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Ameyoko Street Food Guide: Must-Try Food at Ameyoko Market in Tokyo

Updated: Jul 9, 2023

Want a different food experience in Tokyo? Head over to Ameyoko to get some of the must-try food at Ameyoko Market in Ueno, Taito.

Ameyoko, short for Ameya-Yokocho, is one of the most popular markets in Tokyo for shopping with over 400 shops lining a 400-meter stretch from Uneo Station to Okachimachi station. But one thing you will enjoy at Ameyoko Market is the food!

During the last days of the year, Ameyoko attracts nearly half a million people who are preparing for New Year’s celebration.

6 Must-Try Food at Ameyoko Market in Tokyo

In this Ameyoko Street Food Guide, we bring you a list of must-try foods at Ameyoko Market. Here are some of them:

1. Sushi at Magurondonya Miura Misakiko

Do you really call a food trip in Tokyo without trying sushi? Magurodonya Miura Misakiko is the popular spot at Ameyoko Market to satisfy your sushi cravings. They are absolutely affordable and delicious!

2. Mala Hot Pot at Tentenraku

Craving Chinese food? Tentenraku is the best place to satisfy your cravings. You should try their mala hot pot which is packed with juicy meat, veggies, and noodles. It’s too spicy, though. You should also try their fried dumplings and Chinese meat pie.

3. Kaisen-don at Minatoya

Minatoya is one of the most popular places to eat at Ameyoko Market for its affordable kaisen-don or seafood bowls. Tokumori-don (a rice bowl of tuna, salmon, negitoro, squid, and salmon roe), in particular, is a must-try. Their fresh ingredients mostly come from Toyosu Market. You should also try other popular dishes like takoyaki (dough balls snacks with octopus inside).

4. Ice Cream at Chanokiminoen

Chanakominoen is a tea shop, but their ice cream is worth trying, especially their matcha ice cream. They also serve other flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and mixed flavors.

5. Yamitsuki Croquette at Niku no Oyama

Niku no Oyama is a meat shop that also offers over-the-counter fried foods. Their bestselling yamitsuki croquette is made from meat and sweet potato—definitely a must-try.

6. Fruit Skewers at Hyakkaen

You will find a lot of people eating fruit skewers around Ameyoko. If you are in the mood for a healthy snack, get some fresh fruit skewers such as papaya, watermelon, honeydew, pineapple, and mixed ones.

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