Japanese Food Spots in Aichi Area

  • atsutahourainoki Honten
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    4.5
    651 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Goudochou 503

    10 reasons not to eat Unagi Don in Atsuta Horaiken Honten (the right place) 1. Too far, it took 3,400 yen for taxi from Nagoya Station. As for train, it’s not convenient at all 2. Can’t be book...

  • Atsuta Houraiken Jingu Branch
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    4.5
    361 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 2-10-26
    A venerable traditional ryotei restaurant which was founded in 1873. The restaurant serves eel cuisine, including hitsumabushi eel on rice, a Nagoya specialty. The restaurant’s a la carte menu includes many dishes made with Aichi seafood. The unagi kaiseki eel course meal requires a reservation. The restaurant also offers a menu of takeout items which can be brought home to enjoy.

    Location of the restaurant is just beside one of the the entrance of the Atsuta Jingu shrine. Went to the restsurant before visiting the shrine to take a queue number first as I knew the waiting time...

  • Misokatsu Yabaton (Nagoya Station Esca Restaurant)
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    4.0
    313 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Tsubakichou 6-9 Esca underground shopping area
    A long-standing tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet chain located in the Esca underground mall. Renowned for its miso katsu cutlets, a local Nagoya favorite made with select ingredients and covered with a secret recipe miso sauce, this popular establishment often sees lines of waiting customers, particularly during lunchtime. The restaurant boasts a deep-seated popularity with tourists as well as locals on their way home from work.

    As others have said, this is a very casual place and it gets crowded and its very likely to share a table. We went for early dinner and didnt have to wait in line. The service was fast and...

  • Uotaro Main Shop
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Chitagunmihamachou Toyoka Harago 32-1
    A shop and restaurant where you can enjoy an abundance of fresh seafood from Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay. The seafood market area stocks some 400 varieties of seafood and marine products. In addition to buying seafood for home use, there’s also a barbecue area, cafeteria, and stalls serving delicious seafood treats. In the beachside barbecue area, you can grill fish, shellfish, meats, and enjoy dessert as well. The cafeteria has tables and tatami mat seating where you can enjoy a slow and relaxed meal. The market’s food stalls serve a variety of casual dishes you can enjoy on the spot like oysters cooked in the shell.

    it was our first time to go to this place and since i thought it was gonna be a crowded day we went there early around 8:15 because according to their website they open at 8 am. eager to buy th...

  • Sekai-no-Yamachan Main Store
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    4.0
    99 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 4-9-6
    The famous dish at Sekai-no-Yamachan is Maboroshi-no-Tebasaki, chicken wings with a taste that has not changed since its founding, and one of the popular aspects of this store is that all of the courses require three hours. Guests can relax and savor their dishes that come with a reasonable price and are very filling. The Miso Kushi Katsu and Miso Uzura (quail) Tamago Fry on the grand menu are also popular and many repeaters come back for them. It is approximately 10 minutes from Sakaemachi Station on the underground Meijo Line.

    Great fun family style restaurant. Economic prices and food full of flavor. They are famous for their chicken wings. These are a must try. Drinks were also good value. They become busy at dinnertime.

  • Hitsumabushi Bincho Esca Store
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    4.0
    141 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Tsubakichou 6-9 Esca underground shopping area
    This eel specialty restaurant, famous for their version of the Nagoya specialty hitsumabushi (eel rice bowl), is located in the Esca Underground Shopping Center beneath Nagoya Station. Their hitsumabushi uses carefully selected eels which are covered with their secret sauce that uses a rich tamari-soy sauce base and cooked over ubame oak charcoal to create a luxuriant sweet-smelling dish. The taste of the crisp grilled skin is unbelievable. Their kimoyaki (grilled eel liver) and shirayaki (unseasoned grilled eel) are also popular menu items. Being located right next to the bullet train ticket gates this is the perfect place to round off a business trip or vacation.

    I was looking for take out and decided to go for hitsumabushi once again. So I went to ESCA and stumbled upon this restaurant. First impression was that this must be good since there is a long queue...

  • Shirakawa Joshin Main Shop
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    4.5
    133 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nishi-ku Jousai 4-20-12
    A restaurant which orders select eel from various areas depending on the season. Shirakawa’s hitsumabushi eel over rice is prepared with particular care and is extraordinary. Rich and flavorful, the hitsumabushi is made with a secret sauce which has been fermented, used, and topped off for decades; domestic brand-name rice; and a thin dashi stock. Pour hot tea over your rice leftovers to enjoy them chazuke style. The chef’s eye for quality ingredients, knife mastery, and intuition for when the eel is perfectly grilled all contribute to an overwhelming sense of craftsmanship (and flavor) that delights even the most discerning eel-lover. Located a two minute walk from Joshin Station on the Tsurumai Line.

    The restaurant is located on the 9th floor of Meitetsu Building along side with 8-10 other restaurants. Waiting time as displayed outside is about 20-30 mins. At about 4+, there is no queue but you...

  • Meifutsu Tenmusu Senju Chubu Centrair International Airport Shop
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Centrair 1-1 Chubu International Airport Passenger Terminal Building 4F
    An onigiri rice ball shop located on the fourth floor of the Chochin-yokocho food area in the Central Japan International Airport passenger terminal building. Here you can enjoy Nagoya's famous tenmusu rice ball. Fans love the consistency of the restaurant's individually handmade rice balls. The restaurant also does takeout. Many people come here to get a rice ball to take with them on their journey in the skies.

    飛行機の待合の時間に食べるために購入しました。 5個入りを購入。 保温がしてあるので、購入したら温かかったです。 温かいと美味しいですね。冷めてもそれなりに美味しいけど。 香のものとしてきゃらぶきも少し付いています。 お手拭きか割りばしがあるといいですが・・・。

  • Maruha Shokudo Rinku (Tokoname Restaurant)
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Rinkuchou 3-9-5
    A Japanese seafood restaurant located in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. Here you can enjoy the Rinku Teishoku set, which comes with the restaurant's popular breaded, deep-fried shrimp; sashimi; ikizukuri; and course meals made with fresh, seasonal seafood. The restaurant has a banquet hall and can accommodate tourist groups. The establishment even has parking for large busses. Adjoined by a roadside rest station, many customers come here to enjoy a meal and pick up a souvenir or two.

    海鮮料理 まるは食堂ufeff (セントレア空港内) ufeff エビフライ定食ufeff ¥1,450-ufeff ufeff 名古屋のお友達が食べてるのを見て 行ってみたなーと思ってました(^^) エビフライ、衣で大きいのではなく エビが大きくて、身がしっかり! こんなエビフライならufeff ポケットに入れて持ち運びたい程でしたよ♪ 個人的にタルタルが好きなので タルタルもう1袋頼めるのかな? 今度行ったら聞いてみよーっと。

  • Torikai Sohonke (Nagoya Station West Exit Shop)
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Noritake 1-7-15
    Torikai focuses on local products for local consumption, and so uses Nagoya’s famous Cochin chicken, one of Japan’s most famous breeds, as well as others like Mikawa Akadori. They offer carefully cooked dishes, including of course the standard yakitori grilled skewers, as well as their award winning Kodawari no Tebasaki wings, and Nagoya Kochin Oyakodon chicken and egg rice bowls. It’s located five minutes’ walk from JR Nagoya Station.

    Nagoya cochin is good, but you have to pay780yan as tip. The problem is,they didnt tell you untill the payment. They said its a Japanese rule. Even though you should have told the customer aboyt...

  • Atsuta Horaiken (Matsuzakaya Branch)
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-30-8 Matsuzakaya Nagoya store South Front 10F
    This eel restaurant is located on the 10th floor of the South Building of Matsuzakaya department store in Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. The main location which registered the trademark for the “hitsumabushi” eel dish, has been around since 1873. They use specially selected high-quality eel and grill each one carefully over Kishu Bincho charcoal with their secret sauce that has been passed down over the years. The first bowl is usually eaten as-is; the second with spices; the third with tea poured over it; and the fourth however one pleases. The “unagi kaiseki” (eel banquet) is great for special gatherings.
  • Misokatsu Yabaton (Yaba-cho Main Shop)
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 3-6-18
    A long standing restaurant dedicated to miso katsu cutlets, a Nagoya specialty. Since Yabaton was founded in 1947, it has continued to use only select ingredients and the same favorite recipes. Yabaton uses high quality pork with a focus on pork from southern Kyushu. The restaurant’s secret miso sauce is carefully prepared with soybean miso naturally fermented for a year and a half. Yabaton also takes care to keep the frying oil from getting too heavy and causing upset stomachs. In addition to eating in, the restaurant also sells popular take-home bento box lunches and tenderloin cutlet sandwiches. Yabaton also sells merchandise featuring the restaurant’s mascot, Bu-chan.
  • Nagoyajo Kishimentei
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1 Nagoya castle inside
    A Japanese restaurant located on the grounds of Nagoya Castle. Here you can enjoy famous Nagoya kishimen flat noodles. The restaurant also serves a wide variety of other dishes, from tebasaki karaage deep fried chicken wings to miso kushikatsu (skewers of fried food), breaded pork skewers covered with a miso sauce. In addition to an indoor seating area, the restaurant also has an outdoor seating area from which diners can take in the surrounding seasonal scenery. A popular establishment which sees many tourists visiting Nagoya Castle, during lunchtime lines of waiting customers can form outside the door.

    2019年4月に名古屋城を観光した際にランチ目的で利用しました。温かいきしめんを注文。お揚げとワカメと鰹節だけのシンプルなきしめんでしたが、味はそこそこ美味しくて満足できました。

  • Suzunami (Main Shop)
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    4.5
    81 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Sakae 3-7-23
    A restaurant on Mitsukura-dori Street in 3 Chome, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. They serve Pacific cod, salmon, and Japanese Spanish mackerel prepared in their secret marinade made with the finest sake lees mixed with mirin. Set meals feature fine items like the signature sake lees pickles from their adjacent shop, premium rice grown in Maki, Niigata Prefecture, and Yamatoya Moriguchi-zuke pickled radishes.

    The food is so tasty! There are many choices to chose from but the gindara is the best. Good value for the set menu.

  • Hitsumabushi Ino (ESCA Shop)
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Tsubakicho 6-9 Esca Underground shopping center
    This shop is in ESCA the underground shopping area near the Shinkansen entrance at Nagoya station in Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City. They specialize in hitsumabushi eel on rice. Their signature dish features aromatic roasted eel with crispy skin with the same sauce they've used since their founding. They also serve meal sets with grilled whole eel and unseasoned grilled eel. You can also get eel, kakiage fritters, and chopped tuna on rice. They have meal sets where you can choose two small rice bowls from the above.

    I went to this restaurant as it was very near to the hotel where I stayed. Although not a fan of eel, I was pleasantly surprised how delicious it was. I chose the set with rice and miso soup...

  • Shirakawa (Sakae Gas Building Restaurant)
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-15-33 Gas Building Basement 1F
    A hitsumabushi eel rice restaurant standing along Otsu-dori Avenue in Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. The restaurant serves eel meat perfect for hitsumabushi grilled with a secret recipe sauce served with rice and tea selected based on its excellent pairing with hitsumabushi. The restaurant offers hitsumabushi and mini hitsumabushi courses as well as una-don eel over rice bowls, unaju eel boxes, and sashimi and tempura gozen meals.

    The line was quite long and it took more than an hour of waiting to get in. The food and service was excellent although we have had better unagi in other places. The tea that is suggested to be eaten...

  • Ekikama Kishimen
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4 Nagoya Central Street
    Ekikama Kishimen in the center of Chuo Concourse located one minute’s walk from the Central Exit of JR Nagoya Station is a specialty Kishimen (flat Japanese noodles) restaurant. It is in the perfect location at the train station, and is always crowded with passengers who are waiting for their trains and repeat customers. It has a Japanese style atmosphere and is very spacious. It opens from seven o’clock in the morning so you can enjoy a breakfast set meal with kishimen. The taste of kishimen with its springy texture is made from soy sauce, salt and miso (soybean paste). Torimiso kishimen with Nagoya cochin based on sweet and spicy chicken miso with Nagoya cochin is highly recommended. The set meal with tenmusu (a rice ball with tempura) is also recommended.

    This shop provides yummy kishimen noodles, a delicacy of Nagoya. It is located conveniently in the Nagoya station next to the Mermaid cafe. The cold kishimen noodles with red miso are a must try. You...

  • Aji-dokoro Kano
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Sakae 3-4-110
    A restaurant which lovingly prepares miso-katsu cutlets using choice ingredients in Nagoya, the home of miso-katsu, Kano has been a beloved local favorite for over 50 years. Kano uses soybean miso fermented for three years, homemade panko bread crumbs, and Koshihikari rice sourced from various regions chosen depending on the season. You’ll never forget the flavor once you try one of Kano’s carefully crafted miso-katsu. A three minute walk from Sakae Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway.

    A must try while in Nagoya. Thick cut up slice of fried breaded pork soak in sweetish red miso sauce on a bed of steamed rice is one of a specialties of Nagoya. Pork is tender and juicy. The sauce...

  • Furaibo ESCA Restaurant
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    3.5
    81 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Tsubakicho
    A restaurant located in the ESCA underground mall naer the Shinkansen entrance of Nagoya Station in Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City. The restaurant's signature tebasaki chicken wings are made according to a proprietary method which preserves the juiciness of the meat on the inside while producing a crisp outer skin. The establishment also serves other chicken and seafood dishes and also makes its tebasaki wings available for takeout.

    Ordered a takeaway for the fried chicken wingtip as this is one of the must try in Nagoya. Theres not much meat and a little hard to bite on but understandable since its just the wingtip. Was a...

  • Meifutsu Tenmusu Senju (Main Shop)
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    4.5
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Osu 4-10-82
    This shop in 4 Chome, Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City specializes in tenmusu (rice balls with tempura inside). Their main shop in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture was originally opened as a tempura restaurant. Once a dish made for staff, it became a specialty store selling tenmusu and become known as the originator of tenmusu. They're made with premium rice from the Iga, Mie Prefecture and tempura fried in top-quality corn oil.

    Operated by an elderly couple with several assistants. This place only offers one type of food - Tenmusu. A kind of sushi like food with fried shrimp. It comes in a set of 5 and you could dine in or...

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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