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Hantei Nezu Main

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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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Tokyo
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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La Mesa, CA.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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London, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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