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Kappabashi Food Guide: Where and What to Eat in Kappabashi, Tokyo

Wondering where and what to eat on Kappabashi Street? Kappabashi is a must-visit in Tokyo if you are looking kitchenware and unique souvenirs to bring home. In this guide, we highlighted the best restaurants on Kappabashi and recommend what to eat.

Located in Tokyo's Taito, Kappabashi is a unique and vibrant district renowned for its vast array of kitchenware and culinary tools. From traditional Japanese knives and ceramic tableware to modern cooking gadgets and specialty ingredients, Kappabashi caters to professional chefs and home cooks.

Strolling through the streets of Kappabashi is a feast for the senses, with countless shops showcasing an incredible variety of products. Whether you're looking for high-quality knives, handcrafted pottery, or specialized tools for specific cuisines, you can find them here.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Kappabashi is the abundance of replica food samples on display. These incredibly realistic models, often used by restaurants and food businesses as advertisements, are meticulously crafted by skilled artisans and are a testament to Japan's renowned attention to detail.

After a long day of hunting goods, you’re gonna get hungry. So, we highlighted the best places to eat on Kappabashi Street. Here are our top picks!

1. Shabu-shabu at Imahan Asakusa

If you’re looking to try shabu-shabu in Tokyo, this is a good place. There is nothing more traditional experience than Imahan, where servers are dressed in kimonos, and you’ll eat on tatami floors. Overall, this is a restaurant with warm people, a good ambiance, and, of course, delicious food.

Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Contact: +81 3-3841-1114

Address:  3 Chome-1-12 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan

2. Wagyu beef at Steakhouse Sukizuki

Feeling for some high-quality steak? Head over to Sukizuki and grab their exquisite A5 Wagyu beef. The owners are fluent in English, so you don’t need to worry about miscommunicating. You may also try their fresh seafood like abalone, oysters, scallops, and shrimp.

Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 5-8 PM (Monday) | 5-10 PM (Wednesday to Friday) | 4:30-10 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Contact: +81 3-5811-1931

Address: 2 Chome−12−8, Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035 Tokyo, Japan

3. Gyoza at Gyoza and Tapas

As the name suggests, this restaurant in Kappabashi serves a variety of Japanese tapas (foods in small quantities), including gyoza, noodles, salad, and even chicken wings. If you’re looking for a light meal, this is definitely the place to be.

Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11:45 AM-3 PM, 4-11:30 PM (Monday to Friday) | 11:45 AM-11:30 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Contact: +81 3-5830-7341

Address: 2 Chome-27-9 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan

4. Fugu at Torafugu-tei

This restaurant specializes in fugu (blowfish) and draws a niche following in Tokyo. Whether you like it in sashimi, nabe, boiled, fried, porridge, or in a hotpot, your fugu cravings will be satisfied here. 

Price: From 5,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 AM- 2 PM, 5-11 PM (Tuesday to Friday) | 11:30 AM-2 PM, 4-11 PM (Saturday and Sunday) | 5-11 PM (Monday)

Contact: +81 3-5827-7129

Address: 2 Chome−14−15, Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo, 111-0035 Japan

5. Sushi at Sushi Ken Asakusa

This popular sushi chain along Kappabashi is worth visiting if you are looking for fresh sushi. If you’re looking for halal sushi, you should consider visiting this place. 

Price: From 1,000 yen

Contact: +81 3-5246-6547

Address: 2 Chome−11−4, Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo, 111-0032 Japan


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