Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Chikuyotei Ginza (竹葉亭 銀座店): Unagi Excellence at Ginza 4-Chome Intersection 


Chikuyotei Ginza: Mastering the Art of Japanese Eel Cuisine

Chikuyotei Ginza, a revered culinary institution, is renowned for its mastery of Japanese eel cuisine. Central to its acclaim is a centuries-old sauce that imparts a subtle and enduring flavor to their eel dishes. This sauce, a cornerstone of Chikuyotei’s culinary legacy, is meticulously prepared daily, preserving its unique essence for generations.

What distinguishes Chikuyotei is their use of domestically sourced live eels, expertly prepared and charcoal-grilled to perfection. The outcome is a harmonious symphony of textures: a crisply bronzed skin enveloping tender, succulent flesh. The sauce, a masterpiece of balance, delicately enhances the eel’s texture without excess.


Eel holds a revered position in Japan’s culinary heritage, esteemed not only for its ability to combat the heat of summer but also for its nourishing properties. Chikuyotei Ginza faithfully upholds this venerable tradition, gracefully transitioning it into the modern era.

Nestled in the heart of bustling Ginza, Chikuyotei Ginza provides a haven of refined tranquility. Here, patrons can leisurely savor an extraordinary dining experience, a testament to the enduring artistry of Japanese eel cuisine.

  • Name: Chikuyotei Ginza
  • Address: 5-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3571-0677
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30 – 15:30 & 16:30 – 21:30 / Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays 11:30 – 16:00 / 16:30 – 21:30
  • Closed On: First and Third Mondays of every month
  • Number of Seats: 60
  • Budget: Lunch: – JPY5,000 Dinner: – JPY10,000
  • Payment Options: Credit Cards Accepted  

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