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Izuei Hoten

2-12-22 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3831-0954
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“unagi” (10 reviews)
“grilled eel” (2 reviews)
“ueno park” (2 reviews)
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2-12-22 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Came 10mins before it opened and let in. Very traditional Japanese restaurant. Friendly staff and nice environment. A taste of Japanese history.

Thank kingmondovino
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Pro - fresh and tasty, authentic taste, not that sweet sauce. With only 550m/6 min walk from Ueno station, it is convenient to add this Unaju lunch into your trip around Ameyoko market. Con - a bit pricy, as compared to others, e.g. Unagi Hashimoto,...More

Thank Anak S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

It is a reliable place. Sashimi and Nel seem to be their specialities, staff are ok-friendly, and prices are just fine. So, bottom-line, it is a good alternative if you are ery hungry and you are hanging out around here, but there are plenty of...More

Thank Carlos D
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We drove all along way from shinjiku to here for its well known unagi. It ended up with disappointment. You could not tell the differences with all those unagi served elsewhere, especially when you factor in the expensive price. Overall, it's an average dining experience...More

Thank Edric O
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great customer service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Specialize in eel (unagi) dishes. Superb, tender and moist. Nicest eel I've eaten. Lovely Hokusai style prints on the wall and female staff wear kimono.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The meal was excellent. Guess having 200 years to perfect the craft tells. The eel is a little less sweet than I normally encountered, but that brings out the charred taste of the grill. May be a little more expensive, but the ambiance and service...More

Thank Wayne O
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Being a fan of Inagi, this restaurant with 260 years of history behind it is a place I would not want to miss when I visit Tokyo. It is right across the Ueno Park and is very accessible by subway. The restaurant boosted traditional decor...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Izuei Honten is a really nice restaurant, with really friendly staff dressed in kimonos. I got the sashimi, which I didn't like as much as the Unagi. Get the Eel box if you come, because it comes with rice and it's really good.

Thank Evanskb
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Very authentic Japanese restaurant and delicious unagi. Service was very friendly and traditional. Recommend to everyone who wants to taste some tradi japanese food!

Thank Si L
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Japan food tour #4 stop Just south of Ueno, this upscale unagi was not cheap. Most of the set meals were in the JPY 3000-4000 range. For 3800 you get quite a bit of unagi, and if you picked the 3400 options with sashimi, then...More

Thank HillsCA
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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USD 45 - USD 90
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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  • Address: 2-12-22 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3831-0954
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