Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Yanesen
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A restaurant in an older three-story wooden building which has been designated an important cultural property. This is the original 1917 building having survived the major fires that destroyed so much of Tokyo. Hantei specializes in kushiage, deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables, elevated to fine cuisine. For easy ordering they serve one set course, the ichinozen which is six skewers served in sequence, further rounds can be ordered for a greatly reduced price until you are full. You can then finish off the meal with optional rice and desert. There are seasonal variants in what they serve which adds an element of traditional Japanese dining. There are some English speaking staff and an English menu. Seating is either traditional on tatami on the second and third floors or chairs at tables on the first.
Actually located slightly North of Yanesen in Kita Ward. The Niō here are known as the Red Paper Niō in that is you stick red paper on the part of the statue where you have discomfort the pain will go away. This is also a temple for Fukurokuju and is on the local Shichifukujin tour.
Created July 10, 2019 | Content last updated
May 10, 2021