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2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0035, Japan
+81 3-3844-9502
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Ranked #3 of 2,167 restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $10
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88% Recommend
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  • Japanese first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a hot humid night so sitting on the floor having a hot plate 18 inches from you and then cooking your own food didn't feel the best idea initially. The food soon won us over with good service and reasonable English spoken. Our first attempt with a 'Japanese pizza' but it won't be our last. The place was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Great place. Is genuine place, you eat seated on the floor. Food is excellent an price is low. I really recommend to take the metro and go to this place. The unique fault is that the name of the place is not specified in occidental letters! We passed beyond the restaurant three times but we didn't realize that was Sometaro.... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

In our visit to tokyo starting on half July, we were looking for traditional spots to have typical japanese food. we found this place on tripadvisor and after trying it out, the only thing i can say that we were really satisfied with everything: the quality of the food, the service, the experience itself. The only thing to know in... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to the restaurant after reading the recommandations on this app. This was our best experience in tokyo. We ordered two different things and we had to make it on the plate in front of us integrated in the table. We sat on the floor, but everyone did that and that made the experience very authentic. The waiters were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Tried Sometaro last week and really enjoyed it. The okonomiyaki is great and the traditional restaurant is an experience. We were seated in front of our own grill on a tatami mat floor. The restaurant decor is very traditional which we really enjoyed. We tried some aubergine to start and then the nama ebiten (shrimp) okonomiyaki. The ingredients used were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The restsurant is traditional old style japanese restaurant locate in the middle of Tokyo. it's a very good experience to try out, very good service and fair price.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The restaurant was in a small traditional Japanese building and we sat on the floor. We ordered a few dishes and cooked them on the flattop. I love being able to cook my own food, so it was quite enjoyable. Everything was great. There were instructions for new people on how to cook the food. Definitely one of the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A lovely little restaurant (slightly hard to find, it is very close to the Taiko Drum Museum). We didn't have to queue long but there was a queue behind us. You have to remove your shoes to enter. They serve Japanese style pancakes here, which you cook yourself on the Teppanyaki pan in the middle of your table. I ordered... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I must say I'm really surprised at the super-positive reviews of Sometaro. Our experience was quite similar to that of the reviewer from 23 May 2013 below (travelyun). The welcome was distinctly cold, and once we had been handed the first bowl of okonomiyaki mix, the lady literally huffed at my friend because he wasn't mixing it "correctly". After a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

There were only locals when we were there. The staff will help you to cook at first and then you can either let them finish it or cook the okonomiyaki yourself. What's unique about this restaurant is its traditional decor that sets you in a traditional, cosy atmosphere which you may not find in regular okonomiyaki place.

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