Japanese grilled eel on rice is a dish that can polarize opinions. Some have reservations about eating the slippery snake-like fish, no matter how it is prepared. But for those who appreciate it, the eel filets, basted in a sweetened soy-based tare sauce, then caramelized over a charcoal fire as they are grilled kabayaki style, are a special treat, and one which has become more accessible and affordable thanks in part to chain restaurants such as 名代 宇奈とと Meidai Unatoto.

Meidai Unatoto Akihabara Store Opens

Meidai Unatoto already has thirteen stores in the Tokyo area, including three delivery and take-out only locations, but now they are opening or the first time in the popular tourist area and otaku hangout of Akihabara.

Here are the details:

  • Meidai Unatoto Akihabara
  • Opens: December 19th, 2020
  • Address (JP): 東京都千代田区外神田4-3-11 TSHビル1階
  • Address (EN): 1F TSH Bldg. 4-3-11 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
  • Tel: 090-6037-6588
  • Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Delivery services: Uber Eats, Demaekan, menu (planned)

If you love unadon 鰻丼 (Japanese grilled eel on rice in a bowl), then come hungry either Saturday, December 19th or Sunday, December 20th to the brand new Akihabara location of Meidai Unatoto to take advantage of a grand opening commemorative special deal:

Unadon Double Buy 1 Get 1 Free

If you are one of the first 100 to show up, and you send a friend request to Meidai Unatoto's official LINE account at @宇奈とと (or are already friends, in which case you need to show your screen), when you buy Meidai Unatoto's "Unadon Double," which is unadon with twice the usual amount of eel, you'll get another "Unadon Double" free. You can opt to eat one bowl in-store and take one home, or even take both of them home with you. This deal is not available for delivery, so even if you don't want to eat in-store, you'll still need to stop by to order.

Total Price: 1,000 JPY (incl. tax)

Regular Menu

  • Unadon
  • Unadon Double
  • Unajū
  • Unajū Jō (superior)
  • Unajū Tokujō (extra superior)

When you order any of the above for delivery, they will add 肝吸い kimosui (eel liver soup) and 柴漬け shibazuke pickles as a set:

Here are some of the other menu items you'll find:

For more information about Meidai Unatoto, visit their official website here.

By - Ben K.