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Hantei Description

Hantei, located in Tokyo's Nezu neighborhood, is a unique dining establishment that specializes in the art of kushiage, or deep-fried skewers. As you step into the restaurant, you'll immediately be struck by its charming and historic atmosphere. Housed in a beautifully preserved three-story wooden building, Hantei exudes a sense of history and tradition.

What sets Hantei apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the finest ingredients. The chefs at Hantei carefully select and prepare each ingredient to ensure that every skewer is bursting with flavor. They even have their own special blend of four different oils that they use to fry the skewers, resulting in a perfectly crispy and delicious coating.

The menu at Hantei offers a variety of kushiage options, with seasonal and recommended ingredients being featured in the skewers. You can expect to find a mouthwatering selection of skewers, including vegetables, meats, and seafood. In addition to the skewers, Hantei also offers stylish chopstick rests and a generous serving of cabbage and fresh vegetable sticks to cleanse your palate between bites.

Whether you're a fan of kushiage or looking to try something new, Hantei is the perfect place to indulge in this delectable Japanese cuisine. With its historic ambiance, commitment to quality ingredients, and flavorful menu, Hantei is a dining experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Hantei Overview


2-chōme-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0031


+81 (0) 3-3828-1440


2 minute walk from Negishi Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List




Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Hantei Reviews

Hantei Google Average Rating



Unique in my travels. Super friendly staff. I think the price was super fair. The food pushes the boundaries of what I am used too, but I'll never forget this restaurant as long as I live. Such great and different flavors!!! The ambiance was awesome. You will only eat so many meals in your life. This one you will remember.

Stone cups for beer glasses!



I truly recommend this gem, located in a traditional building. Lightest fried food I ever had, crispy & not heavy, it’s a 5/5 (bookings accepted).


Delightful building, good fried-things-onna-stick. The corn was great ( butter!) and mushroom too! 4.5 would be closer to my true rating.

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