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Kamiya Bar

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Ueno, Asakusa
Japanese, Bar
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1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
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+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
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Kawasaki, Japan
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212 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to Kaminarimon, this restaurant is famous for its Denki Bran liquor. Denki means Electricity and Bran is odd abbreviation of Brandy. It is a brady based liquor, mixed with white wine, curaçao,gin etc and tastes like German Underberg. They selected the word Electricity to mean very new or modern(It was so when the liqor was made). Our party... More 

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Tokyo
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A few minutes from River Boat terminal of Asakusa. Quite known for its special drink named "Denki Buran". I don't drink alcohol, so I just sipped it and found out it is quite strong drink. We had many dishes, and they were all tasty. Most impressive thing was how it was well lit inside the dining room. As if it... More 

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Thank Martha-Kaihan
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

You choose and pay for your drink as you enter at the cashier. You can see the menu or see the actual drinks/bottles in the display case. Pick any seat you like at a table. You will receive a receipt and ticket and a server will pick it up. You will receive your drink quickly. Average age seemed over 60.... More 

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Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 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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65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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581 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

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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Santa Monica, California
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500 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 24 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 128 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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Japanese, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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
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

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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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