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Unagi Imasho


Japanese: Eel

Unagi Imasho Description

Unagi Imasho is a hidden gem located in the bustling neighborhood of Kanda, Tokyo. This charming restaurant specializes in the art of cooking and serving eel, known as unagi in Japanese. With a cozy and traditional decor, stepping into Unagi Imasho feels like entering a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city.

What sets Unagi Imasho apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to preserving the traditional methods of preparing unagi. The skilled chefs at this restaurant have mastered the art of grilling the eel to perfection, resulting in a dish that is tender, flavorful, and simply irresistible. The eel is carefully marinated in a special sauce before being grilled over charcoal, giving it a smoky and caramelized flavor that is truly unforgettable.

One of the standout menu items at Unagi Imasho is their signature Unagi Kabayaki. This dish features a generous portion of grilled eel served on a bed of fluffy rice, drizzled with a rich and savory sauce. Each bite is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, with the tender eel complementing the fragrant rice perfectly. For those looking to try something different, the restaurant also offers a variety of other eel dishes, such as Unagi Donburi and Unagi Sushi.

Whether you're a fan of eel or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Unagi Imasho is a must-visit restaurant. With its cozy ambiance, traditional decor, and mouthwatering menu, this hidden gem is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

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Unagi Imasho Overview


3-chome-1-15 Kanda Jinbōchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0051


+81 (0) 3-3263-3061


3 minute walk from Jimbocho Station (Toei Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
4 minute walk from Jimbocho Station (Toei Mita Line)
6 minute walk from Kudanshita Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)

Operating Hours

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

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Unagi Imasho Reviews

Unagi Imasho Google Average Rating



We are tourist and stepped into this unique gem: sober-cosi traditional atmosphere, exceptional eel taste experience, and very caring and welcoming staff.


Delicious eel. The sauce is Kanto style and has a light flavor that is not sweet.
You can also make a large serving of rice.
It seems that the number of eels is fixed, and the restaurant closes when it is finished.


I went at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, the day before Saturday's Ox Day.
I was the second one after a group of 6 customers, and the eel here costs 3500 yen.
Includes liver soup, same price for large size
It’s amazing how they compete with just one choice of Unaju❗️

The sauce was a little different from the eel sauce I usually eat, and I thought it was a little less sweet.
The sauce was not sweet, so I was able to eat it till the end without getting bored.
Please note that the large portion is quite large.
It's only open on weekdays, but I really hope it stays open for a long time, perhaps because it's for older people.

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