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Kawachiya

Founded in 1779, 10 generations have kept the flavor of this venerable Shibamata Ryotei

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Eel dishes, Japanese cuisine

With an exterior resembling a ryokan, Kawachiya boasts a tasteful interior and beautiful courtyard. In addition to the eel dishes they are proud to share, this refined ryotei of venerable standing offers carp and river fish cuisine.
It covers a wide area of over 400 seats divided into a large cafeteria and many private rooms.
Conveniently located for Taishakuten worshippers, the 120-seat cafeteria at the entrance to the shrine approach lets you relax and enjoy a meal.
The fragrant aroma of the sauce used for grilling the eel wafts throughout the restaurant.
Their popular Eel rice box is made by slicing fresh eel, steaming it, dipping it in a sweet sauce and turning it over several times while grilling.
Although it usually takes time to prepare eel Kabayaki, they can serve it faster, thanks to their maintenance of the best conditions for cooking it.
The secret sauce, which has been passed down from one generation to the next, makes a masterpiece of the eel expertly grilled by their chefs.
After savoring a delicious and relaxing meal, we recommend a stroll in the courtyard.
Enjoy the atmosphere of this place, which matches the taste of Japanese cuisine.

Highlights

  • Established in 1779, this venerable ryotei appears like a ryokan along the Taishakuten approach.
  • In the main cafeteria, choose from a variety of seating: tatami mats, tables or box seats.
  • It is possible for groups to consult with the staff to arrange a private room upstairs.
  • Made with a special secret sauce, the eel Kabayaki here is a masterpiece.
  • Rare for a restaurant in Tokyo, you can savor "Arai" carp sashimi and "Umani", a dish of meat and vegetables stewed in a thick, sweet sauce.
  • With many spaces for seats, it also offers easy for access for wheelchair users.
  • They have menus in foreign languages such as English and Mandarin Chinese.

Photos

  • A full view of the approach to Taishakuten

    A full view of the approach to Taishakuten

  • The entrance on the side of the approach to Taishakuten

    The entrance on the side of the approach to Taishakuten

  • Group entrance (on the opposite side of the approach)

    Group entrance (on the opposite side of the approach)

  • The entrance

    The entrance

  • The beautiful courtyard

    The beautiful courtyard

  • Colored carp in the courtyard

    Colored carp in the courtyard

  • 1st floor cafeteria (tatami mat room)

    1st floor cafeteria (tatami mat room)

  • 2nd floor private rooms

    2nd floor private rooms

  • Eel being steamed before grilling

    Eel being steamed before grilling

  • The Unagi Kabayaki showing off the chef’s skills

    The Unagi Kabayaki showing off the chef’s skills

  • Their secret sauce

    Their secret sauce

  • Eel rice box (Take)

    Eel rice box (Take)

  • The smoking area (in the courtyard)

    The smoking area (in the courtyard)

  • Disinfectant spray to protect against Covid-19

    Disinfectant spray to protect against Covid-19

Reviews

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  • DARYL

    味道超級讚!柴又老街上全是好店噢~😯

  • 瑞香樓

    傳承初代好手藝的歷史老店

  • 葉瑄儀

    鰻魚飯口味真的不錯相當好吃!

  • 羅曉芬

    來回翻烤的鰻魚,淋上獨門特有醬汁,甜味鹹味拿捏得恰到好處,沒一會兒就整個吃下肚了⋯⋯

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Health and Sanitation Measures

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizing.

  • Face masks worn by staff.

  • Electronic payment.

  • Partitioning between guest seating. (splashguard screens)

Details

Name in Japanese
川千家
Postal Code
125-0052
Address
7-6-16 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number
03-3657-4151
Closed
No holidays
Business Hours
11:00am-7:00pm(L.O. 7:00pm)
Budget
Lunch: 3,000-4,000 yen; Dinner: 6,000-8,000 yen
Access
1) About 4 minutes on foot from Shibamata Station on the Keisei Kanemachi Line
2) About 13 minutes on foot from Shin-Shibamata Station on the Hokuso Line
Smoking
Prohibited (except in the courtyard smoking area)
Credit Cards
Accepted(VISA、MASTER、JCB、AMEX、Diners)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)