Mon to Sun, 12:00 noon-2:30 pm
Mon to Sun, 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
7 private rooms for 6 - 12 persons
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Alfonsino, sea urchin sashimi
Semi-broiled wagyu beef with condiments
Fried rice with eel tempura served in a stone bowl
Tenmasa immediately strikes the right impression from the very first step. Leaving your shoes by the door, you will be led into a space where traditional Japanese aesthetics and intimate, cosy ambience strike a perfect balance to thoroughly put you at ease. Complete with private dining rooms, tatami seating, sushi bar and sake bar, Tenmasa is a great place for a luxurious meal with spectacular views of Macau as an ever-present backdrop.
Tenmasa descends from a proud and respected name in Japanese cuisine. The grandfather of head chef Yoshiaki Hashii opened his Tokyo tempura restaurant in 1937, and it remains a highly respected name in Japan. As such, we expected a good meal and Tenmasa did not disappoint. Jet-fresh fish and seafood deliveries arrive almost daily from Japan, a quality best measured in their sashimi selection which arrives expertly sliced and vibrant in its freshness. A restaurant signature is semi-broiled wagyu beef with condiments, a crisp and cool dish featuring slices of seared wagyu on a bed of raw, sweet onions and topped with crisp crushed garlic and sliced spring onions. It is an exercise in balancing texture and temperature, and while not to everyone's taste, those who enjoy tataki will appreciate Tenmasa's rendition. A pleasant surprise was Tenmasa's soba noodles, striking the right blend of texture, flavour and that certain mouthfeel that distinguishes good soba from the rest. However, Tenmasa's name is built on tempura. The batter is delicately crisp with a creamy aftertaste, and the freshness of the ingredients underneath is never lost. Tenmasa cares about maintaining a proud family tradition, and it shows.
Whether your tastes lean towards sake or wine, Tenmasa has you covered on both fronts. The excellent central wine list at Altira Macau serves all four restaurants, including Tenmasa. Or, simply consult the sake menu with a little help from the staff for your selection.
You will feel pampered and taken care of at Tenmasa. The staff are efficient, well-trained and effortlessly warm.
Like most fine dining Japanese restaurants set in five-star hotels, Tenmasa is not exactly cheap and it can quite easily run over MOP1,000 per head. And yet, you could do a lot worse, and the bill is fair value given the good food and excellent service.