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1. Unagi Komagata Maekawa Solamachi Branch
Unagi Komagata Maekawa Solamachi Branch is a long-standing restaurant that was established 200 years ago. The restaurant offers local farm-raised high-quality eel ("unagi" in Japanese) grilled over charcoal. One dish that's recommended is the [Unagi no Kabayaki] - grilled eel basted with a sauce made from a secret recipe that has been passed down since the founding of the restaurant. The crisp skin, soft meat that melts in your mouth, and aromatic sauce all make this a real delicacy. Located inside Tokyo Solamachi, the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, and is popular with people of all ages. Why not drop by for some delicious eel in a traditional Japanese-style restaurant?
Unagi Komagata Maekawa Solamachi Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit B3 of Oshiage [Skytree-mae] Station on any Lines. Located in Soramachi Dining on the 7th floor of Tokyo Soramachi Bldg.
Address: 7F, Skytree Town Soramachi, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (Map)
2. Rikyu Tokyo Solamachi Branch
While gyutan (beef tongue) is traditionally one of the specialities of Sendai City in the Tohoku region, you can find restaurants offering great beef tongue dishes all over Japan. One of the most popular is Rikyu, a chain with branches around the country, including 7 in Tokyo. Rikyu offers delicious charcoal-grilled beef tongue dishes, and each branch has their own unique menu that changes every 1 - 2 months, so you’ll never get tired of it, no matter how often you go! Why not stop by the Tokyo Solamachi Branch, open from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm), for a break during your sightseeing or shopping to enjoy some delicious beef tongue?
Rikyu Tokyo Solamachi Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
(The restaurant is closed on the same days as Tokyo Solamachi. For New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day visits, please contact the restaurant.)
Average price: 1,800 JPY
Access: Tokyo Solamachi is connected directly to B3F of Oshiage Station. Please take the elevator up to the restaurant floor (6F).
Address: 6F, East Yard, Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
3. BANCHINA ASAKUSA
At BANCHINA ASAKUSA, you can try delicious southern European cuisine while enjoying a spectacular view of the nearby Tokyo Skytree and the Sumida River flowing below. The restaurant offers some spectacular dishes made with seasonal ingredients by the chef, who was trained in France. The owner also travels to Hokkaido from spring to fall to catch local wild game, such as deer and wild boar, so that each time you visit, you can enjoy the flavors of the season. With an open terrace, private booths, and varied lunch and dinner menus, BANCHINA ASAKUSA is perfect for any occasion.
Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays]Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookings of the whole restaurant are possible for groups of 10 people or more.
Average price: Dinner: 6,000 JPYFrom 4,800 JPY / Lunch: 2,500 JPY
Access: 30-second walk from Exit 5 of Asakusa Station. Located in the 4th building to the north of Asakusa Station Bldg.
Address: 9F, Nakaden Bldg., 1-2-6, Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
Located close to Asakusa’s famous Kaminari-mon Gate, Nuchigusui offers an authentic Okinawan culinary experience in Tokyo. The restaurant brings in fresh ingredients from Okinawa daily, and provides carefully prepared traditional dishes, such as [Soki-soba] noodles and [Okinawa Kurobuta Agu Teppanyaki] (Okinawan Berkshire Pork roasted on a hotplate). The [Jukusei Kuroge Wagyu Akami Steak] (Aged Japanese Black Beef Lean Steak) is particularly special. Each month, the restaurant brings in over 100kg of Japanese Black beef and ages it for more than 18 days, giving the steak a very deep flavor. With Shisa (traditional Okinawan guardian dogs) statues and a traditional Okinawan wooden decor, why not come by and enjoy a taste of Okinawa at Nuchigusui?
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Sunday]12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Lunch ends at 2:30 pm)
Closed: None Average price: Dinner: 4,500 JPY
Lunch: 1,500 JPY
Access: Go through Asakusa Kaminari-mon gate and turn left at the kibidango store. The restaurant is about 10m away from there.
Address: 1-20-5, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
5. Dojo Iidaya
Dojo, or "loaches" in English, has been a favorite of the people of Asakusa since ancient times. Dojo Iidaya is a well-established restaurant that has been offering loach dishes since the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). One dish that's highly recommended is the [Dozeu Nabe] (loach hot pot). The hot pot brings out the light yet slightly bitter taste of the loach, and when enjoyed with burdock and welsh onions, it adds a whole new dimension to the flavor. Why not come by for a break from your sightseeing to enjoy some delicious, traditional Japanese cuisine?
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays]11:30 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday Beginning and end of the year Average price: Dinner: 5,000 JPY Lunch: 2,000 JPY (Set menu starts from 600 JPY)
Access: Exit A2 of Asakusa Station or Exit 3 of Tawaramachi Station. Go down Kokusai Street and into Kappabashi Street.
Address: 3-3-2, Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
6. Cafe Meursault
Located around Sumida River, Cafe Meursault is a bright, open cafe which offers around 20 different types of handmade cakes. During lunchtime, the cafe offers a variety of light dishes, such as quiche, pasta, and risotto. These are in addition to set meals which come with soup, salad, cookies, and coffee or tea, such as [Herb Chicken with Tomato Sauce], [Beef Stew], and [Roast Beef]. Cakes and tea are also sold in the shop at the basement of the cafe, so even if you don’t have time to try them on site, you can buy them and enjoy them at home.
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *On weekdays from 9:30 pm, you can only order from the bar menu Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) Brunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O.)
Average price: Dinner: 2,300 JPY
a la carte menu from 480 JPY, course menu from 2,300 JPY
Lunch: 1,100 JPY With soup, salad, and a drink. Additional 300 JPY for cake.
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit 4 of Asakusa Station, 3-minute walk from Exit A3 of Asakusa Station
Address: 2-1-5, Kaminari-mon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
7. Asakusa Ginshachi
A refined restaurant with a traditional atmosphere, at Asakusa Ginshachi, you can enjoy a variety of traditional grilled or pickled fish dishes. One recommended dish is the [Gindara no Kasuzuke] (black cod pickled in sake lees). The flavor of the restaurant’s own secret sake lees recipe perfectly complements the light flavor of the cod, and the soft meat of the fish and the white rice are a fantastic match. The restaurant also offers a full and varied lunch menu, which includes the ever-popular [Jikasei Tsukune to Sake Harasu Teishoku] (homemade chicken mince meatballs and grilled salmon set meal). With a variety of seating types, including counter seats near the open fire and semi-private rooms, Asakusa Ginshachi is great for any sort of gathering.
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: Dinner: 4,000 JPY
Lunch: 1,300 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station
Address: 1-17-5, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
8. Tenshinhanten Asakusa EKIMISE Branch
Tenshinhanten is a long-standing Chinese restaurant that was established in 1954. Often frequented by celebrities, Tenshinhanten focuses on offering unparalleled service to provide a memorable, authentic Chinese dining experience. The restaurant offers a variety of traditional Chinese dishes, including its famous tenshin chicken (a whole deep-fried chicken) and Peking duck. Why not try the [Tenshinhan] (omelette on rice)? One of the most popular dishes on the menu, it is said that once you have tried it here, you’ll never be able to go back.
Tenshinhanten Asakusa EKIMISE Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average price: Dinner: 3,000 JPY / Lunch: 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Asakusa Station
Address: 7F, Tobu Asakusa Station Bldg., 1-4-1, Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
9. Asakusa Cafe La Grande Calice
Entering the stylish Asakusa Cafe La Grande Calice from Asakusa Rokku Street will make you think that you have stepped into a cafe on the streets of Paris. The cafe offers a diverse menu, ranging from light meals to authentic French cuisine, and in the evening, it transforms into a wine bar. For lunch, the filling [Calice Salad], which comes with chicken, egg, and more than 10 types of steamed vegetables heaped onto a large plate, is a great choice. The fantastic food and fashionable interior, with its striking red seating and decor, make this a great place for a cafe date.
Asakusa Cafe La Grande Calice
Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm *Lunch menu and dessert menu only 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
[Monday] Breakfast 7:00 am - 11:30 am (if it falls on a national holiday, it'll happen on the following weekday instead) *Only for the breakfast menu
Average price: Dinner: 1,500 JPY Beer from 380 JPY, glass of wine from 380 JPY, dishes from 400 JPY / Lunch: 800 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Asakusa Station, 1 minute walk from Exit A1 of Tsukuba Asakusa Station
Address: 1F, B:conte Asakusa, 2-4-2, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
10. Okonomiyaki Monjayaki Asakusa Tsurujiro
If you have ever wanted to try okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) or monjayaki (a savory pancake that's runnier than okonomiyaki, popular around Tokyo), Asakusa Tsurujiro is the place for you. The restaurant is so popular that customers queue up every day to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, tasteful decor, and great food. The okonomiyaki comes with a wide variety of ingredients and toppings, and the monjayaki is made with a dashi (stock) of chicken and vegetables that have been stewed for 3 days to create a deep, rich flavor. In addition, the restaurant also offers a diverse lineup of great dishes, including teppanyaki dishes (iron-griddle grilled dishes) and Kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine). On the 1st floor of the restaurant, the restaurant staff will cook your okonomiyaki or monjayaki at your seat for you. However, if you are feeling adventurous, why not ask for a seat on the 2nd floor, where you can have a go at cooking it for yourself?
Okonomiyaki Monjayaki Asakusa Tsurujiro
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Average price: Dinner: 2,000 JPY / Lunch: 980 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Asakusa Station. Head towards Asakusa Public Hall and you'll find the restaurant to your left.
Address: 1-20-8, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
11. Asakusa Shokutsugai no Himonoya
At Asakusa Shokutsugai no Himonoya, you can enjoy traditional Japanese himono (dried fish) made with fresh fish from around the world. Each dish is a rich delicacy, made with carefully selected dried fish prepared with traditional techniques by artisans from Onahama Bansuke Kobo, one of the top himono makers in the country. The restaurant also offers a selection of dishes made with Daisen chicken from Tottori, which have been carefully raised for 60 days to create a deep, rich flavor. For lunch, be sure to try the [Eraberu! Nigiyaka Gozen], which is a set meal with a variety of colorful dishes that will satisfy even the biggest eaters. With a fashionable interior reminiscent of an Edo period (1603 – 1868) fishing village, and fresh fish brought in daily from the famous Tsukiji Market, why not come by and enjoy a traditional Japanese dining experience?
Asakusa Shokutsugai no Himonoya
Open: 11:30 am - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
*Please note that the nighttime operating hours may change due to staffing shortages.
Average price: Dinner: 3,000 JPY / Lunch: 800 JPY
Set meals from 750 JPY for both lunch and dinner
Access: From Exit A3 of Asakusa Station, take Kaminari-mon Street and head towards Ueno. Turn right down Sushiya Street and take the first left. 2 minutes from Tsukuba Express Station.
Address: 1F, 2F, Gosho No. 2 Bldg., 1-11-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
12. Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu
Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu is a tendon (tempura rice bowl) restaurant established by Akimitsu Tanihara, the 5th generation head chef of Tempura Dotenoiseya, which is a well-established tempura restaurant that was established over 126 years ago. The restaurant opened in 2015, and in the same year, it won the All Japan Donburi Union Gold Award and came second in the Shitadon Grand Prix. With Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu, Tanihara has strived to forge new ground in tempura while respecting the traditional flavor of Dotenoiseya, and the daily queues of customers looking to enjoy the tempura reflects this passion. Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu also offers a takeout service, which is great for those without time to sit down and enjoy the tempura in the restaurant, as well as for those looking for a fantastic souvenir of their trip to Asakusa.
Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu
Open: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average price: Dinner: 2,500 JPY
Lunch: 2,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Asakusa Station. Located on 1F of Rox-3G Bldg., which is to the east of Asakusa Rox and near Don Quijote Asakusa Branch.
Address: 1F, Rox-3G, 1-26-5, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)
For Chinese cuisine in Asakusa, Ryuen is the place to go. The restaurant offers a very unique take on Chinese cuisine, using ingredients and cooking methods not typically found in traditional Chinese cooking, such as fried dishes with aromatic yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) and pepper for a refreshing taste, kanitama (crab omelette) flavored with a hint of truffle, and chicken dishes incorporating French cooking techniques. While you might be surprised at the variety of original dishes on offer, what is really striking is chef Kazuyuki Suhara’s dedication to their ingredients - whatever the ingredient, Suhara will visit the producers and sample it themselves to ensure the quality. When Suhara takes to the kitchen, they only think of how to bring the best out of the ingredients, and their unique dishes are a result of this. At this restaurant with a chef who is so dedicated to their craft, you are sure to find some real surprises.
Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
[Tuesday - Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed: Monday (open when national holidays fall on a Monday)
Average price: Dinner: 6,000 JPY / Lunch: 1,500 JPY
Access: Next to the 5th building from Exit A5 of Asakusa Station or a 5-minute walk from Tawaramachi Station.
Address: 3-1-9, Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
14. Bona Festa
In the fiercely competitive dining industry of Asakusa, 1 restaurant that has maintained its deep-rooted popularity is the Russian restaurant, Bona Festa. This long-standing restaurant is known for its incessant pursuit of taste, without being constrained by any particular genre or tradition. Bona Festa spares no effort when it comes to creating its dishes. One great example of this is its [Cabbage Rolls]. A speciality of the restaurant, the cabbage rolls are stewed in bouillon for 4 - 5 hours before being boiled in tomato sauce, giving them a soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Other examples include the [Borscht], which is stewed for 1 whole day, and the bread, which is given time to settle before being baked. With a relaxed atmosphere, great service, and exquisite Russian cuisine, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Bona Festa.
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 - 3:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Sunday from 5:00 pm)
(If the restaurant is open on Wednesday, it will be closed the following Thursday)
Average price: Dinner: 6,000 JPY
Lunch: 3,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Asakusa Station. Go south from Asakusa Station, turn right at Asakusa Street, and it will be to your right.
Address: 1F, Garden Bldg., 2-6-9, Kaminari-mon, Taito-ku, Tokyo