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Yamabuki Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Ikebukuro in Tokyo, Yamabuki is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine, with a focus on eel, loach, and softshell turtle. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area.

Yamabuki takes pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients and preparing them with meticulous attention to detail. Their signature dish, grilled eel, is a must-try. The eel is carefully marinated in a special sauce and grilled to perfection, resulting in a tender and flavorful dish that will leave you craving for more. For those looking for something different, the loach and softshell turtle dishes are equally exquisite and showcase the chef's mastery in creating unique flavors.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated with traditional Japanese elements, creating a serene and elegant ambiance. The attentive and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist and provide recommendations, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every guest.

Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to explore new flavors, Yamabuki is a must-visit restaurant in Ikebukuro. Its dedication to quality ingredients, expert preparation, and warm hospitality make it a standout choice for a truly authentic Japanese dining experience.

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Yamabuki Overview

Address

1-chōme-27-8 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-0022

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3971-1287

Access

2 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station East Exit on the JR Yamanote Line.

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wheelchair Accessible

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Yamabuki Reviews

Yamabuki Google Average Rating

3.5

4

Google
Definitely worth the price. I love the side dishes, especially the eel jelly. One disadvantage is the restaurant allows customer to smoke inside and I am really against the idea sin e I cant smell my delicious food :/

4

Google
Quiet place with very nice food. A little on the pricey side (it IS Unagi!) but the food tastes good and hot sake is a nice touch for winter season..

Overall I would come again!

5

Google
This seems to be the birthplace of eel ball bowl. Just after crossing the pedestrian crossing from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station, down the alley next to Don Quijote, you'll find a quiet shop with very reasonable prices, especially during lunch time, despite being a long-established store. In addition to the eel, we also recommend enjoying the kaiseki meal prepared by an authentic Japanese chef on the second floor!

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