is available for private dinners of 2 – 5 guests. To book the private room, please call the restaurant directly.
Even dining outdoor under enclosed tent at 34*F, the tempura still maintained its crunchiness! It’s a testament to the chefs. My ambiance rating was based on what I saw of the interior.
Love the food, umai desu, best tempura I’ve ever had
Great place for the authentic tempura. I would be a repeater definitively.
Increible, el mwjor lugar de Tempura en NY
Great experience. Great service. Certainly the best tempura in nyc.
Lunch was phenom. Highly reco.
Fantastic lunch experience. We sat outside on a nice Saturday. Our waiter was a lovely, professional gentleman.
You get a lot of food which is all delicious.
Glad we gave this restaurant a try.
All Covid precautions are taken.
Very good tempura kaiseki omkase and perhaps the only places that does it right since Inagiku closed down back in the day.
Obviously its a bit expensive but I think its a good place to treat yourself once in a while. We went for the deluxe 220 course but the 160 course will be more than enough.
It was a very wonderful meal!
This review for outdoor dining. I was very happy to see the restaurant return. The service and food are impeccable as always. There was some street noise, but that was a small price to pay for such wonderful food and service. I will return for indoor service when that opens in October.
Wonderful food. Attentive and hospitable staff. We look forward to visiting again!
This is our first time here. Not sure if before the pandemic the quality of their ingredients was in top notch. I find the Ingredients they use isn't the finest quality. Over all I will give this place a 7 out of 10.
We have always been enjoying Tempura Matsui since we discovered it a couple of years ago. We normally sit at the tempura counter watching the tempura fried piece by piece right in front of our eyes, and being served piece by piece while it is really hot. That's the authentic Japanese way anyway. The chef certainly knows how to do tempura the right way, which is also the healthy way. Very, very thin batter. Very, very little oil on the tempura. Very, very tender and very, very delicious tempura! Each piece of tempura is so delicious!
Even though they only do outdoor dining these days and have one fixed set of menu, the food is still excitingly good! And you can always order more tempura a-la-carte to meet your appetite. Their head of waiting staff is always so sweet and always make us feel like old friends! We just ate there two days ago and already booked the next meal in two weeks.
Service was wonderful. The food was great and the mood was perfect for the occasion.
Best tempura since Kyoto
Very nice experience dining at Tempura Matsui with hign quality of food & service.
Tempura was good but other dishes in the lunch set menu was rather disappointing. Sashimi was good but salad with Udon and the third dish were rather strange. I do not believe they can be served in Japan.
We liked the nice ambience and services but our expectation for the food was much higher.
OISHI! A meal a this wonderful restaurant is like a quick trip to Japan. From the moment you step through the curtains you're transported into the Japanese culture. The service is exceptional and the food is delicious. A seat a the counter gives you an up-close look at the amazing skills of the Tempura chefs. This was the second time I took my husband for his birthday. I am pretty sure there will be many more celebrations to come.
The best dining experience we’ve had in a very long time!
Match to my experience in Japan - superb quality and sophisticated.
Best experience ever. Service was impecable and the food extraordinary.
We had an outstanding meal and the service was attentive and kind. My favorite piece of tempura was the maitake mushroom, and my boyfriend loved the eel. Wonderful all around!
Great as always. Exceptional food and service. Unfortunately there were a couple of rather loud and obnoxious guests sitting behind us (which is very unusual for Tempura Matsui) but that is entirely beyond the control of this fine establishment
This Is high end food performed without fuss but with great hospitality. Loved it!
I visited Tempura Matsui on a Saturday for lunch and was seated at the counter.
The quality of the ingredients, many of which were imported from Japan, was excellent and I enjoyed it. The dishes were all explained well and understandably. I can well imagine coming back here for lunch.
The only thing which was not so nice was the immediate start of the tempura serving after the tablet with the other components of the menu.
My highlight was the scallop from Hokaido which had reference quality.
A more elaborated review with pictures can be found on gourmettrips add home add blog.
Outstanding, singularly crafted food coupled with extraordinary service. Peaceful and intimate atmosphere. An impressive, unique dining experience. Definitely 5+ stars. Expensive.
Elegant, sophisticated but simple, tempura authentic and fantastic
The best tempura in NYC for sure, Uni tempura was the best, definitely go back
Special place. Its authentic Japanese cuisine for either a business lunch or special occasion. There are 2 set menus and the staff are awesomely helpful to explain the dishes and how best to enjoy them.
Elevated Japanese cuisine at a very reasonable lunch menu price. Excellent fine dining service. Authentic Japanese experience. The real deal
Food wasn't especially brilliant. It was good, don't get me wrong, but at this price and with the whole Michelin guide recommendation, I was expecting to be blown away. Service was fine until the last tempura which took 20+ minutes to come and everything was slow after that. Staff were super friendly and helpful though. All in all, left a bit of a "not bad" feeling but for $300+, I want to feel better than that.
That was our first experience with Tempura Matsui as my boy friend mentioned about going there for several months....It turned out pretty good and was what we expected. I would highly recommend my friends to go there.
Overall a good dining experience, if you’re looking for an extraordinary dining experience then tempura Matsui is a must-go. But if you are just an average tempura lover who only appreciates the crunchiness of tempura then it might not be the best choice since the pricing is high after all
Food doesn't live up to the high prices, but the service and ambiance are excellent.
Tempura Matsui is rated 4.8 stars by 320 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.