"Uo-Kusa 魚草" - Enjoy the delicious seafood of Sanriku in the Tohoku region of Japan in a stand-and-eat style.


 Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is home to countless tourist attractions that enchant visitors from all over the world. Among these, Ueno is particularly known as a treasure trove of culture, history, and gourmet food. This time, we introduce "Uokusa," a hidden gem of a seafood restaurant that is a must-visit in Ueno.

About Uokusa  Uokusa is a seafood restaurant located just 221 meters from Ueno-Okachimachi Station. This establishment offers fresh seafood at reasonable prices and is beloved by locals as well as visitors from afar. The interior is designed for stand-up dining, allowing guests to enjoy delicious fish casually.

The location might be a bit tricky to find. Use Google Maps or another navigation app to search for "uokusa" and confirm the restaurant's location before heading out. Also, refer to this photo of the signboard as a guide.

Menu and Features  Uokusa's menu changes daily based on the fresh seafood available, but the assorted sashimi platter is particularly exquisite. If you visit before 4 p.m. on a weekday, you can enjoy a sashimi platter for around 1,000 yen, featuring a variety of fish such as sea bass, Spanish mackerel, yellowtail, and Indian tuna. The pairing with Japanese sake is also exceptional, allowing you to fully enjoy the flavors of Japan.

As a system introduced since the COVID-19 pandemic, customers are limited to two drinks per person and a 30-minute stay. If you're unsure about what sashimi or snacks to order, try one or two oysters with your favorite drink.

Reasons to Visit  While Ueno is famous for attractions like Ameyoko and Ueno Park, Uokusa is definitely a place to stop by when visiting these spots. Not only can you enjoy fresh seafood at reasonable prices, but you can also interact with the locals. For travelers from overseas wanting to experience Japanese culture and gourmet food, Uokusa is undoubtedly a must-visit establishment.

Operating Hours and Budget

  • Operating Hours: 12:00 - 19:30 (L.O.)
  • Closed: Every 2nd Wednesday
  • Budget: Approximately ¥2,000 - ¥3,000
  • Reservations: Not accepted

 Why not add Uokusa to your travel plans in Ueno, Tokyo? You can enjoy fresh seafood while experiencing Japanese culture.


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