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Gempin Fugu Asakusa no Seki

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Ueno, Asakusa
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1-19-6 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3843-1529
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Valencia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

This is the restaurant that serves the puffer or blow fish that is so poisonous if not prepared properly. They first bring you sashimi of blow fish that has no taste and needs chili paste to give it some flavor. They bring you a hot pot that cooks the vegies and the fish right on the table. So many bones... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Fugu fish is reportedly one of the most poisonous fish to attempt to eat unless it is properly prepared. It takes a minimum of two years to become qualified and the pass rate is 35 per cent. So how does it taste? Delicious. They serve it several ways, the skin raw (like jelly), the flesh cooked in a broth (like... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I only tried puffer fish in sashimi style so when I saw their menu (bbq style), can't help but walk in and try since the set look affordable and it's good. Very fresh n portion just nice. They also serve puffer fish collagen as appetizer which taste like jelly and knowing me and my husband are tourist, they even gave... More 

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Reviewed September 6, 2015

Went here with my wife and two college sons 2 days after Xmas. One reason I chose the place was is proximity to the Sky Tree which we were touring that early evening, so I timed our reservation to fit after a short train ride from the S. Tree - it worked out perfectly. (The restaurant itself is located in... More 

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  • Address: 1-19-6 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3843-1529

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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 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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