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Image 1: This tempura place is just a short walk from Ginza station.

Image 2: A small restaurant where everyone sits around the open kitchen, being served with tempura one by one.

Image 3: Kondo 03-5568-0923 5-5-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Closed on Sunday and holidays

Image 4: We ordered the lunch menu (about USD$90). It came with 10 tempura, a rice dish, and fruits.

Shrimp to begin - the head first...

Image 5: ... then the body.

Image 6: To make the dipping sauce, stir the grated radish...

Image 7: ... into the soy sauce.

Image 8: The quality of vegetables is the main focus of this place. They only start chopping the vegetables when needed in order to retain their freshness.

Image 9:
Then the chef skillfully gives them a lightly batter before frying in sesame oil.

Image 10:
Asparagus

Image 11:
Shitake mushroom

Image 12:
Sillago

Image 13:
Lotus root

Image 14:
Green Pepper

Image 15:
Goby

Image 16:
Onion

Image 17:
Sea Eel

Image 18:
Tendon - Kakiage (scallop fried in batter) on rice

Image 19:
Ten-cha - Tendon served with special Japanese tea

Our server told us not to eat it right away.

Image 20:
Wait for a few minutes until it becomes this mess, then you eat it.

Image 21:
Miso soup with clam

Finally something not deep fried.

Image 22:
Cantaloup

Thank god, we need some fruits after all those tempura.

Image 23: A basket of fresh vegetables and a gift from his Michelin celebration.

It's enjoyable to have a few tempura at once, but a meal full of tempura, we don't think we can do that again.

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