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Japanese: Eel

Shinbashi Eel Inn Description

Shinbashi Eel Inn is a hidden gem located in the heart of Tokyo, specifically in the Shinbashi area. As the name suggests, this restaurant specializes in eel dishes, offering a unique and authentic dining experience. What sets Shinbashi Eel Inn apart from other dining establishments is its direct connection to a local eel wholesaler in Shizuoka, ensuring the highest quality and freshness of their ingredients.

One of the standout menu items at Shinbashi Eel Inn is their signature dish, the 'Nikuatsu Unaju' or Thick-cut Eel Rice Bowl. This dish features a generous portion of thick and succulent eel fillets grilled to perfection and served on a bed of fluffy rice. The combination of the tender eel and the flavorful sauce creates a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will leave you craving for more.

In addition to their famous eel rice bowls, Shinbashi Eel Inn also offers a variety of other eel dishes, such as their popular 'Unakushi' or Grilled Eel Skewers. These skewers allow you to savor the different parts of the eel, each offering a unique flavor profile. The cozy and relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant, with its wooden interior, provides the perfect setting to enjoy these delectable dishes.

Whether you're a fan of eel or looking to try something new, Shinbashi Eel Inn is a must-visit destination for any food lover. With its commitment to quality and its extensive menu of eel delicacies, this restaurant promises a memorable dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

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Shinbashi Eel Inn Overview


1f Komakura Building 3-chōme-4 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0004


+81 (0) 90-3858-8123


6 minute walk from Shimbashi Station
3 minute walk from Uchisaiwaicho Station
8 minute walk from Toranomon Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-10:00PM
Sat: Closed

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

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Shinbashi Eel Inn Reviews

Shinbashi Eel Inn Google Average Rating



Was very good, though I was sick the night after I cannot confirm it's due to the unagi or something else.


Great meal and amaizing service


So delicious!!

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