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Izu-ei Hoten

#27 of 3,975 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Ueno, Asakusa
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Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3831-0954
11:00 - 21:30
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Hong Kong, China
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458 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 and its waitresses were dressed in Kimono. We order the 3780 Yens (per person) Inagi... More 

Thank Ricky Y
Rome, Italy
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 you get less unagi. As I write this, I am in Kyoto. Today, we visited... More 

Thank HillsCA
Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Copenhagen, Denmark
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228 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 in a variety of menus. It's not cheap food, but if you go for one... More 

Thank mschr
Milan, Italy
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 view on the par lake. The eel was a triumph if taste, very very good.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 it was going to be hard to find, base on other reviews. But when you... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Because of the rave review, we decided to eat here, even though it is located in Ueno which was not on my Japanese trip list this time around. A good 10 minutes walk from the Ueno JR, Izuei Hoten was not difficult to locate and we could identify it easily. Quite a big establishment with series of unagi dishes being... More 

1 Thank peachicato
Laurel, Maryland
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

No english spoken here, and none out front, so use google maps to find it. If you walk into the only restaurant on the block and say "Izu'ei," they'll cheerfully seat you. There is a choice of tatami or tables. The menu features unagi/eel many different ways. If, like me, you don't speak Japanese, the easiest thing is to select... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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