Asakusa is a historical area in Japan, being one of the most developed area in the Edo era.
This area is famous for Kaminarimon, a gate with a huge lamp shade called "chochin", used during the ages of the Samurai. It is placed at the entrance of Senso temple, with the God of Wind (Fujin) on the right hand and God of Thunder (Raijin) on the left hand side.
Here, you will find many traditional Japanese cuisine restaurants, being famous for Tempura. Many of the restaurants also are old established, being loved both by the locals and travelers.

Take a look at "more details" for each restaurant where Picrumb shows "the real pictures with arrows and texts to guide you along"


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Categories of food

まぐろ人 (Maguro bito)

Restaurant: まぐろ人 (Maguro bito)

Address: 2-18-12, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3847-7139
Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 1 minute
Open Hour: Mon-Sat 11:00~22:00, Sun/Hol 11:00~21:00
Close: --
Price: [Lunch] 1,000-1,999Yen, [Dinner] 2,000-2,999Yen
Credit Card: VISA、MASTER、JCB、AMEX、Diners
Seats: No seats (Standing sushi bar)


Most popular of all sushi, is "maguro (tuna)", and this restaurant named the "tuna people", is where the tuna lovers should be.
A standing sushi bar has been a popular style during the Edo era, and some of the old established restaurants still use the name "standing bar" although they have become a normal restaurant with tables and chairs.
Maguro bito is one of those restaurants that keep the style of standing sushi bar, and also the prices are kept low, considering the quality of the sushi offered here.


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魚がし寿司 (Uogashizushi)

Restaurant: 魚がし寿司 (Uogashizushi)

Address: 1-5-3, Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3845-1423
Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute
Open:  11:30-22:30
Close: --
Price: 2,000-2,999Yen
Credit Card: --
Seats: 18 seats (10 counter seats, 2 tables)


This is where the locals would go to, if they were to have a casual sushi lunch or dinner. The price is kept low, the restaurant has an old ambience with scary looking chef, and of course a quality sushi served. Have a plate of "Jo-sushi" which is consisted of around 12 pieces of sushi, and order additional as you please. It is rare that you can have a stomach full of sushi for around 2000-3000yen.
If you have the feeling that the fish should be cut bigger on a sushi, this is the place to try.


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三松寿司 (Mimatsu sushi)

Restaurant: 三松寿司(Mimatsu Sushi)

Address: 1-6-5, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3841-5717

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute

Open Hour: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-14:00, Dinner 17:00-22:00, Sat/Sun 11:30-21:00

Close: Wednesday

Price: [Lunch] 3,000-3,999Yen, [Dinner] 6,000-7,999Yen

Credit Card: --
Seats: 20 seats


If you like blue fish like gizzard shad, chub mackerel, sardine, etc., or haven't tried it yet, this is the place to be.

These fishes are difficult to use since they need to be vinegared with appropriate amount and time. From the balance of the vinegar, the sweetness and the taste of the fish, you will know the work here was "appropriate". "Anago (conger eel)" and "Ika (squid)" are also exceptional and many of the regulars always order them when they are here.
The price is kept low, and it is a very cost performing restaurant.


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中清 (Nakasei)

Restaurant: 中清 (Nakasei)

Address: 1-39-13, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 
Phone: 03-3841-4015

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 7 minute

Open Hour: Weekday 11:30~15:00 17:00~22:00,
  Sat,Sun,Hol 11:30~20:00

Close: Tuesday

Price: [Tendon] 2,625-4,200Yen, [Tempura] 7,350-14,700Yen

Seats: 60 seats (Only a few is allocated for Tendon customers)


Asakusa is famous for Tempura, have many tempura restaurants from good to bad and old to new. Founded on 1870, Nakasei, is one of the oldest restaurant in Asakusa, and it has been the favorite tempura restaurant for the locals ever since.
The course of tempura can be very pricy, over 10,000 yen for lunch, but Tendon (Tempura rice bowl) and a set of tempura is offered from 2,625yen. Have a visit and enjoy not only the food but the great Japanese style building and garden.


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まさる (Masaru)

Restaurant: まさる (Masaru)

Address: 1-32-2, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3841-8356

Open Hour:  11:00~14:00

Close: Wednesday, Sunday, and a public holiday 

Price: [Lunch]  3,000-3,999 Yen

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute 
Credit Card: --
Seats: 12 seats


One of the secret restaurants for those who can appreciate Shitamachi's true quality.  It's a small restaurant for locals and is also hard to find, but you will find a queue of people even before the opening hours of the restaurant. The fish and shrimp used here are brought fresh every morning. The only bad thing is that when the chef finds the fish at the market is not good enough to be served, the restaurant closes. In fact, there were times that this restaurant was open for only 2 days in a week.
There are 4 types of Tendon:
Anago (conger eels) 2,500yen, Edomae 2,800yen, Oiri-edomae (large Edomae) 3,500yen, and Kurumaebi (Prawn) 4,800yen


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大黒家天麩羅 (Daikokuya Tempura)

Restaurant: 大黒家天麩羅 (Daikokuya Tempura)

Address: 1-38-10, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3844-1111

Open Hour:  Weekdays 11:10〜20:30 Sat,Hol 11:10〜21:00

Close: --

Price: 1,000-1,999Yen

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute 
Credit: N/A
Seats: TBC
Menu: English Menu Available


One of the well known Tempura restaurants in Asakusa, famous more for Tendon (Tempura rice bowl) than tempura. Established in 1887, having a history of more than 125 years, it has evolved to an original style of tendon. In many of the restaurants, the color of tempura is kept to a mild brown, but here, having dipped longer in a dark sauce, it is almost black in color. The volume of the topping here is also probably the biggest around Asakusa, and the price is kept low: Tendon for only 1,500yen and Ebi-tendon (Prawn) is for 1,900yen.
English menu is available.


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ら麺亭 (Ramentei)

Restaurant: ら麺亭 (Ramentei)

Address: 1-39-9, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3845-0514
Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 10 minute

Open Hour: Weekday 11:00-20:30
Sat, Sun 9:00-20:00

Close: --

Price: 320 - 1000Yen

Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 14 counter seats


A small ramen restaurant with only counter seats, loved by the locals for over 28 years. Its plain soy sauce based ramen which they call it the Tokyo style, is offered only for 320yen, and accompanying it with won-ton which the restaurant is famous for, is offered for 580yen. You won't find ramen offered for this price in Tokyo!
"Su-my" made fresh everyday is also famous. Set of Ramen, Su-my and rice for 500yen is a popular menu here. Have a try!!


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Price: [Night] 320 - 1000YEN, [Daytime] 320 - 1000YEN

つしま (Tsushima)

Restaurant: つしま (Tsushima)

Address: 1-1-8, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5828-3181

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 2 minute

Open Hour:  11:30~21:30

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] -999Yen, [Dinner] -1,999Yen

Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 20 seats


Soup extracted from dried fish is light but profound in taste. With Chinese style noodle, the balance of soup and noodle coming in to your mouth is a best match.
In plus to the normal "chuka-soba" (750yen), there are also tsukemen (dip style ramen)(750yen) and "bari-niboshi" (750yen), which uses 3 times more the dried fish.


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与ろゐ屋 (YOROIYA)

Restaurant:  与ろゐ屋 (YOROIYA)

Address: 1-36-7, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
Phone: 03-3845-4618

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute

Open Hour:  11:00~20:30

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] 800Yen, [Dinner] 1,000Yen

Credit Card: --
Seats: 32 seats (9 counter seats)
Menu: English Menu Available


The first ramen shop to be nominated in the Hall of fame by the ramen king Ishigami in his book. A Tokyo style, soy sauce based Ramen established for over 20 years in Asakusa. Sophisticated taste from chicken, pork , dried fish, sea weed and vegetables with an accent from yuzu, a type of citrus peculiar to Japan. Just try it and you'll see why the place is always crowded. 
There are counter seats on the 1st floor and table seats suitable for families and groups on the 2nd floor. Ramen is offered from 700yen.


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Restaurant: 浅草 鶏よし (ASAKUSA TORIYOSHI)

Address: 1-8-2, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
Phone: 03-3844-6262

Open Hour: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30~14:00(L.O. 13;30), Dinner Mon-Fri 17:00~23:00(L.O.22:30), Sat 17:00-22:30 (22:00)

Close: Sunday

Price: [Lunch] 800Yen, [Dinner] 2,900Yen

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute 
Credit Card: VISA, Master, UC, DC, Diners, Amex, JCB, NICOS, MUFG
Seats: 72 seats
Menu: English speaking staff available


This restaurant is well known for its high quality that makes most of the locals say "it was delicious".  Making yakitori different from a normal grilled chicken is the perfect balance of the heat temperature, grilling time, and the timing to flip, by the masters of Yakitori and their secret sauce that gives you the taste you will never forget.  You can start out with a set of 5 skewers (2,100yen with 5 skewers, salad and soup or Chazuke (rice in soup).
During lunch time, Oyakodon is also a good choice. It was chosen the grand prix in a competition to choose the best bowl in the district. Offered only for 1,000yen, you should give it a try!


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雷門き介(Kaminarimon Kisuke)

Restaurant: 雷門き介 (Kaminarimon Kisuke)

Address: 2-3-12, Kaminarimon, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Phone: 03-5246-8221

Open Hour:  Lunch Mon-Fri 12:00~14:30(L.O.14:00), Dinner Mon-Fri 17:00~23:00(L.O.22:30), Dinner Sat,Sun,Hol 12:00~23:00(L.O.22:30)

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] 800Yen, [Dinner] 3,500Yen

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute 
Credit Card: VISA, Master, UC, DC, UFJ, Diners, Amex, JCB, NICOS, Saison, MUFG
Seats: 70 seats
Menu: English speaking staff available


This restaurant is not exactly a Yakitori restaurant, but everything chicken here are delicious!  Kisuke is a kind of place where you should go when you feel like you want to "chill out" in a cozy place, and the menus are like those Izakaya restaurants, where you can have small dishes of many type.  Chicken Shabu shabu is also something worth trying. But be careful of drinking too much Japanese Sakes as they perfectly match with the food here!


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鳥平 (Torihei)

Restaurant: 鳥平 (Torihei)

Address: 1-6-7, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3844-1607

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station No. 1 Exit On foot 5 minute

Open Hour:  Lunch Mon-Fri 11:00 - 14:00(LO 13:30)
Dinner Mon-Fri 17:00 - 22:00(LO 21:30)
Sat,Sun,Hol 12:00 - 22:00(LO 21:30)

Close: --

Price: [Lunch] 3,000-3,999Yen, [Dinner] 6,000-7,999Yen

Seats: TBC
Credit Card: N/A


An old town Yakitori restaurant in Asakusa. The restaurant also serves "Kamameshi", rice cooked in traditional style with ingredients such as vegetables and meat, which is also popular. Inherited by the family over 3 generations, this is a great place to experience something real and very local.
A set of 6 skewers are voluminous compared to other yakitori restaurants, and offered for 2,000yen. So the price here is not so low and you should expect around 7,000yen per person for a dinner. But still, this restaurant is popular with lots of repeaters for the Yakitori and Kamameshi.


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