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“If you like tofu you need to go here.”
Review of Sasanoyuki

Sasanoyuki
Ranked #34 of 4,211 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$45
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
bruxelles
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20 reviews
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“If you like tofu you need to go here.”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I had the set lunch for 2800 yen. I don't usually spend that much on a meal but it was entirely worth it, just make sure you're hungry or opt for the smaller set or à la carte options.
The combination of quality of the ingredients, richness of taste yet simplicity are to be relished. Simplicity is not at all negative or referring to lack of culinary skill - rather the opposite. For example the block of pure cold tofu with just a dash of shoyu-like sauce was one of the highlights. The deep-fried version was by far the beat I've ever eaten. The other dishes were just as good. Don't miss the ice cream with plum jam.
Lonely planet says they've been making tofu here for 300 years and they do it every day with water from their own well.
The waitresses are very kind with foreigners and they have and English menu, but there's no English sign on the door.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent tofu meal”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

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Sasa-no-Yuki opened its doors in the Edo period (more than 300 years ago), it still serves the same dishes as when the place first opened.
You should seat overlooking the tiny garden and the koi pond.
There are set meals that allow you to sample a broad range of tofu delicacies, like hiryuzu (tofu dumpling with vegetables), gomadofu (sesame tofu), and even aisukuriimu (ice cream).


great traditional restaurant (several hundreds year old). tatami floor, with view on little waterfall scenery. very friendly & fast service. all dishes were delicious. great for vegetarians. welcoming to foreigners (non japanese speaking). 5-10 minutes walk from JR station.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“great all-tofu restaurant”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

great traditional restaurant (several hundreds year old). tatami floor, with view on little waterfall scenery. very friendly & fast service. all dishes were delicious. great for vegetarians. welcoming to foreigners (non japanese speaking). 5-10 minutes walk from JR station.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Very nice japanese restaurant!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

My girlfriend and I had lunch here. It was a cool Japanese experience where we took off our shoes before we ate the food sitting in the tatami dining room. We had a view out over their beautiful small garden where they had a small waterfall.

The menu consisted primarily of various tofu dishes. We ate both a dish with tofu and one with chicken. Everything we ate was very good. The owners and staff were very nice and helpful.

We can highly recommend a visit here if you want to experience a traditional Japanese tofu restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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1,849 reviews
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“Terrific Tofu; Great for Vegetarians”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

This venerable Tokyo restaurant offers so many tofu dishes -- even tofu ice cream -- that it boggles the mind. We've eaten dinner here many times during our visits to Tokyo over the years and are never disappointed. It is amazing what the chef is able to do with tofu and every dish is absolutely delicious. Sometimes it is impossible to tell that I'm eating tofu. Set menus offer many courses, all of them excellent. My husband is a tofu fanatic ... me not at all ... so any tofu that I rave about has to be extremely special.

This is a good restaurant to combine with a visit to Ueno Park. It is a short walk from the Uguisudani station on the Yamamote line (one station beyond Ueno). Take the north exit
from the station, angle slightly to the left, cross under the elevated highway and the restaurant is on the left.

Try it; you may be surprised at how much you like it.

Visited December 2013
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