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Maruya Honten Meiekiten

#2 of 10,988 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya 450-0002, Aichi Prefecture
+81 52-585-7108
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth waiting

Went there around lunch time and met with an expected very long queue. So before going to this restaurant you just have prepare for 60-120 minutes wait. But as other people said, it's worth waiting! I recommend Himabushi-don than Unagi-don. It has rich flavor and nice smell of charcoal, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mana C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there around lunch time and met with an expected very long queue. So before going to this restaurant you just have prepare for 60-120 minutes wait. But as other people said, it's worth waiting! I recommend Himabushi-don than Unagi-don. It has rich flavor and nice smell of charcoal, very delightful. Before going I was worried that I wouldn't be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We knew that the science of eating Unagi three ways originated from here. While in Nagoya, we asked our guide for recommendations and she told us about Maruya on the 9th floor of Meitetsu department store, right next to Nagoya station. We made a beeline for it at 1800hrs and had to queue! There are seats placed along the wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

went to the main store located here : Meitetsu Dept.store 9F, 1-2-1 Meieki,Nakamura-ku, Nagoya Very easy to get your way there, take the train to Nagoya station and look for Meitetsu dept store just above nagoya station. Then, take the lift to level 9. The queue was long when we started to queue at 1140am. we get the seat at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

After reading so many good reviews on it, we decided to give it a try. Arrived at around 4pm on a weekday. There were only 2 ppl in the queue, so we managed to get seated within 5 mins. Me and my hubby each ordered a mini set. Sadly, we regretted it afterwards coz it's really too little. It's probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We also take this because it is said to have very high ranking too. We wait for more than one hour. The menu is not really clear about the size, and we ordered the small one. The size is okay for ladies but not enough for men. My husband love the crispy surface of the eel and he prefer this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We first went to the restaurant at around 6:30 pm and found that there was a long queue of about about 40 people so we went shopping and returned to the restaurant at around 9:15 pm and there was still a long queue of about 25 people. We waited for about 1.5 hours before we could get a table despite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Probably one of the best Unagi I have ever tasted; not just my view but those of my dining companions as well. The Unagi was done crispy, tasty and cooked just right!

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Thank kenttan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went there 11am. There's already long queue. Maybe 30 people, I would guess about an hour to get in. I talk to the receptionist about reservation. He said no reservation. I ask about diner queue. The reply was longer 1 to. 2 hrs. Ask again what time, there is no queue. Maybe 4pm. So we went there 4:30. Few... More 

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Thank PCT555
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

it is located on 9th floor of meitetsu department store. the food is very good. but the problem is there are so many people waiting in a line. we visited at noon and waited over 2 hours but the food was worth it. if you dont have much time and if you arrive/depart via the chubu international airport visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to us and we thought it was great. They only really serve the local dish hitsumabushi (grilled eel on rice) so are experts at making it. The restaurant is on the main road but doesn't have an English sign outside but you can see through the window where there is only seating for seven people at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya 450-0002, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-585-7108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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