Tom Roseveare

Nagayama Honten

Modern izakaya serving up Kyushu classics

Tom Roseveare
Tom Roseveare   - 2 min read

Nagayama Honten is a chain izakaya restaurant that serves traditional Japanese food in a relaxed setting.

Their new branch opening to the west of Ueno Station boasts over 100 seats and looks to specialise in Motsu-Nabe, momoyaki and a live, communal atmosphere.

At the Ueno Riverside branch, the walls are also adorned with original artwork from renowned Japanese Bujinga artist, Masayuki Kojo, an art style that focuses on depicting samurai warriors in battle. The stylish ink paintings add a sense of charm to this otherwise modern izakaya.

The menu promises quite a few visually exciting and unique dishes inspired by the best of Kyushu cuisine, helping Nagayama distinguish itself from most izakaya.

Try from an impressive menu of dishes including (but not limited to):

  • Gyutan-yaki shabu (beef tongue to dip), ¥2,180
  • Hakata motsu-nabe, ¥1,450
  • Oita-style Toriten chicken tempura, ¥650
  • Chicken nanban from Miyazaki, ¥580
  • Satsuma-age fishcakes from Kagoshima, ¥580
  • Grilled Amakusa Daio chicken, cooked in a Kumamoto/Miyazaki style, ¥1,150~

Several course are available which include 2-hour all-you-can-drink plans (including Suntory Premium Malt's beer, Kaku Highball and much more).

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Getting there

Nagayama Honten is a just a few minutes to the west of Ueno Station.

Tom Roseveare

Tom Roseveare @tom.roseveare

Creative Director at Japan Travel, based in Tokyo.