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1-18-10 Matsuecho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture
+81 49-222-0354
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Pub
1-18-10 Matsuecho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The unagi (in the Kanto style, i.e., steamed to be fluffy inside, and grilled to perfection outside) was superlative, and when we went (mid-afternoon, mid-week in early November), the main location (honkan) was quiet. We immediately got a table, with plenty of space to accommodate...More

Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Although there are branches in central Tokyo, this one is much better in quality and price. Since they start from fresh eels, you must wait about 45 minutes to get served. Not a fast food.

Thank scbzk
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The wait was very long to get in for lunch, I had the cheapest lunch set which cost almost ¥2000. I wasn't too impressed by the tare (sauce) flavour which was too mild for my taste but the unagi was very soft and boneless. Although...More

Thank Lynda I
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent food. We went abit early (11.15 am) to avoid heavy queue. Eel on rice was delicious. No sweet like the other places. Staffs are very nice. Worth and Strong recommend. Will come back.

Thank Itz Me J
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Kawagoe is famous for its eel, and Ichinoya makes the experience of tasting it very pleasant. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. We sat on the tatami mat floor. The servers provided a cubby for our shoes, and gave us English menus after we...More

Thank NJRollHard
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We were on a day trip to Kawagoe from Tokyo with our Japanese friends. He did some research on this place and decided to bring us there. What a good choice! After a long cold and rainy day walking around the historical streets in Kawagoe,...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We always love Japanese food, but mainly sashimi, sushi and shabu-shabu. But since this little edo town is famous for a 100-year eel rice restaurant, so why not? Go for the "best part" of the eel, but the medium sized set (approx. 3,700 Yen per...More

2  Thank Janejit
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We beat the crowd by arriving at 11:30am for lunch and were shown almost immediately to a table. There is an English menu. We elected to share a two eel box and ordered an extra miso soup. The Unagi on rice was the best we...More

Thank fishnguy
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I cannot fault our experience at Ichinoya so gave them a 5. We wanted to have unagi (eel) for lunch so we headed toward Ichinoya but willing to enter the first unagi restaurant we came to. The first 2 or 3 we closed so we...More

Thank Nancy K
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Japanese, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-18-10 Matsuecho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Saitama Prefecture  >  Kawagoe
  • Phone Number: +81 49-222-0354
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