The building of Edogawa Naramachi was renovated from a 150-year-old merchant’s house called machiya. They serve fine Japanese cuisine such as domestic eel, regional vegetables called Yamato yasai and local chicken from Nara. You can enjoy dining in a refined, traditional Japanese house while viewing a beautiful garden. They cook their eel in a Tokyo style where the eel is cut open along the back, grilled without seasoning, steamed and then grilled again with a sauce, making the eel very fluffy.
Savoring Eel in a Refined Japanese Historical Merchant’s House, Machiya
The restaurant was renovated from a 150-year-old building of a kimono merchant. Most of the building remains in its original state including a Japanese-style room that overlooks a beautiful Japanese garden. You can enjoy exquisite domestic eel in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere.
Combination of Eel and Local Ingredients: Yamato no Jinomon Set
The Yamato no Jinomon Set (2,470 yen with tax) includes a small grilled eel rice bowl, local chicken called Yamato nikutori, somen (thin wheat flour noodle), a side dish, pickles and dessert. The chicken is marinated with traditional Japanese fermented seasoning, shiokoji, before grilling.
Directly From the Port: Unaju with a Plethora of Domestic Eel
They carefully prepare the eel from Kagoshima Prefecture and char-grill it perfectly with a sweet and salty soy-based sauce. The Unaju – Jo (grilled eel over rice – deluxe, 3,100 yen with tax) features this premium eel. They steam the eel before grilling it making the eel very fluffy. The eel comes with an eel liver soup and pickles.