Tofu in Ueno & Yanesen

Sasa-no-Yuki opened its doors in the Edo period and continues to serve its signature dishes with tofu made fresh every morning using water from the shop’s own well. Some treats to expect: ankake-dofu (tofu in a thick, sweet sauce) and goma-dofu (sesame tofu). Vegetarians should not assume everything is purely veggie – ask before ordering. There is bamboo out front.

The best-value lunch set (¥2400) is served from 11.30am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday.