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Japanese: Eel

Meguro Daikokuya Description

Located in Tokyo, Meguro Daikokuya is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, with a focus on eel and chicken dishes. This restaurant stands out from the crowd with its authentic flavors and cozy atmosphere. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by warm wooden decor and traditional Japanese artwork, creating a serene and inviting ambiance.

The menu at Meguro Daikokuya is a culinary journey through the rich flavors of Japan. Their signature dish is the grilled eel, known as unagi, which is cooked to perfection and served with a sweet and savory sauce. The tender and flavorful chicken dishes are also a must-try, showcasing the skill and expertise of the chefs. For those looking for a lighter option, the restaurant offers a variety of fresh and seasonal seafood dishes.

What sets Meguro Daikokuya apart is their commitment to using only the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Each dish is prepared with meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a symphony of flavors that will delight your taste buds. Whether you're a fan of Japanese cuisine or looking to explore new flavors, Meguro Daikokuya is a must-visit destination for food lovers.

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Meguro Daikokuya Overview


2-chōme-8-4 Meguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0063


+81 (0) 3-3493-5260


7 minute walk from Meguro Station.

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Meguro Daikokuya Reviews

Meguro Daikokuya Google Average Rating



We were walking around the Meguro promenade during the Sakura meguro festival after sunset and were looking for an unagi restaurant in the near, it is only 3 minutes from the promenade. Once there the owner helped us to choose from the small but nice menu, you get here soft eel on rice and if you wish you get grilled eel as starter. They also serve pickled appetizers and a nicely balanced miso-like clear soup. All in all a very small and great unagi jewel near the meguro river promenade, would highly recommend if you like unagi on rice!


Absolutely delicious meal. Staff are very kind and friendly. The chef speaks good English as well. Will come again and highly recommend


We didnt actually know where we were going and ended up at this fabulous little unagi restaraunt. The only protein they serve is eel and it they do it well. You can tell this simple little restaraunt loves what they make.

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