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Kaminarimon Sansada

Ueno, Asakusa
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1-2-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3841-3200
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tempura are fried using sesame oil according to my tour guide. Not very oily, and prawn is yummy. Decent restaurant. Quite Average.

Thank Anniejeweltan
Hong Kong, China
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190 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

It is a very historical restaurant since 1837. The decoration is rather old with extension next door. We went in the late afternoon on weekday, it was not busy and there were only a few customers. We ordered tempura set meals. The food were good and not salty or spicy. Service of old ladies were also good. Price wise I... More 

Thank Dominic O
Tokyo, Japan
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My colleagues and I were seated in a room on the 3rd floor. The service was friendly but not as attentive as I expected from a restaurant at this pricepoint. The smallish tempura bowl with rice costs a shade under 1600 yen. Both of my German colleagues were still hungry after finishing it. I opted for the least expensive bento... More 

Thank Botayone
Kissimmee, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

A must if you are visiting Asakusa - the restaurant is close to the Tokyo Metro. This is not the light colored and airy tempura. It is darker and dipped in the sweet sauce. I had the tendon with fish, shrimp and kariage. Authentic and delicious!

Thank Dancerdreamer2014
San Francisco, California
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476 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

For our second night in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo, we decided to try this 180-old tempura house. One motivation was the recommendation it received from Frommer's, upon which I've learned to rely through the years. We were not disappointed. The tempura was superb, absolutely authentic––as one would expect at a place that started serving it in 1837. My wife... More 

Thank Rick049
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Traditional old style Tempura! Have a cold beer and enjoy the over 150 years old Restaurant. Lovely old ladies are helping with a nice warm smile.

Thank baerli-bu
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Old restaurant a few steps away from Kaminarimon, specializing in tendon. They don't serve the regular crunchy light type tempura. Compare to the regular tempura, the batter is thicker (no breadcrumbs), pre-soaked with with savory sauce so it's less crunchy and a bit sweet. Considering that this is not a fast food restaurant, the price is OK. I personally like... More 

Thank Lili L
Manila, Philippines
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228 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

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.

Thank Nonnapn
Pasig, Philippines
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank flipavocat
Bruce, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Stephanie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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

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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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