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Posted by Farshjer on 08/11/2005
Good thing that they are on the upper west side where there are virtually no good japanese establishments and people don't seem to care.
Posted by timh on 07/08/2005
Evidently Dan Tempura has a reputation for the poor quality of its service. My friend warned me about this before we went in. What she didn't warn me about was the long wait to receive our food and the bland quality of the food. The only plus. . .the servings were large. Even though the restaurant wasn't busy we had to signal the waiters to come take our orders and to bring us the check. I can't imagine any reason to return to this restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2005
I live in the area so DT is an easy choice--wasn't outstanding but for the ease of proximity not too shabby. Not too pricey, try it.
Posted by U_U on 06/14/2005
Waiter's service was not friendly. We had a little incident when the waiter said we can not order the tempura ice-cream with the dinner box. (We know the tempura ice-cream does not come with the box) but we want to order it in addition to the box anyways. Maybe it was just miscommunication, but the waiter seems really cold...
Posted by Anonymous on 04/20/2005
For starters, the waiter was as unfriendly as the average staffer at the DMV office. Other reviews reported poor service, so I thought I would endure it in exchange for some high-quality food. The miso soup was far too salty. The salad contained only lettuce, and the lettuce was not too fresh at that. The bento box looked enticing. How quickly my hopes were dashed. Not only was the piece of salmon teriyaki a bit small, most of it was skin and dark meat. The beef negimaki had been burned. Another item tasted like bad fish wrapped in fatty bacon. The only decent thing in the box: the tempura shrimp. My fellow diner's sushi was mediocre at best, and our seaweed salad was merely acceptable.
Posted by RS111 on 02/19/2005
I have been a fan of Dan Tempura for well over twenty years now. It is a pioneer of Japanese cuisine on the Upper West Side. The quality of the food, freshness of ingredients and care of preparation can't be beat. Reliable, delicious, comfortable and authentic. Tiny, yes, but always friendly and welcoming.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2005
I am from Japan, and Dan Tempura's food is one of the closest to japanese food restaurants. Their sushi is superb. I highly reccomend it.