18 Best Restaurants in Asakusa Area

Asakusa Food Guide

Asakusa is the center of historical downtown in Tokyo and retains old Tokyo vibes. Asakusa attracts millions of visitors every year with historical landmarks and the traditional townscape.

When it comes to eating out, Asakusa has a plenty of options attracting both locals and tourists with a wide range of dining spots from Michelin winning fine dining to long-establish Japanese cuisine restaurants. There are various kinds of restaurants in different price range within the neighbourhood.

In this article, I’m introducing the best restaurants in Asakusa by genre and budget.

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1. Sometaro

Sometaro (染太郎) is a time-honored restaurant in the Asakusa since 1937 and highly popular among both locals and foreign visitors. The restaurant serves delicious okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) cooked on the iron griddle attached on the table. The old-fashioned, low-key wooden building makes guests feel like being back in the past war period of Japan while being in a modern city. Besides okonomiyaki, they serve various teppanyaki dishes such as yakisoba and monjayaki.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WRe2mcXaGd8kfvSj6
Access:  3 mins walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Hours: lunch 12:00~15:00/dinner 17:00~21:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Okonomiyaki

2. Asakusa Imahan

Asakusa Imahan (浅草今半) is a long-established Japanese restaurant since 1985. It has over 10 outlets across Japan. and the main branch is located in Asakusa area near the famous landmark Sensoji Temple. The signature dish in Ihaman is a traditional Japanese hotpot dish, sukiyaki served with the selected ingredients including black-haired wagyu and Kobe Beef. The ingredients are simmered with perfectly blended sweet soy sauce slowly in an iron pot. Another popular Japanese hotpot dish shabu shabu is also available on the menu. Since the restaurant is highly popular among both locals and tourists, it’s recommended to make a reservation in advance!

▶ Book your seat at Sukiyaki Imahan here

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HVY2BNiY1qvHFXHB8
Access: short walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:30~21:30
Budget: lunch 4,000 JPY~/dinner 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu

Related article: Asakusa Imahan: Traditional Sukiyaki Restaurant

3. Ramen Yoroiya

Ramen Yoroiya (らーめん 与ろゐ屋) is a popular ramen restaurant that has been running their business over 30 years in Asakusa area. The signature dish in Yoroiya is Shoyu Ramen served with a light and aromatic soy sauce based soup blended with chicken and pork broth. Try their unique “Egg Ramen” that comes with a topping of a boiled double-yolk egg. There are also a tsukemen-style Zaru Ramen, Vegan Ramen and Gyoza on the menu.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/KfuZCiTeoKvc8LRu7
Access:  5 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:00~21:00
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Ramen

4. Tempura Daikokuya

Tempura Daikokuya (大黒家天麩羅) is one of the oldest restaurants in Tokyo, which has been running their business for over a century since 1887. The restaurant serves authentic tempura dishes made with the traditional method passed down to the 5th generation. Their signature is tendon (tempura on rice) served with large pieces of tempura on a bed of rice and covered with the homemade sweet say sauce.

Map: http://bit.ly/2EF81Ig
Access:  5 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:00~20:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Tempura

5. Kamiya Bar

Kamiya Bar  (神谷バー) is a classic, beloved bar in Asakusa area. It’s known as Japan’s first Western style bar that opened in 1880. The stylish and retro bar has an unique, nostalgic atmosphere that makes you feel an old downtown vibe. A wide variety of drinks and dishes are served at the bar with pretty affordable prices. Many people who visit the bar enjoy their original cocktail, Denki Bran (electric brandy) which is one of signatures of Asakusa.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7NwYMdekdWQStKiu6
Access: short walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:00~21:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Bar

6. Sushi Zanmai

Sushi Zanmai (すしざんまい) is a popular franchised sushi restaurant in Japan where you can enjoy delicious fresh sushi with affordable price. Sushi Zanmai currently have over 30 shops in Tokyo, and their Asakusa Kaminarimon branch is located next to the famous Sensoji Temple’s Kaminarimon Gate. The restaurant offers over 160 items on the menu including ala carte, set meals and seasonal items. There are in total 110 seats including counter and table seats.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dMt9WVSvf8LTkZfD8
Access: 2 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi

7. Tenya

Tenya (てんや) is a popular tempura franchise that has over 150 outlets across Japan and 30 outlets in overseas. Tempura is considered to be a little pricey dish in Japan, and there are several high-end tempura restaurants especially in Asakusa area. However, you can enjoy delicious tempura dishes at very affordable price in Tenya. The price of their tempura and tendon dishes ranges between 500 to 1,000 yen. If you wish to enjoy authentic Japanese food at a fast food price, Tenya is highly recommended!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/rst95woWpKuzag2Q8
Access: 5 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 10:30~22:00
Budget: ~1,000 JPY
Genre: Tempura

8. SUKE6 Diner

SUKE6 Diner (スケロクダイナー) is a casual and stylish cafe located along the canal of Sumida River. It’s a great place to grab breakfast or brunch as they serves delicious and high volume Western style breakfast, brunch and lunch until late afternoon. The cafe also offers a wide selection of beverage including coffee, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic items. It’s situated only a few blocks away from the busiest street of Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree can be seen on the other side of the river.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/R21kpi7mhUkx45WUA
Access: 3 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 8:00~18:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Cafe

9. Sky Restaurant 634

Sky Restaurant 634 (スカイレストラン634) is a fine dining restaurant located on the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree, the tallest building in Japan with a height of 634 meters. A creative fusion dishes of Japanese and French cuisines can be indulged with the breathtaking panoramic view of the city from 345 meters above the ground. You can see even Mt Fuji if the visibility is good as well as a glittering night view after the sun is setting. Dining at Sky Restaurant 634 requires advance reservation.

▶ Make a reservation at Sky Restaurant 634

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ankF7RnYoXiKgSed7
Access: 5 mins walk from Oshiage Station
Hours: lunch 12:00~16:00, dinner 17:30~21:00
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: French

10. Asakusa Gyukatsu

Asakusa Gyukatsu (浅草 牛かつ) is a cozy and casual Japanese restaurant serving Gyukatsu. Gyukatsu is a beef dish coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried, and it’s a beef version of Tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) if I explained briefly. You don’t find many restaurant serving Gyukatsu, so if you wish to try one, Asakusa Gyukatsu is definitely a recommendation. The Gyukatsu dish served at the restaurant is cooked  medium-rare and has a tender texture but it’s crispy outside. The set meal comes with a bowl of rice, miso soup, grated yam and small side dishes. The restaurant is highly popular and there is usually a long queue in front during lunch time, yet it’s worth waiting!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zvCKMxeZ3wDEdsDJA
Access: 2 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:00~22:00
Budget: ~2,000 JPY
Genre: Beef

11. Tempura Akimitsu

Tempura Akimitsu(天麩羅 秋光) is a popular tempura restaurant in Asakusa area. Asakusa is a very competitive area for tempura, yet Akimitsu stands out with their authentic, delicious and high volume tempura dishes, and especially the tendon (tempura on rice) is a popular dish on their menu. The restaurant currently has 5 stores in Japan and over 20 stores in abroad. Akimitsu recently reopened at a new location next to Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan, and the new restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with a modern and traditional Japanese interior.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/rFf8s8uaGWNELVhJ6
Access: 1 min walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Hours: 10:30~21:00
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Tempura

12. Unagi Irokawa

Unagi Irokawa (うなぎ 色川) is a long-established Unagi (eel) restaurant in Asakusa which has been running their business over a century since 1861. The signature dish of the restaurant is Unaju (grilled eel on top of rice). The carefully selected eels are grilled with charcoal to be fluffy and juicy and served with the original sauce that hasn’t changed its taste since the establishment. The restaurant is open from 11:30 and closes when they sell out eels.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VKQspGECnjPewNBm7
Access: 2 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 11:30~14:00
Budget: 3,000 JPY~
Genre: Eel

13. Bentenyama Miyako Sushi

Bentenyama Miyako Sushi (弁天山美家古寿司) is one of the oldest sushi restaurant in Tokyo which has been in their business since 1866 and is now run by the 5th generation. The restaurant serves traditional Edomae style sushi with traditional methods. Their sushi is prepared and made with a perfect balance of four key items: vinegared rice, selected seafood ingredients, fresh wasabi and boiled soy sauce, which maximize the flavour of sushi. The menu has a variety of assorted sushi set meals and donburi (sashimi on rice).

Make a reservation at Bentenyama Miyako Sushi

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cvbftaQL5jGSzZL59
Access: 3 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: lunch 12:00~14:30, dinner 17:00~21:00/ Sunday 12:00〜18:00
Closed: Mondays and 3rd Sunday
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi

14. Pelican Cafe

Pelican is a long-established bakery cafe that has been loved by locals in Asakusa area since 1942. Pelican only sells two types of bread, Shokupan (Japanese milk bread) and roll, which usually sell out during day. Pelican opened its cafe “Pelican Cafe” in 2017 only a few hundred meters away from the shop. At the charming and snug cafe, you can taste creative dishes using delicious bread from Pelican bakery such as sandwich, cheese toast, etc.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VzpTZEq3vfskHe956
Access: 5 mins walk form Tawaramachi Station
Hours: 9:00~17:00
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Cafe

15. Mr. Danger

If you are a meat lover or looking for an authentic steakhouse in Tokyo, Mr. Danger (Mr.デンジャー)  is highly recommended. The restaurant is owned by a former professional wrestler and the name of the restaurant is after his ring name. It’s highly popular among locals, meat lovers and Japanese professional wrestling fans. There are currently two branches in Tokyo: Asakusa and Higashi Azuma. The restaurant serves a generous portion of meat dishes with reasonable price. Sizzling and juicy steaks are served on a hot metal plate and they can be ordered by gram.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/jmBTkpuc5umzdx1dA
Access: 10 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: lunch 11:00~14:00, dinner 17:30~21:30
Budget: 2,000 JPY~
Genre: Steakhouse

16. Sushi Isshin

Sushi Isshin (鮨 一新) is one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo, winning a Michelin star for over a decade. It has been running a business for 30 years on a quiet street in the heart of Asakusa. The sushi at Isshin is served with only high-quality, wild seafood ingredients and the rice cooked in a steaming pot using charcoal fire. The authentic Edomae sushi with carefully selected seasonal ingredients remind guests the richness of Japan’s four season. The restaurant has four kinds of omakase courses on the menu with the price ranging from 11,000 to 22,000 yen. Isshin is a small restaurant with only 10 counter seats and reservations in advance is required.

Book your seat at Sushi Isshin here!

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eX3BySgkjKqRyqGt9
Access: 15 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 18:00~22:00
Closed: Sunday and holiday
Budget: 20,000 JPY~
Genre: Sushi

17. Hommage

Hommage (オマージュ) is a fine dining French restaurant situated in a residential area in Asakusa. The owner chef Nobu Arai was born and raised in Asakusa and went to France to study gastronomy. The restaurant gained two Michelin stars as they offer high quality food, service and atmosphere. Guests can have an unique and magical French cuisine experience with Japanese ingredients as well as some elements from various countries not only French and Japanese. The beautifully presented dishes are with full of surprise and creativity and are highly appreciated for their presentation and taste. Dishes are served by staff wearing kimono.

▶ Book your table at Hommage Asakusa

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/MCD5fp8WRuZzhvWW6
Access: 10 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: lunch 11:30~15:00 (L.O 12:30), dinner 18:00~22:00 (L.O 19:30)
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Budget: 15,000 JPY~
Genre: French

18. Tiger Gyoza Hall

Tiger Gyoza Hall is a popular franchised restaurant specializing in gyoza, Chinese style dumplings and has several branches in Tokyo. Their Asakusa Bekkan store is located within a short walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station. The restaurant has a lively and retro atmosphere like a post-war-era bar. Their standard gyoza can be served boiled or pan-fried, and they can be also enjoyed with toppings such as coriander, spicy sauce and scallion. Besides gyoza, there are variety of Chinese dishes on the menu, which go perfectly with chilled beer.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NZxd7jKKtTNnjyY46
Access: 1 min walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Hours: lunch 11:30~15:30, dinner 17:30~22:30/weekend and holiday 11:30 – 22:30
Budget: 1,000 JPY~
Genre: Gyoza

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