Famous as the restaurant that inspired the ‘Crazy 88’
fight scene in Quentin Tarantino's ‘Kill Bill’, not many people know that Gonpachi is actually a small chain of restaurants, each with their own, distinctive theme and atmosphere. While QT’s muse is in Nishi-Azabu, this branch opened in January 2017 and is their first in
Asakusa, just a few steps away from the Kaminarimon and next to Azumabashi, with a great riverside view from the second floor. The Gonpachi folks craft everything from scratch: their soba is handmade
in house every day, while the supremely beer-friendly yakitori skewers are grilled on binchotan (Japanese white charcoal) for a smoky kick. Note that reservations are recommended for the riverside seats.