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Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

#4 of 2,480 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely worth the visit

This is a cute little building in the middle of Tokyo. It was a traditional Japanese meal, which we were seeking. There is no A/C, but they have fans set up and hand fans as well. The heat really didn't bother us because we were next to the open window and it was an overcast day. The staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a cute little building in the middle of Tokyo. It was a traditional Japanese meal, which we were seeking. There is no A/C, but they have fans set up and hand fans as well. The heat really didn't bother us because we were next to the open window and it was an overcast day. The staff were so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Sometaro is really cool! The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. During my visit the staff has been very kind and helped me making a veggie okonomiyaki. Amazing food - thoroughly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It took a little while to find this place but it was definitely worth it. The staff were very friendly and helpful, demonstrating how to cook our food. The restaurant was nice and warm and comfortable. Probably the best okonomiyaki we have had since being in Japan. We will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The guys are very helpful and made tasty recommendations. Yes it's very hot in there but I would strongly recommend that you go.

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very good experience with okonomiyaki in this restaurant. If you don't know anything about okonomiyaki, the staff will help you and show you how it would have to be cooked. Staff doesn't speak well english but it's not a problem for having a good moment and good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After not finding a specific Okonomiyaki restaurant in Hiroshima we decided no matter what we had to find one in Tokyo. Since we were staying in Taito this was the first listing that showed up and I am so great-full that happened. The restaurant was an awesome traditional Japanese joint. Low tables with a grill in the middle and you... More 

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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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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
  • 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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