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) #643 of 2,700 Restaurants in Utsunomiya ££ - £££ Japanese
4688 Miyukihoncho, Utsunomiya 321-0983, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 28-662-3751
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“monkeys” (11 reviews)
“pm” (2 reviews)
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4688 Miyukihoncho, Utsunomiya 321-0983, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Read about this place before arriving Japan. Almost 90 minutes north(train and taxi) of downtown Tokyo. Arrived @ 7:10. When we were served(8:20) there were a goal of 5 guests, including us. We had been told monkeys would start @ 8 and we booked a...More

1  Thank richard s
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had beer and dumplings here. Great atmosphere. They had a table charge of 500 yen, but provide sashimi for that price. The monkeys came out at about 9 pm and hung out in their play room. It costs about 1500 yen to take pictures and...More

1  Thank Alex T
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the monkey Izakaya on Friday and made a reservation for 7pm. The food was pretty good and fairly priced. The owners are very nice and accommodating!! I have been looking forward to going to this place for a very long time. First...More

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We visited Kayabuki on a Friday and had dinner and drinks. We got their at about 7 and the monkeys didn't come out until about 9 but they were worth the wait. The hosts are very friendly and try their hardest with English but it...More

Thank Eloise M
Reviewed 30 September 2015

It’s a 15-minute taxi ride from Utsunomiya Station, which cost us 1630 yen on the way there and 1900 yen on the way back. For us, food and drinks came to about 3000 each and they charged 1000 yen per person to take photos of...More

1  Thank redeyeblues
Reviewed 10 July 2015

One of our family members had us come to this city for the experience of this restaurant--and the monkeys. The food was very good and very reasonably priced, but despite waiting and waiting and waiting, we did not see the monkeys, nor was there any...More

1  Thank Grmpmbl
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The only reason we went to Utsanomiya was to visit the monkey waiter tavern. We had seen it on Hamish and Andy gap year and had to see it with our own eyes. In particular, I wanted to be served a beer by a monkey....More

1  Thank will1234567
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I love going here. I originally planned to come to Utsunomiya for this experience, I was informed of the world famous gyoza after telling fellow scuba divers about my plan to go to Utsunomiya. I now tell everyone about the trip and advise everyone to...More

Thank wasserott
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This restaurant gives a great and pure japanese experience. Me and my girlfriend read about it on the Internet looking for the "oddest restaurants" in the world, and decided to pay a visit, expecially to meet the funny monkeys. The restaurant is very tipical, the...More

Thank Riccardo M
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I went to the 'Monkey izakaya' in Utsunomiya after seeing some video's on Youtube as well as it having a feature on a Jonathon Ross programme. The place itself has a great atmosphere with friendly owners and locals to chat to, and the walls are...More

2  Thank Guy P
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  • Address: 4688 Miyukihoncho, Utsunomiya 321-0983, Tochigi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tochigi Prefecture  >  Utsunomiya
  • Phone Number: +81 28-662-3751
This is also known as the monkey restaurant. See URL below for previous trip advisor review.http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Floco.yahoo.co.jp%2Fplace%2F31c0aa93c6126acb851a5c4d41a8717421a89863%2F
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