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Japanese: Eel

Kappo Unagi Hirai Description

Kappo Unagi Hirai is a hidden gem located in the heart of Tokyo's Ginza district. This charming restaurant specializes in the art of cooking eel, known as unagi in Japanese. With its traditional decor and warm ambiance, stepping into Kappo Unagi Hirai feels like entering a traditional Japanese eatery.

What sets Kappo Unagi Hirai apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to serving the highest quality eel dishes. The skilled chefs at this restaurant have mastered the art of grilling eel to perfection, resulting in tender and flavorful pieces of unagi. The menu offers a variety of eel dishes, from the classic Unagi Donburi (grilled eel served over rice) to the indulgent Unagi Kaiseki (a multi-course meal featuring eel as the star ingredient).

In addition to its exquisite eel dishes, Kappo Unagi Hirai also offers a selection of traditional Japanese cuisine. Guests can indulge in dishes such as sashimi, tempura, and miso soup, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. The restaurant's attentive staff provides excellent service, ensuring that every dining experience is memorable.

Whether you're a fan of eel or simply looking to explore the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine, Kappo Unagi Hirai is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo. Its authentic atmosphere, exceptional dishes, and dedication to culinary excellence make it a standout choice for food enthusiasts.

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Kappo Unagi Hirai Overview


3-chōme-4-4 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061


+81 (0) 3-3567-7001


3 minute walk from Ginza-itchome Station
3 minute walk from Ginza Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Sake Selection


Kappo Unagi Hirai Reviews

Kappo Unagi Hirai Google Average Rating



The unagi here was delicious. The restaurant was not spacious, but for one chef paying expensive rent, it was okay. He could not understand English well, but seemed to get what we said. Not really recommended for people that don’t


Stumbled across this in a hidden alley by chance but found really good unagi meal. Try the simmered unagi


Very nice and authentic charcoal grilled unagi

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