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Japanese: Eel


Kawaei Overview


1-chōme-19-16 Akabane, Kita City, Tokyo 115-0045


+81 (0) 3-3901-3729


3 minute walk from Akabane Station (JR Saikyo Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line) East Exit.
6 minute walk from Akabane-Iwabuchi Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Saitama Rapid Railway).

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM

Payment methods

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

Kawaei Description

Located in Tokyo, Kawaei is a unique restaurant that specializes in two delicious cuisines: hōrōhōri (a type of chicken dish) and unagi (grilled eel). With a rating of 3.67 out of 5 stars and over 663 reviews, this restaurant has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

What sets Kawaei apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to providing high-quality, flavorful dishes. The chefs at Kawaei have mastered the art of cooking hōrōhōri and unagi, ensuring that each bite is a culinary delight. Whether you're a fan of tender, juicy chicken or succulent, grilled eel, Kawaei has something to satisfy every palate.

One of the standout menu items at Kawaei is their hōrōhōri chicken. This dish features tender pieces of chicken that have been marinated and grilled to perfection. The result is a mouthwatering combination of flavors that will leave you craving more. Another must-try dish is their unagi, which is known for its rich, smoky taste. Each piece of eel is carefully grilled and served with a delectable sauce that enhances its natural flavors.

In terms of ambiance, Kawaei offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and welcoming environment for diners. Whether you're visiting for a casual lunch or a special dinner, Kawaei provides a comfortable setting to enjoy your meal.

If you're looking for a unique dining experience in Tokyo, Kawaei is the place to go. With its exceptional hōrōhōri chicken and mouthwatering unagi, this restaurant is sure to satisfy your cravings for delicious Japanese cuisine. Don't miss out on the opportunity to indulge in the flavors of Kawaei and discover why it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



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Kawaei Reviews

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Very good Unajyu. They only use Japanese domestic eels, Blue eels, Aounagi, is the best one. Dashi soup coming with the main is also good.


We enjoyed a combination of battered chicken sashimi, grilled skin skewers, grilled eel with beer, and finished with broiled eel and rice in a bowl 😋
It was already great to eat and drink in the daytime ♪lol


Why 川栄 doesn’t sell ホロバラ串 now?😢
I thought it was the most delicious dish in 川栄


Translated from Japanese:

This is my fourth visit. When it comes to eel in Akabane, Marumasu-ya is probably famous, and many people may be familiar with it as it was also featured in "Kodoku no Gourmet". Today I jumped right after the opening of the evening part...


Translated from Japanese:

I visit this store regularly, but this is my first time posting. For the eel, I ordered the most special green eel. Depending on the stock of the day, there may be days when there is no green eel available. This blue eel is expensive compared to other eel, but I ate it...


Translated from Japanese:

I made a reservation and visited in the evening. This time, for the first time, I made a reservation for the highest rank of eel, called Unagi no Ao. After quenching your thirst with Yakitori and Yamazaki Highball, it was time to meet Sono Ao. What is this refreshing fat? Is Kawaei's blue a monster? And Char's from Gundam...

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