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Isshobin Honten

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232-3 Minamimachi, Matsusaka 515-0034 , Mie Prefecture
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+81 598-26-4457
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for lunch and we ordered the A5 beef set. Overall the quality is good (though personally I feel too oily, maybe A4 is better). The only negative feedback is the ventilation is poor and the restaurant has full of smoke....

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch on a trip to Iseshi. It was a 20 minutes by train away plus 15 minutes walk from the Matsusaka station of Kintetsu line. We opted to order from the a la carte menu and we chose a combination of the special grade and normal beef. The special grade beef were undoubtedly melt in the... More 

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Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The matsusaki beed grade A-5 plate has a small trap. Called set of two bla bla bla. That is the only sad thing. But besides that, I would go there one weekend in a month, just to get that plate. This beef is not comparable to any beef I ate before. And we ( my girlfreliend and me ) are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

they generally serve 3 types of sets..¥5000 for A5 grade and ¥4000 for A4, the other one not worth mentioning. we went for the A4 set and it was already incredible! in the end we topped up our order with more ala carte. the short rib and steak is simply the best! worth the drive to this place. highly recommend.

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Thank Robert C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We, a party of 6, had yakiniku lunch at Isshobin during our recent visit in Japan. We had A5 Matsusaka beef set at JPY5,000/pax. The beef, which was grilled medium rare by ourselves, was very tender and full of meat flavor. Very good value for the quality.

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Thank Vicky A
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Isshobin serves famous matsusaka beef in the way of Japanese-styled barbecue (Yakiniku). The beef, other meat, and vegetables are served raw and let the customer to grill them as their please in a smoke-free grill on the table. The menu of beef is classified by body parts. Matsusaka beef is not needed to be grilled to much and it's extremely... More 

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  • Address: 232-3 Minamimachi, Matsusaka 515-0034, Mie Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Mie Prefecture  >  Matsusaka
  • Phone Number: +81 598-26-4457

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