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Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten

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3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Bldg. 10F, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
+81 52-264-3825
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unagi,eel restaurant

It's the best in Japan for Unagi. Be prepared to line for a while, everyone in Nagoya loves this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Steve D
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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the best in Japan for Unagi. Be prepared to line for a while, everyone in Nagoya loves this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Top floor of a department store! After hunting for this place we realized that Google maps and tripadvisor map were way off the mark with regard to pinpointing where to go, the address was correct but as often found Google and Maps apps have trouble with addresses in Japan. This was really nice unagi and the smaller 3,600¥ size was... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just because it is housed in the up town shopping mall doesn't otomatically made it a good restaurant, unless you incline to think so after paying some hefty price for that unassuming unagi. After almost a hundred years history of barbecueing the unagi they still manage to burn it slightly. Don't know if that is their signature taste but to... More 

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So Cal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

served in a traditional Japanese restaurant. We had famous "hitsumabushi" dish. The food was great but the dining room was a traditional tatami room and it was difficult for us to sit on the tatami mattress while dining.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a must try grilled eel rice. We first went on a Monday just at around 11:30am but the queue was just too long already and need probably wait for over an hour. So we decided to return later at around 3 pm for a late lunch. It was a smart choice, need only waited for about 15 mins.... More 

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Lithuania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

No shortage of this dish in Nagoya, but looks like Atsuta Horaiken tops all of them. Just 10 minutes wait (Wednesday, 7.30 pm) in line, 10 minutes till the order comes and all skepticism regarding tripadvisor reviews is shattered. Really good. Really, really good. And I was not even hungry. Rice is perfect, eel is perfect, service is perfect. So... More 

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Sydney
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341 reviews 341 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Kansai style unagi, crispy and not too sweet like Kanto style. There are instructions on the table as to the recommended way to eat their special unagi dish, hitsumabushi, and it is worth while following them. Written in both English and Japanese. On alighting from the elevator in Matsuzakaya we were confronted with a huge queue but duly took our... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Eel is one of the specialties in Nagoya, and if the thought creeps you out, it shouldn't. Think barbecue. Think delicious! The restaurant is on a bleak major street in a pretty one-story tile roofed building near a huge pedestrian overpass about 1/3 mile from the Jinju subway station. Walk to it by keeping the greenery of the shrine precinct... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

can be pricey but it tastes so good! my definite place to eat whenever I am in Nagoya. it's ocnvenient as well - right on top of shopping mall and easy to get a taxi back to your hotel.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Bldg. 10F, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-264-3825

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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