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“Not Tenryu-ji, but BO Tokyo”
Review of Sasanoyuki

Ranked #24 of 4,191 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Not Tenryu-ji, but BO Tokyo”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The winner in vegetarian that we saw in Tokyo and a delightful setting! Perfect lunch after doing Tokyo National Museum. Sitting overlooking the zen water garden was fine. Tofu in many fine ways. Share w friends (I know, not Nihongo kosher to do) because wasn't bad dish on menu.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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175 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Tofu extraordinaire”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you can manage to find this little gem, I'd highly recommend it. A multi-course dinner of tofu prepared as many ways as you can imagine. Subtle flavours yes, but absolutely delicious. In a beautiful tatami mat room

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank tinytravellers
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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tofu Paradise”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Sasa-no-Yuki is a old-school Tokyo tatami-style restaurant (take shoes off on the way in) in Taito. Its multi-course tofu feast will give you more different varieties of tofu than you may ever have dreamed possible--and they are all delicious. This was an unforgettable Tokyo experience.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing experience - I never knew you could do so much with tofu!”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

This restaurant has a modest front and is in a rather industrial part of Tokyo, and is
less than 5 minutes' walk from Uguisudani JR Station (one stop north of Ueno). But when you walk in, it is almost like entering another world: serene; like a relic of yesteryear.

The traditional Japanese way of serving food is extremely dainty and attractive (little ornate dishes atop a big lacquered tray). The tofu courses are truly innovative, and each dish is varied and unique - silken tofu, a rice broth sprinkled with firm tofu, sesame tofu cake, tofu ice cream... and they are all amazingly delicious. The dining area looks out onto a beautiful internal courtyard with a Japanese landscape, the guests sit on tatami mats, and the staff are in kimono.

There is an a la carte menu but the simplest thing to do seems to be to order from the set menu, which is basically a taster menu. We ordered the 9-course menu which cost 2,600yen, and found it to be a very comfortable amount of food for lunch.

I have recommended this place to family and friends, and I think it is a unique and very memorable experience. Definitely one of the top highlights from our latest trip.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank silvermoss28
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“And the mystery ingredient is... Tofu!”
Reviewed May 3, 2011

Like an Iron Chef episode, the theme of this 300+ year old restaurant is all tofu all the time. There is a choice of two (or was it three) set menus that start at 7 courses, each with the venerable tofu as the main attraction. Despite our love of meats and fish, lunch at Sasanoyuki was one of our top three meal highlights.

  • Visited February 2011
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2 Thank whoisw
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