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Japanese: Eel

Kigawa Description

Located in the heart of Tokyo, KIGAWA is a renowned restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, with a focus on eel dishes. Situated near the famous Kanda Shrine, this establishment offers a unique dining experience that combines exquisite flavors with a charming atmosphere.

What sets KIGAWA apart from other dining establishments is their mastery of the art of cooking eel. The chefs at KIGAWA have perfected the technique of grilling eel to perfection, resulting in tender and flavorful dishes that are simply irresistible. Whether you choose their signature Unagi Kabayaki, which features perfectly grilled eel glazed with a sweet and savory sauce, or their Unagi Chirashi, a bowl of rice topped with grilled eel and various toppings, each bite is a true delight for the senses.

The restaurant itself exudes a traditional Japanese ambiance, with its elegant decor and warm lighting. The attentive and friendly staff ensure that every guest feels welcome and well taken care of, adding to the overall dining experience.

If you're looking to indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine, particularly eel dishes, KIGAWA is the place to be. With their exceptional culinary skills and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

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Kigawa Overview


1F 2nd Dic Building 2-chome-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021


+81 (0) 3-3253-3210

Nearby Stations

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Suehirocho Station (Tokyo)

Ginza LineTokyo Metro Ginza Line

Ochanomizu Station

Chuo Rapid LineJR East Chuo Rapid Line
Chuo-Sobu LineJR East Chuo-Sobu Line
Marunouchi LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Sat: Closed

Payment Methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room

Kigawa Reviews

Kigawa Google Average Rating



We were passed by it, and accidentally chose to go there and have lunch.
That was nice coincidence, because I've ate one of the best food during my life.
It was a bit pricey but it worth it of course I recommend it if you wanna tase a super delicious eel.


うなぎis fresh and tasty but it will not too heavy even order a big one.


Nice and cozy!

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