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Isen Honten

3-40-3 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3834-2901
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“tonkatsu” (7 reviews)
“miso soup” (2 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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3-40-3 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

this is as traditional as it gets! Remove your shoes and crouch through the doorway into Japan of centuries past. Amazing hospitality, green tea and tatami tables up a winding narrow staircase. This was such a cool and unexpected experience! And great food, too :)

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I came with relatives who live in the area and knew about this place, which has apparently been around for 85 years. They reserved a private room. The restaurant is small, cramped (typical feel for Japan), and is reminiscent of the Showa (WW2 era). The...More

Thank mt188
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very old and excellent Tonkatsu restaurant in Ueno area! It is very Japanese style with a small counter and many tatami rooms on the first and second floor! It is a popular restaurant so you may have to wait a little bit...More

Thank curara
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Staff don't speak a word of English but they absolutely try their best (there is an english menu though). But that doesn't matter because you're about to eat the best tonkatsu you've ever had. My husband and I had to wait about 10 minutes which...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 13 May 2017

You need to eat here. This is the best tonktasu I've had in Japan. Delicious. We visited around noon on a Thursday in early March 2017 and there was a small queue inside. Waited about 20 minutes to be seated. Sat at the bar. There...More

Thank AdventuringJack
Reviewed 11 March 2017

It's a bit hard to find but once you do you will be glad you did! Went there for dinner tonight and could not have been happier. The Tonkatsu Pork Cutlet we had was incredible - perfectly seasoned and prepared! Not usually a big fan...More

Thank rcrobman
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice place frequented by locals. The pork tonkatsu is really good and the miso soup full of flavors! The staff is nice too. English/French menu available. Try the set #1!

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 3 January 2017

tasty tonkatsu in a simple setting - we were seated quickly (Japanese-style, on tatami) and had crispy tonkatsu in a set with rice, pickles, and raw cabbage. the mustard condiment is seriously zesty. tonkatsu had a light batter, good meat - we couldn't really tell...More

1  Thank thewayfarersdole
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

have an english menu , I'm suggest the 1400¥ fillet pork. The taste is awesome ! very crispy ! , Perfection Fried ! .

Thank Bell V
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Just go! This was a great experience and delicious meal! Hard to find if you don't know Japanese lol... I only found it by looking at the pictures here on trip advisor. We got the set meals #1 (pork) and #2 (shrimp, scallop, croquette, etc)....More

Thank jenngypsy
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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11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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  • Address: 3-40-3 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Bunkyo>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3834-2901
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