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Miyake Akira

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Japanese: Eel

Miyake Akira Description

Located in Tokyo, Miyake Akira is a renowned restaurant specializing in eel kaiseki cuisine, a traditional Japanese cooking style that emphasizes the use of seasonal ingredients. As you step into the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a chic and modern interior, meticulously designed to create a serene and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail extends to the tableware, with each dish served on beautiful Minoyaki ceramics, showcasing the unique artistic flair of Chef Akira Miyake.

What sets Miyake Akira apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to quality and innovation. The menu features a selection of carefully curated courses that highlight the chef's expertise in grilling eel to perfection. One of the standout dishes is the 'Original Caviar,' a specialty of Miyake Akira, which perfectly complements the flavors of the eel. The eel itself is cooked using a traditional charcoal grill, creating a smoky and tender texture that is simply irresistible.

To enhance your dining experience, Miyake Akira offers an extensive selection of wines and sake, handpicked by their sommelier. Whether you're a connoisseur or a novice, you'll find the perfect pairing to complement your meal. With its impeccable service, exquisite cuisine, and elegant ambiance, Miyake Akira is a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable dining experience in Tokyo.

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Miyake Akira Overview


1st Floor Roppongi Jt Building 3-chōme-8-12 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032


+81 (0) 3-6812-9969


5 minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
10 minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 5:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Miyake Akira Reviews

Miyake Akira Google Average Rating



Akira Miyake in Tokyo is more than a dining experience; it's a journey through Japanese culinary excellence. Their unagi eel stands out as one of the best I've ever tasted, with flavors that dance on the palate. The rest of the carefully planned menu is equally delightful and super delicious. What sets Akira Miyake apart is the English-speaking chef, who takes the time to explain every dish, enriching the experience and bridging the gap between cultures. This thoughtful touch adds an educational layer to an already exquisite meal, allowing guests to fully appreciate the artistry and tradition behind each dish. If you're in Tokyo, don't miss the chance to indulge in this authentic and extraordinary culinary adventure at Akira Miyake.


This restaurant is a hidden gem in Roppongi! The food & service are excellent and there are only 8 seats (you need a reservation). Why only 4 stars and not 5? Killing an animal for food is needed, but doing so has to occur with the least amount of pain possible. Chopping of the back of a lobster without actually killing it is cruel and unnecessary. Same for the eel, where one could chop off the head instead of starting to simply cut off the meat from a living being. No matter how good the food is, I cannot overlook this fact and this unnecessarily tarnishes the otherwise perfect experience guests will have here.


Low key hidden restaurant with some high quality courses👌🏻👌🏻
Not cheap, but worth it, I would recommend wine pairing if you’re planning to drink 🍶

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