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Tenoji Description

Located in the heart of Tokyo, Tenoji is a renowned restaurant that specializes in the art of eel cuisine. With a history dating back to the Edo period, Tenoji has been serving traditional and innovative eel dishes for over 200 years. The restaurant prides itself on preserving the craftsmanship and flavors that were beloved by the Tokugawa family.

What sets Tenoji apart from other dining establishments is its unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity. The skilled artisans at Tenoji source the finest eels and meticulously prepare them using time-honored techniques. From the moment you step into the restaurant, you'll be transported to a world of culinary excellence and Japanese tradition.

The menu at Tenoji offers a wide range of eel dishes, each bursting with flavor and artistry. Whether you choose the classic unagi kabayaki, grilled eel glazed with a sweet soy-based sauce, or opt for a more adventurous option like eel sushi or tempura, every bite is a testament to the restaurant's dedication to perfection. The delicate balance of textures and flavors in each dish is a testament to the skill and expertise of the chefs at Tenoji.

The restaurant itself exudes a sense of elegance and tranquility, with its traditional Japanese decor and intimate seating arrangements. The warm and inviting atmosphere makes it the perfect place to enjoy a memorable dining experience with friends, family, or colleagues.

If you're looking to embark on a culinary journey through the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine, Tenoji is the place to be. With its exceptional eel dishes, impeccable service, and timeless ambiance, Tenoji promises to deliver an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

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Tenoji Overview


B2f Otemachi Bldg. 1 6 1-chōme ŌTemachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0004


+81 (0) 3-3216-5404


3 minute walk from Otemachi Station. Exit number/name and train line information not provided.

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


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Tenoji Reviews

Tenoji Google Average Rating



Tenoji Otemachi store
○ Instagram: @tenoji_ootemachi
○ Address: 1-6-1 B2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
○ Business hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 to 14:30, 17:00 to 21:30
○ Payment: Card, electronic money accepted
○ Reviews: As of 23.9.21
Google Maps 4.0
Tabelog 3.34
○ Wi-Fi: None
○ Outlet: None

[What I ate]
Hitsumabushi ¥3,800
・This is said to be in limited quantity.
I visited after 12:00 on weekdays and they had everything in stock.
・The eel is cut into small bite-sized pieces.
It's very easy to eat.
・It's not a fluffy type of eel, but a well-grilled eel.
・Dashi soup will be provided after you eat a certain amount.
Halfway through, we made tea with tea.

[What I drank]
I'm happy to be able to pour it frequently!

・12:18 Arrival, order
・12:20 Enter the store
・Provided at 12:36
From ordering to serving, even if you look around you
It took quite some time.
You can watch the eel being grilled from outside the restaurant.

・The queue time is about 2 minutes at noon on weekdays.
Since it takes time to bake, the rotation rate is
It's not that expensive.
・The inside of the store is very clean.

【Use scene】
・Alone… ○
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*The contents listed are as of the date of visit or posting date.
Please check the store's official page for the latest information.

○ Otemachi1-6-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
○ [Weekday]
AM11:00-PM2:30, PM5:00-PM9:30
○ Card. electrical money
○ As of Sep 21, 2023
GoogleMap 4.0
Tabelog 3.34
○ No Wi-Fi
○ No outlets

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I think it's amazing in this day and age that you can enjoy this kind of taste, volume, atmosphere, and service at this price.
I'm not sure whether to give it 5 stars, come again and decide!


I visited for lunch.
Because it's for local use
I just want to eat eel!
But when it comes to budget, there is a reassuring presence: Mr. Tenoji.
I took a look at the eel,
It's a shop where you can enjoy delicious Japanese tea instead of cold drinks.After a while, a heavy bag was brought to us.
Although it is thin, it has a thick texture that allows you to make it as thick as you like!
I sprinkled it with Japanese pepper.
There are no complaints about the taste.
It also comes with liver sucking,
With a soft texture,
It was delicious. Unaju 2,900 yen
An ally of the common people!

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