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El Castellano

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2-9-12 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3407-7197
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Tokyo. Whilst it may not be a glamorous, trendy place for people watching it is without doubt a place where you can find great authentic Spanish cuisine at affordable (for Tokyo) prices. El Castellano has the feel of a typical local Spanish eatery. I'm not sure what day of the week it... More 

Thank SaskiaJoosse
Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I love this restaurant and I go every time I have a chance. The owner is a very pasionated spanish man that have been living in Japan many years, but he still has warm blood in his veins. You can love it or hate it. If you are friendly and polite, you are welcome and reguarded with the best spanish... More 

Thank Ricardo G
Calgary Canada
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at El Castellano in Shibuya; This spanish restaurant is run by a former european culinary champion who has a clear love for the restaurant business. He was friendly and accommodating. You could have put this place into any small town in Spain and it would have fit right in. The food is excellent, the service is... More 

Thank xeubguy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I am kind of shocked that anyone would have a bad experience here (I wonder if it was partially because they were a party of 15 - the restaurant is small and probably can hold no more than 25 max). I have been to this restaurant perhaps 10-12 times over the past decade and feel that the owner is one... More 

3 Thank charles b
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013 via mobile

By far the best Spanish restaurant in Tokyo. It's also the oldest and has a great local following. The owner Vicente couldn't have made this place more authentic if he tried. I'm half Spanish so know well what good Spanish should taste like and this is heads above anywhere else in Tokyo. Excellent Tapas, excellent wine list. Service is as... More 

4 Thank yasumidesu
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2009

Wow, I just don't know where to start. We had one of the worst experiences last night at the El Castellano. A good friend organised a table of 15 people. As soon as the party started arriving, this rather menacing waiter kept asking us over and over again how many pax were coming. We reiterated 15 people (which in the... More 

5 Thank NoLikeyElCastellano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-9-12 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3407-7197

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?