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Unagi Hamamatsuya



Japanese: Eel, Yakitori

Unagi Hamamatsuya Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Okubo in Tokyo, Unagi Hamamatsu-ya is a hidden gem that specializes in delicious eel dishes. This charming restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its traditional Japanese decor and warm ambiance.

Unagi, or grilled eel, is the star of the menu at Unagi Hamamatsu-ya. The skilled chefs here masterfully prepare the eel, grilling it to perfection and serving it with a flavorful sauce that enhances its natural taste. The eel is tender and succulent, with a slightly smoky flavor that is simply irresistible.

One of the standout dishes at Unagi Hamamatsu-ya is their signature Unagi Don, a bowl of steamed rice topped with grilled eel and drizzled with their special sauce. The combination of the tender eel and the fluffy rice creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Another must-try dish is the Unagi Kabayaki, where the eel is grilled and basted with a sweet and savory glaze.

What sets Unagi Hamamatsu-ya apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to quality and authenticity. The eel used here is sourced from the finest suppliers, ensuring that each bite is of the highest quality. The restaurant also prides itself on its attentive and friendly service, making every visit a memorable one. Whether you're a fan of eel or looking to try something new, Unagi Hamamatsu-ya is a must-visit destination for a truly satisfying dining experience.

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Unagi Hamamatsuya Overview


1-chōme-20-3 Hyakuninchō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-0073


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+81 (0) 3-3227-2727

Nearby Stations

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Okubo Station (Tokyo)

Chuo-Sobu LineJR East Chuo-Sobu Line

Shin-Okubo Station

Yamanote LineJR East Yamanote Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Sat: Closed

Payment Methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Unagi Hamamatsuya Reviews

Unagi Hamamatsuya Google Average Rating



Search for and visit a nearby eel restaurant. An eel restaurant along Kotakibashi Street. Next to it is a yakitori restaurant and a large ramen shop.

A friendly greeting from the proprietress at the same time as entering the store.
Expectations are high for the Showa-chic atmosphere inside the store.
I asked
・grilled liver
・Fish grilled
Grilled fins have a very soft taste. After that, the table top sauce was good.
Waiting for the eel while drinking beer while snacking.
The eel, which is the key, was plump and delicious, and it seems to be slightly thick, but it is well-baked, and the eel that can be cut with chopsticks, and the sauce is slightly sweet, and the rice goes well.
While adding the sauce, I instinctively grabbed the bowl and shoveled in the rice.

I was very satisfied, but the amount of Kasaneju I ordered was large, so next time it would be better to simply enjoy a lot of eel at a special price.

Next time, I would like to drink sake with Kabayaki and Shirayaki.
Revisit Ali.


I stopped by when I was nearby.
It was delicious. I like piping hot eel, so I was a little disappointed.
The eel was 4200 yen.
I'll stop by again.


We recommend the highest jumbo size. A locally famous old-fashioned eel restaurant with many young customers. The tableware also has a luxurious feel.

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