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Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya Description

Located in the heart of Tokyo, Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya is a renowned restaurant that specializes in the art of cooking eel, known as unagi in Japanese. This establishment has been selected as one of the top 100 eel restaurants in Japan, a testament to its commitment to quality and tradition.

What sets Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to preserving the authentic flavors and techniques of Japanese cuisine. The skilled chefs at this restaurant have mastered the art of grilling eel to perfection, resulting in tender and flavorful dishes that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

One of the standout menu items at Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya is their signature unagi donburi, a bowl of steamed rice topped with grilled eel and a rich, savory sauce. The combination of the perfectly cooked eel and the flavorful sauce creates a harmonious blend of textures and flavors that is simply irresistible.

The restaurant itself exudes a traditional Japanese ambiance, with its elegant decor and warm lighting. The attentive and friendly staff provide excellent service, ensuring that every dining experience at Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya is a memorable one.

Whether you are a fan of eel or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo. Prepare to indulge in the exquisite flavors of grilled eel and immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Japan.

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Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya Overview


3-chōme-3-4 Nihonbashihongokuchō, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0021


+81 (0) 3-3241-2476


3 minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station Exit A8 on the Ginza Line.
3 minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station Exit B1 on the Hanzomon Line.
3 minute walk from Shin-Nihombashi Station Exit 2 on the Sobu Rapid Line.
7 minute walk from Kanda Station South Exit on the Yamanote Line, Chuo Line, and Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room



Sake Selection

Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya Reviews

Nihonbashi Unagi Izumoya Google Average Rating



English menu is available. They also have a limited number special everyday - have to go there right before they open to try order that special set. The unagi was tasty, wasn’t overly cover in sauce. Rice was not mushy. It comes in a fancy lacquer bento box.
Comes with green tea.


The unagi is so good, soft and subtle flavored (not overpowering)! Highly recommend to have a beer to go with.


Delicious grilled eels served in a classic lacquer box. Private room available for expensive order. Good place for people who want to try Japanese eels since it has many different sizes for serving.

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