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This guide lists selected restaurants specializing in unagi, anago, and other kinds of seafood.
Please note that sushi and tempura are on separate pages.
This guide lists selected restaurants specializing in unagi, anago, and other kinds of seafood.
Please note that sushi and tempura are on separate pages.

Unagi, dojo, anago

Bincho - Unagi: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Excellent Nagoya-style grilled unagi eel is served here, grilled over only the finest binchotan charcoal and served with their own special low-salt tamari sauce. Hitsumabushi (a traditional Nagoya...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Ishibashi - Unagi: Edogawabashi
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
You'll find top-class unagi at this century-old shop. Shiroyaki (unagi grilled without sauce) is a specialty here, and because grilling starts from scratch the preparation can take 30 minutes or...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Komagata Dojo (Shibuya-ten) - Unagi: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The Shibuya branch of a famous dojo specialty shop in Asakusa. (Dojo is a small, eel-like fish.) Dinner from Y3,000, lunch from Y700.
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Nodaiwa - Unagi: Akabanebashi
Open 11am-1:30, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
A charming, rustic eel house that's been here for 160 years. Full-course eel meals (unaju teishoku) start at Y2500. The sake is Kikumasamune - your choice of hot or cold.
Open 11am-1:30, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Jubako - Unagi: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This top-class traditional ryotei occupies a beautiful stand-alone house in the middle of Akasaka, and has been serving fine unagi-centered meals for 200 years. Prix-fixe lunches from Y13,000,...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bincho - Unagi: Ginza
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This first Tokyo branch of a famous Nagoya shop prepares eel that's grilled over binchotan charcoal and served with their own special Nagoya-style tamari sauce. Lunch and dinner sets are Y2380-5900;...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Nodaiwa - Unagi: Ginza
Open 11am-2, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
A more conveniently located branch of the famous century-old unagi specialist in Higashi-Azabu. Full-course menus are Y4,500-10,500; unagi with rice from Y2100
Open 11am-2, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Miyagawa Honten - Unagi: Tsukiji
Open 11:30am-2, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
This long-established unagi specialist (since 1894) serves excellent eel in a thick, somewhat spicy sauce. Prices are very reasonable: unaju (eel over rice) from Y2100, full-course menus Y4200-9450. ...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Isegen - Nabemono: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 4-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Anko-nabe is the specialty here, since 1830. (Anko served Sept to April). Budget Y3000 at lunch, Y8000 at dinnertime. (Closed Saturdays in the summer.)
Open 11:30am-2, 4-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Kandagawa Honten - Unagi: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-7:30pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
The lovely traditional decor of this long-established unagi shop has helped make it popular with foreign visitors. The grilled eel is first-rate, and wild eel is often available in the summer...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-7:30pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Komagata Dojo - Unagi: Asakusa
Open 11am-9pm daily.
This famous old shop specializes in dojo (a small eel-like fish), with full-course dinners from Y3800. They also offer a half-dozen variations of traditionally prepared whale meat. Seating is on...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Hatsuogawa - Unagi: Asakusa
Open noon-2, 5-8pm daily.
The eel here is prepared the old-fashioned way, beginning once you've placed your order, and it's grilled quite thoroughly to complement the rich fattiness of the fish. The eel-liver clear soup (Y50...
Open noon-2, 5-8pm daily.
Bincho - Unagi: Oshiage
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Excellent Nagoya-style grilled unagi eel is served here, grilled over the finest binchotan charcoal and served with their own special low-salt tamari sauce. Hitsumabushi (a traditional Nagoya serving...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Maekawa - Unagi: Oshiage
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Tokyo-style grilled eel from a Komagata-based shop. Unagi donburi starts at Y4050 for lunch or dinner.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Ryogoku - Unagi: Ryogoku
Open noon-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This rather plain-looking counter shop has a 400-year history of selling high-quality eel, and one of the specialties is shirayaki ("white" eel without sauce). Unaju (unagi over rice) is Y2400-2800,...
Open noon-2, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Ajisen - Izakaya: Tsukishima
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
A tiny, legendary sake pub with an unusual selection, including many rare koshu (aged sakes). There's also a big list of shochu made from sugar cane. Food highlights include the anago dishes and...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Unagiya - Unagi: Ekoda
Open 11:30am-9:30pm. Closed Fridays.
This long-established neighborhood shop is known for the high quality of their eels, which are brought in every morning from Shizuoka, after which they're left to swim around in a big tub filled with...
Open 11:30am-9:30pm. Closed Fridays.

Grilled fish and sashimi

Himonoya - Izakaya: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-4am daily.
This cozy izakaya specializes in himono (grilled dried fish), with a big menu of different varieties from around Japan. There's also plenty of good regional sake. Budget around Y2-3000 per person.
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-5am daily.
One of the few late-night spots on the west side of Shinjuku station, this budget izakaya offers a good selection of sake and a wide range of food, including many varieties of grilled himono (dried...
Open 11am-5am daily.
Ishikarigawa - Robatayaki: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tasty grilled fish and other Hokkaido-style fare.
Open 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Good-value grilled fish, snacks and sake in this lively late-night drinking spot. The specialty is himono (grilled dried fish) from around Japan. Budget around Y2000-3000 per person. There's often...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Uoshin Yonban Third - Izakaya: Shibuya
Another branch of the excellent Uoshin chain, serving fresh fish and other izakaya fare.
Kaikaya - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Japanese-style sashimi and grilled fish with international influences, like their garlicky salmon/avocado carpaccio and their deep-fried squid with blue cheese dressing and roast garlic.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ippo - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 6pm-1am (LO) daily.
If it weren't for the illuminated sign advertising "Fish and Sake" in English, you might have trouble finding this second-story hideaway in Ebisu. The interior is modestly appointed with a few small...
Open 6pm-1am (LO) daily.
Ebisu Kaigan - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 5pm-1am (LO; -11pm weekends). Open every day.
If you're in the mood for fantastic fresh fish and seafood, Ebisu Kaigan is the next best thing to an early-morning trip to Tsukiji Fish Market. Occupying a renovated old Japanese house, this cozy...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; -11pm weekends). Open every day.
Himonoya (Meguro east side) - Izakaya: Meguro
Open 11am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
A relaxed late-night izakaya with good food and drink. One of the specialties is himono, various types of dried fish that are served grilled. Budget around Y2000-3000 for food and drink.
Open 11am-2, 5pm-5am daily.
Kaba - Izakaya: Hamamatsucho
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
With its corrugated metal facade, utilitarian stools, colorful banners and noisily shouted greetings, Kaba strives for a down-home feel and is probably the most boisterous spot in the Hamasite...
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Kojiro - Japanese: Shimbashi
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:45pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Seafood is the star at this reasonably priced counter shop - the owner is a fisherman and he often serves his own catch alongside the daily selections from Tsukiji. The sake list is well above...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:45pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Ginzo - Sushi: Shiodome
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This is sort of a fish-centered izakaya rather than a standard sushi shop - there's a big selection of nigiri-zushi from the counter, but they also serve lots of grilled fish and sashimi along with a...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 11am-1am (LO; Sat, Sun -12) daily.
There's a good selection of sake to go with your grilled himono (dried fish) and other izakaya fare, all at quite reasonable prices. Lunch is served until 4pm.
Open 11am-1am (LO; Sat, Sun -12) daily.
Sakurasaku - Izakaya: Kagurazaka
Open 5pm-3am (Sat, Sun -11pm) daily.
The specialties here are charcoal-grilled fish and seafood on skewers, plus deep-fried fish and vegetables on skewers. There's a big open kitchen and counter area, plus high tables with stools. ...
Open 5pm-3am (Sat, Sun -11pm) daily.
Sanjuro - Izakaya: Awajicho
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9:30) daily.
We were intrigued by the menu categories at this after-work izakaya - charcoal-grilled meats, charcoal-grilled small fish and charcoal-grilled big fish - all of them prepared over top-grade bincho...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9:30) daily.
Jyudaime Yazaemon - Japanese: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The specialty of the house here is maguro (tuna) fresh from Misaki Fish Market in Miura, served as sushi, sashimi, or broiled or stewed. There's also plenty of other good seafood, along with...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Okajoki - Robatayaki: Nakano
Open 11:30am-1, 4-9:20pm (LO) daily.
Excellent grilled fish and meat cooked over an open hearth, robata-style. There's also sashimi and plenty of standard izakaya fare. The charmingly rustic two-story building is reminiscent of a...
Open 11:30am-1, 4-9:20pm (LO) daily.
Uoshin - Izakaya: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sashimi is the specialty here, along with a nice sake selection.
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.

Other fish and seafood specialties

Takewaka - Japanese: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-4:30, 4:30-11pm daily.
The fish here is absolutely fresh, caught from big pools at the center of the wrap-around counter. Full-course dinners are Y5000-12,600, and lunches start at Y1260. Fugu is available in season.
Open 11am-4:30, 4:30-11pm daily.
Denpachi - Izakaya: Omotesando
Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
All kinds of sardine dishes, plus a number of beef-tongue items (perhaps for nutritional balance). Seating is a bit cramped, and customers are packed in like, um, fish in a can.
Open 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Kujiraya - Japanese: Shibuya
Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
This traditional whale restaurant has been here forever, now occupying a tiny corner space underneath the 109 Building. Whale meat is served a dozen ways - as sashimi, deep-fried, on skewers, as...
Open 11am-9:45pm (LO) daily.
Ibiza - Izakaya: Hiroo
Open 6pm-midnight.
Ibiza calls itself a "fisherman's diner," and this unpretentious neighborhood spot offers a great selection of fresh-caught fish and seafood. Simple home-style recipes rely on the high quality of...
Open 6pm-midnight.
Suzunami - Japanese: Roppongi
Open 11am-3, 4:30-8:30pm (LO) daily.
This small Nagoya-based shop served excellent broiled fish that has been marinated in sake lees. Set meals are priced around Y1000-2000.
Open 11am-3, 4:30-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Gabu - Izakaya: Roppongi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-3am (Sat - 11:30pm). Closed Sundays.
Fresh seafood and seasonal heirloom vegetables are the specialties at this Kyushu-style izakaya. The sake list covers around 15-20 breweries, and there's also a wide selection of shochu. Budget...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6pm-3am (Sat - 11:30pm). Closed Sundays.
Ayumasa - Japanese regional: Shimbashi
Open 5-10pm (9pm Sat). Closed Sun; 2nd, 4th Sat.
This Tokyo branch of a Shimane-based kappo restaurant serves exquisite seasonal seafood - including fugu - from that region. Full-course dinners range from Y7,000-17,000.
Open 5-10pm (9pm Sat). Closed Sun; 2nd, 4th Sat.
Surugaya Kahei - Izakaya: Akihabara
Open 11am-11pm daily.
There's a nice selection of some three dozen craft sake to explore at this stylish little bar, with an unusual fish and seafood-centered food menu to accompany your drinks. It's run by a...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Nabeya - Nabemono: Otsuka
Open 5-7:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The top-level seasonal Japanese nabe stews here are served in private tatami rooms and come with a serious pricetag. The menu changes almost monthly and is priced at 17,000-19,000; from November...
Open 5-7:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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Updated 2016-09-24