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Japanese: Eel


Fukinuki Description

Fukinuki is a charming restaurant located in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo. Specializing in the art of eel cuisine, Fukinuki offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal.

One of the standout features of Fukinuki is its dedication to using only the freshest ingredients. The eel, sourced from local suppliers, is carefully prepared by skilled chefs who have mastered the art of grilling. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth texture and a rich, smoky flavor that is truly unforgettable.

The menu at Fukinuki offers a variety of eel dishes, each prepared with precision and attention to detail. From the classic unadon (grilled eel over rice) to the indulgent kabayaki (grilled eel with a sweet soy glaze), there is something to satisfy every palate. For those looking to explore beyond eel, Fukinuki also offers a selection of other traditional Japanese dishes, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Whether you are a connoisseur of eel or simply looking to try something new, Fukinuki is a must-visit destination for food lovers in Tokyo. With its exceptional cuisine, inviting ambiance, and dedication to quality, this restaurant promises a dining experience that is both memorable and satisfying.

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Fukinuki Overview

Address

14th Floor Shinjuku Takashimaya 5-chōme-24-24 Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-8580

Phone

+81 (0) 3-5361-6511

Access

2 minute walk from Shinjuku Station South Exit.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wheelchair Accessible

Family-friendly

Sake Selection

Non-smoking

Fukinuki Reviews

Fukinuki Google Average Rating

4.1

4

Google
A traditional Japanese eel/ Unagi restaurant in the 14th floor of the takashimaya department store. They don't take reservations, so go early and line up, because it's very popular and queue and wait time can be long. The food quality is excellent and pricy too. Recommend ordering the lunch set, which is quite good for the prize and it's filing. Highly recommend trying the Nagoya style Unagi lunch set menu, where you get to try the sweet Unagi rice bowl in three different style. Delicious concept and tummy satisfying 🤤😋. The food quality is great quality and filling as well. Since the demand is high, they tend to be fast pace, and the server may not give you full attention. Yet, they won't pressure you to chug your eel down, so they can turn the tables for the next customers. You can relax and savor every bit of that juicy sweet eel and rice. Highly recommend trying this Japanese authentic food delight at least once. A must go and try Japanese cuisine while in Japan!!

5

Google
Good view, at the top floor of the building. Comfortable place for dinning, spacious, clean and tidy.

A lunch set includes almost everything that you may try for Unagi. A half Unagi is served on the rice. Side dishes are eel soup, Japanese pickles, a jar of soup for rice.

Unagi is not the best. It is a little bit soft and cold, texture not firm, not very tasty, however acceptable.

In fact, their lunch special is bargain and there will be a line of people queuing up. Price for the normal menu will be more than double of the lunch specials.

4

Google
Went here to get a delicious bowl of unagi before heading to the narita express to fly home. The queue was super long. Good thing they had take out. It was pretty quick after ordering that I received the food. The unagi was tender and full of umami. The sauce was nicely balanced, not too sweet or salty. My only regret was not ordering the larger portion.

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