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2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3828-1440
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Ranked #20 of 1,047 Restaurants in Bunkyo
4.0 of 5 stars 53 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Athens, Greece
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We chose Hantei mostly for the ambience. We were not disappointed. Set in a historic old wooden building, it has a great ambience. Set menu consists mainly of 8-12 skewers and some side dishes. Good seasoned food, which is more attuned to western tastes relative to other places. But is is mostly about the setting

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London, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a restaurant we got out of a guidebook. It is located in an old wooden house a bit off the beaten path, approximately 15 minutes walk from Ueno park/train station. Very charming upstairs in japanese style, downstairs in western style tables. It came highly recommended, but outside there was no sign of any english being spoken inside. The... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a nice and old building. The service is very quick and friendly. Ambiance is very authentic. We were 2, we had one set menu, a second course and added 6 skewers. The appetizers were good. The skewers are deeply fried, and not all are very tasty. Duck, mushroom, onion, asparagus and fish were ok. We... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

You can certainly eat more cheaply in Tokyo, but you'll find few places with a more romantic setting. Hantei occupies one of the few old-style buildings you'll see in Tokyo - an old merchant's house, with western-style chairs and tables on part of the ground floor and japanese-style low tables and cushions in the rest of the house. It's in... More 

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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

very inusual place, a three floors wooden house in UENO area! excellent set of "tempura" (meat, fish and vegetables) in a quite placem excellent service, quick and attentive. nice formula, you order following your hungerm but not as cheap as you can imagine at the beginning. in any case, don`t miss it!

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Lunch is a set-menu consisting of lovely fresh vegetables ready to dip in dark soba miso paste and munch between servings of small skewers of lightly breaded fried delicacies: shrimp, ginger, edamame, scallop, succulent beef, etc., followed by ocha-zuke ("tea over rice" with pickles) and finished with cool pear jelly. Everything in perfect flavor and presentation. The building encloses a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hantei is just round the corner from Tokyo University, and about 15 minutes' walk from Ueno. Among modern buildings, itstands out as a tradional, mainly wooden construction. Upstairs you can sit on cushions, or tatami in a traditional Japanese way. Downstairs you can sit at tables. The speciality of Hantei are delicate morsels of vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, in... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Went here for Lunch. A great experience of Kushiage. Will return when in Nezu.

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Additional Information about Hantei

Address: 2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3828-1440
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Bunkyo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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