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Kaminarimon Sansada

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Ueno, Asakusa
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1-2-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3841-3200
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ok tempura

It's 150 years old so we thought they must be doing something right. We ordered tempura on rice and it was ok, but it seems the old lady who took our order forgot to place it with the kitchen and it took an agonizingly long time to arrive - not good when you are really hungry and the people who... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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Pasig, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sansada's tendon bowls are large, generous and always delicious. Come after the lunch when the crowds have dissipated and you can enjoy your meal in peace and quiet.

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Thank Nonnapn
Pasig, Philippines
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

It's 150 years old so we thought they must be doing something right. We ordered tempura on rice and it was ok, but it seems the old lady who took our order forgot to place it with the kitchen and it took an agonizingly long time to arrive - not good when you are really hungry and the people who... More 

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Thank flipavocat
Bruce, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went here purely because there was a long line of people waiting to get in. The meal was delicious! A good place to stop in after seeing the gate.

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Thank Stephanie L
Taguig City, Philippines
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Read somewhere that Asakusa is famous for tempuras but didn't really have any restaurants in mind to try. Since we were really hungry and we came about this restaurant, we decided to give it a try without even looking at their prices. We didn't really have anything to compare it with but man oh man it tasted good, albeit the... More 

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Thank travelers_pass
Hong Kong Region, China
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Conveniently situated near the Kaminarimon gate, this establishment serves the old-school tempura with semi-crispy, breadcrumb-less batter unlike any other modern tempura. The tendon that we ordered came in a very simple rice box with no decorations whatsoever. It was very simple, tasty, and old-school. The seafood bowl on the other hand was naturally colourful thanks to the various type of... More 

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Thank Cynthia E
Philippines
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I had a list of restaurants near Asakusa that I wanted to try but when we arrived Nakamise dori was so crowded and we were hungry so we ended up having lunch in the first restaurant that could accommodate our party of 15, although we had to break up into small groups. Sansada is very close to the Kaminarimon gate... More 

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Thank boop31
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I came to this restaurant as it was close to our hostel and it boasted of traditional Japanese Tempura. However, for the average quality of the food, the prices were extremely high. For example, the cheapest Tendon cost ¥1600 and a dish of 3 Tempura prawns cost a shocking ¥3500. To put this into perspective, the Tendon at Tenya down... More 

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Thank Sean136
London, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

perhaps the location which is so close to kaminarimon gate makes it an easy tourist trap! We have been here years ago and the food was delicious. But returning here again after 4 years plus perhaps the quality has deteriorate. Two of us ordered the tempura don and 3 ordered the cold soba with tempura. the tempura for the dons... More 

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Thank Zetster
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

can be expensive, and standard has dropped over the years. place is also run down and stairs are very steep.

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Thank swong1603
Cologne, Germany
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247 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The restaurant is just right next to Kaminarimon and short walk from the Asakusa subway station. It opens at 11:30 am, we reached around 11:15 am and there was already a few persons lining up outside of the restaurant. The service was a bit slow but it didn't bother us at all, we were enjoying the traditional setting of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-2-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3841-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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