The unagi from this shop wasn't bad but it wasn't anything special either. We got two set dinners (we were too late for the lunch specials). The service was great, but the flavor was nothing to rave about. But a good place to have a peaceful lunch
Eel, eel, eel and more eel. There's really no other reason to come to fukinuki for something other than the eel. The fish is cooked wonderfully; it melts as soon as it touches your mouth and the texture is almost like butter, but fishy butter.
We ordered the set unagi-don (1600 yen) that also comes with pickles and soup. The soup was quite interesting in its own right. There was an ingredient I had never seen before floating around. It was little leafs that had a “jelly” coating around them. It was almost like eating nameko mushrooms but in leaf-form. I'm not sure I'll add them to my list of favourite things to eat, but I like it when a restaurant hits me with something I didn't even know it existed.
The unagi part of the meal is a lacquer box with rice and two pieces of unagi on top. Nothing more, but then again you don't need anything else to enjoy it.
Fukinuki is on the 14th floor of the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku and therefore the window seats have quite a nice view of the surrounding areas. The new south exit leads almost directly to the takashimaya building, while the south exit is only 3-4 minutes away. This would be a good spot to eat eel, especially during those hot summer days!