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Japanese: Eel

Eel Onotaka Description

Located in Tokyo, Eel Onotaka is a hidden gem that specializes in serving delicious eel dishes. This cozy restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its traditional Japanese decor and warm ambiance. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the aroma of grilled eel, which is the star of the menu.

Eel Onotaka takes pride in their mastery of cooking eel, ensuring that each dish is prepared to perfection. The eel is carefully grilled over charcoal, resulting in a crispy and flavorful exterior, while the meat remains tender and succulent. One of their standout dishes is the Unagi Don, a bowl of steamed rice topped with grilled eel and a rich, savory sauce. The combination of the perfectly cooked eel and the fragrant rice is simply irresistible.

What sets Eel Onotaka apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to using only the freshest ingredients. The eel is sourced from local suppliers, guaranteeing its quality and freshness. The skilled chefs at Eel Onotaka have mastered the art of grilling eel, ensuring that each bite is a delightful explosion of flavors.

Whether you're a fan of eel or looking to try something new, Eel Onotaka is a must-visit restaurant. With its authentic Japanese atmosphere, exceptional eel dishes, and commitment to quality, it promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

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Eel Onotaka Overview


2-chōme-3-20 Shiba, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0014


+81 (0) 3-3453-6852


6 minute walk from Shiba Koen Station Exit A1 on Toei Mita Line.

Operating Hours

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

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Restaurant Features


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Eel Onotaka Reviews

Eel Onotaka Google Average Rating



This is one of the most memorable parts of my Tokyo trip. Excellent service from attentive staff. The restaurant ambiance sets the mood for such a great meal. The Unagi meal is really well made. The eel was fluffy and flavourful. Enough sauce to bring up the flavour, not overly basted on the eel. Truly amazing establishment.the restaurant opens at 1130. I would recommend to line up early. I got there at 1120 and they could only accommodate a few more people behind me.


You should come early as other reviewers mentioned! I came around 11:50 am by myself, and I was the last person to be served because of the limited of Unagi they have. I waited for 30 minutes, and then they gave me the most spacious space ( because I was the last customer who entered). Considering the price and taste of the Unagi, the wait was worth it! The service was great! The staff were super friendly. The interior place was just welcoming, cozy, and very nice ( not so big and not too small). Chef also had a nice attitude ,and smiles as I left the building. Overall, will come back again!


A hidden gem has been discovered...!

My favorite eel restaurant that I go to all the time.
It is located on the edge of a small shopping street in an office district.

Lines form before the store opens, and by the time it opens, it's already sold out.
Even after you enter the store, freshly grilled eel is served in the order you enter the store, so if you're in the later stages, you may have to wait more than 30 minutes to be seated.
If you get to the end of the line, you'll be seated for the second time, so you'll need to wait about an hour before you can start eating.

Unaju is 2,500 yen and comes with a large serving of rice free of charge, bone crackers, a small side dish and pickles, soup, and after-meal coffee.
(Until recently, this cost 2,000 yen and even included an aperitif ♡)
Grilled liver is 800 yen for two skewers.
I also like sansho because it has a strong aroma ♡

This is Kanto style eel ju.
The fluffy eel that is steamed and then grilled is really delicious ♡
This is a hidden gem in Minato Ward, where wholesalers are being sold.

After the coronavirus pandemic ended, I went there at 11am, 30 minutes before opening, and even though I lined up, I was barely able to eat...
It's understandable that it's so popular because it's cheap and delicious, but it's sad that the bar to eat my favorite eel at my favorite restaurant has risen...

But I will continue to come here ♡
I love Onotaka-san♡

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