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#3 of 3,948 Restaurants in Taito
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Ueno, Asakusa
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2-2-12 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-5828-8833
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful evening. We sat at a traditional lowered table - shoes off of course. We were treated to a lovely Japanese menu and complemented it with saki. This is not just a restaurant but a dining experience. The hosts are friendly and charming and some English is spoken - we had no problem communicating. After our meal... More 

1 Thank Pam W
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kikko was one of the more memorable nights we had while dining in Japan. We visited during Cherry Blossom season in 2016 and I made sure that we had made a booking to ensure we didn't miss out. I was able to book our reservation by emailing the restaurant in advance before our trip. The restaurant provides seasonal menus, so... More 

1 Thank ShadowBijou
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This traditional Japanese restaurant was a wonderful surprise. We had the 2 layer bento for lunch and really enjoyed the variety and taste. The service was warm and attentive. The entertainment started soon after 12 and what a treat it was !! The trio of shamisen players had a varied repertoire which included some traditional folk songs. Everyone was clapping... More 

2 Thank lawminjc
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The warm welcome from proprietor Kodai set the tone for a delightful evening. The food was exemplary, set-off by the old-style traditional setting. We went for the eight course menu - simply delicious. Delicate cooking, preparation and presentation. To top it off, we were treated to a lively performance of shamisen guitar styles by Kodai and, I think, his son.... More 

Thank Sean R
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lunch options were two bento sets (both very filling with a lot of variety), and all very fresh. owner was very friendly, chatting with us and asking us where we were from. during the traditional music performance, he also made an effort to translate some of the explanation to English so we could understand. he even did an impromptu performance... More 

Thank kid s
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great experience, very friendly staff, amazing food and live shamisen music in a nice environment...

1 Thank iwoks
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal at this traditional restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Very welcoming host who spoke English and explained available 2 set meal options. Had the 3900 Yen set lunch and some hot sake, which I both highly recommend. I will treasure the memories of this charming restaurant.

1 Thank flavio12
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Kikko was definitely worth the trek and did not disappoint in taste and freshness. The employee's were attentive and friendly. The food was authentic traditional Japanese style food and sushi. I highly recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Japan. The Menu rotates, but definitely go for their seasonal sliced raw fish! They have a great selection of Sake and... More 

1 Thank SurfWriter1
Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We found this quaint and charming restaurant by chance, walking down the street after visiting Sensoji Temple. They had bentos in two different sizes. We ordered the smaller size for 35,000 yen not knowing what we were getting. We sat comfortably on the floor with a pit for our legs under the table. The bento consisted of many small dishes.... More 

1 Thank Michelle B
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Would go again, would recommend...Once we found it, the entire experience was amazing! The whole family took part in making our evening fun and filling. The small portions and multiple courses were a great way to try many different traditional foods. The music was spectacular, and definitely was a great way to wrap up exploring the shrines and city.

1 Thank manumike117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-2-12 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5828-8833

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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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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