Takashimaya Honten
高嶋家 本店

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine

Savor premium traditional eel in the historic district of Nihonbashi near Asakusa Temple

  • Baby OK
  • Private Room
  • Solo Booking
  • Lunch

The renowned eel specialty restaurant Takashimaya was established in 1875.

The eel is grilled with a secret sauce and is exceptionally tender. It is said that even the brother of the Last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty would dine there upon every visit to Japan.

The 5th generation and current owner, Akira Oshio, hails from a lineage of ancestors who were sumo wrestlers. Much like his ancestors who preserved the tradition of Japan’s national spot of sumo over the ages, Mr. Oshio’s goal is to preserve the tradition of the restaurant while embracing new challenges that lie ahead.

Takashimaya uses the elusive Kyosui Unagi caught in the Oi River in Shizuoka, which is also called “the phantom eel”. This rare type of eel is known for its fluffy texture, refined aroma and a delicate taste and is only available in about 30 eel restaurants nationwide and is highly sought after by all unagi fans.

Takashimaya is located in the district of Kobunacho.

A famous feature of Asakusa Senso-ji Temple is the Kaminarimon and just beyond it lies the prominent Hozomon on which a large lantern that reads “Kobunacho” hangs. In 1657, residents of Kobunacho dedicated this lantern to Senso-ji Temple as a testament of their faith and it has been there as one of the symbols of the Temple ever since. Smaller lanterns identical to this large lantern inscribed with “Kobunacho” hang inside the restaurant of Takashimaya Honten.

Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, the world-renowned symbol of Asakusa, and Kobunacho in Nihonbashi share these deep historical connections.

We recommend that you savor the eel at Takashimaya Honten after visiting Senso-ji Temple and experience the shared history between these two iconic locations.

Address 11-5 Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuoku, Tokyo
Business hours 11:30 to 14:00(Last order at 13:45)
17:00~21:30(Last order at 21:00)
Closed Lunch on Saturdays
Sundays and Holidays
Directions 10 minute taxi ride from Tokyo Station

5 minute walk from A6 Exit of Mitsukoshimae Station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
5 minute walk from A5 Exit of Ningyocho Station of Hibiya Line and the Asakusa Line.
Price From ¥2,650
Service Charge ¥1,650 Seating Charge
Seating 1st Floor Ozashiki-style seating (Cushioned floor seating): 1 to 4 guests
1st Floor Chair seating: 1 to 8 guests
2nd Floor Private Room seating: 2 to 12 guests
Smoking Prohibited
Children Welcome (ordering of a la carte dishes is required)
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual required.
※ Sportswear and sandals are not allowed.
※Guests wearing strong perfume or cologne will be denied entry.
※ Wearing of socks required for use of the 2nd floor private rooms.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card

【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ・For reservations of 1 to 9 guests:
※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days before, or 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.

・For reservations of 10 or more guests:
※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 11 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 11 days before, or within 10 days of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.

11-5 Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuoku, Tokyo

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