Food is superb and staff very kind. As it's quite popular in peak times there might be a bit to wait. Nothing a good conversation can't fill.
'interesting' j-pop, lots of Japanese paraphernalia, good food and waitresses that have a hard time pronouncing English words. But all makes for a great dinner, highly recommended!
Asakusa has now become a new favourite! Food was delicious, staff friendly. I would definitely recommend!
I have eaten once before the change of ownership, and more recently again last Wednesday. I called at 5.30pm on the day and got a table at 8pm. Food (yakitori) was fine and maybe even slightly better than before. The waitress cautioned that sushi would take one hour to prepare, so if that's what you're here for, maybe call in advance? Service was fine. Based on food/service alone I would give 4 stars. However, the reason for my rating is hygiene. We sat in the basement this time round and I could smell the stench of pee from our table. Once the food came the smell was not as strong but it was off-putting for me, just knowing that the smell was there. To conclude, the food here is great! but next time I would call at least a few days in advance so that I don't get a table downstairs.
Doesn't get more authentic than this place. From food, over staff right down to the music! It's been a while that I went to an Izakaya in Europe and heard Shonan no Late (a Japanese reggae/hip hop band). And in addition you get incredible value for your money. The food is delicious and the real Japanese sakes, beers and highballs was a great. Just bring time and patience as orders do take some time. But it's all part of the experience. Loved every minute I spend here! Thanks Asakusa, I'll be back!