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Checkered pattern is a charming restaurant located in Tokyo, Japan. Specializing in eel, loach, and seafood dishes, this establishment offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other restaurants in the area. The restaurant's decor is elegant and traditional, with a cozy and inviting atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home.

One of the standout dishes at Checkered pattern is their grilled eel, which is cooked to perfection and served with a flavorful sauce that enhances the natural flavors of the eel. Another must-try dish is their loach tempura, which is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Seafood lovers will also be delighted by the fresh and delicious seafood options on the menu, including sashimi and grilled fish.

What makes Checkered pattern truly special is their commitment to using only the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The chefs at this restaurant take great pride in their craft and strive to create dishes that are not only delicious but also visually stunning. Whether you're a fan of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a unique dining experience, Checkered pattern is a restaurant that should not be missed.

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Shinbashi Ekimae Building No. 1 2-chōme-20-15 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0004


+81 (0) 3-3571-7358


1 minute walk from Shimbashi Station (Toei Asakusa Line, JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line)
2 minute walk from Shimbashi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:15AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:15AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:15AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:15AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:15AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:15AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


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fav lunch spot..


Out of all the eel restaurants I've been to, this was the quickest! Less than 2 minutes lol
Is it because the coloring is very dark and the serving speed is fast that it is left to bake? The level I think.
I preferred the sauce from Kanetetsu who was diagonally across the street.

However, it felt like a flat 4 piece, but 3,400 yen is amazing for this size.
The cost performance is comparable to that of a local eel restaurant.

I think it's not bad if you want to eat unagi at a cheap price.


Early September 2023 Lunch service Eel bowl 1800 yen
Visited here to eat eel for lunch.
The location is on the basement floor of Shinbashi Ekimae Building No. 1. This area is lined with old, finely divided stores that give the impression of the remnants of the post-war black market.
The interior has been beautifully renovated and has 3 counter seats and 22 table seats. I was surprised by the faux concrete wallpaper.
I ordered the lunch service eel bowl for 1,800 yen. Today's eel is posted as being from Miyazaki.
It's a great value to be able to eat domestic eel at this price.
Soon after, the eel bowl, soup, and pickled vegetables appeared.
One whole eel and extra pieces.
The meat is soft and fluffy, and the sauce is not too sweet, so it's delicious without being overpowering.
There's plenty of rice, and the quantity is sufficient. I'm also happy that it's topped with plenty of sauce.
I was very satisfied with the delicious, complete, and cost-effective Japanese eel bowl. Thank you for the meal.

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