Asakusa in Tokyo is already a famous sightseeing spot, there are many delicious restaurants. This time we went to a restaurant in the Asakusa area that looks very traditional. This food is very unique to Japan you can enjoy it buffet style.
Asakusa Mugitoro is just a short three minute walk from Asakusa Station. This is quite a popular restaurant, I went on a weekday around 12:30 PM, there was a wait of 30-40 minutes. There were many people waiting to eat at Asakusa Mugitoro. The waiting area had a very Japanese-style decor.
On the first floor of the building, there is the lunch buffet for 1,000 yen. On the rooftop dinning space, guests can enjoy a view of the Sumida River and the Tokyo Skytree with their lunch for 2,000 yen.
After the 30-40 minute wait we were finally seated. Since its a buffet, you seat your stuff down and go for the food!
Finally made it to the buffet! All of the items were pipping hot, gotta wait your turn because everyone else wants to eat too.
The items of the menu this day were rice, mugitoro, flavored tororo, miso soup, tamagoyaki, and vegetables. The vegetables vary depending on the season so if you come a different time there will be different vegetables. If you are looking for something healthy and delicious, this is the restaurant to come to.
This is when the tororo is poured over rice. Since its a buffet, you have eat as much as you want, but be careful not to overeat.
After gathering all of the items from the buffet, add your favorite toppings, and it’s time to eat.
After sightseeing in Asakusa, how about trying Asakusa Mugitoro for lunch? You know the restaurant is good if the locals are lining up for 30-40 minutes. This is definitely a food that is uniquely Japanese.
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Address: 2-2-4 Kaminarimon, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3 minute walk from Asakusa Station
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Dinner)
Website: Asakusa Mugitoro (Japanese)