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Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

#3 of 2,470 Restaurants in Taito
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2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-9502
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Japanese experience!

We walked here for a late lunch after visiting the Senso-ji temple. We went at an odd time, maybe 2 or 3 in the afternoon, so there wasn't any wait. I insisted on coming here because where else would we have an experience like this? You sit on tatami mats and cook your own okonomiyaki. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We walked here for a late lunch after visiting the Senso-ji temple. We went at an odd time, maybe 2 or 3 in the afternoon, so there wasn't any wait. I insisted on coming here because where else would we have an experience like this? You sit on tatami mats and cook your own okonomiyaki. It's basically a savory Japanese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great atmosphere. The okonomiyaki were average, but the squid for teppanyaki was fresh and delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There was no queue when we arrived here. You have got to remove your shoes and sit on a tatami floor. You get to cook your own okonomiyaki for those of you who relish the opportunity. Cold water is complimentary. We self made the Osaka style okonomiyaki as we were more confident of making it a success. The waitress helped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It felt traditional although there were also many tourists there. They have incredibly nice staff who helped us out a lot. They seemed to really enjoy working there and didn't seem stressed at all which made us relaxed with asking questions and such. It was a place well worth visiting - such nice food too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We have been longing for okonomiyaki and looked specifically for it here on tripadvisor. We found it and liked it immediately. Of course, it might not be one of the best places for okonomiyaki on tokyo but given that we (unfortunately) dont speak any japanese this was the perfect place for us (i think because they do have so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is definitely a type of restaurant you need to go to at least once while in Japan. It's an authentic and cosy place to eat and if you've never had okonomiyaki before, the staff is more than happy to show you how it's done. The service is quick and the food is absolutely delicious. The only thing we would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Yes, not the finest Japanese restaurant in Tokyo or even the best okonomiyaki. But for a low price you experience sitting on the floor in front of a hot steel griddle in an old traditional wooden building and having some help making your okonomiyaki. This is a different dining experience, meal than you'd have in Hiroshima. Different can be good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place was one of the reasons we stayed in Asakusa (but we loved Asakusa for many reasons after that), and we were well rewarded. Trip Advisor knows its stuff, because this was fun, great service, fabulous food, and although catering largely for tourists, felt quite authentic. Be warned, in summer it can be super hot next to your barbecues,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Delicious food for a good price. It feels autentic japanese with not only tourists as guests. Most of the staff speak english quite good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

First and foremost, don't expect this to be a posh restaurant, with air-conditioning and the best toilet and seating facilities. However, that aside, this is an experience if you are a new traveller to Japan. On arrival, you are expected to remove your shoes and keep them in a plastic bag provided. At your table, there will be a hot... More 

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Additional Information about Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

Address: 2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-9502
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
Average Prices: USD 6 - 8
Cuisine: Japanese, American

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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 6 - 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American

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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.
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