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Taimeiken

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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1-12-10 Nihombashi, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3271-2465
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A household name, Taimeiken attracts a variety of clients. Mostly businessmen from surrounding areas frequent here. The service is prompt and the beef is delicious. Other than that, no great shakes and you would be able to find better restaurants in Tokyo. Try it once at least.

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Thank rrahim2015
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Omurice costs 1700 - 2600yen each at this place on the first level (the casual section). Evidently, prices are even higher on the second level. I simply cannot fathom what is the deal with this place or why it is so popular. Maybe it's hyper from the movie tampopo?

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Thank LindyMeow
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53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered this course which is ¥8,000. There were so many dishes and every one of them was beautiful and delicious.

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Thank Jittima P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The taste was excellent but the price is a bit high so overall, very good ! (for mine Omu Rice the price is 1980yen) so if anyone like excellent taste of Omelette rice. I recommended here!

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Thank Peerayu S
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

So, my wife and I were craving rice, any dish with rice, and we decided that we would give this place a try. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about anyway, regarding their famous omelette rice. It's a bit of a wait, but not too bad, I'd say about 30-45 minutes. We came here back in January,... More 

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Thank asianamericanguy
Singapore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Extremely good omu rice. Things to note: - Price is about 2,000yen for special omu rice (tampopo). - Went on a weekday, 1pm, queued for 15mins. Queue might seem daunting, but moves fast. - A waiter will come out periodically for a mini announcement. He's saying there is the upstairs option where you don't have to wait, but it costs... More 

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Thank Bryan X
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

It's a good place to get your omurice fix but be prepared to queue and wait for a table. If you don't want to wait, you can opt for the dining option upstairs but the price will be more expensive. Anyway, the omurice was good but I would have expected it to be a bit better for the price they... More 

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Thank Wei Fen C
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

I had never been to Taimeiken before, but on the strength of a friend's recommendation, visited in December 2014 for a business lunch. The restaurant is near several large office buildings not too far from the Tokyo stock exchange, and the (less expensive) ground floor location is so popular that around noon, there are long queues that stretch around the... More 

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Thank mm_jpn
Singapore, Singapore
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136 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

This may not be first shop that sells Omurice but it is likely the most popular omurice restaurant in Tokyo. Taimeken began as a western restaurant selling omelette rice and curry rice in Nihonbashi in Showa year 6. タンポポオムライス(伊丹十三風)¥1850. Instead of having the standard version in which ham fried rice are snugged fitly into an omelette, we opted for the... More 

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Cabin John, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

My husband and I hosted dinner at Taimeiken for 14 members of a US university acapella group in their recent visit to Tokyo. We had very specific requirements for the menu: omurice (rice wrapped in egg, a la omelette) and curry rice (Japanese version of curry) and the need for a venue that was large enough for 16. After considerable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-12-10 Nihombashi, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3271-2465

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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