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Izakaya Meiji Company

345 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402-4945
+1 541-505-8804
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“skewers” (7 reviews)
“fried octopus” (5 reviews)
“nigiri” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
345 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402-4945
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We enjoyed tasting small japanese style plates. The whisky selection is excellent and there a lots of options for tasting. Good choice of skaes and also non alcoholic beverages.

Thank VerdeRosa
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

They have a good variety of Japanese food and drink. Food was so so. The rice was good. They took the menu away after the first order so we felt unwelcome to order more. No shoyu offered. Edamame was undercooked and must have come from...More

Thank J-Man-75
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great little Izakaya in funky part of Eugene. Eat at the bar for best atmosphere. The udon curry is a must.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner somewhere else and walk along the street and found this place, looked very charming from outside. So we decide to have few drinks here. Their signature drinks also interesting, dont miss out :)

Thank MinieNi
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This may be the best place for top tier drinks. Bartender knows them all. Food is a bit funky which is a good thing. All high quality ingredients too. We will be back.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Took a shot based on TA reviews and once again found a gem. First, the place is very eclectic with an out of the box cocktail list and great overall bar. If you're like my wife and I, you will see so many interesting things...More

1  Thank Batt2
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We arrived late and this place was open. The food was delicious, the service excellent, small plates that can be shared. Lovely little place with excellent food

1  Thank eli d
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This unusual mix of Asian & Northwest fusion food continues to produce good dishes and very good cocktails. Almost anytime you go here, you may have to wait (do not take reservations), with weekends and special events being particularly difficult (as was our most recent...More

Thank ghsfcal
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I frequent Meiji on our date nights or celebrations. We used to live in the Whit and still love the area. The spinach goma is our must order. Otherwise I always order by my mood and have never been disappointed. My Mi...More

1  Thank peacebeerlove
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

found this a hard restaurant to review. Firstly, we loved the design/styling and the menu and fortunately we were hungry enough to order many dishes. Unfortunately, there were a number of niggling details with every small plate: Pork and beans- interesting dish with too mushy...More

Thank threedogknight
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402-4945
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: +1 541-505-8804
Specializing in Japanese small plates, old school cocktails and whiskey bar but thank goodness no sushi. The theme is based on a Japanese tavern or sake house. sake
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