English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 134 reviews)
“Wonderful eel, very comfy atmosphere ”
A somewhat rustic, cared for and uncomplicated atmosphere. The eel was excellent. The introduction how best to savour the different ways of enjoying it, adding a condiment here or finishing up with the broth was very welcome. The staff was not only friendly but also fun to interact with. An enjoyabl...e, comfy evening with very good food.
Visited February 2020
If you ever happen to stop by takashimaya drop by this quaint corner shop.. You would be blown away by the tamai.. Love the taste and the play on your palette..
Visited November 2019
“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