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Shinjuku Unazakura

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Japanese: Eel

Shinjuku Unazakura Description

Located in the quiet and hidden neighborhood of Shinjuku, Shinjuku Unazakura is a small and charming restaurant that specializes in eel cuisine. This hidden gem offers a unique dining experience, with its cozy and intimate atmosphere that transports you to a traditional Japanese setting.

The highlight of Shinjuku Unazakura is their meticulously prepared eel dishes. The restaurant takes pride in selecting the finest live eels and grilling them to perfection with their secret soy-based sauce. The aroma of the sauce fills the air, enhancing the flavors of the tender and succulent eel. One of their most popular dishes is the Unaju, a box of grilled eel served over a bed of fluffy rice. The combination of the perfectly grilled eel and the fragrant rice is simply divine.

What sets Shinjuku Unazakura apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to quality and authenticity. The restaurant sources their ingredients from trusted suppliers, ensuring that every dish is made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The attention to detail in their cooking techniques and presentation is evident in every bite. Whether you choose to dine in or take out, Shinjuku Unazakura guarantees a memorable and satisfying dining experience.

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Shinjuku Unazakura Overview


7-chome-18 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023


+81 (0) 50-5487-5948

Nearby Stations

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Seibu-Shinjuku Station

Seibu Shinjuku LineSeibu Railway Seibu Shinjuku Line

Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station

Oedo LineToei Subway Oedo Line

Nishi-Shinjuku Station

Marunouchi LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-8:00PM

Payment Methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Sake Selection

Shinjuku Unazakura Reviews

Shinjuku Unazakura Google Average Rating



Really nice locally owned unagi rice restaurant tucked in the inner small streets of Shinjuku! We were the only customers at the time and the owner/chef took his time in making and serving us the dishes! The unagi was nicely seasoned and grilled. It came with a few starter dishes which were all tasty! Definitely a little gem in shinjuku!


Very pleasant visit.
Tasty appetizers
Delicious unagi rice. Refreshing soup. Excellent combination.


I like it! It was very tasty unagi. )

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