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Japanese: Eel

Iidaya Description

Located in the heart of Asakusa, Iidaya is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, this restaurant is known for its delicious dishes featuring dojō (loach), unagi (eel), and nabe (hot pot). With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, Iidaya provides a perfect setting for a memorable meal.

One of the standout dishes at Iidaya is their dojō meshi, a flavorful rice dish made with tender and succulent loach. The dojō is carefully prepared to bring out its natural flavors, and when combined with the perfectly cooked rice, it creates a harmonious and satisfying combination. Another must-try dish is their unagi, which is grilled to perfection and served with a rich and savory sauce. The melt-in-your-mouth texture of the eel is truly a delight for the senses.

What sets Iidaya apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to using fresh and high-quality ingredients. The chefs at Iidaya take great pride in their culinary skills and strive to create dishes that not only taste amazing but also showcase the essence of Japanese cuisine. Whether you're a fan of dojō, unagi, or nabe, Iidaya is sure to impress with its authentic flavors and warm hospitality. So, if you're looking for a memorable dining experience in Asakusa, make sure to visit Iidaya and indulge in their exquisite Japanese dishes.

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Iidaya Overview


3-chōme-3-2 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035


+81 (0) 3-3843-0881


2 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express) A2 exit.
6 minute walk from Tawaramachi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) exit 3.
11 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tobu Isezaki Line) main exit.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Iidaya Reviews

Iidaya Google Average Rating



We actually stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. We were looking on how we would walk back to our hotel right outside the restaurant right as they were opening. A group of locals asked if we were in line and formed a line behind us. That line prompted us to go in and try. It is a unagi restaurant. We had their nori ochazuke, oyakodon and unagi don. Delicious! Cozy - happy we were able to remove our shoes. The food was very comforting and the service was really good.


They have fillet dojou nabe which would be good for customers who have ever experienced dojou before. Good service and very quaint inside and outside. Highly recommended if you are in Asakusa or Kappabashi area.


I came with a tourist for an experience! We liked the Edo style dishes which are offered here. Including, the famous Dozeu and Unagi.

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