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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.


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Magurobito
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....

 

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Uogashizushi
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, ....

 

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Mimatsu
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 ....

 

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Nakasei
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

Credit Card: VISA、MASTER、JCB、AMEX
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 ...

 

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Masaru
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 ...

 

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Daikokuya
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 ...

 

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Ramentei
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...

 

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Tsushima
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 ...

 

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YOROIYA
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 ...

 

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Toriyoshi
浅草 鶏よし (ASAKUSA TORIYOSHI)


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 

 

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Kisuke
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....

 

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Torihei
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 ....

 

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