Tenjin (Shaw Centre)

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~$20/pax
Tenjin, a name inspired by the much-loved Japanese tendon dish, is a smart-casual Japanese restaurant under the Les Amis Group that specialises in Tempura Donburi. Situated on the third floor of Shaw Centre, along Scotts Road, Tenjin specialises in serving up satisfying bowls of tempura donburi (also known as tendon), where generous pieces of seafood and vegetable tempura are served atop a bed of fluffy Hoshi-Jirushi rice from the Ibaraki prefecture. Tendon is widely known as an accessible and well-loved Japanese dish, and the concept’s design pays homage to this with its minimalist interiors. Raw concrete walls give the place a clean and chic vibe, softened with the warm glow of bamboo pendant lights that add a cosy touch.

1 Scotts Road
#03-08 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208

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Tuesday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

Friday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

Saturday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

Sunday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

Monday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 09:30pm

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Reviews

From the Burpple community

Ordered the premium selection bowl & I was blown away!! Best I’ve tasted!! (personally prefer this over Kohaku)

Batter: light & crispy
Sauce: not overly salty or overwhelming
Ingredients: fresh!!!

5 ebi tempura and veggie tempura on a bed of steamed rice, comes with shredded cabbage & miso soup

I enjoyed my Inaniwa Udon Set at @tenjinsg very much because I loved the combination of getting to slurp cold silky udon along with hot crunchy tempura 😍😍 There was 10 pieces of assorted tempura that included pumpkin, mushroom, prawns, crab, fish etc. I enjoyed all of them very much and will be back to try the other things next time! Swipe to see more!

The service here is really good as well. I especially appreciated how the staff was able to answer my questions about the food with detail. That makes a big difference because I've visited many places where the staff didn't know anything about the food and couldn't answer my questions 😅

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Initially made the visit to Shaw House for Lemak Boys, but was caught by their notice at the entrance stating that their launch has been delayed till further notice; found ourselves ending up at a rather familiar spot since we were a little lazy to search and travel to another spot for dinner anyways.

Glad to say that Tenjin is one of the few F&B establishments that have really held out very well after all these while. Remembered visiting them when they had first launched, and was pretty impressed with how well those Tempura items were very well-executed — light, airy batter alongside fresh ingredients without being greasy nor limp. That was still very much the case with the Jo we had most recently — the Special Set comes with Prawn, Vegetable, Free Range Co. Egg all deep-fried in Tempura batter; the prawns still carrying a hint of the natural sweetness with a snappy bite, while the lotus root provides a good crunch amidst the crispness, and the Free Range Co. Egg still comes with a molten egg yolk that is all the rage with the Tendons here. Opting for the Spicy Tare (spicy sauce) over the Regular Tare, we really liked how the Spicy Tare carries a deep, savoury spiciness that was not shy in terms of the level of heat it carries — something beyond the level one would expect for Japanese cuisine, and definitely tingles the taste buds for those who are tolerable to moderate levels of spiciness; provides sufficient flavour for the bed of fluffy and pearly Japanese rice beneath the tempura pieces. Each set also comes with a side salad (which comes with free flow Goma dressing — a certain plus point for me) and also a Miso Soup loaded with seaweed and strips of fried beancurd; a pretty well thought-out set that is well-portioned for an individual diner all at S$14.80++ which is rather pocket-friendly especially considering how Tenjin is also a brand brought by the folks of Michelin-starred Les Amis.

Given how well-executed it is for the price it commands, it is little wonder how Tenjin has since garnered a crowd during meal times — a spot that is a must-visit for value-for-money Tendon,and somewhere which we would certainly be back yet again!

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I had the special tendon which was great in variety and reasonably priced. Go on a weekday to avoid a massive queue. Been on a tendon kick lately 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️

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Tempura set that includes rice, anago, crab leg, prawn, fish, sweet potato, eggplant, red pepper and egg.

The anago is fishy and although they weren’t crispy when I had them, they weren’t soggy either. Portion of rice is small.

Option to choose spicy or non-spicy sauce.

Price: $24.39 inclusive of GST, excluding service charge since it’s takeaway

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