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Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

#5 of 2,459 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
Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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