Hatsudai : Precious eels at Akagaki (赤垣)

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Long-established eels restaurant could be reserved for lunch in advance.

I wonder when I ate eels box (Unajyu) last time… Well, about one year passed 🙁
I went to Hatsudai (close to Shinjuku) to meet my friend the other day. AND, I ate eels at Hatsudai 😉

This narrow restaurant that is named Akagaki is popular eels restaurant near Hatsudai Station. I had wanted to go there.
It have Showa period atmosphere a lot. It is an old restaurant. Though it is very close to the station, it doesn’t stand out and I passed by the restaurant at first.

Appearance, Akagaki (Hatsudai)

見るからに老舗のウナギ屋さん。1回目通り過ごしてしまいました(;´Д`)

It was already full in the restaurant, so I didn’t take the picture of the inside, but also it is sullen, too 🙂
They seems not to care about the seasonings…

Seasonings, Akagaki (Hatsudai)

調味料に何も拘りがなさそうなところがまたシブイ(`・ω・´)

I heard that the restaurant cook our eels in advance if we reserve, so we reserved in advance and visited there.
After 10 minutes since we arrived at the restaurant, our eels came 🙂

Well, prices of eels is current price everywhere and it is easy to change nowadays. That day’s price was

Eels box (Unajyu)  –  four degrees of amount
Matsu (松) 1650 yen
Take (竹) 2000 yen
Ume (梅) 2400 yen
Toku (特) 2900 yen
(plus consumption tax)

Every degrees have same quality of eels.

I choiced a ”Ume”

Eels box - Ume, Akagaki (Hatsudai)

注文したのは梅です。ちょっと多かったかな(*´д`*)

This pickled vegetables were delicious.

Pickled vegetables, Akagaki (Hatsudai)

このおしんこが美味しいのなんのって(*´д`*)

Its meat was so soft, but the outside was crisp and had good burnt smell.

Eels, Akagaki (Hatsudai)

うなぎ!って感じ満々のうなぎでしたよ~ヽ(・∀・)ノ

I want to eat one eels box per a month… and those pictures made me feel like eating eels again soon 😛

About Akagaki (赤垣)

Address / 1-38-11 Hatsudai, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Station / Hatsudai station (Keio)
Open / 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 20:00
Closed / Thursdays

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