Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Ainoya (うなぎ 藍の家): Unveiling a Hidden Gem of Authentic Izakaya Delights

Eel Paradise: An Authentic Izakaya Experience

Welcome to a hidden gem nestled in a residential neighborhood, a mere 8-minute walk from JR Oimachi Station. Departing from the Shinagawa Kuyakusho Mae junction, proceed onto Sangen-dori avenue and make a left turn at the initial crossroads, where a Seven Eleven store is located. The eatery is then promptly situated on the right.

Step inside and be transported to an authentic izakaya, specializing in the art of eel dishes. Every morning, the freshest eels are carefully selected and prepared with the utmost care. The process starts with filleting, skewering, blanching and steaming, before finally being grilled to perfection over binchotan charcoal.

The interior of the restaurant exudes a warm and relaxed atmosphere, with both counter seats and traditional floor seating available. On the menu, you’ll find a range of eel-focused dishes, with the grilled skewers being a standout recommendation. Each skewer offers a unique flavor profile, made even more delicious by the fragrant aroma emitted as they are grilled over charcoal.

But the true star of the show is the eel rice bowl, where the tender and succulent eel is paired with a flavorful sauce and served over a bed of fluffy rice. It’s a taste sensation you won’t forget!

So, come and experience the art of eel cuisine at this hidden gem, where each dish is crafted with love and care.

  • Name: Ainoya
  • Address: 1-17-2 Futaba, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3784-4277
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30 – 13:30 & 17:30 – 21:00  / Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays 17:00 – 21:00
  • Closed On: Wednesdays
  • Number of Seats: 10
  • Budget: Lunch: – JPY2,000 / Dinner: – JPY5,000
  • Payment Options: Credit Cards Accepted

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