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5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3801-4670
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Today
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No reservations

Visited as a couple for lunch on a Saturday. Location-wise its less than 10 minutes walking from Minami-senju JR station. There is a map outside the station--follow the Joban rail track line to find the approximate area. The restaurant complex is kind of "walled off" and the entrance is on its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Hong Kong
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited as a couple for lunch on a Saturday. Location-wise its less than 10 minutes walking from Minami-senju JR station. There is a map outside the station--follow the Joban rail track line to find the approximate area. The restaurant complex is kind of "walled off" and the entrance is on its own down a long street which looks a bit... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The location is difficult to find. You need good preparation. But once you get into the restaurant, the atmosphere is traditional Japanese you like. The foods? Super delicious! You never find this quality of eel outside Japan.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love unagi but am not a connoisseur or foodie by any means. Having said this, I researched the best restaurants in Tokyo ahead of a family trip. There's a debate on which restaurant has the best unagi, but all I can say is that the unagi at Obana was delicious. Where else can you order unagi that was still... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great service, delicious food from a simple menu. You can try carp sashimi. Be careful as it seemed to close quite early in the evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is probably one of the best unagi restaurants, not just in Tokyo, or Japan, but likely, in the world! Not cheap, but you get what you pay for and one simply cannot get the same quality of unagi outside of japan... at least, I've yet to come across anything close... Go early because they don't take reservations, their last... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The place is famous for its unagi, so you want to try to go early to avoid lines. Food is absolutely delicious and fresh, but be warned that the staff speak only Japanese. Prices are a bit steep--8000 yen for my meal--but you will by no means be let down. Nice environment with tatami mats and cushions, very traditional.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Arakawa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3801-4670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 82
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?