Enter Okuniya Manbei it gives you right away the feeling to be somewhere special, like being in someone's very special traditional and casual house. Unagi eel set which is what make them famous and you can enjoy their unique charcoal grilled eel and the other half of the set is freshly cooked rice together with the eel in an earthenware pot. There are many details that only truly Japanese gourmet specialists would perceive, like th use of Nakagawa Ippento's clay-pots which may cost as ¥40,000 and more. Basically those clay pots are used by almost all Michelin starred restaurants in Japan to cook their rice. The eel cutting style is Kansai (belly of the eel slit open, compared to the classic Kanto-style where the eel is opened from the back. The whole meal is an experience of small details and their hospitality. If you like Unagi then Okuniya Manbei could be the most unique Kansai style eel you will try in your life. NOTES: This restaurant has no translated menu but they offer only one dish option, making impossible to make a mistaken your order. Is required to share table with other clients because they have only 12 seats. Reservation through JGP is required, unless your extremely lucky to go and find an open sit.
Address:534 Kikuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto (On Sakaimachi Nishiki Koji alley)
Address in Japanese:
Kikuyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
Last order: 15:00
Average queue time : Only with reservation (see FREE RESERVATION area).
Price / Payment:Average prices:
Very good price-quality ratio and extremely popular.
No discount or free services. No need to show your Japan Gourmet Pass.
Only with reservation. Reservation minimum 7 days in advance. Cancellation minimum 24 hours in advance.