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Good advice and quality products

Not the cheapest, but arguably the best knives. We have knives from three seperate knife shops... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steven S
Hobart, Australia
Outstanding customer service

I agree with the other review. I described what I would be using the knife for and they... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
James M
Tampa, Florida
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Many foreigners are buying Japanese kitchen knives during their visits. This shop offers good quality knives with great value and English-speaking service
2-24-1 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3841-9355
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the cheapest, but arguably the best knives. We have knives from three seperate knife shops - Osaka, Kyoto and here. The Kamaasa blue steel Santuko knife is my favourite and the best quality.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I agree with the other review. I described what I would be using the knife for and they recommended what I would need. They gave me several different options explaining the pros/cons of the different types of steel. They are engraving my family name on...More

Thank James M
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited to Kamaasa after reading positive reviews from TripAdvisor and ended up buying a chef knife from this place. Customer service is top notch and they have a lot of selections. Stopped by at several other stores recommended by TA, but we found Kamaasa‘s...More

2  Thank HeidiHonigmelone
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I love good quality knives and being in Japan..... After checking out any knife shop I found I decided to get serious in the Taito area. The staff at Kama-Asa were fantastic with extremely helpful English speaking staff. With their help I decided on at...More

3  Thank scott b
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Being in Japan it made sense to buy the renown knives the country has to offer. We were recommended Kamaasa by a local in a cooking class and were not disappointed when we visited. The staff were extremely friendly and patient with us when we...More

1  Thank Kalpesh C
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We were on a mission in search of a Chinese cleaver on Kappabashi Street when we came across this beautiful knife shop. Everything was perfectly laid out and clearly labelled. The staff who helped us was very helpful and patient. We are very pleased with...More

4  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I was given the herculeantask of buying japanese knives and whetstones for numerous friends back home. After doing my research it led me here to Kitchen City. The shop store are helpful and speak good english. They are a Tax Free shop, with the Tax.Free...More

1  Thank Jasen
Reviewed March 21, 2017

I had a great experience purchasing a handmade Japanese Chef's knife from Kama-asa. The sales staff was very helpful and informative and guided me to the best knife for my style and preference of use.

Thank Meezplz
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Kamaasa is a great store. They do not make the knives, but they sell good quality knives, and most importantly they provide information - which is important to someone who doesn't know much about knives. The person showed me about 10 chefs knives, and explained...More

3  Thank Furby076
Reviewed October 24, 2016

I read in the internet that there are two shops in the Kappabashi street recommended to purchase Japanese kitchen knives. I was at the other recommended shop but there were just too many customers and only one staff spoke English. I am glad that I...More

1  Thank kschook
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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
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