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Irokawa

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2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-0590
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best Unagi(eel) in Tokyo

Located near Sensoji Temple around 10 mins walks. The restaurant is for around 10 customer. When you are walking near the restaurant, you will smell the eel grilled. It's better to wait at the restaurant before it's opened. Only 2 menu large or small boxes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Wiranyar T
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Bangkok, Thailand
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Located near Sensoji Temple around 10 mins walks. The restaurant is for around 10 customer. When you are walking near the restaurant, you will smell the eel grilled. It's better to wait at the restaurant before it's opened. Only 2 menu large or small boxes.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

One of the best grilled eel i ever taste. It have english menu (just small of big bowl to select). The restaurant is too small it feel like eating in someone home. This place is very popular many people wait for lunch. the best way to get seat quickly is come at opening time.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went there after visiting the Asakusa temple. The restaurant was very tiny (only fits ~10 ppl in the table/ bar area, not sure about the private rooms). Despite the long line up outside, the chef was very careful when grilling the eel and making sure the sauce covered each and every piece perfectly. It's definitely a must try in... More 

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HCMC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Picked up my girlfriend and went to a traditional Japanese decoration restaurant. This place made us close due to the family atmosphere. Grilled eel rice, the most popular food were our the first choice. Tender eel, soft rice and soup really made us satisfied. The sevices were perfect. So polite and clean. I recommend this restaurant if you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Pros: delicious grilled eel; waitress speaks English/ English menu; beautiful place. You can choose a small or large box. We shared the large one. And it was enough since we had some sushi in the market before. It comes with a cilantro soup and rice. Its very simple but delicious. This restaurant looks very popular among locals and traditional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A grilled eel rice set of Yen 1,900 is ordered. Since I select a seat in front of the open kitchen, I can see the whole process of preparing my lunch set. This is the first time I have such a short distance to the kitchen. It is surely a bonus to me in this trip to Tokyo. Frankly speaking,... More 

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Additional Information about Irokawa

Address: 2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-0590
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
Average Prices: USD 25 - 41
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-0590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 41
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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