These days tempura is often associated with high-end dining in Tokyo—there are 11 Michelin-starred tempura restaurants in the city and counting—but that doesn't mean its humble origins have been forgotten: you'll also find the dish at izakayas, noodle shops, train stations, you name it. While some restaurants are still dedicated to the traditional techniques, others are focused on incorporating global flavors or unconventional drink pairings. There's a Japanese saying jūnin toiro, which literally translates to "10 people, 10 colors" and means that for every 10 people, there will be 10 different ways of doing the same thing. "The ways to cook tempura are equal to the number of tempura chefs," says Masayuki Kaneko, one of the chefs at Tokyo's Isshin Kaneko. If you're in Tokyo and want to explore the city's diverse expressions of tempura, here are six spots worth seeking out.