Share
Save
Show All Photos

Okuniya Manbei

Share
Save
Show All Photos
Summary
Restaurant Details
Restaurant Location
Reviews
Cuisine
Unagi / Anago (Eel)
Average cost
Lunch: ¥6,000-7,999
Other
Pescetarian
Switch it up with Kansai-style unagi served in clay pots made by a famous potter.
We strive to be as accurate as possible and keep up with the changing landscape of Japan’s food and travel industries. If you spot any inaccuracies, please send a report.
Restaurant Details
There are many factors besides the food that make a restaurant experience truly special. Okuniya Manbei is the combination of professional home cooked food with unrivaled service in a humble 12-seater space. Specializing in Kansai-style unagi served in a clay pot with rice, Okuniya Manbei is no ordinary eel restaurant. There isn't a menu to choose from, just a wooden plaque that describes the meal. As the eels are killed and filleted only when guests arrive, there's usually a waiting time of half an hour between ordering and being served. Instead of the usual Kanto method of filleting eel in which the eel is slit open from the back, Okuniya Manbei slits from the front, Kansai-style. This restaurant cooks the eel twice, placing it in another compartment under the lid of the claypot, cooking it together with the rice for the second time. This special technique results in the most tender texture. All are served with a nitsume sauce that balances the sweet and salty flavors perfectly. The unagi and rice are presented in clay pots made by Nakagawa Isshiro, the younger brother of famous claypot maker Nakagawa Ippento. The main dish is served with various side pickles including pickled eel livers, melon slices, and baby ayu sweetfish. To end the meal, the residue in the claypot will be scraped into a different bowl, with hot tea poured over the top, and served as ochazuke. Okuniya Manbei is the ideal spot for the tastiest unagi in town.
Okuniya Manbei Phone Number
075-255-2590
Business Hours
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Holidays
Wednesday
Okuniya Manbei Address
Kikuyacho, Nishikikoji Noboru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8127, Japan
Okuniya Manbei Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 1 week prior
Read more
Restaurant location
Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
Get Directions
Be the first to review this restaurant!
Ratings and reviews
(0.0)
Write a Review
For each guest that dines at this restaurant, byFood will donate
10 meals
Make a Reservation
Select at least 1 guest
Select Guest
Select at least 1 guest
Guest
0
Clear
Apply
Date
Select Date
Date
October
2022
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Time
Select Time
Time
¥ 2,000
per guest*
Reserve Now
*Fee for reservation service (not including cost at restaurant)
For each guest that dines at this restaurant, byFood will donate
10 meals