Tsukiji : Unadon at Chikuyotei Honten (竹葉亭本店)

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Eel became luxury foods !

Entirely eel became luxury food. And eel is being designated as an endangered species and it’ll be hard to reach more and more 🙁

Nevertheless I finally have understood the value of  the taste of  eel’s liver !
I miss past days I used to eat eel bowl for 1000 yen at lunchtime so frequently.
Here, Chikuyotei Honten (Main shop of Chikuyoutei) , they serve small eel bowl at 2400 yen and large one at 2900 yen.

Appearance, Chikuyotei Honten (Tsukiji)

こちら竹葉亭本店でもうな丼は2400円と2900円とずいぶん高くなりました(`・ω・´)

Interior, Chikuyotei Honten (Tsukiji)

本店は静かな通りにあり、店内も静か(*´д`*)

I ordered large eels bowl  (鰻お丼B, 2900 yen)  🙂

Eel bowl B, Chikuyotei Honten (Tsukiji)

せっかくなので大きいほうを注文(`・ω・´)

Sadly, nevertheless there was eel’s liver on the menu, it was already sold out.
Instead of that, one bowl of soup had two pieces of liver !!!

clear soup made from eel's livers, Chikuyotei Honten (Tsukiji)

残念ながら、肝焼きは売り切れだったけど、代わりに肝吸いに肝が2つ!Σ(´д`*)

The eels were steamed softly and I like such salty sauce. Though plenty of sauce was put on the rice, it was not over-rich and it tasted good.
That’s the old taste at the long-established restaurant !

Eel, Chikuyotei Honten (Tsukiji)

うなぎはふっくらと蒸され、辛めのたれもタイプ(*´д`*)

By the way,it’s a main shop.And Ginza branch is standing in front of the gate of Ginza subway station.
I think rent is so expensive because of that.

So, prices of eel bowl is about 1000 yen higher than the main shop’s prices.
Still,there were many people waiting in front of the restaurant just before opening.

I want to eat shirayaki (grilled eel with salt) and rice next time.And of course, the liver,too.

Tsukiji branch is close to Tsukiji Market.
I think you’d better go Honten if you want to save money 😛

About Chikuyotei Honten (竹葉亭 本店)

Address / 8-14-7 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Tsukijishijo station (Toei subway)
Open / 11:30 – 14:30, 16:30 – 20:00
Closed / Sundays, national holidays

東京都中央区築地8-14-7
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