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Kamiya Bar

#46 of 2,566 Restaurants in Taito
#46 of 2,616 Places to Eat in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Ueno, Asakusa
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1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3841-5400
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Historic spot for a glass of beer.

Frankly, without the history I don't know if I would recommend this place. It's not too remarkable inside. But the old architecture is something to appreciate, and having a drink with my friends in this place was a way to travel back to when Asakusa was the heart of Tokyo's entertainment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
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English first
Santa Monica, California
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400 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to get some curry and have a beer on the side, it's not like a pub bar you think it's gonna be. Food was pretty good, beer pretty cold. Close to a great shopping district and temple - right by the train. It's not a "destination" but it's worth a try if you are in... More 

1 Thank ConradJaxon
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderfully bizarre place. The decor has a tinge of Soviet block and you could perform surgery under the lighting. The food is standard izakaya fare but the beer cold and the denki bran delicious and potentially dangerous. Sure enough after feeling awkward and alone for 10 minutes I was joined by a hilarious group of men and women who... More 

Thank Angus G
Tokyo, Japan
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly, without the history I don't know if I would recommend this place. It's not too remarkable inside. But the old architecture is something to appreciate, and having a drink with my friends in this place was a way to travel back to when Asakusa was the heart of Tokyo's entertainment.

Thank ClarkParkerTokyo
san clemente, CA
Level Contributor
187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice to visit a place the locals use. I think the Denki bran sour is better than the brandy alone. Beers and foods were quite good. Food dishes are more tapas style.

Thank westphillyboy
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of the best place to enjoy old Asakusa with great atmosphere and nice drinks, especially Denki-bran. Sharing table with other people also gave us great opportunity to communicate local people and visitors from other countries. Must-visit place in Asakusa!

1 Thank Somsak_kawausolover
Far Eastern District, Russia
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58 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very nice and cozy place for a foreign traveler who wants a warm relaxing start in the late morning in cool weather of December. I liked the atmosphere , the good-looking old friends drinking their brandy and wine in the morning of weekend. You can order food as well, we had home fried potatoes. After all take a ride... More 

1 Thank Bykovorama
Ichikawa, Japan
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

When you visit Asakusa or Sensou-ji, this is the must place to take a break from sight seeing. First floor is a bar but second floor is a restaurant that serves westernised Japanese food. Denki Bran is also served on second floor so you enjoy Denki Bran and your family can enjoy other non alcoholic beverages. Third floor is a... More 

Thank NineDragons
Boston, Massachusetts
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287 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

LOVE this place. Where else can a chain-smoking hyperbaric chamber salesman call your friend "cute like a baby" and then buy you two some free pork skewers (this really happened to us). Super communal, friendly atmosphere here, even if the average age of the crowd is like, 65 years old. If you're a foreigner, show up here and people will... More 

1 Thank Riptor3000
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

I don't have to say much in this review since someone else wrote an extensive review already on tripadvisor, but I can say that I agree with that reviewer for the most part. This place is original, has class, and has inexpensive brandy. I went there on four occasions and each time was welcomed to sit at a table. The... More 

4 Thank brian f
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

When you enter the hallowed ground floor of Asakusa's famous Kamiya Bar it is (at first) difficult to categorize it. Is it a Japanese community hall or have I just stepped back in time? Seasoned visitors will know immediately to what I'm alluding to. But for the uninitiated, please let me explain. Once you pass through the entrance you'll see... More 

11 Thank Pete1405

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3841-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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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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