Asakusa, Sometarou (浅草 染太郎)

お好み焼き 染太郎
Tucked in a quiet corner a short distance from Tawaramachi Station, was a really really old okonomiyaki shop.

お好み焼き 染太郎
Intense heat just greeted us when we entered this place, apparently they have no air conditioning and I thought we must be crazy to be eating here in this crazy Tokyo heat.

お好み焼き 染太郎
But, the place was already half full when we came at 630pm and there was a television station filming people visiting this restaurant. There were also using thermal camera to measure the temperature inside.

お好み焼き 染太郎
aH!!!! So hot!!!

お好み焼き 染太郎
Fresh Hokkaido potato pan fried with butter……

お好み焼き 染太郎
This is so far, the most delicious okonomiyaki place I visited in Tokyo. Totally recommend and they have a English menu. Looking at the constant stream of foreign visitors, this place is probably recommended on guide books too.

お好み焼き 染太郎
Waiting for okonomiyaki to be ready

お好み焼き 染太郎
This is a special from the restaurant which is a combination of crepe + okonomiyaki + yakisoba.

Okonimoyaki + yakisoba

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No photo of the finished product but here’s a instagram video of the whole process of this special okonomiyaki

お好み焼き 染太郎
Apparently, you can also make dessert of Japanese red bean crepe roll with a hot plate too.
Totally recommend this place if you are in the vicinity of Asakusa but maybe at a cooler temperature 🙂

Address:浅草 染太郎東京都台東区西浅草2-2-2

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