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Japanese: Eel

Hayashiya Description

Located in the historic town of Kawagoe, Hayashiya is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience centered around the finest eel cuisine. The restaurant's traditional wooden structure, which has stood for over a century, sets the stage for a memorable meal where guests can savor the exquisite flavors of premium eel dishes, including their signature dish, the luxurious Hitsumabushi made with the highest quality eel brand, Unagi Bando Taro.

At Hayashiya, the art of grilling eel over binchotan charcoal is perfected by skilled chefs, ensuring each bite is a harmonious blend of smoky, tender eel and flavorful seasoning. The dedication to using only the best ingredients is evident in every dish, with a meticulous selection process that guarantees a truly exceptional dining experience. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to indulge in a culinary adventure, Hayashiya promises to transport your taste buds to new heights with their delectable eel creations.

Hayashiya Overview


2-4 Nakachō, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0065


+81 (0) 49-226-3058


13 minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-5:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Hayashiya Reviews

Hayashiya Google Average Rating



Unagidon was good and tasty. Good queueing system as well where you can leave the restaurant and come back later and you can check status of the queue online via a QR code. However, we feel that it’s a bit pricey, especially when the wait exceeds 15mins.


Food-wise was slightly above average, but pricey. However with our top-unagi experience with Edogawa in Nara, this fell short in terms of value-for-money.

Service was great! They have good English speaking staff and menus to help out too.

It's a tad bit crowded with a numbered-queue system in place - understandably as Kawagoe is fast becoming a touristy spot. Had to wait about 10-15mins for a table for 2 at 12:30pm on a Wednesday. But as with most of Japan, if you're in a smaller group, you tend to get your seats faster.


Service very kind, food very delicious, we got the premium eel and it was amazing.


Nice unagi restaurant in Kawagoe area. I really like the unagi I had, smell and taste amazing. Thank you for the meal ☺️

*arrive around 12.15 and queue for about 30 mins


It was a weekend and there were many people. So, we went to get the queue ticket first, then we went for walk nearby for almost 1 hour before coming back to the restaurant. I ordered Unagi set. It's so tasty (juicy and tender) and I think it is worth the time to wait. Please visit here if you like Unagi.

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