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Kamiya Bar

££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Ueno, Asakusa
Japanese, Bar, Pub
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1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3841-5400
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11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 21:30
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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249 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank CoyT
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This is a place where the old and the (relatively) young father, mostly for drinks. The establishment serves a strong brandy called 'Denki Bran', which is produced by the property itself. People can sit next to random strangers on the first floor and enjoy a chat with the person sitting next to them, if the language barrier allows them to.... More 

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Thank WhyT2013
Bonalbo, Australia
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72 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This was the first bar in Tokyo - opened about 1890 especially for foreigners. Like most Tokyo bars the drinks are pricey but if you want to enjoy a classic bar try this one.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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773 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I visited this restaurant for lunch. The building had three floors and there were different concepts at each floors. 1st floor was a pub. 2nd floor was a restaurant. 3rd floor was Kappo Japanese Kaiseki restaurant. I had lunch at the 1st floor. When I was into the restaurant, almost people were drinking beer or Kamiya Bran which was an... More 

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Thank mat_mak
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

A wonderfully bizarre place. The decor has a tinge of Soviet block and you could perform surgery under the lighting. The food is standard izakaya fare but the beer cold and the denki bran delicious and potentially dangerous. Sure enough after feeling awkward and alone for 10 minutes I was joined by a hilarious group of men and women who... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Frankly, without the history I don't know if I would recommend this place. It's not too remarkable inside. But the old architecture is something to appreciate, and having a drink with my friends in this place was a way to travel back to when Asakusa was the heart of Tokyo's entertainment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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