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Japanese: Eel

Kagurazaka Shimakin

Kagurazaka Shimakin Overview


2-chōme-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825


+81 (0) 3-3269-3151


1 minute walk from Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Namboku Line)
3 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Chuo Line, local train)6 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)B3 exit, go up to the ground level, turn right diagonally ahead, immediately.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-10:00PM

Payment methods

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

Kagurazaka Shimakin Description

Located in Tokyo, Kagurazaka Shimakin is a unique and captivating restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, with a focus on eel dishes. This restaurant stands out from others in the area with its authentic and flavorful menu offerings, as well as its charming and inviting atmosphere.

One of the highlights of Kagurazaka Shimakin is their signature dish, the Unagi, or grilled eel. The eel is expertly prepared and cooked to perfection, resulting in a tender and succulent texture that melts in your mouth. The rich and savory flavors of the eel are enhanced by the restaurant's secret sauce, which adds a delightful sweetness to the dish.

In addition to their eel dishes, Kagurazaka Shimakin also offers a variety of other traditional Japanese dishes, such as sashimi, tempura, and sushi. Each dish is meticulously prepared using the freshest ingredients, ensuring a high-quality and authentic dining experience.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, with a blend of modern and traditional elements. The warm and inviting ambiance creates a cozy atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal with friends or loved ones. The attentive and friendly staff provide excellent service, making your dining experience even more enjoyable.

Whether you're a fan of eel or simply looking to explore the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine, Kagurazaka Shimakin is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo. With its unique menu offerings, charming atmosphere, and exceptional service, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Kagurazaka Shimakin Reviews

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Delicious food and very fast and nice service. We ate the grilled eel and one of the kaiseki experiences and both were devine !


Good service and food but eel became just too pricey


Very good unagi, the second best we have eaten to date.


Translated from Japanese:

For dinner with my family visiting Tokyo on the weekend, I went to Shimankin, which I had been interested in for a while. Although the eel has plenty of fat, the sauce is neither too sweet nor too strong, giving it an elegant and gentle taste. The flesh is fluffy and the skin is melt-in-your-mouth soft. ...


Translated from Japanese:

This is a long-established Japanese restaurant located at the entrance of Kagurazaka. The store's appearance gives me a nostalgic feel, and I'm very happy that the interior is relaxing and calm! The order includes scallop nuta, rolled egg, Saikyoyaki, sashimi, a little alcohol,...


Translated from Japanese:

At the dinner party, I had a course of eel. All of the dishes we had on the course were elegant and delicious, but the best one was definitely the unagiju. The sauce is neither too thick nor too thin, just the right amount of seasoning. Above all, plump...

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