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Isen Honten 井泉 本店

Isen Honten / 井泉 本店

With a history of more than 80 years, Isen Honten is a classic for Tonkatsu in Ueno area. They are the creators of the Tonkatsu Sandwich, which become a popular sandwich normally sold at train stations all around Japan. The deep-fried Tonkatsu is really soft, tasty, and crispy. You can actually cut it with your chopsticks. Their signature dishes are the Toku Rosu Katsu and the previously mentioned Katsu Sandwich. The decoration is very traditional—you will travel back in time to the Showa era. ... If you are around Ueno park or the museums around it, including the busy street of Ameyoko, make sure to stop by for a wonderful Tonkatsu. The restaurant is one of the oldest shops in Tokyo that serve this dish. NOTE: At peak hours, there's a line between 10-20 minutes. During dinner time, we can arrange a free Reservation for Japan Gourmet Pass members. Just make sure to be there on time.


  • Type of Food
    Other, Tonkatsu
  • Prices
    lunch ¥1,800, dinner ¥1,800
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  • Capacity
    50 Seats
  • Payment Systems
  • Features
    Free reservation
    Optional reservation. Reservation minimum 48 hours in advance. Cancellation minimum 24 hours in advance.



From: 11:30
To: 14:30
Last Order: 14:30
Avg Queue Time: From 20 minutes
Closed: Wednesday (open if public holidays).


From: 14:30
To: 20:50 (Sunday and public holidays 20:30)
Last Order: 20:30 (Sunday and public holidays 20:10)
Avg Queue Time: From 20 minutes
Closed: Wednesday (open if public holidays).