Uni Enthusiasts Unite! UNIHOLIC in Roppongi, Tokyo, is The Premiere Restaurant for Exquisite Sea Urchin Cuisine

Just a short walk from Roppongi Station, you’ll find a restaurant offering a paradise for lovers of sea urchin, or uni, as it’s known in Japanese.

At the aptly named “UNIHOLIC,” diners can enjoy a delightful time savoring sea urchin sashimi and various original sea urchin dishes, indulging in uni to their heart’s content.

Roast beef-topped UNI with UNI sesame sauce at UNIHOLIC in Roppongi

This luxurious uni and salmon roe claypot rice dish will send your tastebuds to flavor heaven

As indicated in UNIHOLIC’s menu, the restaurant ranks the “UNI Level” of their dishes from 1 to 5 based on how lavishly they feature their star ingredient. Of course, true uni fans should choose dishes with a higher UNI Level to heighten their enjoyment.

For example, coming in at UNI Level 4 is the “Luxury UNI and salmon roe cooked rice in Japanese clay pot,” available from two servings. This delicious dish is also visually stunning and generously topped with sea urchin and salmon roe, making it highly photogenic.

 Roppongi’s UNIHOLIC featuring its luxurious clay pot rice with sea urchin and salmon roe

“ウニといくらの贅沢土鍋ご飯,” Luxury UNI and salmon roe cooked rice in Japanese clay pot 2,640 JPY (tax included) per person

To prepare this luxurious dish, the waitstaff carefully mixes the broth-infused rice with the premium seafood ingredients at your table before serving it to you in a bowl, ready to eat. The copious use of sea urchin ensures its distinctive taste remains pronounced, even when mixed with rice and salmon roe.

During the mixing process, the uni seamlessly blends with each grain of rice, creating a rich, creamy texture that bursts with umami.

UNIHOLIC's claypot rice dish irresistible to uni lovers

Given its UNI Level 4 rating, this dish not only promises an exceptional taste experience but also an indulgence that exceeds expectations due to its luxuriousness and the potent flavor of sea urchin. The generous ingredients and the method of thorough mixing demonstrate the restaurant’s pride.

Roast beef uni shabu-shabu with a sublime sauce

Just as with their claypot rice, UNIHOLIC’s “Roast beef-topped UNI with UNI sesame sauce” (“UNIHOLIC’s original roast beef uni shabu-shabu” in Japanese) is also at UNI Level 4.

This dish is renowned for its exquisite sea urchin sauce combining sea urchin with white sesame paste, offering a rich sweetness balanced by a hint of saltiness that elevates the flavors.


自家製ローストビーフのうにしゃぶ,” Roast beef-topped UNI with UNI sesame sauce 2,420 JPY (tax included)

The more sauce you include, the more uni flavor your tastebuds will enjoy. So, don’t be afraid to plunge the roast beef slices into the sauce pot!

The sea urchin sauce at UNIHOLIC in Roppongi

In addition, Roast beef-topped UNI with UNI sesame sauce also comes with a side of fresh sea urchin.

Topping your sauce-slathered slices of roast beef with fresh uni allows you to appreciate the two different uni flavors at once for the ultimate uni experience!

Enjoying roast beef wrapped with fresh sea urchin at UNIHOLIC

“Grilled shrimp with UNI miso”: The perfect combination

“Grilled shrimp with UNI miso” pairs two seafood delicacies: shrimp and sea urchin.

The shrimp is topped with a paste made from miso and uni and roasted in the oven. Then, they add a touch of sea urchin sashimi and lightly torch the shrimp just before serving.

Grilled shrimp with UNI miso at UNIHOLIC in Roppongi

“天使の海老のウニ味噌焼き,” Grilled shrimp with UNI miso 1,980 JPY (tax included) 

As an UNI Level 4 dish, it doesn’t disappoint. The lean taste of the shrimp is enriched by the uni paste and the torched uni sashimi, for an aromatic and rich flavor profile.

Grilled shrimp with UNI miso at UNIHOLIC in Roppongi

Adding a squeeze of lemon to the “Grilled shrimp with UNI miso” brings a refreshing finish, enhancing the enjoyment of the changing flavors as they unfold on your palate.

Grilled shrimp with UNI miso at UNIHOLIC in Roppongi

“UNI tempura”: a fusion of Japanese style and creative cuisine

UNIHOLIC’s “UNI tempura” delightfully fuses tempura, one of Japan’s iconic dishes, and luxurious fresh uni. It’s perfect for those who crave both uni and Japanese cuisine!

UNI tempura at UNIHOLIC in Roppongi

“ウニの天ぷら,” UNI tempura 1,980 JPY (tax included)

Encased in shiso leaves and nori seaweed before being fried, the uni gains a creamy texture from the heat, while the tempura batter remains light and crispy, enhancing the contrast in textures.

UNI tempura at UNIHOLIC

The condiment served on the side, a blend of grated daikon radish and tempura dipping sauce, complements the rich flavor of the sea urchin beautifully. Diners can also enjoy the tempura with complimentary wasabi or salt, according to their taste preferences.

UNIHOLIC’s commitment to sea urchin

UNIHOLIC uses approximately 10,000 sea urchins each month, incorporating this exquisite ingredient into every dish, from appetizers to desserts.

The restaurant takes pride in offering over five different types of sea urchins at all times, adapting the uni type according to the dishes. This reveals their commitment to both quality and innovation in sea urchin cuisine.

Always being able to enjoy fresh and delicious uni is something you can only experience at a dedicated sea urchin restaurant such as UNIHOLIC.

UNIHOLIC in Roppongi where a variety of uni is always available

Moreover, UNIHOLIC’s menu reflects a high level of creativity that goes beyond the boundaries of Japanese and Western cuisine. The restaurant’s inventive dishes often surprise diners with delightful new ways to savor their star ingredient.

Discover the new pleasures of sea urchin dining at UNIHOLIC, where each visit is a unique uni adventure!

The interior of UNIHOLIC


Store name UNIHOLIC
Address Yamato Bldg. 11F, 7-14-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station 2-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 4a
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-5860-6852
Reservations Accepted
Phone, official website, Ikyu Restaurant, Japanticket, OZmall, Reserve with Google, Tabelog
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・QUICPay)
  • QR code payment(Alipay・LINE Pay・PayPay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Sat., Sun & nat’l holidays 11:30-14:30(last order 14:00), 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 32 seats
4 counter seats, 28 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://www.uniholic.com/
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus when ordering; vegetarian, vegan and halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible (mention required at time of reservation)
  • Take-out and delivery services are available
  • Luggage storage space is not available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is not allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of April 2024.