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9777 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.274.2201 | BeverlyHills-Endo.com
A traditional taste of Kyoto welcomes diners
at Tempura Endo
W R I T T E N BY M I C H E L L E LY N
P H OTO G R A P H Y BY K A N I H A H N
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lantern-lit stone pavement walkway delivers guests to the
entrance of Tempura Endo, where the delicate fragrance of
Japanese incense wafts through the air in a tranquil setting
that seemingly transports one to the ancient city of Kyoto. Here, a
quintessential dining experience is savored.
Tempura, food that is battered and fried, is not exactly the first thing
that comes to mind when one thinks of eating healthy. Kyoto-style
tempura, however, is prepared in a variety of oils that offer notable
health benefits. Cottonseed oil (the highest rated tempura oil used at
top-notch Japanese restaurants) has linoleic acid, effective for lowering
blood cholesterol levels and vitamin E, which removes reactive oxygen,
a main cause for aging, and prevents rough skin and dementia.
At Tempura Endo, guests are treated to the finest quality ingredients,
flash-fried and seasoned with a careful selection of unique salts, which
creates a lightly crisped tempura that is guilt-free. Guests have the
option of dining at the eight-seat tempura bar, where a chef prepares
dinner in front of them, or at table seats.
The evening ends with a traditional tea ceremony in a room that
features a sunken hearth and mimics the elegant atmosphere typical of
Kyoto, complete with sweet candies to finish the meal.