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Izakaya Meiji Company

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$$ - $$$
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345 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402-4945
+1 541-505-8804
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Friends suggested this place for a date night together. Very unique menu. Great ambiance. Great service. Small servings for everyone to share, sort of tapas style. We ordered about 10 different dishes and split them 4 ways for a little taste of everything. They have a great whiskey selection and two bars with unique cocktail options. Definitely a must!

Thank Lindsay A
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352 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Such a different, interesting menu. Lots of small plate options for all. Pricy but worth it! The happy hour menu has some great drinks and reasonably priced.

Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Not a sushi restaurant. A comfort food restaurant, like a Japanese diner. Always packed, not a quiet place, cozy seating. Food is served in small dish style, great for sharing. Service is prompt and friendly. Really creative dishes. Great bar that specializes in whiskey drinks.

Thank EugeneCruiser
Tacoma, Washington
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464 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The emphasis here is mainly small plates - delicious bites. If you're looking for a hearty meal, this wouldn't be it, and don't look for sushi. My favourite bite was a Japanese riff on Coquille St. Jacques: 2 large scallops with matsutake mushrooms ($13). The Goma Ae ($4) - spinach with sesame dressing - was a snappy version on the... More 

Thank jay s
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great eclectic, small plate restaurant in the heart of The Whit. Hipster-ish vibe - oh no, I went there! - but, that shouldn't deter those that want good eats in The Whit - even though that description is apropos (to a degree), the unpretentiousness of Meiji is appealing. Try the Udon Curry or the Red Snapper...yum, delicious.

1 Thank BasiaNova
Eugene, Oregon
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Go early! To east of 3rd around corner from restaurant is free parking which is very tough to find. Area buzzing with activity. Friend went early and got window table.Does take awhile to get food. I did not realize it had an incredible Whiskey menu and other drinks. Nice ambiance, dim and not too loud. Great waiter. Small plate offerings... More 

Thank NottageCottageHawaii
Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

They have insane, impolite rules -- two people cannot sit at a tiny wobbly table outside, with four wobbly folding chairs -- it must be four people, even if the restaurant is empty? All this to protect their very average sort-of-asian appetizer menu? Avoid this increasingly and unjustifiably snobby place. It has become very out-of-place in the wonderful Whiteaker neighborhood.

Thank marcopolo2011
Eugene, Oregon
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Contemporary Japanese food -- well done! A fun place as well -- small plates and fun sharing -- some odd (to American) food choices but clearly well done and ohhhh so good. Also fun cocktails and very pleasant wait staff - eat in or out.....

Thank yumseeker2015
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Eugene, and this restaurant was a highlight. The food was delicious—the octopus is a must! My boyfriend is a craft cocktail enthusiast and bartender, and he was highly impressed with their drink selection. If you go to Eugene, you've got to go here!

Thank Kellum T
Bandon, Oregon
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Open late. We order lots of small plates. They come out whenever and that's great with us. Alcoholic slushies are a huge hit. We've never been disappointed.

Thank rainisfine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402-4945
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: +1 541-505-8804
Specializing in Japanese small plates, old school cocktails and whiskey bar but thank goodness no sushi. The theme is based on a Japanese tavern or sake house. sake

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?