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Hantei Nezu

#4 of 1,898 Restaurants in Bunkyo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3828-1440
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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240 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is easy to find from the Nezu metro stop as it is just down the road in a beautiful historic timber building. It is good value for lunch - around 3000 yen for a set lunch, drinks are extra. You receive appetiser, several courses of fried goodies on skewers & a dessert (soy bean mousse with a tangy... More 

Thank suzziej
Paris, France
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very picturesque house. Unfortunately I was given a Western style table so I did not get to see their Japanese seatings. The dinner is a set menu. First you get a couple of appetizers, followed by six kushiage (deep fried sticks of about anything), all different. Then you can order more kushiage by 3 or 6 (again, different) and finally... More 

2 Thank PeigneyR
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Hantei offers gorgeous setting; its architecture (registered building), neighborhood, and the food presentation. it's very well maintained and presented. It is a fine example of older architectural style still used. The problem here is the price and the food. Their food (kushiage, deep-fried vegetables on stick) is tasty, but it is pricey. When I went, I was only able to... More 

Thank floatinweed
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This restaurant was across the street, so we decided to give it a try, also based on high ratings on trip advisor. However, we thought the service was only average, food was not very good and certainly seriously overpriced. Although the building was interesting and old, this did not make up for the food. I would not go here again.

Thank Peter S
Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A fine restaurant that serves kushiage (ingredients skewered and then deep-fried) with a somewhat modern twist. Had dinner here, and only a set menu was available - or rather a progression of set menus. First a "starter menu" - 2 starters and 6 skewers as chosen by the chef; if you are still hungry afterwards you can get the second... More 

1 Thank theycallmej0hn
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Traditional style Japanese restaurant. Sitting on the floor, nice atmosphere. Quite expensive for small portions. Taste was good. Cockroach on the neighbouring table caused quite a fuss.

Thank MJJ_28
Kamakura, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

With long history. Healthy. Various menu to choose. An area with history and traditions. Old traditional house renovated has its own flavour.

1 Thank BeckKuchkorov
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126 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Apart from being a fabulously photogenic building and tourist attraction in Nezu the restaurant itself serves a great variety of meat, fish and vegetable kushiage (assorted skewers) at very reasonable prices in very atmospheric premises. The building is a converted warehouse from the 1700s. It used to have a somewhat stuffy reputation but is now entirely gaijin (foreigner) friendly and... More 

2 Thank brixtontrev
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We went here for lunch on a wet miserable day. Great service, atmosphere, food and beer! Highly recommend! This is definitely worth visiting.

Thank Jane C
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We got a table on the second floor and it can surprise because you have to sit on the ground on a pillow. You can choose to stay on the 1st floor if you want to sit on a normal chair, because it can be difficult to stay in the lotus position for an hour. Anyway, the diner was perfect... More 

1 Thank Filipe-kun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Bunkyo>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Neighbourhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3828-1440

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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