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Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten

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Japanese: Eel

Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten Description

Located in the heart of Tokyo's Ginza district, Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten is a renowned restaurant specializing in the traditional Japanese delicacy of eel. With its second location in Tokyo, this establishment brings the authentic flavors of Nagoya's famous hitsumabushi to the capital city.

What sets Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten apart is their unique cooking method. The eel is grilled over an open flame, giving it a deliciously smoky and crispy exterior. It is then topped with a special soy-based sauce that perfectly complements the tender and juicy meat. The combination of flavors and textures is truly a delight for the senses.

The restaurant's attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the beautifully presented dishes to the elegant decor. The dining space is designed to accommodate various occasions, making it suitable for both intimate dinners and larger gatherings. Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to try something new, Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten is a must-visit destination for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten Overview


11f Mitsukoshi Ginza 4-chōme-6-16 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-8212


+81 (0) 3-6263-2157


5 minute walk from Ginza Station (Exit A6, A7) on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, and Hibiya Line.
5 minute walk from Ginza-itchome Station (Exit 9) on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
2 minute walk from Higashi-ginza Station (via underground passage towards Ginza Station) on Toei Asakusa Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
9 minute walk from Yurakucho Station (Central Exit, Ginza Exit) on JR Line.
In front of Ginza-yonchome Bus Stop on Toei Bus.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Sake Selection



Stylish Interior

WiFi Available

Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten Reviews

Unagi Hitsumabushibincho Mitsukoshiginzaten Google Average Rating



First time making reservation via Google map and it was easy to modify as I have to reschedule our travel plan a few times.

Instead of going for Hitsumabushi which is not quite our cup of tea, we ordered the traditional Unagi Kabayaki set and a side of Unagi Shirayaki, both were delicious though I would prefer it to be a bit more moist inside.

The restaurant always have a queue outside waiting for table without reservation, and the interior is very well decorated with beautiful wood panels.

Great for casual lunch while shopping in the area.


Arrived a little before 1130 on a weekday, and we are the last table without having to wait.

Promptly seated and ordered a Miyabi set at 8k JPY.

Totally worth the experience with the Unagi served in multiple ways. The main rice dish is meant to be had in 3 ways also each with its distinctive flavour.

Mostly visitors from outside of Japan from what I can observe. Understandable given the location and staffs speak very good English with English menu so not being a local isn’t a problem at all.



Best unagi meal experience for my current trip. Taste wonderful and am surprised that how well the unagi was cooked. Recommended and do come early to avoid crowd.

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