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Eel and seasonal dishes at Eel & Kappo Toishi in Goshonan

04/03/2024 open

The dignified atmosphere of the stone door is a landmark. The owner, Mr. Hajime Toishi, is a dedicated Japanese cuisine chef, and after five and a half years as head chef at Tokina Kyokuman in Gion, where eel dishes are popular, he finally decided to go out on his own.


The best eel of the season is procured live, and grilled in the Kansai style for a crispy texture. The eel is flipped over several times to coat it with fat and cooked slowly to make it fluffy on the inside and fragrant on the outside. The sweet and spicy sauce is thick and easy to mix with the eel so as not to spoil its chewy texture.


The rice is made from Ouka rice produced by Gihee VIII, which is sticky and has a lingering taste, and has a presence that is as strong as that of the eel and sauce. The glossy rice is cooked in the restaurant's original Rakuyaki earthenware pot at just the right time to enhance the deliciousness of the eel. While the eel-jyu is available as a stand-alone dish, it is recommended to enjoy the seasonal taste with a course.

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All dishes start at 15,000 yen for an omakase course. The appetizer of the day was pike conger eel and summer vegetables with Tosa vinegar jus. The dish uses seasonal ingredients and is refreshingly seasoned to suit the hot season.

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Shiroyaki appears in the middle of the course and kabayaki appears at the end with rice. Shirayaki is accented with sansho miso and sansho tsukudani.

Eel and kappo Toishi

  • Eels, Kappos, and Toshi
  • 04/03/2024 open
  • 682 Harumei-cho, Nishi-iru, Nijo-dori, Mawagaya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-746-5557
  • 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:00)
    18:00-23:00 (LO/21:00)
  • Irregular holidays
  • By appointment only
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://www.toishi-unagi.link
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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