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Hantei Nezu

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3828-1440
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant Food in Traditional Style

This restaurant, very close to Nezu Station, serves elegant dishes on skewers. The building is a 1700"s warehouse and has plenty of character. While the staff have limited English, it is easy to order and the service is excellent. It was a great place for a conversation with friends although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
blwilson48
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Melbourne
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london
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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 

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1 Thank brixtontrev
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

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

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Thank Jane C
Switzerland
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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 

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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170 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a fun way to learn about a new cuisine. Kushiages are panko encrusted deep fried products. For our ¥3000 fixed-price lunch we received 8 kushiages (including a delicious corn popsicle and beef and seafood kushiages), two appetizers, fresh vegetables miso soup and a yuzu pannacotta. Highly recommend, especially if you will be near Ueno Park.

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Thank MRichardson2014
Melbourne
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant, very close to Nezu Station, serves elegant dishes on skewers. The building is a 1700"s warehouse and has plenty of character. While the staff have limited English, it is easy to order and the service is excellent. It was a great place for a conversation with friends although, typical of Japanese restaurants, the seating and table space was... More 

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Thank blwilson48
Tokyo
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63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

It is a few minutes from the Nezu Metro Station. The house is the historical treasure. The main meal is the deep fried food, like vegetables, sea food, meat and so on. All of them are delicious. The interior is antique and cool.

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Thank Yo-Chan1
La Mesa, CA.
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141 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This traditional Japanese resturant is located in a pre-earthquake building located less than 100 meters from Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Subway line. Cross the street, Shinobazu dori, turn right and walk about 50 meters, you will come to a building with no sign, only a door which leads to their coffee shop. The front of the building is reinforced... More 

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2 Thank Ted C
Australia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We came across this restaurant almost by chance. We read about it in our guide book and then found ourselves in the area, so sought it out. It is located a short walk from Ueno Park and the Zoo. The staff were very friendly and they had an english menu and one of the waitresses spoke some english. She was... More 

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1 Thank galleygirl74
Athens, Greece
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 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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Thank GourgourGT
London, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3828-1440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
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

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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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