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Irokawa

#63 of 3,790 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Ueno, Asakusa
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2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3844-0590
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

No doubt the eel is very delicious because it is freshly prepared and grilled in front of you. The restaurant is small to serve only 12 guests so be prepared to wait at least 1 hour and above, must. The price is not cheap too, large is 4100 yen! As a tourist and eel lover, it's worth!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Delicious unagi in an authentic place... Seat on the counter to see the preparation... Straightforward menu and friendly service...

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1 Thank Anselmo V
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This small little shop is just off the main road and is quite inconspicuous. The ambiance inside is quaint and if you sit at the bar, you get a great view of the operations. We ordered the large eel box set (¥4100) which is three strips of eel over a bed of rice. The smaller one (¥3000) has two strips.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We searched this place out because we heard it had been operating for decades, and the chef went to the fish market every morning to personally select the eel. The shop is on a quiet side street, and it is tiny, and the sign out front is only in Kanji, so we would have missed it completely if we hadn't... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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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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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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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hong kong
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $47
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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

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Neighborhood Profile
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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