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“Excellent authentic Japanese cuisine!”

Asakusa Imahan Kokusai Dori Honten
Ranked #6 of 4,199 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Kapolei, HI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic Japanese cuisine!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was one of our first Japanese style meals during our month-long stay in Japan -- and it was one of our finest. We were shuttled through the queue (ever so politely!) for lunch, with lots of bowing and pointing. (So much more personal than being issued a buzzer in America!) You will be asked to remove your shoes before being seated on cushions on the floor, always looks so authentic, but is, frankly, hard on us Westerners who are not used to holding that pose. The serving staff are beautifully dressed in Kimono's, and will demonstrate the cooking style at your table. Their English is a little spotty, but there are directions printed in English for the procedure of how to cook and eat your meal (it's a nice souvenier) Sukiyaki is one of their specialties, and we recommend that from our experience there. The beef is exceptionally good, and once it is cooked you dip it in raw eggs. New one for us! It was all delicious, and they gave us a nice parting gift upon departure -- also a new one for us! It was neither the most or least expensive meal we had in Japan. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant for a pleasant, distinctly Japanese meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Carson City, Nevada
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“First Sukiyaki, It Was Great!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This place is known for one specific style of dish in particular.... sukiyaki. This is where they bring raw beef, thinly sliced, to your table. You put the meat in an pot of boiling water that sits on a burner on each table. I was wary of this since in the states we are very shy around raw food. However, in Japan it's part of the culture. The kicker is that once the meat is cooked at your table you dip it into a bowl of raw eggs. Even stranger, I liked it! Insider Tip: We told them we were from out of town and they gave us logo'd coasters, pens and a menu. They couldn't have been sweeter!

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London, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great Sukiyaki restaurant”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went to Imahan-Bekkan in Asakusa. It is in a middle of Asakusa and restaurant is an old building with small Japanese garden. Very quiet and throughout the dinner a lady served and cooked our Sukiyaki dinner for us. It is not cheap but if you are bringing a guest, business or fancy some high standard Sukiyaki then this place is a must!! Sukiyaki dinner was just fantastic and no complaints with the quality of food and service they have given us!! Top class Sukiyaki restaurant. We will visit again later this year!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Tokyo
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Pricey but yummy”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

If you like beef than this is the place you must visit while in Asakusa, Tokyo. The best japanese beef can be found here, be careful as it is expensive. Waitresses dressed in kimonos will be serving you. Enjoy!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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“Good food, nice experience”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

I never thought I would dip anything in raw eggs... However, when eating the sukiyaki , it was fine and tasty... Lunch menu set was reasonable

  • Visited April 2012
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