Wakamatsuya
serving the best broiled and bamboo steamed eel for over 150 years in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka

Phone:0944-72-3163

FAX:0944-74-0500

26, Okinohata-machi, Yanagawa-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 832-0065 [MAP]

[Open]
11:00-20:00 (last order 19:30)
[Closed]
Every Wednesday and third Tuesday *Open on holidays
(For specific dates, check the calendar)

About Wakamatuya

Delectable bamboo steamed and broiled eel in sauce – beloved for over 150 years

Situated along the elegant banks of the Okinohata in the canal city of Yanagawa, diners have eagerly sought out Wakamatsuya for more than 150 years in order to savor its traditional sauce and warm hospitality.

Wakamatsuya offers private dining with Western-style table seating.The elegance of your meal is also enhanced by the elegance of Wakamatsuya’s traditional courtyard gardens.
We look forward to serving you.

Wakamatsuya Menu

Savor the traditional sauce and warm hospitality that have been Wakamatsuya hallmarks for over 150 years.
In addition to our bamboo steamed and seasoned broiled eel options, our menu features rice bowl dishes, unseasoned broiled options, à-la-carte options and a selection of beverages.

  • Bamboo Steamed Eel

    Eel Steamed

    Distinctive Characteristics of Wakamatsuya Bamboo Steamed Eel

    Hot rice, which has been mixed with our secret sauce and carefully steamed, is placed within a bamboo steaming basket and covered in broiled eel pieces and shaved omelet garnish, which are then allowed to steam within the basket.

    For unseasoned broiled eel, the most common way to prepare it in the Kanto region is to first steam the eel and then broil it; however, in Yanagawa the eel is directly broiled over a charcoal fire. This method more resembles that found in the Kansai region.

    The unseasoned eel is carefully broiled for around 20 minutes until that distinctive eel odor – somewhere between flesh and skin – disappears.
    After the unseasoned eel is finished broiling, it is usually basted twice with sauce and then grilled; however, since no two pieces of eel are the same, each receives exactly the amount of turning and basting that it requires.

    Finally, the eel is laid atop rice coated in sauce, steamed and then served.

    • Bamboo Steamed Eel – Deluxe
      3,365 yen
    • Bamboo Steamed Eel – Deluxe (full course)
      4,865 yen
    • Bamboo Steamed Eel
      3,040 yen
    • Bamboo Steamed Eel (full course)
      2,715 yen
    • Bamboo Steamed Eel (Ume)
      3,365 yen
    • Bamboo Steamed Eel (Ume: full course)
      4,865 yen
    • Bamboo Steamed Egg on Rice
      *Contains no broiled eel.
      650 yen
    • Large rice
      +250 yen

    Full course meals come with vinegared eel and cucumber and eel rolled in an omelet

  • Broiled Eel Set

    Grilled Eel Set

    Distinctive Characteristics of Wakamatsuya Broiled Eel

    Choice pieces of eel are meticulously grilled over a charcoal fire until plump and without odor; they are then generously basted in a sauce made from a secret recipe passed down for generations; and, finally, they are broiled until perfectly done.

    For unseasoned broiled eel, the same charcoal fire direct grilling method used with bamboo steamed eel is applied.
    The unseasoned eel is carefully broiled for around 20 minutes until that distinctive eel odor – somewhere between flesh and skin – disappears.
    After the unseasoned eel is finished broiling, it is usually basted twice with sauce and then grilled; however, since no two pieces of eel are the same, each receives exactly the amount of turning and basting that it requires.

    Finally, the eel is laid atop rice coated in sauce and served.

    • Broiled Eel Set (Matsu)
      3,800 yen
    • Broiled Eel Set (Matsu: full course)
      5,300 yen
    • Broiled Eel (single item)
      3,470 yen
    • Broiled Eel Set (Take)
      3,040 yen
    • Broiled Eel Set (Take: full course)
      4,540 yen
    • Broiled Eel (Take: single item)
      2,715 yen
    • Large rice (only for the set)
      110 yen

    Full course meals come with vinegared eel and cucumber and eel rolled in an omelet; set meals come with rice, eel-liver soup and pickles

Getting to Wakamatsuya

Savor the traditional sauce and warm hospitality that have been Wakamatsuya hallmarks for over 150 years.
In addition to our bamboo steamed and seasoned broiled eel options, our menu features rice bowl dishes, unseasoned broiled options, à-la-carte options and a selection of beverages.

Store Name
Wakamatsuya Specialty Eel Cuisine
Location
26, Okinohata-machi, Yanagawa-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 832-0065[MAP]
Phone
0944-72-3163

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