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, the high-end Japanese restaurant is located on the 11th floor of the Altira hotel. Leaving your shoes by the door, where you will be welcomed with a traditional Japanese greeting. The restaurant offers guests a number of dining options including private rooms, tatami, sushi and sake bar in an elegant and tranquil setting. The room itself has a relaxing atmosphere with an air of Japanese fine dining about it.
Originally a tempura restaurant that opened in Tokyo in 1937, Tenmasa opened in Macau in 2007, Offering a large selection of different set menus and chef’s recommended dishes, diners can sample a full-range of different Japanese cuisine styles available at the restaurant. The quality set menus which include kakiage tendon, cooked salmon, sushi or sashimi are definitely worth a visit. Start with the assorted sashimi, an excellent selection of jet-fresh mouth-watering seafood which changes seasonally. The chawanmushi steamed egg custard with sea urchin came piping hot and is wonderfully light and flavourful. The semi-broiled wagyu beef with condiments is one of the signature dishes from this restaurant. It comes with 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. The kitchen prides itself on their tempura, choose your ingredients, sit back and enjoy the delicious light and crispy tempura.
Altira has an excellent central wine list that you can choose your favourite wines from or if you like to keep it traditional, try out some sake with your meal. The sake menu is well thought-out with some available by the glass, carafes or by whole bottles.
The restaurant staffs are friendly, courteous and efficient, the service is a little slow at the beginning but quickly recovered to ensure that the diners had a good experience.
Like most fine dining Japanese restaurants, Tenmasa is not cheap but the good-value and quality set meals are definitely worth a try. If not choosing from a la carte menus, the meal can be pricier, averaging about MOP1,000 per person, with sake.