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Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

#2 of 2,460 Restaurants in Taito
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Ueno, Asakusa
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2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-9502
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!!!

We had our first-ever okonomiyaki at Sometaro, which the young woman at our ryokan said was the best in town and where she herself went for okonomiyaki. The variety of fillings and flavors was impressive and it was a good thing we had my son, who lives in Japan, with us to explain the finer points... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Donna A
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had our first-ever okonomiyaki at Sometaro, which the young woman at our ryokan said was the best in town and where she herself went for okonomiyaki. The variety of fillings and flavors was impressive and it was a good thing we had my son, who lives in Japan, with us to explain the finer points of cooking okonomiyaki right... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently had dinner at Sometaro after walking by it at lest ten times without a clue about the great place inside this battered-looking, "old-Edo" era building. Luckily, after stopping for a pint at Campion's Brew Pub (literally right next door), the bartender clued us in. We gave it a shot and loved every second of it.... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is sure to please. The staff was kind and the food was exceptional. The real prize, though, was the ambiance. You won't be disappointed.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great place! can't wait to go back. Fun service, cooking youself. delicious food. has made me addicted to okonomiyaki, although I can't make it as good myself

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We loved the place, the ambiance, the service and the food ! We got help as it was our second experience with Okonomiyaki.

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West Sand Lake, New York
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

First thing you may notice is that all the trip advisor reviews are in English. I am all those who want to make food accessible to other cultures so long as they are loyal to their roots. My experience here is they are playing to the ambiance (which is great) but not so concerned about the food. The hibachi grills... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Hi, can someone advice on how to get to sometaro from asakusa train station? I couldnt find the place on my first visit so would really want to make it there this time ( its my second bisit ti tokyo!) . Thanks in adv!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family and I finally got to eat okonomiyaki at this terrific little restaurant. The staff were very helpful as we had no idea what we were doing and the other patrons were very helpful by letting us watch what they were doing! My kids were a bit skeptical at first when I suggested this place but after arriving and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Simply amazing beautiful food. Had squid , onions and scallops all cooked on the hot plate in front of you.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the oldest okonomiyaki restaurant in the district. I am a non-chef, non-Japanese speaking Englishman with not the faintest clue about which end of a griddle is hot, but the staff here are so pleasant and helpful. I am also a vegetarian. This explained, it was no problem for Chef to rustle up the requisite veggie ingredients (no meat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-9502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8

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Neighborhood Profile
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.