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]|
|Created by the owner himself, Miso-Tonkatsu - delicious deep-fried pork cutlet enveloping a mouth-watering miso sauce, is the specialty of the house and the most popular item on the menu. Katsukichi’s owner brings his experience as a master of French cuisine to the art of the gourmet cutlet, creating a unique style that rivals the famed Nagoya Miso-Katsu. Choose from among 50 taste-tempting cutlet varieties and learn why Katsukichi has become a favorite dining spot for a large number of celebrities.|
|03-3842-1511||[Opening hours]11:00～21:00||[Closed]Open 365 days a year|
|Since 1926, Kamameshi Haru has been serving freshly-cooked Kamameshi (seasoned boiled rice served up piping hot in its own pot) prepared to order with their special blend of two nationally-renowned brands of rice. The name Haru (spring) expresses the founder’s wish that customers will enjoy the fresh spring atmosphere that this wonderful restaurant offers.|
|03-3841-5400||[Opening hours]11:30～22:00（L.O. 21:30)||[Closed]Tuesdays|
|Kamiya’s founder started serving shots of liquor in 1880, and opened Japan’s first bar in 1912. Everybody knows the cocktail that originated here, the Denki-Bran (270yen).
Bar Kamiya was once the favorite gathering place of such famous artists as poet and novelist Sakutaro Hagiwara, who even mentions Kamiya in his work!
The bar is on the 1st floor, with a western-style restaurant is on the 2nd floor, and a Japanese restaurant on the 3rd floor.
|Kameju at Asakusa Kaminarimon|
|03-3841-2210||[Opening hours]10:00～19:00||[Closed] Irregular holiday（About once a month）|
|It is handmade by the manufacturing method from the foundation.
There are two kinds using red beans and white beans from Hokkaido.
The cakes that craftsmen bake one by one are loved by many celebrities, including entertainers.
Dorayaki chosen as the special feature "Kyukyoku no temiyage Nihon Ichi" is very popular.
Also recommended Monaka.
Black sugar confection "Shofu" is the original one! Once you eat, You become a fan!
|03-3876-7711||[Opening hours]11:30～14:00/17:00～22:00(L.O. 21:00)||[Closed]Mondays
(Open everyday during winter except the New Year holidays)
|Tofu Kawakaze features tofu dishes served during the traditional Japanese tea-ceremony. Exquisite tofu made from the finest soybeans and the purist natural water is a treat that’s not to be missed. Enjoy these delicious dishes with fine Japanese sake at reasonable prices. Tofu Kawakaze’s low-calorie tofu menu is a big favorite among the young ladies.
|03-5828-8833||[Opening hours]11:30～14:00(L.O. 13:30)
|Waentei Kikko is an authentic Japanese restaurant in an old-style home setting that fills diners with the welcoming warmth of its wooden interior. Diners enjoy live performances of traditional Japanese music such as the beautiful Tsugaru shamisen. The “En” in “Waentei” means banquet, relationship, and entertainment, and the Waentei is the perfect place for all of these. Two set meal choices are available for lunch.|
|03-3874-2351||[Opening hours] Lunch(Monday-Friday):
11:30AM-2:30PM (Last order)
5:00PM-9:30PM (Last order)
|[Closed]Sundays and national holidays
(Saturdays - dinner only)
|The Grill Grand restaurant has been serving satisfied customers at the back of the Sensoji temple for 64 years. Its interior has a warm and relaxing downtown atmosphere despite the historic appearance of this old-establishment, and the Grill Grand’s chef blends his mastery of both French and Italian cuisine into every meal he prepares. Hashed rice with demiglace sauce that takes two weeks to cook and the nostalgic fried-rice omelet are two popular dishes.|
|This Karinto (sugar-coated fried snack cracker) specialty shop is operated by the Japanese restaurant Fukushima. It’s located at the back of the Sensoji temple, so why don’t you look in while you’re visiting the entertainment area? Small-size “Yumeji,” and a new product called “Kaede” (Maple) made with maple syrup and maple sugar are tasty treats. These treats are so good that you’ll find it hard to stop once you start eating!
※Sale of only shop front.
|The name Kotou expresses the owner's wish that this restaurant would be always crowded with happy customers. Because of its location and warm atmosphere, many sumo wrestlers stop in to enjoy a satisfying meal. The menus vary seasonally, and Chanko-nabe (the traditional sumo wrestler’s stew) is offered during the winter season for a special treat. There are many other dishes, including sea urchin and caviar on bean curd and sea food carpaccio, all reasonably priced.|
|Eel restaurant Koyanagi|
|Opened in the mid-1920s, Koyanagi features authentic grilled domestic eel with rice and a perfectly-seasoned sweet sauce that you’ll dream about for years to come. And Koyanagi’s reasonable prices will satisfy your wallet as much as the delicious eel will satisfy your appitite.|