English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 123 reviews)
“Best anago in Tokyo”
Best anago (sea water eel) in Tokyo. It is smaller and I have heard many say it is easier to eat than unagi (unagi sometimes is tougher consistency compared to anago, depending on where you eat it). You can have it either grilled or boiled, or you can try one of each (for the mid and large size). I ...liked the grilled one better. Reasonable price.
Visited October 2018
“Amazing Anago (Sea) Eel”
I'm a huge unagi fan but decided to check out Tamai Nihombashi Honten based on all the positive reviews and the fact that it was near where I was staying. I arrived about 30 min early and there was already a lineup of about 15 people. Luckily I made the cutoff for the "first round" and sat at counte...r seating. The menu is self explanatory but the waitress still makes the effort to take you through it. Sidenote: I did notice that the English version has fewer options than the Japanese one for both the anago and appetizer options so I had copied the couple in front of me and ordered tempura. I had ordered the version where the eel is cooked two different ways and the different condiments that accompany the meal truly enhance the flavors. I forget the name but there's an option to add a soup to a portion of eel and rice that you intentionally put to the side. Well worth it! Overall, one of my favorite experiences, I will indeed be revisiting on future visits!
Visited July 2019
“Great Sea Eel”
This is a famous anago (sea eel) restaurant, it is different from the river eel unagi. No reservation taken, be prepared to get in line. I was here for lunch, which they have various set to choose from. They are famous for both the simmered and grilled versions. You could order a combo and try both!
Visited May 2018
We arrived at about 8ish on a Friday night, without reservation (Duh!) So it's no surprise to find a full house. We did ask if we could be put on waiting list, but they said no. One reason being they wouldn't know when a table would be available, and since last order was at 9, they were worried tha...t if we got the table too late there wouldn't be enough time to present a quality meal. Fair enough. They did offer to send us to other outlets, but we opted instead for making reservation for another day. We then walked around to scout for other restaurants. Few minutes later, I heard someone calling my name from behind. It was one of the waiters from Tamai. He had just run, for minutes, to let me know a table has become available! While Japanese are known for exceptional service, what they did was extraordinary even by Japanese standard! So we went back to the shop and had an enjoyable dinner. The food was good, but I was more impressed by the excellent service. And I shall return when I have a chance.
Visited October 2017
One of the best eel bowl restaurant in Tokyo. Remember that They serve Anago, not Unagi. Staff are very friendly. You may need to wait for some times but it's worth waiting on the line.
Visited October 2017