Get a Taste of Japan’s Long-Beloved Western Cuisine at Sandaime Taimeiken Right in Ueno Station

In Japan, Western-style dishes known as yōshoku are just as popular as Japanese cuisine. Yoshoku essentially refers to a category of Japanese cuisine that is influenced by Western-cooking and recipes.


One of the signature dishes of yoshoku is omelette-topped rice, known as omurice, and it’s started to attract more international visitors to the country with the appeal of a “new taste of Japan.”

Located within JR Ueno Station, ” Yousyokuya Sandaime Taimeiken Ueno (hereafter, Sandaime Taimeiken)” is a restaurant where you can enjoy yoshoku dishes.

Various yoshoku dishes, including omurice and hamburger steak, are available on the menu, providing a diverse taste of yoshoku.

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The popular “Omurice & Domestic Coarsely Ground Hamburger Steak” lets you enjoy two dishes in one plate.

Sandaime Taimeiken is a restaurant supervised by Hiroshi Modegi, the third-generation chef of “Taimeiken” in Nihonbashi.

The menu of the restaurant focuses on flavors that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

In particular, the “Omurice & Domestic Coarsely Ground Hamburger Steak” is a highly popular dish not only among Japanese customers but also among visitors from abroad.

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“オムライス&国産粗挽きハンバーグ,” Omurice & Domestic Coarsely Ground Hamburger Steak 1,830 JPY (tax included)

The omurice served at the restaurant has two distinctive characteristics. One is that the egg is not browned, giving it a beautiful and almost artistic appearance when completed.

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The second feature is the soft texture of the egg.

By quickly wrapping the rice, Sandaime Taimeiken achieves a creamy, medium-rare texture.

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The sauce you can pour over the omurice comes in three options: ketchup, demi-glace, and tomato.

The recommended sauce is ketchup, a popular topping for omurice in Japan. It adds a pleasant tangy accent to the sweetness of the egg and butter in the omurice.

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The hamburger steak, made with domestically sourced coarsely ground meat, is thick and substantial. When you cut into it with a knife, you can really appreciate its thickness.

With every bite, the rich flavor of the meat spreads in your mouth, offering a luxurious taste experience.

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“Omuhayashi” topped with a mild Hayashi sauce

A culinary cousin of omurice is hayashi rice (hashed beef rice), which is typically rice topped with a thick, savory stew made from beef, onions, mushrooms, and a demi-glace sauce.

Just as popular as the Omurice & Domestic Coarsely Ground Hamburger Steak is the store’s “Omuhayashi.”

It differs in style, featuring semi-cooked egg on top of the rice, creating an omurice with a runnier and softer texture compared to the wrapped type.

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“オムハヤシ,” Omuhayashi 1,600 JPY (tax included)

The Hayashi sauce drizzled over the Omurice is based on demi-glace sauce, with a rich and mild flavor achieved by simmering onions and beef.

The extended cooking time enhances the sweetness, creating a deep and rich flavor profile.

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The Tokyo-style “Yoshoku Restaurant Ramen” is a recommended dish for enjoying local flavors!!

Sandaime Taimeiken offers a rare combination of ramen alongside its yoshoku menu, and both are well-received by diners.

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As the restaurant claims, their ramen features a soup that takes advantage of the yoshoku restaurant’s unique flavor. The broth is a light soy sauce base with chicken bones, and it has a mild taste.

Since it’s simmered with vegetables used in yoshoku dishes, you can also taste a hint of sweetness.

With a commitment to a taste that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, the ramen at Sandaime Taimeiken adheres to the classic style that has long been beloved in Japan.

The toppings include simple choices like chāshū pork, bamboo shoots, silky pea pods, and green onions.

The restaurant’s dedication to preserving the timeless flavor from the past reflects their cherished values.

For visitors from overseas, the menu at Sandaime Taimeiken offers a taste of something new. You are sure to be captivated by the flavors of yoshoku dishes enjoyed here.

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Sandaime Taimeiken’s exterior


Store name 洋食や 三代目 たいめいけん 上野店
Yousyokuya Sandaime Taimeiken Ueno
Address ecute Ueno 3F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access Ueno Station(UEN) Within Ueno Station
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY05)
  • JR Ueno-Tokyo Line(JJ01・JU02)
  • JR Utsunomiya Line(JU02)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK30)
  • JR Joban Line(JJ01)
  • JR Takasaki Line(JU02)
  • JR Narita Line
  • Akita Shinkansen
  • Jōetsu Shinkansen
  • Tohoku Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku-Shinkansen
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen
  • Yamagata Shinkansen
Phone number 03-5826-5622
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(Alipay・au PAY・d Payment・J-Coin Pay・LINE Pay・PayPay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 10:00-22:00(last order 21:30)
Sat-Sun. & nat’l holidays 10:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
Closed No holidays
excluding ecute Ueno holidays
Seating 63 seats
4 counter seats, 59 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website None
Other information
  • English menus are available
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; no vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service is available; delivery service is not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed, however, it is not allowed for parties of over 4 people

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of January 2024.