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Kubota Description

Located in Tokyo, Kubota is a hidden gem that specializes in delicious eel dishes. With a rating of 3.55 out of 5 and 269 reviews, this restaurant has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The cozy and inviting atmosphere of Kubota sets it apart from other dining establishments in the area.

The menu at Kubota features a variety of mouthwatering eel dishes that are expertly prepared by skilled chefs. One of their standout dishes is the Unagi Don, a bowl of perfectly grilled eel served over a bed of fluffy rice. The eel is tender and flavorful, with a slightly sweet glaze that adds a delightful touch. Another must-try dish is the Dojou Nabe, a hot pot filled with freshwater loach and vegetables. The broth is rich and comforting, making it the perfect dish for a chilly day.

What makes Kubota truly special is their dedication to using only the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Each dish is carefully crafted to ensure a memorable dining experience. Whether you're a fan of eel or looking to try something new, Kubota is the perfect place to indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Kubota Overview


5-chōme-6-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021


+81 (0) 3-3831-6082


2 minute walk from Suehirocho Station Exit 2 on the Ginza Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Kubota Reviews

Kubota Google Average Rating



eel unagi, eel unagi, eel unagi. Best I had in Tokyo by far. You know you are in for a treat when you enter a small shop off the main road and the place is full of locals. I waited 10mins for a sit which is acceptable given it is lunch peak hour. I was also provided an English menu with photos attached to the end. The special sauce that served separately really lit up the eel. If you are not in a rush and would like to indulge a true local dine in experience, definitely pay a visit to here. Staff is very friendly also.


"Life changing" might be a little dramatic but it's not far off! Absolutely amazing unagi and the sake was unbelievable as well. We went for lunch and got one of the box sets of unagi on rice, and got a recommendation for sake to go with it. The one they brought us was so delicious (I haven't had much sake but now I am a new fan!). And the unagi.... Wow! So, so delicious. For 2 people we spent ¥10,500 which for us is a lot for lunch, but honestly it was so worth it!!


Traditional unagi (fresh water eel) restaurant in the Ueno/Okachimachi area. The unagi is very carefully prepared and served in the traditional way. The also offer other interesting small dishes such as grilled innards and unagi omelette. The restaurant is very old but the exterior has been renovated, but the furniture is quite old which really enhances the traditional feeling of the place.
If you are a fan a great unagi, this is definitely a place to put in your list.

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