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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.