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Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten

3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Bldg. 10F, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
+81 52-264-3825
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Ranked #1 of 4,332 restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Singapore
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131 reviews 131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We had eel lunch at another well recommended restaurant just a day before in Kyoto and hesitated to do the same again so soon in Nagoya. But trip advisor reviews suggest that unagi in Nagoya is really quite different and for sure it is. At Atsuta it's definitely worth to try their special set - comes with instructions how to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

It's the best eel I have ever had, even I amn't eel's lover. The waitress gave us the 'How to' eat the rice+eel. It's interesting and delicious, worth to try and pamper yourself with this at the end of the day before getting rest at the hotel. The location is convenient to access, right on the 10th floor of Matsuzakaya... More

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TXAggieLady
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My husband and I have eaten at restaurants all over Honshu and as far south as Kumumoto. This is one of the very best meals we have had in a restaurant. Of course we were the only westerners, but no worries, they had the seat backs for us and even offered my husband a fork ( he didn't need it).... More

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New York City, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We asked for a good place to try real hitsumashi at the Nagoya JR information and the woman offered us a choice of 3-4 restaurants. But when we asked her which one she would go to she pointed to Atsuta (not Atuta as listed here). It's located at the 10th floor of the South Wing of Matsuzakaya department store. We... More

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nagoya
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22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

There is a good reason why this is the 2nd highest rated restaurant in Nagoya, the #1 is its sister store! The eel is fantastic - exactly the same superb flavour on each of my 4 visits but the price has gone up since last year because of the shortage of baby eels. There are no reservations accepted. The restaurant... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

First of all you should know the Unagi (Eel) is not cheap as well as Sushi, just in case if you don’t know. Have a budget 3000 yen at least for the top level in general. Hitsumabushi is the Nagoya style of the Unagi dish different from Tokyo style (Edomae). It was my first time to have Nagoya Hitsumabushi although... More

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Chonburi, Thailand
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We went there on Saturday between Golden week in Japan. We had to stand for out Q 3 hours.But when those Dishes were served any unsatification be vanish. Smell and test were good .Price were resonable in Japan.

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Seoul, South Korea
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Horaiken seemed to be the most popular restaurant in Nagoya for tourists. There are 4 restaurants in Nagoya and this one is easy to find because it is near Sakae. Their signature dish costs 3,100yen but there were so many people waiting to enter the restaurant. The price is bit expensive even considering that this is Japan but I would... More

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nagoya
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I never ate eel before coming to Japan - frankly, I was too scared. But since living here I have learned to enjoy eel and nowhere beats this place, that I know of anyway. Do not take my word for it. Go and check out the queues here everyday. I have now been here three times. The longest wait was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Currently the premium set is selling at 3100yen, the next would be 2500 set. If you order the premium set, there's a guide to show you how to eat the unagi. There's 3 steps. First is to eat it as it is. Second is to mix and eat it with the seasonings(i.e seaweed, wasabi ). Third way is to add... More

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