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M Tempura


111 Orange St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 748-3874
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Photo of Larissa Kim Larissa Kim
Sep 23, 2023 5

First time coming here and it was such a fun & cool experience! We did the Omikase menu and loved it. The shrimp tempura was absolutely delicious. The sea bass meal over rice was incredible. It was a long meal, about 2 hours. But loved the experience, ambiance. It was a rainy day and extremely cold in the restaurant so the hot green tea was perfect (and very tasty). Would love to come back when the menu changes in the future!

Photo of Cinnamon Frame Cinnamon Frame
Jun 28, 2023 5

Absolutely delicious. The Omikase menu is the perfect amount of food. Everything was done well, and the ice cream was the perfect finish.

Photo of Chery Zheng Chery Zheng
May 21, 2023 3

Clean and fresh food, but the non-tempura dish leans on the heavier and richer side, perhaps trying to cater to the North Carolina taste. Also you have to have omesaka (either for $59 or $79) and add a la carte as needed.

Photo of Patricia Moore Patricia Moore
Jan 24, 2023 5

Came for dinner and got the M Omakase. Every course was delicious. We also ordered hot green tea and a hot sake to go along with our meal. It was a bit too much food for me but for my husband it was perfect. I will order the smaller omakase next time. My favorite dish was actually the tuna tartare starter. That charred inari gives it amazing flavor. The maitake mushroom was probably my favorite tempura followed closely by the scallop. I'm amazed how every piece was cooked perfectly. That wagyu main dish with the ikura and the soy-cured yolk was out of this world. Those flavors blend so well together. I wish I had room to finish the dessert because the mango crepe cake is phenomenal. The service was good and the timing of the courses was perfect. Another great M restaurant!

Jan 7, 2023 5

We had the $59 set and added lots of items. The tempura is the best in town. Personally my favorites are mero sea bass and soft shell shrimp. Sea bass is so flavorful and it’s crispy outside and juicy and soft inside. Soft shell shrimp is sweet and the texture is fresh. The sauce is a little bit salty, but overall is great. The service is good too. But the restaurant is a small place and smells oily. Expensive but worth to try.