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Unatetsu Description

Located in Ebisu, Tokyo, Unatetsu is a renowned restaurant specializing in eel cuisine with over 60 years of history. What sets Unatetsu apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to providing a unique and luxurious dining experience centered around the art of grilling eel. Skilled craftsmen meticulously grill each eel, ensuring that every bite is packed with flavor and tenderness.

One of the highlights of Unatetsu is their selection of eel skewers, allowing diners to savor every part of the eel from head to tail. This is a rare opportunity to taste the different cuts and flavors of eel in one sitting. The menu also features a must-try dish called 'Unaju,' which is a sumptuous grilled eel served over rice and topped with a secret sauce. This dish perfectly showcases the exquisite and innovative way of enjoying eel at Unatetsu.

The restaurant's interior is designed to provide an immersive dining experience, with counter seats that allow guests to witness the skilled chefs in action as they grill the eel to perfection. The ambiance is warm and inviting, creating a cozy atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal. Unatetsu also boasts an extensive selection of over 30 types of premium Japanese sake from various regions across the country, making it the perfect place to indulge in a complete eel dining experience.

For those seeking a truly exceptional and unforgettable dining experience, Unatetsu in Ebisu is the place to be. With their dedication to quality ingredients, skilled craftsmanship, and innovative approach to eel cuisine, Unatetsu offers a culinary journey that is sure to delight even the most discerning food enthusiasts.

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Unatetsu Overview


1-chōme-4-7 Ebisuminami, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0022


+81 (0) 3-6412-8556


2 minute walk from Ebisu Station Exit West on JR Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, and Shonan-Shinjuku Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-10:30PM
Mon: 11:00AM-11:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-11:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM-11:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-11:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-11:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-11:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Private Dining Room


Wine List

Sake Selection


Unatetsu Reviews

Unatetsu Google Average Rating



Hard one to review as I'm personally not an unagi fan but I did go with an unagi fan who liked the food (had Unaju jou - unagi on rice bowl & Unaju tokujou - unagi on rice in box). The unagi was delicious and the sour picked unagi side dish was great.

They have a great varied selection of kushiyaki (grilled sticks) and some strange unagi bits / offal.Good atmosphere and they have an English menu.

Would recommend booking - the place was full on a Wed evening and without a booking we waited around 15mins (tho no queues). Takeaway is also avail.


Each course was unique and cooked by part of the eel fish. I’ll definitely come back again.


Delicious, best grilled unagi I've had, charred just right and soft. We ordered the superior eel bento set.

My Japanese friend said the soup came with eel intestine. We were served a soft tofu starter as part of the set. We also tried the smer seasonal unagi chazuke which was ok

Chairs are small and narrow so not as comfortable.

Nice traditional atmosphere with Japanese customers

I would come back and eat the unagi again

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