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Unagi Nishihara

Unagi Nishihara Description

Unagi Nishihara is a specialized eel restaurant located in Osaka, Japan. The owner of the restaurant honed his skills for 17 years in Hamanako, Shizuoka, before opening this establishment in his hometown. What sets Unagi Nishihara apart is its commitment to using only domestically sourced eel, ensuring the highest quality and freshness.

The menu at Unagi Nishihara features a variety of eel dishes, with their signature dish being the 'Gohonmoto,' which consists of five perfectly grilled eel skewers. The eel is meticulously prepared using the 'koichi' method, where each piece is individually grilled instead of being skewered together. This technique allows for a larger surface area to be coated with their special sauce, resulting in a tender and flavorful eel.

In addition to their exceptional eel dishes, Unagi Nishihara also offers a selection of side dishes that perfectly complement the main attraction. The restaurant takes pride in their carefully selected domestic rice and sauce, which enhance the flavors of the eel. The interior of the restaurant exudes a calm and inviting atmosphere, reflecting the owner's attention to detail and passion for his craft.

For those seeking an authentic and unforgettable eel dining experience in Osaka, Unagi Nishihara is the place to be. With their dedication to using only the finest ingredients and their mastery of the 'koichi' grilling technique, every bite at Unagi Nishihara is a true delight for the senses.

Unagi Nishihara Overview


4-12 Kitashinmachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka 540-0023


+81 (0) 6-6926-4478


5 minute walk from Tanimachi 4-chome Station.
7 minute walk from Temmabashi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-8:30PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



Unagi Nishihara Reviews

Unagi Nishihara Google Average Rating



Reservations only! Had a wonderful experience at this eel restaurant. If you’re a tourist the menu is only in Japanese so make sure you use google translate or show them pictures. You can choose from a small, medium, or large eel on rice set. My party all ordered the small and it was already quite a lot of food. One of the best things about the meal was the fried eel bones for appetizer. I recommend this place to any eel lover.


Quaint little place that only seats 9 and prepares your eel on the spot. I was lucky to be able to walk in during lunch, but on some days they are fully booked. Menu is all handwritten in Japanese so be sure to have someone who knows how to read it with you. Eel meat was soft and fluffy yet flavourful, and they give you fried eel bones before your meal as an appetizer.


Very good Unagi restaurant. Grilled on the spot and the freshness of the eel can be appreciated. Eel bone is also delightfully fried. Only Japanese menu but some picture pointing from their tabelog page should do the trick.

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