Osaka is not the only diners’ paradise in Japan.
Where there are people, there is always good food. The wonderful cuisine culture of Asakusa has attracted many gastronomers by constantly blending the best of new styles into its traditional Japanese cooking. Asakusa has eateries offering a wide range of foods where not only delicious Japanese cuisine, but also wonderfully tempting Western, Chinese and ethnic varieties to please every taste can be found. Listed below are just a few of the well-known restaurants in the Asakusa area.
Restaurants are listed in Japanese syllabary order.
will direct you to a map of the area in which the restaurant is located.
are also open during lunch hours.
|Phone Number||[Opening hours]||[Closed]|
|03-3843-4311||[Opening hours]8:00～19:00||[Closed]Open 365 days a year|
|Bairindo has been offering Kaminari-Okoshi and handmade rice crackers since it opened its doors 260 years ago. Walk out of the Kaminarimon Gate, and you’ll be greeted by the tempting smell of hot, fresh-baked rice crackers wafting from Bairindo, located only two doors from the gate on the left side of the road. Bairindo’s doll-shaped Ningyo-yaki pancakes are most popular, with Kaminari-Okoshi （Rice Crispy Snacks） a close second.
Take Ningyo-yaki as a companion on your walk along Nakamise street to Sensoji temple. Kaminari-Okoshi is available from 250yen. Get a 60% discount during special sale hours when prices change according to the owner’s mood …
|03-3844-2723||[Opening hours]12:00～14:00/17:00～19:30||[Closed]Holidays vary|
|Open since 1907, Hatsuogawa is an eel restaurant that welcomes its guests with a good old-fashioned atmosphere. Eel is cut and grilled to order on a shichirin charcoal stove and served with an authentic salty Edo-style sauce.|
※In case of out of stock, closing time may be earlier.
|Bakery Pelican has been selling just two types of bread since its establishment in 1949 - loaves and rolls, including double-loaf bread and small rolls. Pelican’s fine-textured bread will have you coming back for more.
※Sale of only shop front.
|03-3875-5008||[Opening hours]11:30～23:00||[Closed]Open 365 days a year|
|Funachu Asakusa-Honten on Senzoku-dori has been remodeled into a restaurant with a mature atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of tempting casual dishes, including the manager’s favorite, Kamameshi. In addition to regular dishes, limited servings of special dishes are also offered. The inviting smell of sizzling yakitori fills the air both inside and outside the restaurant. So just follow your nose and you will find Funachu!
|Funawa cafe Asakasaten|
10：00～20：00（Saturdays, Sundays and Narional holidays）
|[Closed]Open 365 days a year|
|There is immediately near Kaminarimon and fashionable cafe「FUNAWA CAFE」.
Spacious and modern in-store atmosphere is plentiful.
A wide range of menus from staple of sweets to Asakusa store original, you are looking forward to what to choose.
|[Closed]Open 365 days a year|
|Funawa has been in business since 1902 and was the first confectionery to serve Mitsumame （agar cubes and boiled beans covered with syrup）. Its Imo-yokan （steamed and jellied sweet potato cake）, which has become synonymous with Funawa, contains carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber in well-balanced proportion for a healthy treat. Try the Mitsumame （\650⁄ tax included） or Funawa’s other delicious sweets here or at home.|
|La Flamme d’or|
|SuperDry Hall, 1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku|
|03-5608-5381||[Opening hours]11:30～22:00||[Closed]Open everyday except the New Year holidays|
|In business for years near Azumabashi Bridge, this old local favorite has been reworked into a fashionable, neo-futuristic beer restaurant.
La Flamme d’or was designed by Philippe Starck, a designer of Asahi Flame, and has ten types of beer, including locally brewed specialties.
＊ Guests who have taken a Jidaiya rickshaw ride will be treated to a complimentary glass of pilsner.
|Benten Miyako Zushi|
|[Closed]Mondays & the third Sunday of every month|
|Benten Miyako Zushi has been making Edomae style sushi since 1866. Edomae sushi is served with a dash of Nikiri soy brushed over the top and eaten without being dipped again in soy sauce. Savor the delicate taste of sushi made with ingredients that are carefully prepared the sumptuous Edomae way.|
|Hogeisen means whaling ship, and whale dishes are the featured specialty here. Tatsuta-Age （seasoned deep fried whale meat）, once a favorite public school lunch entree.
Hogeisen is popular among local entertainers, and guests are thrilled to see paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling with the autographs of their favorite stars.
It is also great fun to chat with the “Captain” himself, Hogeisen’s friendly owner.