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$27 - $45
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Lunch, Dinner

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
0.1 miles from Tokyo Tower
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Truly special restaurant. All the eel dishes were amazing. I especially loved the eel wrapped in egg. We had a private room and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

one of the oldest Unagi restaurant in Tokyo, supposedly it's a family restaurant that is over 100 years old, handed down 3 generations. the building retained its historical outlook although its been refurbished. Much of the interior is still traditional Japanese style and very much...wooden. we were lucky that our colleague got us a table as the restaurant closes early. they gladly took out orders and we went for the classic must have - Unagi rice. the menu is limited, more of choosing which style. the unagi looks a bit pale in comparison to the the others that I have tried. the taste is flavorful despite the paler colour, perhaps the sauce used is less intense. the Unagi is still grilled to a nice crisp. I still prefer a sweeter grill but i must say this traditional family legacy is still a must try.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Domesticated natural eel, good but there is certainly better for similar price. Eel is delicately grilled but I much prefer the Nagoya version “hitsumabushi”. Unaju and eel courses run from 3k- 7k Yen which are comparable to other places. It’s a charming 3 stores old...building and service by middle age ladies in kimonos whom are all very charming. Good food and nice atmosphere but the Michelin star is a tad overrated.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to this Michelin 1-star restaurant. You can see Tokyo Tower across the street. Inside the restaurant, the seating is a bit tight, but the service is good. We both ordered grilled eel, and it was very tasty.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Terrible experience! There was hair in the unagi! Don’t deserve the star! Very disappointed! Don’t go!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Went to the main restaurant and it was full. They then asked a waiter to take us to the annex. For ¥5-6,000 a lunch set, I expected more. Service was decent but not extraordinary. Wait staff seemed to give more attention to Japanese customers than...tourists who ask for English menu. The unagi was tender and well prepared. Perhaps I'm more used to the eel having more bite in texture, Nodaiwa's version is lighter and more tender - probably how high quality unagi is supposed to taste?More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

As recommended by 蔡瀾 (one of the ex judges from Iron Chef Japan),this was one of our highly anticipated meals of our Tokyo trip. The restaurant has a lot of history. We arrived early but was seated immediately. First course was eel gello and it...was amazing. Second course was grilled unsalted eel and salt was provided for dipping. Third course was rice and grilled eel with soy sauce. Both the 2nd and 3rd courses were very tender and cooked to perfection. We still prefer the hitsumabushi from Nagoya but this is something different offered in Tokyo. Interestingly all of the guests on the third floor were foreigners like us, and first and second floor were mostly local Japanese. Many thanks to a friend who helped us to book this place! I tried calling them a month in advance in Japanese but they wanted our hotel to make a reservation. .More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

It wasn’t much of a surprise how good this was as it was highly recommended by Japanese colleagues but the Onagu was absolutely mouthwatering, delicate and tasty. This becomes swiftly a new favourite to visit but beware it is busy so get there early or...try to reserve.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Service is helpful and straightforward. Inside is definitely cozy. The eel is decent but not mind-blowing the way it had been hyped.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and service here. A bit pricey but well worth it. I went with the most expensive combo choice, delicious!

Date of visit: October 2017
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