Sakurai
Ueno: Yoshoku
Sakurai (Ueno: Yoshoku)
Sakurai
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This modern yoshoku restaurant serves its own refined versions of stuffed cabbage, fried-rice omelets, menchi-katsu (deep-fried ground-beef patties), fried prawns and other classic fare. There are several lunchtime set meals in the Y2000 range that will allow you to try a variety of dishes, while dinner with drinks might average around Y4000.

The flavors here seem to be a bit deeper and richer than average, for example our stuffed cabbage was spiced with a good dose of nutmeg and white pepper, and the menchi katsu was studded with big, tasty chunks of onion. The Y2000 lunch bento offers a sampling of different items, and is a good introduction to yoshoku cuisine.

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Bunkyo-ku, Yushima 3-40-7, Custom Bldg 7/8F.
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