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Izuei Hoten

2-12-22 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3831-0954
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2-12-22 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great customer service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Specialize in eel (unagi) dishes. Superb, tender and moist. Nicest eel I've eaten. Lovely Hokusai style prints on the wall and female staff wear kimono.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The meal was excellent. Guess having 200 years to perfect the craft tells. The eel is a little less sweet than I normally encountered, but that brings out the charred taste of the grill. May be a little more expensive, but the ambiance and service...More

Thank WayneOng77
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Being a fan of Inagi, this restaurant with 260 years of history behind it is a place I would not want to miss when I visit Tokyo. It is right across the Ueno Park and is very accessible by subway. The restaurant boosted traditional decor...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Izuei Honten is a really nice restaurant, with really friendly staff dressed in kimonos. I got the sashimi, which I didn't like as much as the Unagi. Get the Eel box if you come, because it comes with rice and it's really good.

Thank Evanskb
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Very authentic Japanese restaurant and delicious unagi. Service was very friendly and traditional. Recommend to everyone who wants to taste some tradi japanese food!

Thank Si L
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Japan food tour #4 stop Just south of Ueno, this upscale unagi was not cheap. Most of the set meals were in the JPY 3000-4000 range. For 3800 you get quite a bit of unagi, and if you picked the 3400 options with sashimi, then...More

Thank HillsCA
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We had a fantastic experience in this restaurant, the set menu is very good price vs. same quality in London. Please please come and visit!

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

If you are craving for unagi or just isn't aware of it yet, Izu-Ei is a good place to go. Stylish, if a bit old-fashioned it's a fine setting to enjoy mouth-melting grilled eel. The eel only comes grilled or not, but can be had...More

Thank mschr
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We've come here right after we arrived in Tokyo last summer, almost killed by the tremendous heat and umidity of the Ueno area, and the place was simply a paradise. The restaurant is on various floors, and we've been given a wonderful room with a...More

1  Thank Glorfind3l
Reviewed 26 November 2013

After walking around in Ueno Park on our first afternoon in Tokyo, we decided to find something to eat in the neighborhood before heading back to our hotel for the night. Lonely Planet suggested Izu-et, so we thought to give it a try. We knew...More

1  Thank goonghaeng
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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US$46 - US$92
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11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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  • Address: 2-12-22 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3831-0954
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