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The 5 best taverns in historical Ueno!

Nomidoroko Donki
There are many popular attractions in Ueno! There is the Ueno Zoo and the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Ameyoko street, the Tokyo National Museum, and the Museum of Western art designed by Le Corbusier (which is expected to become registered as a world heritage site). Ueno is known as a city tourism, culture, and history with some excellent taverns to enjoy while you are there. We would like to introduce our selections for the 5 best taverns in Ueno.


Enjoy smoked cheese and meats at this Ueno tavern!

Smoke & Cheese Ueno Haze
Located near Okachimachi station and only a 6-minute walk from Ueno Station, this conveniently located tavern is a very popular place. They feature smoked cheese and meats that are delicious! You can choose from smoked roast beef (1,090 yen), mature wood ham (1,090 yen), smoked cheese (590 yen), and raclette cheese by Hana Batake farm (1,390 yen). All of these selections go well with their menu of beer and wine!
【Spot name】Smoke &Cheese Ueno HAZE (Hayes)
【Address】Senke building B2 4-1-3 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Last food order at 3:30 a.m., last drink order at drink at 4:00 a.m.)
【Closed】Open all year round.

This Ueno tavern is a great place to enjoy a chicken meal!

Nomidoroko Donki
Nomidoroko Donki is a 5-minute walk from the Ueno okachimachi subway station. Their chicken is bought and prepared fresh from the Miyazaki poultry plant! They feature chicken liver (680 yen) and gizzards (680 yen), as well as sashimi and seared chicken (580 yen). We especially recommend the fried chicken that is crispy on the outside and tender inside! Also, very good is chicken nanban with homemade tartar sauce! (780 yen).
【Spot name】Nomidoroko Donki
【Address】1-11-1 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Last food order at 9:45 p.m. , last drink order at 10:30 p.m.) Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Last food order at 8:45 p.m., last drink order at 9:30 p.m.)
【Closed】On Sundays and public holidays

This Ueno tavern features charcoal brazed fish and meat!

Come to Kamadoya to enjoy Satsuma beef from Kagoshima and Shishamo nodonguro! They also serve a delicious assortment of seasonal vegetables and assorted fresh fish from Tsukiji that can be served as sashimi or grilled, fried or cooked in a special sauce. You can choose up to two ways to have it prepared! In addition, we recommend their “akita Komachi” (rice cooked in a clay pot) and their “Seafood clay pot of rice” (1,080 yen), which is full of seafood such as fish, shellfish and octopus.
【Spot name】Kamadoya
【Address】Shintonoda building 6F 6-13-9Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】[Mon-Friday] 5:00 p.m to 11:30 p.m. (Last order at 10:45 p.m.) [Saturdays, Sundays and holidays] 2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.(Last order at 10:45 p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Open every day

Enjoy this affordable, creative French-style Tavern in Ueno!

Charcoal & Pop Wine Bistro Garni
Charcoal & Pop Wine Bistro Garni in Ueno offers reasonably priced creative French and Western-style foods! They feature an extensive liquor menu to compliment their selection of gourmet Tapas (from 240 yen). They also feature grilled organic vegetables served with your choice of different types of sauce (950 yen), fresh seafood bouillabaisse (1,780 yen), and chicken confit with truffle salt and honey mustard sauce (1480 yen).
【Spot name】Charcoal & Pop Wine Bistro Garni
【Address】K-PLAZA 4F 2-1-9 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Monday-Saturday, holidays dinner 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (Last order 3:00 a,m,) Sunday dinner 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Last order at 10:30 p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Open all year round.

This Tokyo tavern serves fresh food from Sado island!

Sadogashima He Watare
Sadogashema He Watare is a Ueno tavern that serves genuine Sado city, Niigata Prefecture food. Their Sado island foods go well with their Tokyo sake. Featured is their fresh sashimi menu where you can get 5 kinds of fish for 1,599 yen. They also feature oysters from Sado Island and Noto, as well as Niigata grilled yamame, ayu and rainbow trout (962 yen).
【Spot name】Sadogashema He Watare, (Ueno branch)
【Address】Central 21 7F 2-12-1 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Monday-Thursday, Sunday and holidays 5:00 p.m. to midnight (Last order at 11:00p/m.) Friday, Saturday and the day before public holidays, 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Last order at 4:00 a.m.)
【Closed 】Open year round