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El Castellano

2-9-12 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3407-7197
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
31 Mar 2018
“Great Spanish restaurant ”
31 Mar 2018
“what can you say, hands down the best place ot eat at in all of Tokyo that I have found in 20 years”
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2-9-12 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

El castellano is always on my wish list to go to to in Tokyo . Vincente is a great host and the food is good . Simple dishes well prepared you certainly won’t go home disappointed or hungry !

Thank JRP-Bkk
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Owner serves you and is an amazing one man show, authentic spanish food and better than Spain I feel. I will be back time and time again. Its a very small place but worth the reservation and food, hands down! what to try, try it...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I have been eating at this restaurant for over 15 years. It has never let me down. Good for a first date or an informal gathering of up to four friends. Not formal or business dining. A small and intimate place with a bubble of...More

1  Thank tokyobookman
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Tokyo. Whilst it may not be a glamorous, trendy place for people watching it is without doubt a place where you can find great authentic Spanish cuisine at affordable (for Tokyo) prices. El Castellano has the feel...More

Thank SaskiaJoosse
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I love this restaurant and I go every time I have a chance. The owner is a very pasionated spanish man that have been living in Japan many years, but he still has warm blood in his veins. You can love it or hate it....More

1  Thank Ricardo G
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at El Castellano in Shibuya; This spanish restaurant is run by a former european culinary champion who has a clear love for the restaurant business. He was friendly and accommodating. You could have put this place into any small town in...More

1  Thank xeubguy
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I am kind of shocked that anyone would have a bad experience here (I wonder if it was partially because they were a party of 15 - the restaurant is small and probably can hold no more than 25 max). I have been to this...More

4  Thank charles b
Reviewed 20 January 2013

By far the best Spanish restaurant in Tokyo. It's also the oldest and has a great local following. The owner Vicente couldn't have made this place more authentic if he tried. I'm half Spanish so know well what good Spanish should taste like and this...More

5  Thank yasumidesu
Reviewed 10 October 2009

Wow, I just don't know where to start. We had one of the worst experiences last night at the El Castellano. A good friend organised a table of 15 people. As soon as the party started arriving, this rather menacing waiter kept asking us over...More

7  Thank NoLikeyElCastellano
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-9-12 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
  • Neighbourhood: Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3407-7197
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