What I Ate in Tokyo – Onihei in Asakusa

Professor A took us to a restaurant in Asakusa called “Onihei”. The food was very very good. Small tatami room in the back, a counter in the front, where perhaps 5 to 6 people can sit. Reservation a must.

Run by a woman who does EVERYTHING. She does not even have any waiting staff. According to Professor A, she was an OL (office lady) and really wanted to start her own resturant. She took courses, learned the trade and opened the restaurant many years ago. Professor A has been going there for a long time. Well, English is not spoken, so, if you want to go, please go with a Japanese speaker. It also looked quite discreet from the outside, just a plain door.

Persimmon with something mayonaisey inside
Preserved egg yolk
Little fish with white radish
Other stuff I don’t remember
Sashimi all the way

Housemade ankimo, baby (monk fish liver- my favorite!)

Can’t remember what it was. With shrimp inside- it was good.

Iso no kaori tappuri (literal translation: full of seashore aroma!)
Tempura with shrimp, veggies, and nori
Duck wrapped naganegi (japanese scallion)

Shimeji (mushroom) rice

Grilled oysters

La noche a Asakusa

Onihei
Address 3-5-1 Asakusa
Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone +81-03-3874-7765

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2 Responses to “What I Ate in Tokyo – Onihei in Asakusa”

  1. Sonja Says:

    How was the persimmon? So interesting to see it used for something savory…

  2. Sonja Says:

    How was the persimmon? So interesting to see it used for something savory…

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