Ueno is a business district, but it is also a well-known spot for day trips, thanks to the presence of a zoo and several art museums. This article introduces a selection of 9 restaurants where you can treat yourself and your family, friends, partners, or business colleagues to all-you-can-eat lunch buffets.
1. Italian & Bar Aqua Ueno Koen-mae Branch
This is a restaurant with [Neapolitan Pizza] as the signature dish, which was created by a talented Sri Lankan chef. The restaurant boasts of its [Grazie Course], which gives you the option to eat as much freshly baked Neapolitan Pizza as you like. The course includes everything you want from a meal: from appetizers to desserts, and even after-meal coffees! Also, at lunchtime, there are several kinds of pasta and steak that you can enjoy with unlimited servings of [Specially Selected Lettuce Salads, Soups, Appetizers, Pastas, Coffees, Teas, and Herbal Teas].
Italian & Bar Aqua Ueno Koen-mae Branch
: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: None Average price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,980 JPYAccess
: 30 seconds-walking from Keisei Ueno station. After the exit, go up the step in indoor passage. Cross the zebra crossing and turn to left. Located on the Front Bldg. 1F.Address
: 1F, 2-14-30 Ueno , Taito-ku, Tokyo
)More Details Reservation
2. Sakanoue Ueno Branch
Located 3 minutes away from Ueno Station by foot, this restaurant has a rich variety of sake (Japanese alcohol). The sake is purchased from all over Japan, and there is also an all-you-can-drink plan with a lineup that changes according to the season, so you can enjoy new drinks every time you go. The all-you-can-eat courses include [Kyo-Dashi Shabu-Shabu] and [Zeppin (Exquisite) Saikyo Motsu Nabe], which offer you 120 minutes for an astonishing 1,600 JPY! For an additional charge of 500 JPY, you can increase the amount of items and have an all-you-can-eat with various different courses. If you would like to partake in an all-you-can-eat course, you better make reservations early. The chef, who owns a farm, is very particular about the ingredients. The menu includes dishes made using vegetables from their farm, as well as [Saka-mushi] (steamed seafood) that uses hamaguri (common orient clam) brought in from Kujukuri. It's a menu that everyone should try!
Sakanoue Ueno Branch
Open: [Monday - Thursday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 11:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 00:00 am)
[Saturday] 2:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Sunday] 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Ueno Station or Okachimachi Station
Address: 3F, Gomi Bldg., 6-8-4, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Torebian is a restaurant with a lunch buffet that can be enjoyed on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays. It is situated 3 minutes away from Ueno-hirokoji Station by foot, on the 2nd floor of Centurion Hotel Ueno. There is an all-you-can-eat menu consisting of 8 dishes, desserts, a salad bar, and a drink bar. It doesn't have any time limit, and costs just 1,500 JPY! Although the price is exceptionally reasonable, the taste fits the high status of a hotel restaurant. The [Hamburg Steak] and [Roast Beef] are the most popular menu items, so it's recommended that you try them!
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm), Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:00 am (L.O. 9:30 am) Closed
: 3-minute walk from Ueno-hirokoji StationAddress
: 2F, Tokyo Centurion Hotel Ueno, 2-3-4, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map
: Official Website (Japanese Only)
If you are looking for a morning buffet around Ueno, Bosco-iL-CHIANTI - an Italian restaurant in Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno - is recommended. Even people who are not staying in the hotel can enjoy their buffet-style breakfast! The daily pasta and other dishes that use handmade tofu from the downtown area of Tokyo are some of the menu items at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, which costs just 1,512 JPY. The food is only made with locally produced ingredients - the vegetables, tofu, and everything else comes from Tokyo. What you definitely have to eat here is the [Deep-Fried Shitamachi Tofu with Thick Balsamic Sauce], which is a very popular dish that combines Japanese and Italian cuisines. Also, be sure to try their colorful salads made with vegetables from Mitaka City. They are coupled with a dressing that is said to have a taste "that you'll never forget".
: [Monday - Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
[Monday - Friday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am Closed
: 1 minute walk from Exit 1 of Ueno StationAddress
: 1F, Tokyo Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno, 3-19-7, Higashi Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)Source
: Official Website (Japanese only)
5. Eikarou Ueno Branch
Eikarou is a popular shop that has appeared on television. It is famous as an authentic, all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant. All kinds of Chinese dishes are provided, including classics like [Peking Duck] and [Xiaolongbao], which are included in the 2-hour all-you-can-eat course priced at 2,700 JPY. Since you order the dishes and have them delivered to you, you can enjoy everything fresh and at your own pace. As there are so many dishes to choose from, it is a good idea to share dishes within a group to try as many as possible. What you order and when you order could be an important point, depending on how long you have. The 3-hour course is recommended for people who want to try as many dishes as possible while still having the time to enjoy conversations over their meal.
Eikarou Ueno Branch
: [Monday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY – 2,999 JPY / [Lunch] From 999 JPYAccess
: 4-minute walk from Iriya Gate of Ueno StationAddress
: 1-2F, Hayashi Bldg., 1-4-2, Kita Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)Source
: hitosara (Japanese)
6. Italian and Bar Aqua
This is a casual Italian restaurant on the 1st floor of Pasela Resorts building, which is in front of Ueno Park. It serves 6 types of freshly baked [Neapolitan Pizza] and [Rotisserie Chicken] that's been baked carefully in the oven, which are included in the all-you-can-eat [Grazie Course]. In addition to the all-you-can-eat menu, there are also appetizers, pasta dishes, dessert platters, and after-meal coffees or teas. Another thing worth mentioning is that they have 90 kinds of alcoholic beverages - such as sparkling wines and cocktails - that can be included in the all-you-can-drink course for an additional charge.
Italian and Bar Aqua
: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pmClosed
: 2-minute walk from Shinobazu Exit of Ueno StationAddress
: 1F, Pasera Resorts Ueno Koen-mae Branch, 2-14-30, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)Source
: Official Website (Japanese only)
7. Chinmikan Okachimachi Branch
If you want to have a casual all-you-can-eat at Ueno, Chinmikan Okachimachi Branch is recommended. Since they have many kinds of Chinese foods that are made by expert Chinese chefs, such as chili shrimps and dim sum, it is recommended to come here for an all-you-can-eat course with your family or friends. Since everything is made to order and delivered to your table, you can enjoy all the dishes fresh without needing to go through the hassle of picking up the food yourself.
Chinmikan Okachimachi Branch
: 11:00 am - 2:00 amClosed
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY - 2,999 JPY / [Lunch] 999 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from Okachimachi Station, 30-second walk from Exit A6 of Ueno-okachimachi Station or Ueno-hirokoji StationAddress
: 5-27-17, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)Source
: hitosara (Japanese)
8. Kimuraya Honten Ueno Branch
Kimuraya Honten Ueno Branch is a restaurant near Ueno Station that many people choose for sashimi, hot pot, and parties. Here, you can enjoy a 2-hour all-you-can-eat course (comes with 3 hours of all-you-can-drink!) with 20 items for 3,980 JPY. Among these dishes is the [Motsu Nabe], along with other side dishes like karaage (deep-fried chicken) and French fries. It is difficult to find restaurants with an all-you-can-eat party course at this price! For those expecting something more from an izakaya (Japanese pub), Kimuraya's hot pot course lets you enjoy both hot pot and side dishes to your heart's content.
Kimuraya Honten Ueno Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, Saturday] 12:00 pm - 00:00 am
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 11:00 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY - 3,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from Keisei Ueno StationAddress
: 3F, Watanabe Ueno Bldg., 6-13-2, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)Source
: hitosara (Japanese)
Located just 5 minutes away from Ueno Station and 1 minute away from Ueno-hirokoji Station by foot, Daichi-no-Okurimono (translated as "Gifts of the Earth") is a true buffet-style restaurant. Using the concept of a rural kitchen, it offers an all-you-can-eat course with 100 kinds of healthy foods, such as traditional Japanese dishes that use fresh, local vegetables. The lunch is set at 80 minutes for 1,990 JPY, and the dinner is priced from 2,900 JPY for 120 minutes (including an all-you-can-eat sushi course at no extra charge). They also have amazing drinks, with 100 kinds of plum wine available! Since they also have all-you-can-eat after-meal desserts, female customers will surely be overjoyed! The restaurant also makes it a point to have a special menu for each season. It is recommended for those who want to eat healthy meals to improve their eating habits.
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
[Monday - Friday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday] Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Access: 3-minute walk from North Gate of Okachimachi Station
Address: Ueno Kuromon Shinobazu-ya Bettei, 4F, Suzunoya Bldg., 1-20-11, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.