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Asakusa Okonomiyaki Sometaro

#1 of 3,788 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Ueno, Asakusa
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2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3844-9502
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unique Japanese experience! Felt like you are back in time. Food is delicious and service was so helpful. It is hot with no AC but after a few minutes you don't care. Come! You won't regret it.

Thank Cam222222
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very hot (with warnings outside) in the summer but they do have fans and ice cold water. The staff are friendly and will show you what to do. Basically you make a pancake on a hot plate. 1. Order okonomiyaki. 2. Stir the bowl up. 3. Pour onto the hot plate in a circle. 4. Flip after about 5 mins.... More 

Thank jeaster1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very vintage restaurant experience, where you cook your own tepanyaki or okonomiyaki yourself. It leaves you with a nice feeling of a different experience. Staff is very friendly and will help you if you need. Traditional floor sitting

Thank Jean-Christophe B
Melbourne Central
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our flight arrived at 7.00pm & it was 9.30pm before we reached our hotel but we still decided to try the Sometaro. It was easy to find & looked like it was out of a fairy story. Floor seating only which can be a bit of a trial for older travellers but we coped. Icy cold draught beer followed by... More 

Thank patsye35
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff is friendly, the meal is not too expensive and the food is great. Also great ambiance... This is absolutly a MUST!

Thank Sarah E
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At here we can make our own Okonomiyaki,Tepanyaki and yakisoba. We can ask staff to cook for us if we can't do it by self. I recommend!

Thank Inkink R
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm still here in the restaurant, they are Kind! You have to make your own okonomiyaki but it's very very easy! A little bit too warm because of the hot slab to cook. I payed only 10€!! Veramente buonissimo, ti cucini da solo facilmente sulla piastra, e costa poco 10€ per un piatto che sazia! Andateci!

Thank Giulia M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I agreed we were not being adventurous enough with trying Japanese food so thankfully came across this beauty. Its VERY hot in there but they warn you before you go in, and you must take your shoes off and sit on the floor which feels like a nice Japanese tradition. After making your choice they bring you... More 

1 Thank Yolli W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family of 5. Very friendly staff at the door greet you with a warning that it's hot inside and that there is no air conditioning. It's a japanese style restaurant with low tables and teppanyaki cooking plate in the middle. You sit on cushions around the table and either cook yourself or get cooked for - as you... More 

Thank Kerstin B
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As noted in the title it is a fun place to eat where you coock you own okonomiyaki. It is hot, no air con and the food is good but not as good as others say. You can do much better in Tokyo

Thank kostam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $9
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-2-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-9502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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