Asakusa "Mizuguchi Shokudo" - A Good Old Fashioned Japanese Dinner

Tokyo 2015.07.22

With more than 60 years experience and 100 items on their menu, "Mizuguchi" has something to offer everyone!

Translated byAdam Tuck

I'm an American that came to Japan seeking out the best Aikido, most winding mountain roads, and freshest raw fish I can find.

Written by Hori Yuhei

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"Mizuguchi Shokudo" can be found in the Sixth District of Asakusa. The cafeteria first opened in 1950 and People Have Been loving it for over 60 years.

"Mizuguchi Shokudo" Is A 3 minute Walk from Khaosan World Asakusa, Asakusa Engei Hall, Asakusa ROX, and just 2 minutes from Don Quixote. "Mizuguchi" IS A great place to grab A bite while sight Seeing.

For 60 Years this Dining Hall HAS Been Feeding the People of Asakusa

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The atmosphere of the restaurant is very homey, and is paired with traditional Japanese meal sets. The restaurant is divided into two floors, with seating for 36 on the first floor.

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The menu is hung from the wall on sheets of paper, or wooden planks, in traditional Japanese fashion, giving an immediate sense of immersion for travelers from abroad.


The second floor differs quite a bit from the first. Where the first floor is more open and casual, the second floor is much more cozy.

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The second floor offers a tatami mat (woven bamboo) floor, and cushions for sitting in seiza (Japanese kneeling). The atmosphere of the second floor is welcoming, enticing patrons to stretch their legs, and share a few drinks with good company.

Despite possibly looking small, the second floor offers space for a total of 54 guests.

There is also an English menu, helping share the experience with foreigners and tourists.

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Recently "Mizuguchi" has been putting in effort to multiply the number of foreign guests visiting their establishment. To better accomodate guests that do not speak Japanese they have prepared a menu in English. For further ease of use, you can simply point to what you would like to order.

For people who are not particularly skilled with using Hashi (chopsticks), forks and knives are available. However, travelers choose to take the challenge of using Hashi.

The Chef's Recommendation! Try the house sauce! (In the Iributta)

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With more than 100 items to choose from it can be hard to make a commitment. Luckily, the chef recommends the house sauce, which can be found in the Iributta (a la carte ¥ 580, set ¥ 930).

This "Mizuguchi" special consists of the house sauce, pork, and onions mixed together. The sweet flavor of the sauce pairs gracefully with the pork, pulling out all of the flavors of this savory dish.

The sauce resembles the taste of Japanese curry. The texture is just right and pleasing to the bite, complimented by the accent of the onions and the sweetness of the sauce.

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The set comes with rice, Otsukemono (Japanese pickled vegetables), and miso soup. The large bowl of rice in the picture is just Futsu (normal) size!

There are more than 100 items for the a la carte menu, including Sashimi and rice bowl meals that are popular with tourists.

"Mizuguchi" is a favorite with locals and travelers Alike, so please feel free to come Have A Sample from Their menu and Their experience - also, credit cards are accepted at this establishment!


Mizuguchi Shokudo

Address: 2-4-9 Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Weekdays 10:00 to 21:30
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 to 21:30 last order 21:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Wi-Fi Available: No
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
English Menu: Available
Nearest Station: Ginza Line - Asakusa station or from Tawaramachi Station, 7 minutes on foot. Tsukuba Express - Asakusa station, 1 minute on foot
Price range: 330 yen ~ 2,350 yen
telephone number: 03-3844-2725
Official Web Site: Mizuguchi Shokudo

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