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Isen Honten

3-40-3 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3834-2901
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“pork tonkatsu” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
3-40-3 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attracted by the reviews on Trip Advisor, we went there from the Ueno train station through a very nice and full of shops street just under the rails. We could have missed the place. Don’t look for the name of the restaurant on it, it’s...More

Thank Steeve C
Reviewed 18 May 2018

My expectations after reading the trip advisor reviews were high, but they were met and exceeded. Isen Honten knows how to make Pork Tonkatsu, it's all they do, and boy do they do it well. A pork cutlet that melts away in your mouth, likely...More

Thank nbtravelreview
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Got here for a late lunch and avoided any potential crowd. We were greeted and welcomed by a nice (non-English speaking) lady, who provided us with an English menu. Do try the legendary pork katsu, even if you don’t like fried food, because this one...More

Thank Darya R
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience in small, very cosy family restaurant. We found it by some good comments, but it was way better than we expected. Fried king size shrimps and shrimp rolls were so delicious, so fresh. You can watch the process and see...More

Thank Ieva V
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I’d read about this place on trip advisor, but missed visiting on our first night in Japan because of a late arrival. Instead, we visited on our final night and were delighted. Good food, friendly staff and a very cosy atmosphere. Tonkatsu heaven!

Thank ZebideeAustralia
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Very hard to find. A “hole in the wall” tonkatsu restaurant. The tonkatsu is very good and it is all no-nonsense. Bottles of sauces on the table and good cabbage. Go for the best cut of pork. Extremely good value.

Thank Splendid C
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

So glad we came across this place on TripAdvisor. We were lucky that all 6 of us were seated together at the counter while we watched everything being prepared. It was absolute perfection. Everyone enjoyed their meals. If you want to try this cuisine (in...More

Thank TravelingOYEster
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
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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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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