The Best Restaurants in Taito, Tokyo

Loaches with negi at Kamagata Dozeu (Dojo)
Loaches with negi at Kamagata Dozeu (Dojo) | © hirotomo t/WikiCommons
Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

From Edo Era cuisine to vegetarian temple fare, Taito is home to some of the most unique places to eat in Tokyo. Check out our guide to the best restaurants in the ward.


Restaurant, Sushi

Isshin’s edomae nigiri sushi (or high-quality sushi prepared nigiri style rather than rolled) is some of the best in the ward. The menu changes depending on the season to ensure only the freshest ingredients are used. One Michelin star.


Restaurant, Fusion

Nabeno-ism was opened in 2016 by the former head chef at Joël Robuchon Tokyo. The dishes here are a fusion of French and Japanese Komagata regional cuisine. The fine food is complemented by the décor, also a mix of styles, and the sweeping views of Sumida River. Reservations can be made through their website.

Komagata Dozeu (Komagata Dojo)

Restaurant, Japanese

Fill up at Komagata Dozeu, a restaurant that serves traditional dishes straight out of the Edo Period. Their nabe (hot pot) is a re-creation of what a commoner might have eaten all those years ago. Komagata Dozeu is a history lesson and a tasty meal all in one.


Restaurant, Japanese

Head to Hyotan for Kanto-style okonomiyaki. Gather around the traditional low tables and floor cushions and cook your favorites right at the table. This restaurants is very close to Senso-ji. Best enjoyed in small groups.


Restaurant, Japanese

Innsyoutei is a kaiseki (elevated Japanese cuisine) restaurant located in the middle of picturesque Ueno Park. Their traditional bento lunches are a steal at around 1600 yen (US$14) a piece. English menus available. Reservations recommended.


Restaurant, Spanish

Amets is a highly-rated Spanish restaurant near Tawaramachi Station. With delicious Spanish-inspired cuisine and friendly service, Amets has quickly become a favorite of locals in the neighborhood.


Restaurant with Rooms, Japanese

BON recreates traditional temple meals served to Buddhist monks, and is 100% vegetarian. Courses are served in private dining rooms. From the presentation of the food to the service and decor, it’s everything you could want from a traditional, high-end Japanese restaurant. Reservations recommended.

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