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#22 of 3,908 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ueno, Asakusa
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2-15-10 Negishi, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3873-1145
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The tofu here is so fresh and varied, it has nothing in common with the tofu we buy in Canada. It opens up a whole new world of tofu-based meals and tofu variations. My girlfriend who wants to learn to cook better tofu was very pleased. Warm service as well, traditional setting. Highly recommended.

Thank Jean-David D
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This would appear to be the world's premier tofu restaurant and the food was certainly both interesting and different. It was also plentiful, the larger tasting menu was rather more tofu than most would comfortably manage I suspect. I was new to tofu haute cuisine but came away impressed by what was possible using what is not perhaps the most... More 

Thank Sjw1999
Seattle, Washington
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A quiet, charming restaurant with set menus featuring tofu in ways you never imagined, from appetizers, to soup, to entrée and even ice cream! Each dish is thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented and delicious. You'll never see tofu the same again. You have a choice of several different sizes of set menus - we choose the next to smallest and... More 

Thank mccseattle
Alameda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

For starters, I'm not a vegetarian. I've had tofu dishes that I've enjoyed, but generally find tofu to be food that adds little to a meal. So it was eye-opening to see what tofu can do in the right hands. My wife and I got the set lunch menus, which included multiple courses of tofu prepared in about a dozen... More 

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Port au Prince
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We tried the tasting menu and it was great. Tofu in different shapes and tastes, worth the detour from the museum!

Thank MarilenaAlberto
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This restaurant specialises in tofu - there was tofu in every dish including the ice cream. Some of it was delicious - some of it took some getting used to (especially for this western palette). The restaurant is very historic and the setting (private room) was very delightful. Also loved the sparkling sake.

Thank Tricia H
Shinjuku, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

It's been a great fun for me to take my overseas friends to this 320-year old Japanese restaurant, and share the joy with them. Their unique experience starts at the entrance hall as soon as they step in. "Gesoku-ban" a dedicated shoe manager normally seen at an expensive Japanese dinning house, kindly asks them to take off their shoes, and... More 

Thank hiroshikawahara
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The basic three-course set menu includes tofu. For bigger appetites, there's also an eight-course banquet. Good service. Starting from around Y4200 for dinner.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

So, this restaurant is 100+ years old and serves mostly tofu. So, every dish has some sort of tofu in it. We loved the experience since we had some veg only folks in our group. it was a really cozy environment with great service. the pre-set tofu meal was also really good all over.

Thank PKT207
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very good indeed. We went for lunch, and had the set menu. (I think the mid-sized one). I'm vegetarian (trying to be vegan as much as I can). All the dishes were a little taste journey of deliciousness. Very calm inside. The whole experience was exceptional. Can be difficult to find from the outside so maybe check out the website... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-15-10 Negishi, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3873-1145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood 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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