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Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

#5 of 2,441 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Szczecin, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There is usually queue in the entrance but it is worth to wait. Before enter you have to take off your shoes - it was really nice! You get ordered dishes unprepared - you have to fry it! If you need help just call stuff - they are really helpful! It was really, really tasty!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was looking for a okonomiake restaurant and we went to Sometaro thanks to the reviews of tripadvisors. We loved it! Delicious okonomiake that we cooked ourselves (we had a Japanese couple next to us that helped!). Seating on the floor with no shoes, that feels traditional. Great ambiance8

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited here with a Japanese friend and a friend of hers. They had heard about the place and wanted to take us somewhere special. It didn't disappoint us. It's an amazing setting, sitting on the floor very excited around a BBQ awaiting to see what's going to come out. Different mixtures came out in bowls, some had to be arranged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Tonight we went to Sometaro looking for something new to try during our trip here in Tokyo and I have to admit that I really liked it! I've never tried the type of food that they served and I can't comment on the quality of food (I found it delicious), but I really loved and enjoyed the atmosphere of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went there because our favorite Okonomiyaki restaurant were full and we couldn't get in, then searched on trip advisor and this place had lots of good reviews. First of all, surprisingly unfriendly staff (usually most staff are really friendly in Japan), and they didn't even offer us to cook the Okonomiyaki, which almost every Okonomiyaki restaurant offers to cook... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is known for okonomiyaki - that kind-of-omelette like dish you cook yourself. In itself a fun experience, but combined with DIY teppanyaki very reasonably priced and you have real value for many. This is a fun, lively place and you get a lot of food and drinks for not much money. To me this is a winner. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Japanese style restaurant got me confused at first, but the service was superb as the server helped me out on everything with a smile. The food portion was huge and satisfied my hunger. This is a restaurant where you make your own okonomiyaki and the server noticed that I haven't done it before and offered helps. Taste was great too... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This place was a little hard to find, a short walk from Asakusa station (the one on Kokusai dori, not the one near Sensoji/by the river) and Kappabashi Hondori street, but I'm so glad I persevered. The little unassuming shopfront had Japanese style sliding doors that slid back to reveal a warm and inviting traditional style eatery with wonderful service... 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 6 - 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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.
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