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Kamoya Description

Located in Tokyo, Kamoya is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, with a focus on eel dishes. This charming restaurant offers a unique dining experience, combining exquisite flavors with a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Kamoya's menu features a variety of mouthwatering eel dishes, prepared with precision and expertise. From the classic Unagi Don, a bowl of perfectly grilled eel served over a bed of fluffy rice, to the Unagi Kabayaki, where the eel is marinated in a sweet and savory sauce and grilled to perfection, each dish is a true delight for the senses. The eel at Kamoya is sourced from the finest suppliers, ensuring the highest quality and freshness.

What sets Kamoya apart from other dining establishments is not only the exceptional quality of their food, but also the attention to detail in their presentation. Each dish is beautifully arranged, showcasing the artistry and skill of the chefs. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated, with traditional Japanese elements and a warm ambiance that creates a welcoming and intimate dining experience.

Whether you are a fan of eel or simply looking to explore the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine, Kamoya is a must-visit destination. With its delectable menu, charming atmosphere, and impeccable service, this restaurant promises to take you on a culinary journey that will leave you craving for more.

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Kamoya Overview

Address

2-chōme-13-2 Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0005

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3831-0912

Access

10-minute walk from Ueno Station on the JR and Keisei lines. Exit the station and head towards Matsuzakaya department store on Chuo-dori. The destination is located near the Fukagawa Edo Museum on Shinobazu-dori, in the Park Site Building on the 1st floor.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Upscale

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Kamoya Reviews

Kamoya Google Average Rating

4.1

5

Google
This is the cheapest set since I’ll have dinner soon. Waited for quite a while (around 30 mins) but totally worth it. You can tell the eel is freshly grilled, as the edge of it is a bit crunchy. The souce and the rice perfectly matched the eel. And the soup was also great, made with the eel liver, totally fresh and no horrible flavor. If you are to try the grilled eel in Tokyo, can definitely consider this one near the Ueno park. A small but a professional restaurant, they provide English menu.

5

Google
One of my top must-try foods on our trip to Japan was Unagi. I’m not going to lie, at the time we visited, I just wanted a restaurant where I could sit down and rest my very sore and tired feet. I told my husband a few food options that I was in the mood for and he found this one. The restaurant wasn’t too far from where we were in the park and they had unagi on the menu. Win-win!

The restaurant is so beautiful inside and fancier than I was dressed for, but luckily that didn’t matter. We had a wonderful waitress who spoke English and offered some great recommendations. We both ordered an unagi set and tea.

The soup was like a miso cooked with eel liver. Light and refreshing but a tad on fishy side which I kind of expected. The unagi bento was delicious! Perfectly grilled and melted in my mouth. And the rice was amazing, especially with the juices and sauce having soaked in. On it’s own though, I have never had better rice. Soft, slightly sweet, not too sticky.

I highly recommend stopping in if you’re in the area.

4

Google
Good first stop in Ueno. Nice ambiance, good presentation, delicate flavors. Would have liked to know where the eel was from and a bit more sauce, and a little crispier, but this is tokyo style. You are definitely paying for the ambiance. Not a bad place by any stretch of the imagination.

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