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Kazamatsuri, Odawara 250-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 465-23-1011
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Perth, Australia
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tomoei Eel is a Michelin Star unagiya located in Hakone and they specialised in serving the freshwaster blue eel. In fact, when we went there, they only asked whether we wanted the unaju* (grilled eel with sweet soy sauce) or shirayaki (grilled eel seasoned with salt). I think most tourists went there just to eat the eel! We didn't make... More 

2 Thank Inex P
Phuket, Thailand
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

It was so surprising that no more eel when I arrived there just 30mins prior to the door open on Sunday. It means food was avail only for people booked in advance! So I booked for next day & came back as I really wanted to try this! Booking in advance is mandatory! However, food was of course fantastic, even... More 

Thank Aitoh
Zurich, Switzerland
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932 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Amazingly delicious, finger-licking good great gem found through personal connection. We reserved eels for six of us but the restaurant booking is not possible, so we had to wait for 20 minutes before we managed to get a perfect setting.

Thank Mypace
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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321 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

As a lover of unagi I felt I couldn't miss Tomoei and although I had not booked I waited only 20 minutes or so. And the unagi was As I had hoped: superb. Totemo oishikatta desu. However, one advice: bring cash! They don't accept credit cards as some traditional Japanese restaurants don't, but I forgot to check this. The ATMs... More 

Thank Johan17
Singapore, Singapore
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

If you ever go to Hakone you must stop by Odawara for a meal at Tomoei. It's a stand alone building with its own car park and not far from the Odawara station. Its unagi is truly amazing. Excellently done the unagi is creamy fat and tasty. Not too sweet. In my opinion it's even better than Taipei's 肥前屋 and... More 

Thank ahleongsan
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We came for a holiday in hakone and stayed in hakone yumato. It was a pleasant surprise to find that a famous unagi restaurant was so close. We took a bus from town and the driver was kind enough to point out the unprepossessing building housing tomoei. We were fortunate to come early and have a really lovely lady take... More 

1 Thank ChubbyHubby
Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I arrived just before 5pm on Monday and the restaurant was near empty with only two tables of people. They also asked me if I had bookings but they still let me in though I didn't book. The eel was really soft and the sauce, unlike the other eels I had, was not stronger than the eel. It's absolutely the... More 

Thank kmzhao
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Went here for an early dinner. Had to wait 15min for a table. But glad I did. I'm a huge eel fan, and this place is far and away the best i've ever eaten. The eel is succulent and just melts and the rice is soft and delicious! Worth a visit if your in the area!

Thank N3m3sis86
Phuket, Thailand
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I went there around 10:40 on one Saturday morning in March, however all were already sold out before opening restaurant. @ casher, so many people were waiting to speak to staff, but every staff was so busy. So popular, it's a sign of good food though, I guess they should control crowds somehow. I booked for tomorrow & came back... More 

Thank Aitoh
Melbourne, Australia
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Before you head here just ensure that you get someone (who speaks Japanese) to book for you. Restaurant serves several courses in Kaseki style. Food was delicious and its popularity with the locals is testament to that. Course was fixed and cost us about 8,500 yen per person. Only a short drive from Odawara/Hakone so definitely worth the trip. Staff... More 

2 Thank Aaron C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kazamatsuri, Odawara 250-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Odawara
  • Phone Number: +81 465-23-1011

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