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2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo, Tokyo Prefecture 113-0031, Japan
+81 3-3828-1440
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Ranked #17 of 1,031 Restaurants in Bunkyo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
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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 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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