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Japanese: Eel




Unamasa Description

Located in Atami, Unamasa is a hidden gem specializing in eel cuisine. With a cozy and traditional Japanese decor, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that transports you to the heart of Japan. The menu features a variety of eel dishes prepared with precision and expertise, showcasing the delicate flavors and textures of this prized ingredient.

Unamasa's signature dish, the Unagi Don, is a must-try for eel enthusiasts. Served over a bed of fluffy rice and glazed with a sweet and savory sauce, each bite is a harmonious blend of flavors. The Unagi Kaiseki set menu is perfect for those looking to indulge in a multi-course eel feast, featuring an array of eel dishes that highlight the versatility of this exquisite ingredient. With attentive service and a serene ambiance, Unamasa stands out as a top destination for authentic Japanese eel cuisine in the Atami area.

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Unamasa Overview


6-3 Tawarahonchō, Atami, Shizuoka 413-0011


+81 (0) 557-81-4261


2 minute walk from Atami Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat: 11:00AM-3:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available


Sake Selection

Unamasa Reviews

Unamasa Google Average Rating



Waited 2 hours with only 4 sets of people before me as the restaurant has ONLY 2 tables! Lightly grilled , small sized eels, tender, fresh and delicately grilled. Nice to try but come early before the queue starts before 11am. If you are on holiday u might not want to waste your time queuing so long. Calculate approximately half an hr per family. Next will go to Shizuoka to try the Hamamatsu eels. Suppose to be the best but let’s see .


I had very good eel/unagi/うなぎ at a very small restaurant near Atami Station. This family-owned restaurant has been there for over 40 years according to the owner.


Very good but extremely long waiting times as there are only two tables which can seat a maximum of 3 people each. The owner is very jovial and friendly. There are only 3 choices for the menu - regular, large or extra large sized unagi on top of rice + condiments and a soup. While the current unagi served is from Kagoshima, it is excellent as they are the delicate smaller sized eels with no fishiness whatsoever. A very fine tasting unagi with a sauce that does not overpower the fish. Highly recommended if you can spare a couple of hours.


A tiny cozy place where you can enjoy delicious unagi. Best one I had so far. Owner is also very sweet.


I received the upper eel.
The store owner, who seems to be a nice person, seems to be having a hard time with just one surgery. But there's no cutting corners.
It's a little different from a typical eel restaurant, and the sauce is slightly sweet. The Japanese pepper is also a little different and has a strong aroma.
The eel was not overly charred, and had a light and fluffy feel.It may be different, but personally, I felt like it was grilled eel without too much oil and a little sauce. It was so delicious that I never got tired of it.
I also think the volume is amazing. 2 slices for average, 3 for top, and 4 for special. I think the price is unbeatable for this amount of domestic eel and this taste.
Both the soup and pickles were perfectly delicious.
This is worth waiting in line to eat.
However, if you line up even on weekdays, if you line up before business hours and can't get to the first turn, you'll have to wait another 45 minutes and finish eating after 12:00. If you go at noon, it will be past 1 o'clock. There were 5 people in the store, 2 people waiting under the stairs, and the rest waiting outside. How long is the wait time? That's a dumb question. This is impossible for people who don't have time or who can't wait. Several times I felt like I was going to break down and thought about quitting.
I think it's worth lining up to eat.

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