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Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten Description

Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten is a renowned restaurant located in Tokyo, Japan. Specializing in the art of eel cuisine, this establishment has been recognized as one of the top 100 eel restaurants in Japan. With a history dating back five generations, Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten has perfected the art of preparing and serving eel dishes.

What sets Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to preserving tradition while embracing innovation. The restaurant's interior exudes a sense of elegance and sophistication, with traditional Japanese decor and a serene ambiance. As you step inside, you'll be transported to a world where the art of eel cooking is celebrated.

The menu at Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten features a variety of eel dishes, each prepared with meticulous attention to detail. From the classic Unaju, which consists of grilled eel served over rice, to the Unagi Chawanmushi, a savory egg custard with eel, every dish is a testament to the restaurant's dedication to quality and flavor. The eel is sourced from the finest suppliers and cooked to perfection, resulting in tender, succulent pieces that melt in your mouth.

Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to indulge in a unique dining experience, Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten is a must-visit destination. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and traditions of eel cuisine, and discover why this restaurant has earned its place among the top eel establishments in Japan.

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Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten Overview


1-chōme-5-4 Higashiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0044


+81 (0) 3-3583-7852


5 minute walk from Akabanebashi Station (Toei Oedo Line) or Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya Line) towards Tokyo Tower.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten Reviews

Nodaiwa Azabu Iikura Honten Google Average Rating



APRIL 2023

Arrived here around opening time for lunch so didn't need to wait for a table. They have the ala carte menu as well as several set courses at different price points. I went with the mid price set course which included appetizer, shirayaki, chawanmushi, unaju, liver clear soup and dessert. The shirayaki was grilled with no sauce or seasoning, intended to be enjoyed with a little bit of salt and wasabi to bring out the natural taste of the unagi. Not my favorite style of unagi but it was soft and delicate. For the unajyu, the sweet kabayaki sauce was applied sparingly but was enough to soak onto the surface of the rice, and the sansho pepper ties the dish together. Overall it was a tasty meal, service was good and the dishes were served in a timely manner.


Oh my, the best ever 鰻魚飯 I have ever tried, it will not goes wrong. The only problem I have here was, I didn’t know how to make the order. And at the need, only I realised that was the meaning of size for the portion you ordered. Anyway, the staffs are super friendly, welcome you with the most lovely smile, and followed you out when you exit the restaurant, and even offer for a photo for us. Your you are nearby, looking for something, here you go.


Excellent for eel lovers! Such great value for a Michelin star restaurant.
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