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Obana

5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3801-4670
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“unagi” (9 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2017

I would say this one not for everyone as the fish is very oily and slimmery. But do try if you are in Japan as it is a delicacy and I'm convinced you can't have a better one outside here. It's well worth it! Arrive...More

Thank Arianne A
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

#Lunch at #Obana #restaurant. Established at the beginning of the #Meiji Era, this #eel restaurant draws customers from afar. #Unagi Obana certainly has charm, with its sizeable #Japanese style gate, premises home to an inari #shrine and Japanese-style architecture. Step inside to a large #tatami...More

1  Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Come here and try the unagi. Very very good. Please note that they do not take reservation and you have to q !!!

Thank yeoc468
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 10:30 am, a full hour before they opened for lunch during the week and was the first one in line! At 11:20, some lady came out to take down the number of folks in my party and I was welcomed in right at...More

1  Thank sofaonasock1
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Located in a rather quiet neighbourhood, the restaurant carries with it a very traditional atmosphere which I found to be a very pleasant surprise. While the location can be a bit confusing even if you use google maps, it is a very worthwhile trip especially...More

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Visited as a couple for lunch on a Saturday. Location-wise its less than 10 minutes walking from Minami-senju JR station. There is a map outside the station--follow the Joban rail track line to find the approximate area. The restaurant complex is kind of "walled off"...More

3  Thank notoriouslyFat
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The location is difficult to find. You need good preparation. But once you get into the restaurant, the atmosphere is traditional Japanese you like. The foods? Super delicious! You never find this quality of eel outside Japan.

1  Thank reikichidon
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I love unagi but am not a connoisseur or foodie by any means. Having said this, I researched the best restaurants in Tokyo ahead of a family trip. There's a debate on which restaurant has the best unagi, but all I can say is that...More

Thank moobaalalala
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Great service, delicious food from a simple menu. You can try carp sashimi. Be careful as it seemed to close quite early in the evening.

Thank Schmoo83
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This is probably one of the best unagi restaurants, not just in Tokyo, or Japan, but likely, in the world! Not cheap, but you get what you pay for and one simply cannot get the same quality of unagi outside of japan... at least, I've...More

Thank TheEmpireStrikesBack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 46 - USD 92
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-33-1 Minamisenju, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Arakawa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3801-4670
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