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Atsuta Horaiken Honten

#4 of 10,028 Restaurants in Nagoya
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503 Godo-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0043, Aichi Prefecture
+81 52-671-8686
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the most famous foods in Nagoya - Hitsumabushi

Last time I ate grilled eel on rice (Hitsumabushi) at Matsuzakayaten (one of 3 branches). I loved it. And this time, when I came back Nagoya I came Atsuta Horaiken Honten (head restaurant) to enjoy Hitsumabushi again. As I expected, It is great. I reminisced its delicious taste last time. Maybe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
NgocPhamVan
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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Last time I ate grilled eel on rice (Hitsumabushi) at Matsuzakayaten (one of 3 branches). I loved it. And this time, when I came back Nagoya I came Atsuta Horaiken Honten (head restaurant) to enjoy Hitsumabushi again. As I expected, It is great. I reminisced its delicious taste last time. Maybe Hitsumabushi food is the same quality between head restaurant... More 

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Hong Kong
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185 reviews 185 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My friend in Toyko knew that I love Grilled eels on rice and she strongly recommended me to try this restaurant in Nagoya. So this last April, on my way from Osaka to Tokyo on JR, I stopped by Nagoya for four hours just to see how good it is. The restaurant has four branches, two in the Matsuzakaya Department... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was a great experience. The location is very close to the local shrine, but make sure you plane on going early as it is well known and there was even a line up of a couple people when we went at 1600 on a rainy day with threat of mild typhoon weather. Very importantly, the non-smoking area is completely... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Always being the one to buy the 'nice' one from the shops, this doesn't compare! By far, this is the tenderest, most tasteful eel you will ever have had! And to boot, the staff are brilliant, from the guys outside helping you park to the ladies that serve you and the matre'd. They are all great and so attentive! The... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Hitsumabushi, is one of Nagoya City's food specialties. It is a rice topping meal of slow grilled fresh water eel or unagi. This restaurant is the one it is famous for. They have several branches throughout the city, the main one is near the Atsuta Shrine, an institution recognized as of national historical importance. Ordering Hitsumabusi is a course meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 503 Godo-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0043, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-671-8686

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine

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