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#12 of 3,969 Restaurants in Taito
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Ueno, Asakusa
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4-59 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007 , Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3821-8126
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Tokyo, Japan
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816 reviews
616 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Inshotei is a long-established restaurant since 1875 and its old Japanese house is very quaint. Dishes were sophisticated and delicious. Presentation was beautiful and service was good.

Thank SettembreNero
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Inshotei at lunch is a total bargain. The 2000-2600 yen bento includes a variety of amazingly well prepared dishes showcasing Japanese cuisine. These guys know how to use daishi really well. I found many of the items to truly amazing, on par with some Kaiseki, though a few were just average. The private rooms are the way to go. Traditional... More 

Thank HonestA
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219 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

There were three of us so we were given one of their mat rooms with a sliding door. There is even space for your legs under the table. There are also benches looking out to the greenery if you prefer. Staff could not be nicer and while they are not catering for foreigners they do have a simple menu in... More 

Thank johnsuggestions
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

As stated by other reviewers, they only served a set course menu. I had the one with chicken. A wonderful combination of soups, sashimi, tofu, chicken and rice dishes were served and some of them cooked at your table. Although the staff don't all speak English they went out of there way to make it clear, if I asked what... More 

4 Thank oskar71
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Not only typical traditional Japanese dish but also you can enjoy Japanese style building when you visit Inshotei.The location is fine!It's on top of the Ueno hill, 7minutes walk from Ueno station and next to Ueno zoo.In spring, this whole area will be covered with cherry blossoms.

1 Thank Martha-Kaihan
Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Next to the buzzing neighborhood around Ueno station there is this very traditional resto quietly situated in the park... You eat excellent food sitting on tatamis...the whole experience is wonderful land the food is GREAT

1 Thank francis080
Satigny, Geneve, Switzerland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, nice area. The food was very good and well presented. Good value for money!

2 Thank Yngve L
lincs UK
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401 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Following the recommendation of one of our guides, as we were staying in the area for our last night in Japan, we found our way to this restaurant with some help from a local resident. In the dark - it was very difficult to see anything! Having been told at the entrance - it was cash only - we were... More 

1 Thank kaw118
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

We went here after beeing at the national museum. Remember to bring cash! We didn't, and had to walk quite far to an ATM that accepted foreign cards. The waitress felt so sorry for us and "removed" one beer from the bill as a compensation. Food was very nice served! Tasted really good, but as we are a little unused... More 

1 Thank Anders J
Helsinki, Finland
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156 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

Visited this restaurant when the cherries were blossoming. The area was very beautiful, the view spectacular, and the place very full. Had a table after 20 minutes wait. Service was very efficient and friendly. Food was excellent, we had a "fixed menu", I think the Ala Carte list was not available as this was absolute high season for the restaurant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-59 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3821-8126

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  • 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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