We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten

3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Bldg. 10F, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
+81 52-264-3825
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 4,400 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
20 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

122 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
    53
    48
    8
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

1,5 hour because we decide to go show without reservation and torture by the smell of unagi being grill .... so when we being called ... the excitement begin. The unagi itself is cook to perfection ... crispy outside and tender inside and the killer secret is the unagi sauce. I have to admit this is the best unagi i... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Waited 2 hours in a long snaking queue for lunch on Sunday. It was worth it. Like almost everyone else, we ordered the premium set. It came with instructions to eat it in 3 ways. We all agreed that it was best to have it as it came. The condiments and broth distracted from the wonderful flavours of the unagi,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Queued for nearly 2 hrs but had a very satisfying unagi meal thats unique (they have an unagi eating guide with 4 ways of enjoying their delicious unagi) and good to the last morsel. Prices were a tad high but then this is Japan...well worth the trip and wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Penang Island, Malaysia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Take note that there are 2 Atsuta Horaiken at Matsuzakaya Department Store. The B1 basement at the main building is a take-away one whereas this is the sit-in dining experince at the South Building 10F. We started to go there at 6pm, but already have to wait about 10 minutes before being seated in our street-wear. Once seated, there is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is the real one. I went there 30 mins ago before it started. I wasn't the first person in the cue. It became really crowded in 30mins with more than 30-50people. Just go there a bit earlier if you don't have anything to do. It is not cheap. But it is worth it. I will have this even though... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TXAggieLady
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
nagoya
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten also viewed

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
 
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
 

Been to Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing