We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hizen Ya

#155 of 11,072 Restaurants in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
No.13-2 Alley 121, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road | Zhongshan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2561 7859
Website
Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 29: English reviews
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This Unagi (Japanese grilled eel) restaurant had been in my pocket list for a decade, end up, we visited it in Oct 2014 firstly. At that time, there was a long queue since 6pm, so we waited for awhile. When that's our turn, large Unaju (鰻重,Japanese grilled eel rice set) were sold out, hence we could only have small Unaju... More 

Helpful?
Thank PeonyJade
Union City, California
Level Contributor
160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always packed and a long waiting line. Unexpectedly, not a long line when we came (a long line again after we got in). We ordered the famous eel rice with fried kettle fish, fried shrimp (tempura one is far better) and omelet. Somehow, the quality of eel is not that good as before. The bone did not... More 

Helpful?
Thank David H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

the only good thing is that it's cheap for an unagi dish and you get quite a big piece of eel for the price, but it's not of high quality. the way the eel is grilled is also not very good. the restaurant cramped.

Helpful?
Thank Janegira J
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Unagi Don here is a MUST HAVE dish when you visit. Grilled to the right texture and with a pretty generous portion of Unagi and rice, this. Other popular dishes include the yasai Itame, grilled squid, saba. Do go earlier during the opening hours as the queue never seems to end.

Helpful?
1 Thank jassyl
Level Contributor
44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We were back in Taipei and wanted to meet up with a friend for lunch. H.Y. did not disappoint. Same as always. Crowded, had a 15 minute wail in line at 11:15am. This is actually considered a short wait. Line gets much longer as you get to noon lunch time (so that's why we came so early). Restaurant was full... More 

Helpful?
Thank citywayne
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We ordered unagi bento and the fried oyster. The unagi was tasteless and there was no sauce on the rice. The rice isn't the typical sushi rice served at Japanese restaurants. It was over cooked and mushy. The fried oyster was good. The mayonnaise dipping sauce was full of flavor. This unagi restaurant used to be inexpensive and delicious. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bejinger123169
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

When I reached the little lane where the shop is located, you can see how popular the restaurant is. Long queue as compared to the other restaurants in the same lane (a longer queue formed while I was waiting). The wait was not horrendous though (took about 20min) as it is a fairly spacious restaurants and diners don't really stay... More 

Helpful?
Thank kevinho1979
Level Contributor
58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Very nice grilled eel on the rice. Juicy and tasty. Not cheap but amount of eel makes up. I really want to have it again even now.

Helpful?
Thank BJunkim
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is a Taipei classic. I first visited 10 years ago, and it's still great. It's noisy and crowded, which adds to the fun!

Helpful?
Thank raku
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is a cheap eat place with high popularity. I saw a recommendation first in a book and the book made it sound very attractive. Then I looked at reviews online, I have to say...reviews was only half good half bad. I decided to try anyways. I heard there is a queue, so I went around 6:00 and got in... More 

Helpful?
Thank VeraNov

Travellers who viewed Hizen Ya also viewed

 

Been to Hizen Ya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.13-2 Alley 121, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road | Zhongshan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2561 7859

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hizen Ya staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?