Such delicious unagi!!! Hitsumabushi is my favorite, as I can enjoy kabayaki, temaki roll, the ochazuke all in one order.
A must visit! It is well worth the wait, especially when it's quite rare in the States to find a restaurant that will serve and cook fresh eel the moment you order. When everything's designed to be quicker and faster, I enjoyed getting a quality meal that was thoughtful and intentional.
[This part of the review has nothing to do with their food or service, but I do wish they had a lighter and more inviting decor inside. Staring at the black wall while eating was an interesting experience.]
Service was great and the food was delicious... we ordered Osaka Style Uni Unagi, Umaki and a Matcha pudding
Definitely going back!
The food was very good. The service was on point, and the presentation was top notch.
The best unagi dishes, with fresh eels. Exactly as in Japan. Very expensive but worthwhile. Will return for sure.
One of the coolest and most unique restaurants in New York!
Eels are never frozen here. Highly recommended for those who appreciate authentically prepared eels. Definitely not your typical unagi-don type of place.
Best Unagi (eel) in USA. They showed me an eel before they grill. I had a Kanto-style (Eastern). Very tender.
Room was a little bit too dark.
Pricey, but it’s NYC
Soft jazz in the background, minimalist decor, excellent service - make the perfect background to be able to focus on tasty unagi while enjoying conversation with a dinner partner. Thank you!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was as good as we have had in Tokyo and Kyoto. Service was excellent!
Good eel specialty joint.
Fantastic experience for food decor ambiance and service
Overpriced. I know this is probably the best unagi available in the city, but it is truly only marginally better than that available at other fine Japanese restaurants, and much more expensive. Also, they were out of uni (on a regular weeknight! This has to be just poor planning and is really inexcusable). The place was empty, and I imagine the restaurant will not last long. Disappointing.
A quiet restaurant hidden in the city
even the decor is dark and shadowy
Food is fantastic best unagi since Japan would highly recommend it
Best eel in US!
Atmosphere is quiet, but one goes for the food. If this place were in Tokyo, it would be in the basement, and with no signs... hence a different crowd goes here. A bit pricey, but to be honest, extremely authentic. Hope the locals will help it catch on!
This is the only restaurant in the US serving authentic Japanese eel dishes--and they do it wonderfully. Lovely service, explanations if needed, really, really delicious food, the eel is so good, comes from Japan and the other dishes are just like what you would have in Japan and so good! I will go back for sure.
superb grilled eel--better than in Kyoto. Service suuperb.
Delicious eel that's the freshest in town. Not a cheap meal, but a treat for a special occasion.
It was my BD dinner with my wife. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed it very much
Thank you so much
Overpriced. Eel excellent, but not sufficiently better than eel in good New York restaurants. Price difference too great.
Not as good as I expect. The eel is very fresh and sauce is pretty good.
My husband I were so happy to have the authentic eel from Japan. Everything was great except the back ground music wasn't good.
The deep fried eel bones and grilled eel livers were very unusual and nice appetizers.
But the main dish whole grilled eel served in a box over rice was similar in look and taste of eel at other restaurants, I ended up swallowing several bones left in it. 4 stars for the unique food concept, specifically eel which is a favorite of mine.
Stunning. Eel - every way you can imagine.
An exceptional and authentic experience. Comparable on,y to being back in Tokyo.