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Japanese: Eel, Tempura

Tsuruya Description

Located in the heart of Asakusa, Tsuruya is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, particularly eel and tempura, this restaurant is a must-visit for food enthusiasts.

The interior of Tsuruya is beautifully decorated, with a traditional Japanese aesthetic that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the elegant wooden furnishings to the delicate artwork adorning the walls.

When it comes to the menu, Tsuruya truly stands out. Their eel dishes are a true delicacy, prepared with precision and expertise. The eel is grilled to perfection, resulting in a tender and flavorful dish that will leave you craving for more. The tempura is equally impressive, with a light and crispy batter that perfectly complements the fresh ingredients.

What sets Tsuruya apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to quality and authenticity. The chefs at Tsuruya have mastered the art of Japanese cuisine, ensuring that every dish is a true representation of traditional flavors and techniques. Whether you're a fan of eel or tempura, Tsuruya is the place to go for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Tsuruya Overview


1-chōme-33-2 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032


+81 (0) 3-3841-0280


1 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Ginza Line)
2 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Asakusa Line)
1 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tobu, Toei, Metro)
1 minute walk from Asakusa Station (130m)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:20AM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:20AM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:20AM-8:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:20AM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:20AM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:20AM-8:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Tsuruya Reviews

Tsuruya Google Average Rating



Even though this restaurant is famous by eel, we came for the lunch menu and did not order eels. And the cuisines surprised us a lot, the Ten-don was tasty and not expensive. It quite worth to re-visit if you want to find a real store for a Japanese lunch instead of vendor or fast food.


We found this restaurant by random because we didn’t expect to have lunch here. After we made decision to walk in. They welcome us with green tea to refresh us before we started to order. I picked the famous menu of the place that is grilled unagi. And it was the best grilled unagi I never have. It was very delicious, unagi was fresh, sweet and juicy. It was right amount of sauce. It served with good miso soup. And one of the best of this restaurant was the services. Strong recommend!


Quiet relaxing restaurant nearby Sensō-ji. The sweetest people running this restaurant, and we felt like we've never had unagi rice before now, it was eye opening! So so good, and I've eaten at the highest rated unagi restaurants in Japan before! A must try if you're in Tokyo!

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