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Irokawa 色川 Unagi / Asakusa

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pltropbrad


  • Irokawa
  • (2020-06-14)
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  • Irokawa
  • (2019-08-01)
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Ryan


  • Irokawa
  • (2007-06-12)
  • This small, hot, and crowded restaurant has some of the best unagi (eel) in Japan. From the street, Irokawa doesn’t look like much, but it is what’s on the inside that matters. I walked in and found out that it was not exactly cool in there. The place was quite small and not a little dark, but I sat down at the counter near where the cooking was done. The chef was an old man who had the vigor of a young man. The only thing you can really order is unagi. The menu is small and all in Japanese hanging on the wall. No one there spoke English either, but it was a lot of fun talking to the chef. He was quite funny and would regularly talk to the customers as he cooked the unagi. He worked over a small coal lit fire that was not very comfortable to sit right next too. I saw him make my food and when he handed it to me, it was a taste sensation in my mouth. I quickly devoured the rest of the dish and wanted more. That was the one real problem, one dish did not satiate me and at 1,600 yen per dish, I didn’t want to spend all my money at one meal. The food was fantastic and it is a great place to go after or before visiting Sensoji. This is a must.
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