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Sakuraya

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4-9-1 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874 , Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-33-2660
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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We were visiting the Matsumoto Castle and wanted to eat at a restaurant nearby. This was on Christmas Day and the restaurant was practically empty at lunch time. In fact during our entire lunch we were the only customers in the restaurant. We were wondering whether this restaurant caters to the dinner crowd or was it that the food isn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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299 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We came here because we like eel rice. Eel rice is not cheap (compared to ramen or soba) even by Japanese standards starting anyway from 2200y to 4200y depending on the number of pieces of eel on top of the rice bowl. Depending on whether the eel is fresh water or sea caught that will determine the price. This is... More 

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Thank Michael C
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is one of the best places i've had eel rice- not your standard grilled eel on rice (though that's very good), but rather their eel wrapped in sticky rice and then wrapped in lotus leaves and steamed. aromatic, subtle fragrances and flavours offset by the sweetness and smokiness of the eel. Worth going to Matsumoto alone! (though may be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Eel is a local specialty in Matsumoto and this restaurant has mastered the way it should be prepared. The eel is indeed excellent here. The only reason I am not giving it an overall excellent rating is that the presentation, side dishes, and atmosphere fall short for the price point when compared to other similarly priced places we have tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-9-1 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-33-2660

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