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Japanese: Eel, Izakaya, Yakitori

Unatetsu Description

Unatetsu, located in Asakusa, Tokyo, is a renowned restaurant that specializes in the traditional Japanese dish of eel, known as unagi. With a history rooted in Asakusa, Unatetsu offers a unique dining experience where guests can savor every part of the eel, from head to tail. The restaurant takes great care in selecting the freshest eels and their skilled chefs meticulously prepare and grill them to perfection.

One of the standout dishes at Unatetsu is their signature 'Salt Hitsu-mabushi.' This dish features thick cuts of grilled eel, cooked over an open flame, and served with a delicate and flavorful broth. The combination of the tender, smoky eel and the rich umami of the broth creates a truly exquisite taste experience. Another must-try is their 'Unagi Kushi,' which allows diners to enjoy various parts of the eel on skewers, showcasing the versatility and depth of flavors that eel has to offer.

The restaurant's interior is designed to provide an immersive dining experience. Guests can choose to sit at the counter, where they can witness the skilled craftsmanship of the chefs as they prepare the eel, and enjoy the tantalizing aroma of the charcoal grill. For those seeking a more relaxed atmosphere, there are spacious table seats available, perfect for families and larger groups.

Unatetsu sets itself apart from other dining establishments by its dedication to showcasing the full potential of eel as a culinary delight. With their meticulous preparation and commitment to quality, Unatetsu offers a truly unforgettable dining experience for eel enthusiasts and Japanese cuisine lovers alike.

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Unatetsu Overview


1-chōme-43-7 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032


+81 (0) 3-3841-1360


1 minute walk from Asakusa Station Exit A1, Tsukuba Express.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-9:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-9:30PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:30AM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-9:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

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Unatetsu Reviews

Unatetsu Google Average Rating



Great choice of Unagi that we order.

Food: Excellent one and really love the atmosphere how to cooking made it like that. We order quite many of it per dishes.

Service: As of Japanese same of standard.


I am so in love with the eel rice here! Recommend for anyone to try and you can go a little bit early than the opening hour if you do not want to wait in line!


one of my friend recommended about this restaurant so I visit here. The food is so delicious and service is also kindly :) But not cool temperature inside.

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