2024 Michelin Tokyo Unagi Restaurant : Watabe (Bib Gourmand)

updated: July 03th, 2024

Watabe - A popular eel restaurant in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward. Enjoy delicious eel dishes grilled to perfection. Don't miss their famous Unaju and Shirayaki options.

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    "Watabe" is a restaurant located in Kojimachi, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.
     It can be easily accessed by walking from various stations such as Toei Mita Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
     The restaurant has 24 seats, divided into three spaces including table seating and Japanese-style rooms.
    This restaurant mainly serves eel dishes, with their "Unaju" being particularly popular.
     The reviews confirm its deliciousness.
     The dish offers tender and fatty grilled eel with an option to choose the amount of rice, ensuring a satisfying meal.
    Moreover, their "Shirayaki" style grilled eel has also received great acclaim.
     The crispy skin and melting texture of the carefully grilled eel make it worth a try.
    The chefs at Watabe carefully select high-quality eels with rich fat from longstanding suppliers they have been associated with for years.
     They go through meticulous processes such as skewering and partial grilling before being char-grilled.
     Additionally, they use a secret sauce that has been brewed for over 70 years to dress the thick and juicy eel.
    Watabe, renowned for its commitment to quality dishes, is a well-regarded eel restaurant in the vicinity of Kasuga Station.
     The atmosphere inside the restaurant is tranquil and the service is attentive.
     It is certainly worth a visit.


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