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5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3801-4670
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“unagi” (9 reviews)
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5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

I would say this one not for everyone as the fish is very oily and slimmery. But do try if you are in Japan as it is a delicacy and I'm convinced you can't have a better one outside here. It's well worth it! Arrive...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Arianne A
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

#Lunch at #Obana #restaurant. Established at the beginning of the #Meiji Era, this #eel restaurant draws customers from afar. #Unagi Obana certainly has charm, with its sizeable #Japanese style gate, premises home to an inari #shrine and Japanese-style architecture. Step inside to a large #tatami...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Come here and try the unagi. Very very good. Please note that they do not take reservation and you have to q !!!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank yeoc468
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 10:30 am, a full hour before they opened for lunch during the week and was the first one in line! At 11:20, some lady came out to take down the number of folks in my party and I was welcomed in right at...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank sofaonasock1
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Located in a rather quiet neighbourhood, the restaurant carries with it a very traditional atmosphere which I found to be a very pleasant surprise. While the location can be a bit confusing even if you use google maps, it is a very worthwhile trip especially...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Stanley C
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"...More

Date of visit: April 2015
3  Thank notoriouslyFat
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.

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank reikichidon
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...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank moobaalalala
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.

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank Schmoo83
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...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank TheEmpireStrikesBack
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$44 - $88
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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
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