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Japanese: Eel, Yakitori

Takashimaya Description

Takashimaya is a hidden gem located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. This charming restaurant specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, with a focus on eel (unagi), hot pot (nabe), and grilled skewers (yakitori). With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, Takashimaya offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area.

One of the standout dishes at Takashimaya is their perfectly grilled eel. The tender and flavorful eel is cooked to perfection, with a crispy skin and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Another must-try is their hot pot, which is filled with a variety of fresh ingredients and a rich, savory broth. The yakitori menu offers a wide selection of skewers, from succulent chicken to juicy beef, all expertly grilled to bring out the natural flavors.

What truly distinguishes Takashimaya is their commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The skilled chefs at this restaurant take pride in their craft, ensuring that each dish is prepared with precision and care. Whether you're a local looking for an authentic Japanese dining experience or a visitor wanting to explore the rich flavors of the country, Takashimaya is a must-visit destination.

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Takashimaya Overview


11-5 Nihonbashikobunachō, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0024


+81 (0) 3-3661-5909


5 minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station Exit [A6] on the Ginza Line and Hanzomon Line.
5 minute walk from Ningyocho Station Exit [A5] on the Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line.
5 minute walk from Kodemmacho Station Exit [3] on the Hibiya Line.
5 minute walk from Shin-Nihombashi Station Exit [5] on the JR Sobu Rapid Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Takashimaya Reviews

Takashimaya Google Average Rating



Overall: 5
COVID-19 prevention: 5
Location: 5
Foods: 5
Drinks: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Service: 5
Cost Performance: na, invited
Smoking: no
Tourist Friendly: it depends
Credit Card: yes
Comments: very traditional eel restaurant. You can dine in the private room.


You can have authentic and excellent Unajuu with calm atmosphere.


My favorite eel restaurant in Nihonbashi, and the staff are wonderful. Common water eel! The deliciousness is enhanced by the careful grilling and delicious sauce, making it the best.

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