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Where to celebrate Eel Day in NYC

July 17, 2020, 5:23.29 pm ET

Photo: Omakase Room by Tatsu                                                                                   

Tuesday July 21st is Eel Day also known as "Doyo No Ushi No Hi."

In Japan, Eel Day is an annual day when the tradition is to eat eel (unagi) for stamina and to battle heat fatigue, being that unagi is rich in vitamin E. Omakase Room by Tatsu is marking the occasion with a special eel meal.

Chef Tatsu grills the unagi so that the texture is fluffy and soft. The eel sauce is cooked with sake and soy sauce for a hint of sweetness. The dish is garnished with cucumbers and egg omelette on a bed of white short grain rice from Akita prefecture, and accompanied by a bowl of red miso soup. This offering is available for $60, available by pre-order only as Chef Tatsu will be making just 40 orders. 

To pre-order, guests may call the restaurant at 212-367-2067 or email, or order on Caviar starting Friday 7/17. Pick-up and delivery will take place from 12pm-6pm on Tuesday the 21st. Omakase Room is located at 14 Christopher Street (lower level).