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Asakusa Unatetsu

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Ueno, Asakusa
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1-43-7 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3841-1360
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the Asakuba area, we made a point to eat at Unatetsu for its eel. The menu offers two types of eel over rice: sauce (typical) and salt. You can have an individual serving of each or a bigger bowl for several people. We tried both. The salt option is excellent even though it was not known to us.... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Awaited 40 mins for a table, went to upstairs with my friend, but the waiter (young guy)was snatched an English menu from my hand, and said no lunch special menu today...(shown his hands only) I was shocked. He was sooooooo rude to me. They must teach and learn what is professional manners before how to get more the customers, especially... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We sat at counter but tables can seat you towards the river. Eel is first steamed then grilled to perfection. I am super picky on the rice and was disappointed on rice and the "tare" or sauce that is used to grill the eal. The "sansho" spice that is sprinkled on top of the eal was dried as commonly served... More 

Thank 737cardon
Ankara, Turkey
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587 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a nice two floor restaurant at Asakusa. They have many options. Portions are quiet big. Service is good.

Thank crownvict
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Delicious lunch. We took the 0.8 eel menu. We didn't have to wait, we were seated when we arrived (around 3 pm). The service is ok and there's an English menu.

Thank BigHajjar
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The eel was excellent. English menu and instructions are provided on how to best enjoy your meal. The salt eel was the highlight! Service was very good and I didn't experience any rudeness from the staff. Highly recommended.

Thank 9cj
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Decided to visit this restaurant on the way to Sensouji Temple as we saw a reliably large queue forming outside waiting to get the lunch set which seemed very good value for what was on offer. After queueing for around 20 minutes we were politely invited inside and sat at the top of the restaurant. After being seated we were... More 

Thank taddo
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This is the best unagi restaurant ! Little bit pricey but it was worthed every single penny. Definitely best unagi donburi i have ever ha

Thank 132kihyunk
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My daughter and I had dinner there. We loved the food quite well. What I did not like was the service. Most of the staff were men. They did not smile or anything and just following manual. I thought they were a bit too unfriendly.

Thank FantasticJade
Zurich, Switzerland
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259 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This restaurant is always crowded because of the specialty "Hitsumabushi". Cutting grilled unagi in small pieces has been a kind of taboo in Japan but this restaurant is proudly serving this specialty. Of course the conventional grilled unagi here is also wonderful but I like Hitsumabushi very much because we pour a hot soup over the rice bowl at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-43-7 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3841-1360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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