Being a popular tourist spot with a long history of tradition, Asakusa food offers a variety of dishes that have a great reputation that spans many years. Whether you are looking for fulfilling meals, or simple street food, Asakusa food and restaurant has you covered!
Our Asakusa Food and Restaurant Guide
To start things off, let’s introduce you to some of Asakusa’s famous food, where to find great street food and snacks, and where to find halal friendly food while roaming this popular Tokyo tourist spot!
Asakusa Famous Food
Thanks to Asakusa’s long history, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from that have been open for 100 years and even longer! Our recommendations, if you want to try some Japanese style cuisine though are: Kaminarimon Sansada and Komakata Dozeu!
Kaminarimon Sansada focuses on tempura and is considered to be one of the oldest tempura restaurants in all of Japan! Opened in 1837, their most popular dish is called Kakiage, which are veggies and other items that are deep fried with batter that are very delicious!
- Spot name: Kaminarimon Sansada
- Street address: 1-2-2 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032
- Access: 1 minute on foot from Asakusa Station, Exit 1
Komakata Dozeu has over 200 years of history in the Asakusa area, so it comes to no surprise that you can find the taste of Edo here. One of their most popular dishes is called the Dozeu Nabe, which is loach served in a bonito soup stock with Japanese leek.
- Spot name: Komakata Dozeu
- Street address: 1-7-12 Komagata, Taito, Tokyo 111-0043
- Access: 2 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station, Exit A1
Asakusa Street Food
If you are visiting Asakusa for street food, then you shouldn’t need to look further than the area around Nakamise Street, which is located right next to the famous Kaminarimon Gate! While walking down the street here, you will find many shops that offer great snacks and food to eat on the go!
Our recommendations are the Ningyo Yaki which can be found at Kimuraya Ningyoyaki. These sponge cakes are filled with anko, which is a sweet red bean paste that come in various shapes and sizes and are the perfect treat in any season.
- Spot name: Kimura Ningyoyaki
- Street address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032
- Access: 4 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station, Exit 1
Another item that is definitely worth picking up is the melon bread at Asakusa! Right next to Nakamise Street, you can find Kagetsudo Kaminarimon, which serves a variety of sweets and snacks, but they are most famous for their melon pan that is perfectly fluffy and sweet!
- Spot name: Kagetsudo Kaminarimon
- Street address: 1-18-11 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032
- Access: 5 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station, Exit 1
Asakusa Halal Food
If you are looking for halal food, then we recommend paying a visit to the popular Halal Mentei Naritaya Asakusa shop! Here they serve delicious Halal ramen which even received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor!
- Spot name: Halal Mentei Naritaya Asakusa
- Street address: 2-7-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032
- Access: 10 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station, Exit 1
Come Along on an Asakusa Food Tour!
To start your food tour, it’s always best to take Exit 1 from Asakusa Station, then making your way to Nakamise Street, which is next to Kaminarimon. From here, you can walk down Nakamise Street all the way to Sensoji Temple to make the best out of your tour!
Efficient Way of Shop Hopping
To make the best out of your tour, we actually recommend taking the small alley to the right of Nakamise street. This alley runs parallel to Nakamise street and has many small shops that offer a great amount of street food!
Once you reach the end, go back to Nakamise Street and make your way back to Kaminarimon! This way you can visit many shops without backtracking!
Depending on the shops you visit, the prices can range greatly. For most street food though, you can expect the prices to go from 200 yen for small things like senbei crackers and melon pan, up to 1,000 yen for more bigger items. If you stop by a restaurant, expect to pay upwards of 2,500 yen depending on the dish of your choice.
Nakamise street shops generally open at around 8:00am and will start to close from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. So, if you want to visit for some street food or for some souvenirs, it is recommended to head out early in the day to not miss out!
- Spot name: Nakamise Street
- Street address: 1-36-3 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032
- Access: 3 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station, Exit 1 on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Asakusa Station is located in the Taito district of Tokyo and has plenty of railway operators such as the Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and the Toei Subway. It originally opened in 1927 as the Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station and eventually became part of what is now known as the Ginza Line.
With many different exits and located very close to the famous Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Station is the perfect located to in order to explore the local temples, shrines, and even the Sumida river.
- Spot name: Asakusa Station
- Street address: 1-1-3 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0033
- Access: Operated by the Toei Asakusa Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and the Tobu Skytree Line