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Unakichi Description

Located near Hon-Kawagoe Station in Saitama, Unakichi is a charming restaurant specializing in eel dishes. With a cozy and traditional Japanese decor, this eatery offers a unique dining experience that transports you to the heart of Japanese culinary tradition.

Unakichi is renowned for its delectable eel dishes, prepared with precision and expertise. From perfectly grilled unagi kabayaki to flavorful unagi donburi, each dish showcases the restaurant's commitment to quality and authenticity. The menu also features a variety of other eel-based dishes, all crafted to perfection.

What sets Unakichi apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to preserving the art of eel preparation and its warm, inviting ambiance. Whether you're a seasoned eel enthusiast or looking to explore this delicacy for the first time, Unakichi promises a memorable dining experience that celebrates the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine.

Unakichi Overview


35-1 Miyamotochō, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0838


+81 (0) 49-224-4588


10 minute taxi ride from Hon-Kawagoe Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Unakichi Reviews

Unakichi Google Average Rating



A small family run restaurant on the outskirts of kawagoe.

This is a small but popular Unagi (eel) restaurant that is based in the front of a house.

The owners and staff were very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was clean and well lit.

The Unagi bowl was delicious and perfectly cooked and the price was on par with other restaurants in the area.

While the staff were great, the service was very slow. It took nearly 40 minutes to receive the food.

4 stars for great food and friendly staff!


The eel meat is so fluffy and delicious.


I visited around 5 o'clock. Two groups have already entered the store. There was also a counter, so I was able to relax even though I was alone. 4000 yen for Unaju. The store staff also gave me a good impression of being friendly 😊


5 stars

[Menu used]
Upper Unaju 4000 yen

I used it around 12:00 on a weekday.
The parking lot in front of the store was full, but there is a slightly larger parking lot in the back.
When you enter the store, you will be warmly welcomed by the staff.
I received the upper eel. I was impressed by the tenderness of the meat and the richness of the sauce, which was not too sweet. Overall, the portion was large, so I went there hungry, but I ended up feeling full.
I would like to use it again, thank you for the meal!


I made a last minute reservation the night before, but they managed to accommodate me. Of course, the eel was exquisite ✨ The whale bacon and salted squid on the side menu were also perfect. If you go to Kawagoe, you should definitely try it. Make it your favorite store.

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