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$48 - $96
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Japanese
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

The reward is excellent balance of Unagi and sauce. The price to pay, almost 2 hours for food. Warning: if you come later than 11am, your chances for lunch is almost zero. Went on a Wednesday and reach at 10:50am. We are already last 5th...to be located seats. The queue could have started as early as 10:15-10:30am and I think there is only 4 pax that are foreigners. Anyway, the staff will tell you if you have no chance for lunch. I am on the second batch which means after entering the premise, you are to wait at the bamboo bench for another 1 hour as the food reaches the first batch around 30 mins. The staff attention to our needs is comparable to a 5-star hotel. Firstly, she came with insect repellent and place it at 3 locations around the benches. Next, she gave umbrellas to the last 2 couple in the queue seating in the open. Lastly, she bring out a bucket of fans for us fan ourselves. For the food, this is really soft. I have pieces where the skin literally peeled off by itself from the meat. And the yakitori chicken is excellent. However, probably my last trip here as the queue is tiresome. But really worth at least one time experience!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

I come with my family and they don't let baby under 3 years old get in.. For me the Unagi is not that special tasty.. same as another restaurant. i like spicy food it's might not good taste for me..

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

If you want the best, go here. Service was the best, and they obviously know what they are doing. As noted, no kids, and that’s fine for a place like this. A meal meant to be had in a quiet environment.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Queued for almost an hour and was informed that kids below 10 are not allowed. Would appreciate it if there is a sign at the door to inform us of such.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Was there half hour before lunch start.. number 12 in line.. Staff - 5 Ambience -5 Service - 5 Food -5 Price - 5 Absolutely worth visiting this place.. must be early to avoid the queue / disappointment.. Price though is more expensive than other...restaurant in Japan but the texture of the unagi is different.. cook right..More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Very enjoyable trip and good food. Cooling weather and nice scenery. The Japanese are very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: May 2018
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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...around 10:30 for lunch as the queue gets long shortly after that.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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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...mat space, where I felt nestled among the many other diners. Choose from three different portions of eel priced at ¥3,000, ¥3,500 and ¥4,000. Each meal is made to order, so I was prepared for a 40 minute wait before it reached my #table. Other #menu choices include koi no arai, koi koku, #umaki and #yakitori 🐓 all of which come with the good taste and popularity to be expected from such a long-standing establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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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
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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...11:30, leaving my shoes at the front door. The restaurant is very traditional and upscale. The interior is all tatami with tons of wood throughout the restaurant. Some of the younger staff are quite talented too! They have an English menu and started off with the Unagi Egg Omlette which was a tad pricey at 2400 Yen for two pieces. Egg was juicy, flavorful and two pieces was more than plenty! Moved on to the highlight, Unagi Don for 4300 Yen, and it was decent. Made me realize how off the Unagi from the vacuum sealed packages were! Flavor wasn't overpowering and the fish was delicately grilled! Rice was fluffy and delicious! The Unagi Liver Soup was decent. Quite clear and non oily. ~7800 Yen per person for lunch. Japanese Yen cash only (no credit cards nor foreign currency) ...Triple check your change as I was shortchanged....Yes in Japan...More

Date of visit: January 2017
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