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Unatoyo Description

Unatoyo is a hidden gem located in the southern part of Nagoya, Aichi. This charming restaurant specializes in the art of eel cuisine, offering a unique and unforgettable dining experience. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and a cozy seating area.

What sets Unatoyo apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to quality and authenticity. They have been selected as one of the top 100 eel restaurants in Japan, a testament to their mastery of this delicate and flavorful dish. The eel, sourced from the finest suppliers, is expertly grilled to perfection, resulting in a tender and succulent texture that melts in your mouth.

One of the standout menu items at Unatoyo is their signature Unagi Don, a bowl of steamed rice topped with perfectly grilled eel and a rich, savory sauce. The combination of the tender eel and the fragrant rice creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you craving for more. For those looking to explore different flavors, Unatoyo also offers a variety of eel dishes, such as grilled eel skewers and eel sushi.

Whether you're a fan of eel or looking to try something new, Unatoyo is the perfect destination for a memorable dining experience. With its authentic cuisine, cozy ambiance, and dedication to quality, this restaurant is a must-visit for food enthusiasts and Japanese cuisine lovers alike.

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Unatoyo Overview

Address

3-chōme-40 Toyookatōri, Mizuho Ward, Aichi 467-0012

Phone

+81 (0) 52-851-2632

Access

5 minute walk from Mizuho Undojo Nishi Station Exit 2.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-9:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Unatoyo Reviews

Unatoyo Google Average Rating

4.2

4

Google
A popular eel restaurant that specializes in splitting, grilling, charcoal grilling, sauce, and freshly cooked rice. It was featured in the 2022 100 Famous Eel Restaurants and the Michelin Guide Aichi, Gifu, and Mie, and was lined up even at noon on weekdays. Kansai-style bincho charcoal grilled directly over an open fire. Since I was here, I ordered the ultimate in luxury - one and a half fish - ``Unatoyodon (with liver soup)'' for 5,120 yen. Delicious, not expensive for this amount.

5

Google
Find and visit 22 100 Famous Stores.
Even if you don't like eel bones, this is a delicious eel with a combination of "crispy" and "fluffy" flavors!

⚫︎Unajyu (bamboo)
Not only the eel but also the liver soup was delicious!
The restaurant's seasoning is generally bland, so you'd rather people enjoy the taste of the ingredients as the main ingredient.
Personally, I wanted a little more sauce with the rice, so I asked for it, and they put some sauce in the cocotte!

There is also a courtyard, so the tatami room has a great atmosphere.
I think I'll be able to sit down for lunch on weekdays, so I'm aiming for it!

4

Google
Although the kitchen is not large, there are 6 people busy working there, 3 in the grilling area and 3 serving customers, which is a sure sign of this popular restaurant.
The inside of the restaurant has the feel of an old-fashioned town restaurant, and the restaurant that serves udon and soba also has the same atmosphere.
I ordered Hitsumabushidon Matsu for 2,310 yen.
The taste was perfect, and the eel meat was one eel, maybe two-thirds of it? What size do you think it is?
At this price, it comes with liver soup and is highly satisfying.
The soup stock and pickles are light in flavor, allowing you to enjoy the quality of the ingredients.

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