An established eel cuisine restaurant where the entire eel can be enjoyed
Eel cuisine, Japanese Pub
On a corner of Omoide Yokocho near the west exit of Shinjuku station, the shop has been an eel specialty shop since its founding in 1948.
With not only standard fare such as soy-sauce broiled eel and grilled eel skewer, the restaurant also offers dishes cooked slowly over high-grade charcoal that allow one to eat the eel from head to tail without wasting a single bit, with its various parts cooked on a skewer stick like yakitori.
First, there is an unspoken rule that in order to receive such a dish, one that allows to eat an eel from head to tail on seven different sticks: you must request a “Hito-tori”, or “everything”. You can then order your favorite portions separately after trying them all in the “Hito-tori”.
The shop only has a bar counter and is therefore somewhat cramped, but everyone enjoys brushing shoulders with each other and eating the food together.
The unspoken rule is to have a “Hito-tori”, or “everything” as your first order.
Be sure to follow the three-drink limit set by the restaurant for alcoholic beverages.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Omoide Yokocho 1-2-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Sundays and holidays, the New Year Holidays
- Business Hours
※Children not allowed
- About a 3-minute walk from the West Exit of the JR Yamanote Line, JR Chuo Line’s Shinjuku Station
- 2,000 yen-3,000 yen
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)