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10 Famous Traditional Japanese Restaurants In Asakusa

10 Famous Traditional Japanese Restaurants In Asakusa

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Although best known for its sightseeing spots and historical downtown atmosphere, Asakusa is also home to a wealth of delicious traditional restaurants too. Here are 10 of the most popular restaurants in Asakusa.

Translated by Briony Dunbar

Written by Miku Yasuda

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In Asakusa, there are lots of famous Japanese-style (washoku) restaurants that have been around for 100, even 200 years. From staples of washoku, to delicacies that even Japanese people don’t have the chance to eat often, we’ve carefully selected 10 well-known Asakusa restaurants where you can eat genuine Japanese-style meals.

1. Owariya (Soba, Tempura)

Situated between Asakusa Station and Tawara Station is the long-established soba restaurant Owariya. This restaurant is incredibly famous among locals. Not only is its soba popular, but the tempura and udon are too, and many say that you will love their food, no matter what you order.

Owariya
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 1-7-1
Price range: 1000-1999 yen
Hours: 11:30-20:30
Closed: Friday
Telephone: 03-3845-4500
Access: 4-6 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tobu Isesaki Line, Toei Asakusa line)
Website: Owariya (Asakusa Umai Association)

2. Oyanagi (Eel)

How about eating some genuine eel at a long-standing restaurant in Asakusa? Oyanagi is a popular restaurant that has been featured on many television programs and the media across Japan. Its characteristic is the prepared tare seasoning, and it is supported by regulars in great numbers.

Oyanagi
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 1-29-11
Price range: 2000-2999 yen
Hours: 11:30-21:00
Closed: Thursday
Telephone: 03-3843-2861
Transport: 4 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station
Website: Oyanagi

3. Edo Monja Hyotan (Monjayaki)

Monjayaki is a dish similar to okonomiyaki, as it is a savory pancake like food filled with vegetables, meat and seafood, which is grilled on a hot plate. The attraction of this restaurant's monjayaki however is the dashi stock’s delicious flavor. The interior design of Edo Monja Hyotan is also quite charming, and it has a reputation for a place where you can have a good time.

Edo Monja Hyotan
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 1-37-4
Price range: 1000-3999 yen
Hours: 11:00-21:00
Closed: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Telephone: 03-3841-0589
Access: 253m from Asakusa Station (Tobu, Toei, Metro)

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