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Japanese: Eel

Ponpokotei Description

Located in Saitama, Ponpokotei is a charming restaurant specializing in eel, loach, and seafood dishes. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this eatery offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area. The menu features a variety of traditional Japanese dishes, with a focus on expertly prepared eel and loach dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Ponpokotei prides itself on using fresh, high-quality ingredients to create flavorful and authentic Japanese cuisine. From grilled eel to simmered loach, each dish is carefully crafted to showcase the natural flavors of the ingredients. The restaurant's dedication to quality and attention to detail shine through in every bite, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts looking to explore the rich culinary traditions of Japan. Whether you're a seasoned eel aficionado or looking to try something new, Ponpokotei offers a delightful dining experience that will leave you craving more.

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Ponpokotei Overview


151-7 Fujima, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1142


+81 (0) 49-243-5450


10 minute taxi ride from Kawagoe Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: Closed
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

Wheelchair Accessible



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Ponpokotei Reviews

Ponpokotei Google Average Rating



Lovely little restaurant my partner's family have been coming here for years before she was even born.

Feels very traditional


Good !


There is a table in the tatami room, so elderly people can sit comfortably and eat without having to bend their knees, which is nice. The customer service is prompt, and you can get refills of tea right away, so you can feel at ease knowing that they are experienced customers. The slow-grilled eel had a good balance of sweetness, savory sauce, and soft texture, and was very delicious. The garnished rice bran pickles were also delicious. Even though it was a weekday afternoon, there were always customers coming in, and I felt that the restaurant was popular and loved. It's popular, but there are so many seats that we didn't line up. I think I want to go again.


I had been taken there before and visited again.
I wanted to enter the store when it opened, but I arrived at 12:00. Although it was Saturday, there was space in the parking lot in front of the store, so I was able to park my car without any difficulty. When I looked around, I saw that there were second and third parking lots to avoid congestion on the road.
I was also glad that I was allowed to sit in the tatami room.
I had ``Unaju'' before, but it was the first time in 10 years, so this time I went for a luxurious lunch of ``Tokujo Unajyu'' + a set meal.
The salad was brought to me right away, and the tempo was good.
The special quality is golden rice, and the chawanmushi is of a quality that you can't make yourself.
He also came to make me tea every now and then, which made me very happy.
I'll come back later!!

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