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Izuei Main Branch Description

Located in Tokyo, Izuei Main Branch is a renowned restaurant specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, specifically eel dishes. With a history dating back to the Edo period, this restaurant has upheld the art of preparing and serving authentic Edo-style eel dishes. What sets Izuei apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to preserving traditional cooking techniques and flavors.

One of the unique features of Izuei is their use of a special sauce made only with soy sauce and mirin, a type of sweet rice wine. This sauce, known for its bold and slightly spicy flavor, perfectly complements the tender and succulent eel. The absence of sugar in the sauce allows the natural flavors of the eel to shine through, creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.

The restaurant offers a variety of dining options, from intimate private rooms for small groups to spacious banquet halls for larger gatherings. Whether you're looking to impress clients, celebrate a special occasion, or simply enjoy a delicious meal, Izuei Main Branch caters to a wide range of events and celebrations.

Indulge in their meticulously crafted set menus, such as the Matsutake Course, featuring six exquisite dishes, or the Ume Course, offering a nine-course culinary journey. Each dish is prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail, showcasing the mastery of the chefs at Izuei.

Step into Izuei Main Branch and be transported to a world of traditional Japanese gastronomy. With its rich history, authentic flavors, and elegant ambiance, this restaurant is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable dining experience in Tokyo.

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Izuei Main Branch Overview


2-chōme-12-22 Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0005


+81 (0) 3-3831-0954


5 minute walk from Ueno Station Shinobazu Exit.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Izuei Main Branch Reviews

Izuei Main Branch Google Average Rating



This is a must visit place for anyone who enjoys eel. The eel was so good and the accompanied side dishes only enhanced the experience.

The staff spoke some English which was very helpful and they had an English menu.

We went around 2pm and it was busy so we had an hour or so wait for a table.


First meal in Japan and it didn't disappoint! The food was a little on the expensive side, but overall, it was an enjoyable experience.

The restaurant has an incredible view across Ueno Park. I haven't ever really been a huge fan of eel, but I definitely enjoyed the flavours of the meal and the atmosphere of the restaurant.

If the weather permits, I'd recommend heading across to Ueno Park (see photos) to explore the zoo, lakes, and museum after having lunch here. I discovered on a run around the park that there are little duck boats that you can hire and take out on the lake, which looks super cute.


Wow! I don’t know where to start, upon arrival, the staff was very friendly and kind. They’re English was really good, the server was very detailed with explaining the menu to me. The food came very quickly and the presentation and taste was flavorful and beautiful. I will definitely come back here again when I travel to Japan in the future.
This is my favourite restaurant to come to when I am craving a hearty eel dinner.

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