From the chef
He decided to become a chef when he discovered the joy of customer service while helping out at his mother's restaurant
He was born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1947. He aspired to become a chef when he started helping out at his mother's restaurant during his university years and discovered the joy of entertaining customers with food and drink. When his older brother took over his mother's restaurant, he went on to train at a long-established eel shop belonging to one of his relatives. After completing his training roughly 35 years ago, he opened his own restaurant in Gotemba called [Unagi no Hirota.] There, he has carefully preserved the secret sauce and techniques passed down since the Meiji Era, which he inherited from his place of training, and serves delicious eel dishes to customers on a daily basis with his naturally friendly smile.
廣田 保Tamotsu Hirota
Gotemba Eki Chikaku Unagi no Hirota
- A two-minute walk from JR Gotemba Station. Leave the station from the Fujisan Exit and proceed along the street in front of the station. Look for the flags and banners by Fashion Plaza on the left; the restaurant is located on the second floor.
- Japanese / Unagi (eel),Japanese / Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers),Japanese / General / Japanese,Japanese
- Average price
- Dinner: 3,000 JPY / Lunch: 2,000 JPY
- [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays and the Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) Closes once eel has sold out. Diners arriving at 2pm / 8pm or later must call in advance
870-1 Higashitanaka, Gotemba, Shizuoka map
- Address (for taxi driver )
- English services
- Credit cards accepted
- American Express / Diners Club / MasterCard / Visa