Nagoya Restaurants – The 11 Best Restaurants in Nagoya

Nagoya is a low-key foodie paradise, a city brimming with unique dishes and outstanding restaurants. Discover the 11 best Nagoya restaurants with us.

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Located in Aichi prefecture, Nagoya is a major Japanese city and a low-key gourmet paradise. No Japanese city is lacking in quality food and great restaurants but Nagoya must go down as one of the best, not least for its variety of uniquely Nagoyan delicacies and ways of doing things.  

If you find yourself hungry in Nagoya, therefore, you’ll not struggle to find some tasty grub to satiate your cravings. To lend a helping hand, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the 11 best restaurants in Nagoya. Tuck in!

1. Misokatsu Yabaton (Local Food)

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This restaurant serves traditional Nagoya street food Misokatsu: pork cutlet topped with Nagoya style red-miso sauce. There are now 16 branches of Misokatsu Yabaton open for business in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo. The original shop is located in Nagoya city, a roughly five-minute walk from Yaba-cho and Kamimaezu subway stations.

­ 11.00 – 21.00

­ Open every day                            

­ 052-252-8810

¥  >2,000 

 3-6-18 Osu Naka-ku Nagoya, Achi Japan

­ Official Website

2. Nagoyateki Wafu Dining Makamaka (Local Food)

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Tebasaki are Nagoya style fried chicken wings. Regular Japanese fried chicken wings are dipped in boring old flour or potato starch before frying, Tebasaki chicken wings, on the other hand, are dipped in a delicious mixture of secret herbs and spices before being finished off with salt, pepper and sesame seeds before serving. This izakaya restaurant is famous for its Tebasaki and conveniently located in downtown Sakae. 

­ Lunch: 11:30 – 14:00

      Dinner: 17:00 – 24:00

­ Open every day

­ 050-5869-5770

¥ 2,000 – 4,000

­GK Bld. 2F 3-11-13 Sakae, Nagoya, Japan

­ Official Website (Japanese Only)

3. Nikomi No Takara (Local Food)

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Another dish using the aforementioned Nagoya red-miso, Misonikomi is an udon-based dish with red-miso soup and served with chicken, mushrooms and onions in a clay pot. Misonikomi is this restaurant’s speciality, having been serving it up to hungry diners for more than 45 years.  

­ Lunch: 11:30 – 15:00

      Dinner: 17:00 – 20:00

­ Closed on Thursdays and Wednesdays, 

      Sundays open for lunch only.

­ 052-231-5523

¥ 2,000 >

­2-16-17 Osu, Nagoya, Japan

 

4. Miyakishimen (Local Food)

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Kishimen is a flat noodle, widely popular in and around Nagoya. Traditionally, the noodles are served in a broth topped with a slice of kamakobo (steamed fish paste), boiled spinach and seasoning. Besides serving some excellent Kishimen, the second best things about this restaurant is its location, right within Atsuta Shrine, one of Japan’s most important holy sites. 

­ 09:00 – 17:00

     Sunday open for lunch only

­ Open every day

­ 052-682-6340

¥ 1,000 >

­ 1−1−1 Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Japan 

­ Official Website (Japanese Only)

5. Atsuta Houraiken Honten (Local Food)

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A signature Nagoya dish, Hitsumabushi is special grilled eel served in a wooden rice bowl. This restaurant’s first branch has been serving the unique flavours of Hitsumabushi for more than 140 years, so they’ve had plenty of practice. Today, their recipe lives on in four Nagoya branches.  

­ 09:00 – 17:00

­ Closed Wednesdays, plus the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

­ 052-671-8686

¥ 4,000 >

­ 503, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Japan

­ Official Website

6. Tanakazushi Honten (Sushi)

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A prestige sushi restaurant located about one minute on foot from Fushimi Subway Station, this place has been in business for over 60 years so they know a thing or two about fish. Tanakazushi guarantees the freshest fish daily and the results are sublime. 

­ Monday – Friday 10:00 – 23:00,

      Saturday and public holidays 11:00 – 22:00

­ Closed on Sundays

­ 052-201-2558

¥ 10,000 >

­ 1-4-12 Sakae, Nagoya, Japan

7. Sushinoyoshino (Sushi)

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A traditionally decorated sushi restaurant located in Sakae, the happening heart of downtown, which has managed to preserve its local charm and intimate atmosphere. With just nine seats, just getting in here is a feat in itself, but one well worth it, for the sushi, specially selected for each customer, is hard to beat. 

­ 17:30 – 23:00

­ Close on Sundays and public holidays

­ 052-951-1155

¥ 20,000 >

­ 3-10-29 Marunouchi, Nagoya, Japan

­ Official Website (Japanese Only)

8. Barikiya (Yakiniku or Japanese BBQ)

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Having been grilling for more than 40 years, this restaurant is one for the carnivores. It’s not just their high-quality meats, but also their speciality marinades that keep the customers flooding back. 

­ 17:00 – 24:00                                      

­ Closed on Tuesdays

­ 052-551-0598

¥ 5,000 >

­ 1-23-31 Shinmichi, Nagoya, Japan

­ Official Website (Japanese Only)

9. Trattoria Cesari (Italian)

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If you find yourself wanting a break from the Japanese dishes and wouldn’t mind a taste of Italy instead, Trattoria Cesari is your best bet in Nagoya. With authentic wood-fired pizzas and a great selection of other Italian dishes, this place is rarely without a queue outside, a sign of its quality and sparkling reputation. The Neapolitan pizza is the crowning glory, award winning and by far the most popular dish on the menu. 

­ Lunch: 11:00 – 15:00

      Dinner: 18:00 – 22:00

­ Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

­ 052-238-0372

¥ 4,000 >

­ 3-36-44 Osu, Nagoya, Japan

­ Official Website (Japanese Only)

10. Morocco Cuisine Casablanca (Moroccan)

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Nagoya’s ‘Little Morrocco’, this restaurant brings all the atmosphere and flavour of that far off land to a hidden corner of Nagoya. Complete with belly dancing shows every Wednesday evening and on the weekend, the food isn’t the only thing bringing people through the door here. 

­ 17:30 – 23:00                                

­ Open every day

­ 052-953-7774

¥ 4,000 >

­ Takaoka Residence 1F, 1-9-14, Izumi, Nagoya, Japan

­ Official Website

11. Yoshimitsu (Japanese Dessert)

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Traditional Japanese rice cakes are the highlight of this place. The rice cake flavours differ with the seasons but are all equally delicious. More of a shop than a restaurant, this is your place to buy some saccharine souvenirs, although there are a few tables on which you can take a load off and enjoy some of your snacks before the flight home. 

­ 09:00 – 18:00

­ Close on Sunday and New Year holidays

­ 052-931-4432

¥ 1,000

­ 1-9-1 Shindeki,Nagoya Aichi

 

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