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Kamiya Bar

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Neighbourhood:
Ueno, Asakusa
Bar, Pub
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1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3841-5400
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11:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 21:30
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Indiana
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434 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 484 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of thousands of small restaurants around Tokyo with their plastic displays of food in the front window. I found this curious but very helpful. Our group had dumplings, miso, noodles, soup, and stir fry. Some chicken and pork was added in. We were very pleased and would not hesitate to visit again. It was not fine dining,... More 

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Thank Profguy
san francisco, CA
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the end of our 2 week Japan trip and wanted something different. Great bar atmosphere and the food was excellent!

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Thank Emily94965
mn
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241 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest bars in town. Drinks are reasonable for Tokyo and there is a good selection. Large vodka rum (ram) for 430 and try the electric brandy for 270. High alcohol and very nice flavor. The food selection is good. Nothing special but the place is packed. You sit at wood end tables crowed together. We... More 

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Thank MnTreker
Bristol, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My OH found this place as he was looking for somewhere to try the famous 'Electric Brandy'. Be warned, nothing is in English so we had to rely on pointing at the plastic drinks/foods in the cabinet to order from the cashier. You take a seat at any of the big wooden tables and a server comes to take the... More 

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Melbourne
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Kamiya bar encompasses all that I appreciate about TOKYo and JAPAN's food and beverage culture. No frills, understated quality and finesse, lovely atmosphere of regulars who come here because it's an institution and it's GOOD. I had a great experience here and would love to return as soon as possible. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but if... More 

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1 Thank discerning t
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Then you'll feel right at home. Big smoking area, wooden tables and the loudest crowd I've heard in three weeks. Finally some emotion, even if that emotion is 'being drunk.' Don't go with your family but mos def go with your friends.

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Thank GijsDierselhuis
Rio de Janeiro
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This traditional restaurant-bar located shortly to Senso-jo temple is a must. The prawn tempuras are the best that i proved. Good local beer and their traditional brandy should accompany this attempt. You pay in advance and for sure it worths!

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Thank EduardoSucupira2014
Kawasaki, Japan
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328 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very close to Kaminarimon, this restaurant is famous for its Denki Bran liquor. Denki means Electricity and Bran is odd abbreviation of Brandy. It is a brady based liquor, mixed with white wine, curaçao,gin etc and tastes like German Underberg. They selected the word Electricity to mean very new or modern(It was so when the liqor was made). Our party... More 

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Thank Keizo
Tokyo
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A few minutes from River Boat terminal of Asakusa. Quite known for its special drink named "Denki Buran". I don't drink alcohol, so I just sipped it and found out it is quite strong drink. We had many dishes, and they were all tasty. Most impressive thing was how it was well lit inside the dining room. As if it... More 

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Thank Martha-Kaihan
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

You choose and pay for your drink as you enter at the cashier. You can see the menu or see the actual drinks/bottles in the display case. Pick any seat you like at a table. You will receive a receipt and ticket and a server will pick it up. You will receive your drink quickly. Average age seemed over 60.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3841-5400

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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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