Places to Eat in AsakusaPopular Gourmet Bites!

Throughout the year, Asakusa is flooded with tourists from all over the world, and the gourmet you can experience on the streets is essential. On television and in magazines have covered the latest delicacies that can be found, and they say that even samurai from the Edo-era ate the same thing! We’ll introduce you to some great eats in Asakusa.
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That fluffy texture though! 1 of the top 3 in Tokyo,
Kameju dorayaki

Close to Senso-ji and Kaminari-mon. On weekends, fans from all over Japan come together and there’s always a big line up, Kameju - a wagashi shop that’s continued business for over 90 years. Limited to only 3000 made in a day, the most coveted snack item is dorayaki. It’s similar to a pancake and in between the fluffy pastry is filled with the Tokachi azuki (sweet red bean paste). They say once you’ve eaten it, you’ll never forget the flavor.

「Kameju」
【Address】Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Kaminarimon 2-18-11
【Ph】03-3841-2210
【Business Hour】10:00~20:30
【Regular Shop Holiday】Irregular
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13003655/

Crispy fried and flowing meat juiciness
Asakusa Menchi

Close to Senso-ji and Kaminari-mon. On weekends, fans from all over Japan come together and there’s always a big line up, Kameju - a wagashi shop that’s continued business for over 90 years. Limited to only 3000 made in a day, the most coveted snack item is dorayaki. It’s similar to a pancake and in between the fluffy pastry is filled with the Tokachi azuki (sweet red bean paste). They say once you’ve eaten it, you’ll never forget the flavor.

「Asakusa Menchi」
【Address】Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 2-3-3
【Ph】03-6231-6629
【Business Hour】10:00~19:00
【Regular Shop Holiday】None
http://asamen.com/index.html

3000 are sold in 1 day
The Jumbo Melon Pan

Everything is sold out before sun down, the famous Asakusa melon pan. 3 times slower and at a lower temperature than the usual fermentation process produces a very fine pastry, with a crispy shell, and fluffy goodness inside. A freshly baked melon pan  

「Asakusa Kagetsudo」
【Address】 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 2-7-13
【Ph】03-3847-5251
【Business Hour】9:00~until sold out
【Regular Shop Holiday】None
http://www.asakusa-kagetudo.com/

Existed during the Edo-era
The Azuma Kibidango recreated

The Azuma Kibidango from Nakamise Shopping Street during the Edo-era has been recreated. It doesn’t use millet, but soy bean flour generously sprinkled all over the dango (sweet dumpling), luxurious flavor but restrained sweetness. During summer - enjoy it with chilled matcha, and in winter - with amazake (sweet sake). Transport yourself back to the Edo-era. *Keep in mind that it’s prohibited to eat while walking in Nakamise Shopping Street.

「Asakusa Kibidango Azuma」
【Address】Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 1-18-1
【Ph】03-3843-0190
【Business Hour】9:00~19:00
【Regular Shop Holiday】None
http://www.asakusa-nakamise.jp/store/pop.php?sid=16

Nikuman from Sekine
it even featured in a Beat Takeshi book

When it comes to Asakusa being connected to a celebrity, Beat Takeshi comes to mind. In one of his works is featured the 1935 established, Sekine. It’s packed with ingredients, and your satisfaction reached full climax as you take the first full bite. The soft outer texture balances well with the juicy tenderness inside the nikuman (steamed meat bun), giving you a delicious journey right all the way to the end. Don’t forget to get some shumai (steamed meat dumplings) for the road!

「Sekine」
【Address】Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 1-23-6
【Ph】03-3841-5230
【Business Hour】11:00~20:00
【Regular Shop Holiday】None
http://www.asakusa-shinnaka.com/shop-info/sekine.html

A speciality store with the oldest history in Tokyo
The ‘Yadoroko Riceball’

Established in 1953, it’s the oldest onigiri (riceball) shop in Tokyo. On first glance, it looks like a sushi restaurant, but what you see on the display are the different onigiri fillings. You’ll see the onigiri standard - salmon, cod roe, ume boshi (dried sour plum), and other pickled goodies! They make it on the spot for you when your order! Watch the professionals work their magical technique with the onigiri fillings.

「Onigiri Asakusa Yadoroko」
【Address】Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 3-9-10
【Ph】03-3874-1615
【Business Hour】11:30 - 17:00, 18:00 - 2:00 (until sushi rice runs out)
【Regular Shop Holiday】 Lunch: Sunday, Dinner: Wednesday
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13024859/

Try the world’s most thickest gelato!
Suzukien x Nanaya’s Macha gelato

A popular delicious matcha (green tea) shop, every weekend there’s always a long line up for the matcha gelato. There’s also houji-cha (roasted green tea) and milk gelato, but of course we highly recommend getting the matcha! There’s 7 levels of thickness, and level 7 is the world most thickest! Buy a double so you can enjoy comparing flavors, and fully experience the matcha taste.

「Suzukien x Nanaya」
【Address】東京都台東区浅草3-4-3
【Ph】03-3871-0311
【Business Hour】10:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and new-year)
【Regular Shop Holiday】3rd Wednesday every month
http://nanaya-matcha.com/?mode=f4&sid=40

Take a break and catch your breath at the retro cafe
‘Coffee Tengoku’ with hot cakes

If you’re tired from walking around, we recommend paying a visit at this Showa-style retro cafe. You start mixing the powder when you order the Tengoku-tokusei hot cake (heaven deluxe). In a little while, you’ll be served an orthodox pancake with ‘tengoku’ (heaven) finely carved on it. You know those pancakes your mother made for you when you were younger? You’ll instantly remember from the sugar fragrance. Don’t hold back on the maple syrup, and take your sweet time digging in.

「Coffee Tengoku」
【Address】Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 1-41-9
【Ph】03-5828-0591
【Business Hour】12:00~18:30(L.O)
【Regular Shop Holiday】Tuesdays
http://osietesite.com/gourmet/tokyo/asakusa/cafe/kohitengoku

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