Restaurant Review

Exploring Asakusa for Muslim Friendly Restaurants 4 – Sushi Ken

Exploring Asakusa for Muslim Friendly Restaurants

Asakusa has been going through a drastic change in the past couple of years. There has been an increase in the influx of young Tokyo residents visiting Asakusa for sightseeing, boosted by the promotion campaign of Tokyo Metro. Posting from these trend-conscious people sent out on the social network help Asakusa gained attention from overseas tourists who are looking for real-time information. As Muslim-friendly restaurants are popping up in the area, we will run a series of articles to feature current trends in Asakusa.

Exploring Asakusa for Muslim Friendly Restaurants 4 – Sushi Ken

Sushi Ken benefits from a perfect location, right outside the exit 1 of Asakusa station of the Tsukuba Express. The cozy space of the restaurant is often crowded with mixed customers from local regulars of 20 years to foreign travelers who happened to have found the place from social network services.

The restaurant has an English menu ready for foreign customers who never tried sushi before. In addition to the authentic Japanese dishes, the chef can deep-fry fresh seafood and respond flexibly to requests. The menu and ingredients are halal, and Sushi Ken is making its name known to serve the best halal sushi in the town.

Luxurious Sushi Experience


Nigiri Set

In the rising price of wild caught fish, many Sushi stands are forced to raise their prices as well, sometimes above 20,000 yen per person. The price at Sushi Ken in the meantime is kept at an affordable level while not sacrificing the quality of what the restaurant procures. Good reason for tourists to bring families or friends.

Sushi Ken also can take reservation for groups of 4 to 20 people with set courses. Customers can enjoy the best of sushi and enjoy conversation with the staff on the history of Asakusa or recent changes in the town.

Soy Sauce Also Halal

The restaurant started the Muslim friendly service from the summer of 2015. The halal certificate started attracting Muslim customers. “Our soy sauce, vinegar, rice and pickled gingers are all halal, and we also have a prayer room,” explained the staff. The restaurant is flexible to adopt the trend and serves vegetarian meals as well, which gives one more reason for the restaurant to be popular for overseas guests.

Asakusa Sushi Ken

  • Halal Certificate ◯
  • Halal Meat ◯
  • No Pork ◯
  • Halal Seasoning ◯
  • Halal Meal ◯
  • Vegetarian Meal ◯
  • Muslim Owner –
  • Muslim Chef –
  • Halal Storage ◯
  • Halal Kitchen/Cutler ◯
  • Player Space ◯

2-11-4 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo Google Maps
Phone: 050-3184-0547
Open: 11:30-15:00, 17:00-23:30 (Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri), 17:00-22:00 (Sun)
Holidays are subject to change for the New Year’s, Golden Week, or the Summer Vacation. Please inquire the restaurant for details.

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