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Thursday, June 6, 2024


If you enjoy quality Charcoal-grilled Live Freshwater Unagi, Uya is one of the first few unagi speciality restaurants that offer such delicacy. We visited its flagship outlet in Wheelock Place. 

Uya at Wheelock Place

The interior has a chic, modern vibe with wooden furniture and shades of grey. Like the other restaurants offering Live Eels, there is also a window into the kitchen where diners get to see the chefs grilling eels over the binchotan charcoal.

Dining Environment

The Hitsumabushi is not to be missed for this is their signature dish. The set comes with Chopped-up eel, served with condiments, soup & pickles. One can enjoy Hitsumabushi in the traditional style.

Use the Shamoji (Wooden Scoop) to divide the Unagi rice into 4 portions.

(1) Taste it without adding anything
(2) Add condiments like spring onions, wasabi and Nori
(3) Make it like ochazuke (rice with soup)  with condiments with dashi broth from the small pitcher.
(4) Free Style - Enjoy any way you like besides the top 3 styles above.

Hitsumabushi - $37

Unagi Rice Bowl aka Unadon was served with appetizers, soup and pickles. It comes in 2 sizes, small and medium, $26 & $35 respectively. 

Unadon - $35 (Medium)

The eel was definitely delicious especially when it was grilled freshly in front of our eyes. We love its smoky flavours and the slight crisp with sweet sauce at the exterior layer.

Yummy Unagi

While visiting them on a weekday, we were lucky to have secured a table as it was full house even on a weekday afternoon. Besides Wheelock Place, they have another outlet in Novena which has about 60 seatings, a smaller area. 

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #02-15/16, Singapore 238880

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