The 10 Best Izakaya You Must Visit in Ueno, Tokyo

Ueno in Tokyo is a popular area for tourists with many sightseeing attractions such as Ueno Zoo, Ameya Yokocho, National Science Museum and Ueno no Mori Museum. There are many nice izakayas in Ueno area. Here are the list of 10 izakayas we recommend in Ueno!

1. Renkon

1. Renkon
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“Rencon” is an izakaya located at only 5 minute walk from Ueno station. This place is known for a variety of lotus root (renkon) dishes.

There are twenty different types of lotus dishes on the menu. Some are traditional Japanese dish and others are more western style such as croquettes and canape of lotus roots.

If you order “Lotus root course with drink buffet” (Booking is required), you can try all different lotus dishes from starter to dessert. In addition they also serve a softshell turtle dish. If you want to try something different, this is the place for you.

Name: Ueno Renkon
Address: Tokyo, Taito-ku, Ueno, 4 Chome-9-1
Access: 5 min walk from JR Ueno Station

Map: Map to Ueno Renkon

2. Ueno Taishoen

2. Ueno Taishoen
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“Ueno Taishoen” is a yakiniku restaurant located 3 minute walk from Ueno station or Okachimachi station. Besides the main branch, there are two other branches in Ueno area.

There are discounts on grilled dishes and side dishes on the 29th of every month which is called “Meat DAY” or Sunday/public holidays. If you want to drink a lot, there is a course menu which comes with “drink as much as you want”

This is a great place for a group of friends. Experienced chefs are cooking so taste is guaranteed. Try this genuine yakiniku at “Ueno Taishoen”

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Name: Ueno Taishoen Ueno honten
Address: Tokyo, Taito-ku, Ueno, 2Chome-8-6
Tel: +81-3-3831-6365
Open: 11:00-22:00
Access: 3 min walk from JR Ueno Station/Okachimachi Station

Map: Map to Ueno Taishoen Ueno honten

3. Okinawa Dining Ryuka

3. Okinawa Dining Ryuka
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“Okinawa Dining Ryuka” is a restaurant specializes in Okinawan cuisine, located 3 min walk from Ueno station.

The first floor has separate tables, the second floor has semi-private rooms and the third floor has horigotatsu seats. You can choose which tables and seats to use depending on occasions and the number of people.

Most ingredients come from Okinawa directly and you can have awamori (Alcohol from Okinawa) served in a special bowl called KaraKara.

The menu has typical Okinawa cuisines such as Goya chanpuru and Umi budo. If you haven’t tried Okinawa cuisine, you would enjoy it. It would satisfy also Okinawa cuisine lovers to!

Name: Okinawa Dining Ryuka Ueno honkan
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 4Chome-8-10 SEIKA Buiding
Tel: +81-3-5816-5177
Access: 3 min walk from JR Ueno Station

Map: Map to Okinawa Dining Ryuka Ueno honkan

4. Ueno HAZE

4. Ueno HAZE
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“Ueno HAZE” is located 6 minute walk from Ueno Station. It’s a pub specialises in craft beer and cheese. You may worried “it sounds a bit pricey…” ? Here you can enjoy raclette from only JPY1490.

More than 50 different craft beers from the world are served. The menu includes major ones such as Budweiser (JPY690) and Heineken (JPY740) and ones you don’t often see in Japan such as 333 (JPY790) and Singha (JPY740).

You can try beer from all over the world in Japan. If you like beer, visit this place!

Name: Smoke & Cheese Ueno HAZE
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 4Chome-8-10 SEIKA Buiding
Tel: +81-3-5816-5177
Access: 3 min walk from JR Ueno Station

Map: Map to Smoke & Cheese Ueno HAZE

5.Fu Bu Ki

5. Fu Bu Ki
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“Fu Bu Ki” is an izakaya in a standing bar style located in 2 minute walk from Okachimachi station. It opened in October 2014. If you feel like seafood, come here! At “Fu Bu Ki”, dishes are priced quite reasonably, starting from JPY 190.

It’s rather a small cosy izakaya not suitable for a large group. But it’s a fantastic place for a small group of people or yourself.

There are many small dishes which go very well with beer. You might get addicted to them! How about trying this Japanese style standing bar?

Name: Fu Bu Ki
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 6Chome-4-14
Tel: +81-3-5817-4617
Open: 12:00-22:00
Access: 2 min walk from Okachimachi Station North Exit

Map: Map to Fu Bu Ki

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6. Seiya no Utage

6. Seiya no Utage
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“Seiya no Utage” is only 3 min walk from Ueno Station. This place is equipped with all private rooms. There are seats for couples and also different sizes of private function rooms.

You can use for dating or private functions. You would enjoy the night view from windows and also luminous painting on the wall.

“Seiya no Utage” serves interesting dishes which you don’t see often at izakayas such as Haagen-Dazs chocolate fondue and cheese fondue. It may be hard to choose what to order. Have romantic time at this place!

Name: Seiya no Utage Uenoekimaeten
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 2Chome-12-23 Ueno U-one Building 5F
Tel: +81-3-5155-3653
Open: 16:30-24:00
Access: 3 min walk from Ueno Station

Map: Map to Seiya no Utage Uenoekimaeten

7. Numazuko Kaisho

7. Numazuko Kaisho
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If you are not satisfied with “drink as much as you want” in other bars, come here. “Numazuko Kaisho” is located at only 1min walk from Okachimachi station. They have a selection of more than 100 different types of alcohol.

You can choose “drink as much as you want” starting from 30 min time limit. If you like drinking, you would love this place!

Lunch Buffet is also available on weekdays. There are “eat as much seafood as you want” courses. If you want to have a lot of seafood at reasonable costs, go for it!

Name: Numazuko Kaisho Ueno1goten
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 6Chome-8-4 Gomi Building B1F
Access: 1 min walk from JR Okachimachi Station

Map: Map to Numazuko Kaisho Ueno1goten

8. KollaBo

8. KollaBo
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“KollaBo” located at 4 min walk from Ueno station just opened in 2016. If you like spicy Korean cuisine, this izakaya is recommended!

It collaborates with a famous Korean restaurant and you can enjoy different dishes. Beef and seafood are directly shipped from the farms or the market.

The course menu starts at JPY4300 including “drink as much as you want” option. It’s a good price for experiencing a genuine Korean cuisine course. Booking is required. If you want to try Korean food in Ueno area, come here!

Name: KollaBo Uenoten
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 4Chome-5-12
Tel: +81-3-5817-4432
Open: 11:00-22:50
Access: 4 min walk from JR Ueno Station

Map: Map to KollaBo Uenoten

9. Sadogashima e watare

9. Sadogashima e watare
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“Sadogashima e watare” serves great seafood dishes. It’s located in 3min walk from Ueno station. All rooms are private or semi-private. You can enjoy your own time without being disturbed by other customers.

There are a large selection of oyster dishes such as oil pickled oysters and oyster tempuras. It’s exciting to watch fresh seafood grilled on your table.

They have a good selection of local sake from Niigata. Enjoy tasty dishes from Sadogashima (a small island on the Sea of Japan” and local sake. If you love sake, we strongly recommend this place.

Name: Sadogashima e Sadogashima e watare
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 2Chome-12-1, Central21
Tel: +81-3-5817-7362
Access: 3 min walk from JR Ueno Station

Map: Map to Sadogashima e Sadogashima e watare

10. Sol Amigo

10. Sol Amigo
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You can have Mexican cuisine at “Sol Amigo” which is at 5 min walk from Ueno station. The bar is so latino. You may feel as if it’s not in Japan as soon as you step into this place.

They have “drink as much as you want” course too. There are 300 different alcohol, including Mexican drinks such as colona and tequila.

If you love hot chilli dishes, try “habanero soup”! You may need a shot of tequila to go with. If you like to have a fun with your friends, this is a great place to go!

Name: Sol Amigo Uenoten
Address: Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Ueno, 4Chome-5-9, Sanshuya Building B1
Access: 5 min walk from JR Ueno Station

Map: Map to Sol Amigo Uenoten

Have a fun night at an izakaya in Ueno!

Did you find a place you want to try? Ueno has a large selection of izakayas, from fancy modern one to an old-fashioned one. It’s hard to choose where to go! The list above is only a few of izakayas in Ueno. Try different izakayas when you visit Ueno for sightseeing. You will definitely find your own favourite one!

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