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Ichinoya

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1-18-10 Matsuecho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture
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+81 49-222-0354
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent food. We went abit early (11.15 am) to avoid heavy queue. Eel on rice was delicious. No sweet like the other places. Staffs are very nice. Worth and Strong recommend. Will come back.

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Thank Itz Me J
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Kawagoe is famous for its eel, and Ichinoya makes the experience of tasting it very pleasant. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. We sat on the tatami mat floor. The servers provided a cubby for our shoes, and gave us English menus after we sat down. (pricing was the same on the English menu and original Japanese one I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We were on a day trip to Kawagoe from Tokyo with our Japanese friends. He did some research on this place and decided to bring us there. What a good choice! After a long cold and rainy day walking around the historical streets in Kawagoe, this place was so warm and welcoming. We were led to a private tatami partition... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We always love Japanese food, but mainly sashimi, sushi and shabu-shabu. But since this little edo town is famous for a 100-year eel rice restaurant, so why not? Go for the "best part" of the eel, but the medium sized set (approx. 3,700 Yen per set) should be just right for Asians' stomach. the smell of the charcoal or something... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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319 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We beat the crowd by arriving at 11:30am for lunch and were shown almost immediately to a table. There is an English menu. We elected to share a two eel box and ordered an extra miso soup. The Unagi on rice was the best we have ever had - very tender and with a smoky flavour. We probably should have... More 

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Kamakura, Japan
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I cannot fault our experience at Ichinoya so gave them a 5. We wanted to have unagi (eel) for lunch so we headed toward Ichinoya but willing to enter the first unagi restaurant we came to. The first 2 or 3 we closed so we ended up at 11:45 at the famous Ichinomiya. The waiting list was long but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-18-10 Matsuecho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Saitama Prefecture  >  Kawagoe
  • Phone Number: +81 49-222-0354

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