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2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-0590
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“unagi” (8 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We, a group of four waited for almost 1.5 hours before we were seated at lunch time. There was a line outside, then you move into a garage inside, followed by a small waiting area inside. Menu in English is available. The menu in English...More

Thank borneon4
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Asakusa to visit Senso-ji & decided to eat Unsgi since we watched Unagi story on TV night before. Using Google map & found two near by. Head to the one closest but it was closed. Second one was Irokawa. We walk a...More

Thank uncleyo
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a simple, old fashioned restaurant, where you can experience what is like to eat like a local. You have to order in advance (they also have a menu in English, despite you will only see the Japanese ones on the table, go and...More

Thank Maxbirsa
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were recently there, thought we went early (opens at 11:30AM) but instead there was already a line queuing up. It's hidden in a small alley away from the tourist crowd, so remember to google map it to avoid getting lost. Once inside the tiny...More

1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

1:30 hrs waiting in the look like garage room, but the taste was good, we shared 2 portions for 3, next time will order more.

Thank Tui U
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Second visit. Arrived 1108am for 1130am opening on a Tuesday morning and was 8th in line. Every bit as excellent as I remembered it to be. They are clearly devoted to making the best eel rice in town. Melt-in-your-mouth food heaven was the perfectly grilled...More

1  Thank Mo Yee L
Reviewed 11 November 2016

My husband is a huge eel fan so I was tasked with finding us at least one eel meal on our trip to Japan. He was very happy with my choice! Irokawa is a small traditional feeling restaurant that only serves one thing- grilled eel....More

1  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is run in family style, The restaurant only can accommodate around 12 customers .Only open business for lunch . The eel/Unagi is freshly prepare and grill by using charcoal. A large size of bento style Unagi will cost approx 4100 yen . Recommend...More

1  Thank Albertctl
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The restaurant is located in a quiet side street (small entrance which can easily be missed), and it can sit about 12 people, like a typical small Japanese restaurant, with charcoal fire grilling the eel. We were asked to wait at the tatami-room at the...More

1  Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 30 April 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,...More

1  Thank Stewartli
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
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10 December 2016|
Response from Albertctl | Reviewed this property |
There was no visa or Master credit card sign at the entrance . Noticed all customers paying cash.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3844-0590
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