Tenmasa at Altira Macau

Traditional Japanese with peninsula views
There is no better place than Tenmasa at Altira Macau to see what Japanese tempura is really all about. Working off recipes handed down over generations from the original Tenmasa in Tokyo, chefs are trained to use all of their senses, including sound, to determine when foods have been fried to perfection. Specialties include tempura oysters, live abalone and king crab.

Ingredients are flown in five days a week from Japan to round out a menu that also includes wagyu beef dishes, sushi and more. Making the restaurant feel even more authentic is the traditional tatami seating and tranquil views of the Macau peninsula. Dining at Tenmasa is an experience where guests are encouraged to relax and leisurely order course by course.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Chefs prepare food table side, working off recipes and techniques dating back 70 years to Tenmasa’s original founder in Japan, making for a fun atmosphere at both lunch and dinner.
  • Tucked away on the eleventh floor of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Altira Macau, Tenmasa is easily accessible from a dedicated street entrance or from an elevator within the hotel.
  • The restaurant’s stone and bamboo décor with tatami seating transports you to a serene and peaceful place, yet it’s just ten minutes from most major attractions and transportation hubs.
  • The main room and select private rooms offer unobstructed views of the Macau peninsula through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Take a seat at the sake bar before you dine, and while you're there, check out the restaurant’s dedicated sake cellar.
Things to Know
  • Tenmasa is located inside Altira Macau, which is on Taipa Island at the intersection of Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen and Avenida de Kwong Tung.
  • The restaurant is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and dinner is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. You’ll find set menus and a la carte options for both lunch and dinner.
  • Just be aware that a typical meal at Tenmasa lasts between two and three hours. With so much time to enjoy traditional tempura, you can relax and get comfortable.
The Food
  • Tenmasa has used the same tempura techniques and recipes since its original Tokyo location opened in 1937, making these lightly fried bites a must-try.

  • If you’re looking for a more complete meal, come in for the lunch or dinner prix fixe menu. The multi-course experience provides a sampling of the chef’s seasonal favorites, from bluefin tuna sashimi to wagyu steak and, of course, a variety of tempura.

  • If you’re orderingà la carte, we recommend selecting something listed “seasonal,” as these dishes use fresh fruit or fish that you won’t be able to find any other time of year. A recent summer selection included a tempura fish cake made with abalone, prawn and seasonal vegetables topped with sea urchin.
The Design
  • Traditional Japanese design elements are found throughout the restaurant while modern touches keep it up to date. Bonsai trees and paper panels prove the prioritization of patience and skill that can also be found in the food.

  • If you’re looking for the bar, you’ll find it sunken halfway into the floor, as diners sit on legless, cushioned chairs, tatami style. But don’t worry, traditional seating is available if you’d prefer.

  • The restaurant’s neutral tones and clean lines allow stunning views of the Macau peninsula and your delicious meal to take center stage.
Getting There
Altira Macau, 11th Floor, Avenida de Kwong Tung, Macau
Tenmasa at Altira Macau
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