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Isen Honten

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

We had seen reviews of this place on line and not only managed to find the place (a little tricky) but avoided any queues. All dishes were good but the highlight for me was the yummy miso soup. Service very friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tommo_Travel_Pix
Reviewed February 18, 2019

This family-owned restaurant can be (somewhat) difficult to find, but it's definitely worth it. Additionally, while the price is higher than most other pork tonkatsu places, it is, as others have noted, worth it. I will note that I am not a fan of miso...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank criswithcurls
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Simple restaurant with very good and fast service. Not the best tonkatsu I've ever ate but it was good. A bit expensive but it's Tokyo.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lews31
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

After walking around the markets most of the day, I needed a top up. Well did I find the place !! Service and food was amazing, the place itself is a little quiet and it’s just want you want. To food was more then expected...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Reece V
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Attracted by the reviews on Trip Advisor, we went there from the Ueno train station through a very nice and full of shops street just under the rails. We could have missed the place. Don’t look for the name of the restaurant on it, it’s...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

My expectations after reading the trip advisor reviews were high, but they were met and exceeded. Isen Honten knows how to make Pork Tonkatsu, it's all they do, and boy do they do it well. A pork cutlet that melts away in your mouth, likely...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank OakmontReviews
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Got here for a late lunch and avoided any potential crowd. We were greeted and welcomed by a nice (non-English speaking) lady, who provided us with an English menu. Do try the legendary pork katsu, even if you don’t like fried food, because this one...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DaryaRuby
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience in small, very cosy family restaurant. We found it by some good comments, but it was way better than we expected. Fried king size shrimps and shrimp rolls were so delicious, so fresh. You can watch the process and see...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ieva0321
Reviewed January 25, 2018

I’d read about this place on trip advisor, but missed visiting on our first night in Japan because of a late arrival. Instead, we visited on our final night and were delighted. Good food, friendly staff and a very cosy atmosphere. Tonkatsu heaven!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ZebideeAustralia
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Very hard to find. A “hole in the wall” tonkatsu restaurant. The tonkatsu is very good and it is all no-nonsense. Bottles of sauces on the table and good cabbage. Go for the best cut of pork. Extremely good value.

Date of visit: September 2017
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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
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