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Hantei Nezu

#3 of 1,907 Restaurants in Bunkyo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ueno, Asakusa
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2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3828-1440
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Paris, France
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very picturesque house. Unfortunately I was given a Western style table so I did not get to see their Japanese seatings. The dinner is a set menu. First you get a couple of appetizers, followed by six kushiage (deep fried sticks of about anything), all different. Then you can order more kushiage by 3 or 6 (again, different) and finally... More 

Thank PeigneyR
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Hantei offers gorgeous setting; its architecture (registered building), neighborhood, and the food presentation. it's very well maintained and presented. It is a fine example of older architectural style still used. The problem here is the price and the food. Their food (kushiage, deep-fried vegetables on stick) is tasty, but it is pricey. When I went, I was only able to... More 

Thank floatinweed
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This restaurant was across the street, so we decided to give it a try, also based on high ratings on trip advisor. However, we thought the service was only average, food was not very good and certainly seriously overpriced. Although the building was interesting and old, this did not make up for the food. I would not go here again.

Thank Peter S
Stockholm, Sweden
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

A fine restaurant that serves kushiage (ingredients skewered and then deep-fried) with a somewhat modern twist. Had dinner here, and only a set menu was available - or rather a progression of set menus. First a "starter menu" - 2 starters and 6 skewers as chosen by the chef; if you are still hungry afterwards you can get the second... More 

Thank theycallmej0hn
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Traditional style Japanese restaurant. Sitting on the floor, nice atmosphere. Quite expensive for small portions. Taste was good. Cockroach on the neighbouring table caused quite a fuss.

Thank MJJ_28
Kamakura, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

With long history. Healthy. Various menu to choose. An area with history and traditions. Old traditional house renovated has its own flavour.

Thank BeckKuchkorov
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jane C
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Filipe-kun
Lake of Bays, Canada
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262 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank MRichardson2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

Neighborhood Profile
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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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