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“Very delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maruya Honten Meiekiten

Maruya Honten Meiekiten
Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 450-0002, Japan
+81 52-585-7108
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Ranked #5 of 4,517 Restaurants in Nagoya
Price range: $26 - $43
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
HK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is really the best eel I had so far. Very crispy on the surface and the fish meat was so fresh and tender. The look is like roasted pork in HK. When we arrived at the restaurant, there was a long queue. But we didn't wait for a long time. The waitress there was very nice. Although she couldn't speak English, she tried her best to explain to me the set that I ordered may be too big portion for me.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ware, Hertfordshire
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Unique, traditional Nagoya eel experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We wandered into this small restaurant near Sakae, and were treated to delicious eel on a bed of rice. We were patiently shown the three ways to eat the eel, finishing with pouring a kind of miso sauce over it. Fabulous!
The restuarant only seats about eight people on bar stools at the long bar, where you can watch your food being prepared.
The staff were brilliant!
Two portions of eel, with two draught beers, total 5200 yen. Great value! (NB - it closes at 10.00 p.m.)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A Rare Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

One can get unagi on rice at many Japanese restaurants around the world. But then, there's Maruya Honten. We arrived about 20 mins before opening time on a Saturday and found ourselves about eighty deep in a queue of mainly locals on a day out with their families. People were politely ushered to their tables when the doors opened at 11am but we had to wait another 30 min until the first round finished their meal. By then, the queue built up even more but everyone waited patiently.

The wait was worth it as the eel dish turned out to be simply excellent. It was grilled to perfection and we literally wiped our bowls clean. The sauce was not too salty unlike some other unagi restaurants and we tried all three methods of eating, Nagoya style! Service was friendly and attentive. Overall, the meal was relatively pricey but you get a good serving of expensive unagi. It was a rare treat and no wonder why locals lined up to get their fix here.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The best Japanese Eel Rice ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the best Japanese eel rice ever! You must gonna miss it if you tried once! Even my friend is not willing to eat fish, he live this so much! Crispy BBQ eel, full of the bowl, the taste if the sauce is just perfect, not too sweet but tasty enough~ there are few method to eat the eel rice, of course the original method is the best, that's just eat them! We missed it so much, that's why we went to the Chubu airport earlier to eat again there~ I must go back to Nagoya again for this eel rice!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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