1 Keong Saik Road
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm
This was soooo good??!😍 TASTE: 8/10 Also they serve fresh wasabi where you had to grate it yourself how cool is that! But I must say, the queue is really too long (waited 1hr20min from 650pm) for this, wouldn't mind queuing 30min to taste this bowl of goodness😍 MY ADVICE: QUEUE EARLY, AVOID PEAK HOURS. Worth a try!!
Finally got some time to go out for a proper meal and a great one it was!
Man Man Unagi Restaurant has been on my wish list for the longest time and I'm so glad to have tried this place. I understand now why this restaurant garners such long queues.
The large hitsumabushi (S$39.80+) comes with three different styles of eating - by its own, with condiments such as wasabi and with broth. The unagi is so fresh, evident from all the live eels in the tank.
It was such a satisfying meal. I will definitely be back for more.
The flesh from this Unagi is fresh and you will be craving for another bowl!!!
The quality arguably lies not in the eel itself, but in the experience as a whole. The innately stickily sweet una don itself is highly customisable - you get different sauces to apply to your mountain of eel flesh, and also the option of adding dashi to make an eel porridge - and you also get to grate your own wasabi, which may either be balls of fun or immensely frustrating for those (like me) who drip with sweat in SOC-esque effort only to yield sad green Play Doh-esque baby lumps. Likely to remain exciting for a while because of the current buzz and redeemable bragging rights, but what happens after that...3.9/5
P.S. I went at 8:45pm on a weekday night, and queued for all of five minutes. Yay.
The shirayaki unagi ($24.80) can be ordered as an extra treat (alongside your Hitsumabushi set haha). The fresh eel is prepared similarly to the kabayaki, except without the unagi tare sauce, and served only with salt, fresh wasabi and light shoyu. This allows the chao ta and the kiam of the eel to really shine. Perfect for the unagi purist!
ok la.. it's fresh... it's pretty good. Got the BBQ chaotah flavour more than usual and not as mushy as the ones I'm normally accustomed to from everywhere else. They gave me the seat right infront of where they kill the eels. Won't spoil your appetite and post the video here! Haha #burpple
Simply b'cos their charcoal grilled eels were damn good.
The Japan-flown in eels were prepared live and grilled in front of customers, which explained why they tasted so fresh and good.
Whether eaten 3-ways (original, with wasabi and condiments, or with soup in rice) or just on its own, the charcoal grilled Unagi was remarkably delicious. Its charred skin was crispy in the right places, meat was tender and moist, and the Unagi sauce just completed the dish.
Their queue was consistent despite quick turn-around of customers so some wait would be expected. But when we took our first bites all that wait so totally worthwhile.
Problem is, now we'll only want to come back here for Unagi.
Fresh from the tank and grilled to perfection in front of customers (if you're lucky enough to sit at chef's table). Skin was so crispy and charred just nice 🍱🐟🇯🇵❤ Get the chef recommended set ($26.80+, medium) and enjoy it in three different ways (original, with spices including freshly grated wasabi, and porridge style with the provided broth). Tip 2: go in small groups aka pairs and you will likely get to move ahead of the queue and get seats first 🎉 #burpple
Plus lucky it was just the two of us so we were able to get seats pretty fast and it was honestly the best unagi we've tried - eels were so fresh they were just taken out of the tank and chargrilled to perfection with crispy skins that stayed crispy even towards to end of our meal!
Who knew unagi and omelette goes so well together ? Absolutely perfect !
3 ways to enjoy freshly grilled Unagi. Recommended by the staff, we portioning the Unagi don into four parts to try.
First is to savour the all-natural grilled Unagi by gobbling down with rice. Step two, drizzle the sauces over as you pair it with grate fresh wasabi, spring onions and nori. Step 3, add their dashi stock into the bowl and have it as Unagi porridge. Lastly, just eat it anyway you like most!
Went for the cheapest one ($18.90); and honest to say, the 2++ hours queue was definitely worth it. Freshly grilled unagi is a burst of flavor & the crispiness is a delight in your mouth. Nonetheless, my personal preference will still be the soft-textured unagi compared to Man Man's crispy one. ☺ extra tip: if you are coming here for dinner, you might want to arrive there between 5-5.30pm (the earlier the better). Queue can get crazy long!
Medium Unagi Set, $25.80++.
Living up to its reputation, it was soo good! The eel was grilled to perfection and the portion of eel was REALLY a lot. And as much as i enjoyed the rice bowl, queueing for 2hours plus is really no joke. Would recommend to go in the afternoon's timeslot or @ exactly 6pm to start queueing 💯
Unagi Don aka 鰻丼 finally tried them after raving reviews from friends. An open concept kitchen where you'll see freshwater eel slay and skinned before charcoal-grilled, so counter seats are not for the faint hearted. Doused repeatedly with tare marinade and grilled to perfection, it has a slight charred skin but remains tender without any fishy taste. This leaves a burst of umami delightfulness with each bite!! Will love to head back for more soon.