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Kamiya Bar

#6 of 2,671 Restaurants in Taito
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Neighborhood:
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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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lively Shōwa era atmosphere.

This is a place where the old and the (relatively) young father, mostly for drinks. The establishment serves a strong brandy called 'Denki Bran', which is produced by the property itself. People can sit next to random strangers on the first floor and enjoy a chat with the person sitting next to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
WhyT2013
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Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place where the old and the (relatively) young father, mostly for drinks. The establishment serves a strong brandy called 'Denki Bran', which is produced by the property itself. People can sit next to random strangers on the first floor and enjoy a chat with the person sitting next to them, if the language barrier allows them to.... More 

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Thank WhyT2013
Bonalbo, Australia
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56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first bar in Tokyo - opened about 1890 especially for foreigners. Like most Tokyo bars the drinks are pricey but if you want to enjoy a classic bar try this one.

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Thank Peter W
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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386 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for lunch. The building had three floors and there were different concepts at each floors. 1st floor was a pub. 2nd floor was a restaurant. 3rd floor was Kappo Japanese Kaiseki restaurant. I had lunch at the 1st floor. When I was into the restaurant, almost people were drinking beer or Kamiya Bran which was an... More 

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Thank mat_mak
Santa Monica, California
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402 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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 

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1 Thank Jimmie A
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Angus G
Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank ClarkParkerTokyo
san clemente, CA
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188 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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.

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Thank westphillyboy
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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!

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1 Thank Somsak_kawausolover
Far Eastern District, Russia
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58 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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1 Thank Bykovorama
Ichikawa, Japan
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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 

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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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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