10 Best Restaurants in Ueno Area

Ueno Food Guide

Ueno is often called “Tokyo’s gateway to the north”. It’s a great place to experience Tokyo’s local vibes and food. There are numbers of long-established restaurants around. Check out the top 10 restaurants in Ueno area chosen by locals and tourists!

1. Innsyoutei (韻松亭)

Traditional Japanese “Kaiseki” dish restaurant founded in 1875

2. Izu-ei (伊豆栄)

Unagi (eel) restaurant since Edo period

3. Uguisudanien (鶯谷園)

For meat eaters! BBQ with great quality&great value

4. Yamabe Okachimachi (山家 御徒町店)

Yummy Tonkatsu under 1,000 yen!

5. Isomaru Suisan Ueno (磯丸水産 上野店)

Bustling seafood Izakaya

6. The Hard Rock Cafe Ueno-Eki (ハードロックカフェ上野駅店)

Spoil yourself with cheesy American delight

7. Sushi Zanmai (すしざんまい)

Best mid-range Sushi place

8. Ramen Ippudo (一風堂)

True rich and creamy Hakata style Ramen

9. Sasanoyuki (笹乃雪)

Takes Tofu to another level. Great option for vegetarians&vegans

10. Yabu Soba (藪そば)

Best place to slurp the authentic Soba dish

There are a large number of excellent Japanese food restaurants in Ueno. Please be noted that you can pay only by cash at some small restaurants. There is a convenient currency exchange at the center of Ameyoko which is one of the most popular tourist sites in Ueno. If you stay in/near Ueno, it’s recommended to check the location of the exchange counter in advance.

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