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Atsuta Horaiken Honten

#2 of 15,136 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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503 Godo-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0043, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-671-8686
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to the restaurant at about 11am when they opened and already there was a queue outside the restaurant. Seeing both locals and tourist queuing for the restaurant we knew we would be in for a treat. Horaiken did not disappoint, it was definitely the best eel bowl I've ever had. The eel was charcoal grilled,... More 

Thank JowenL
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The greatest eel I ever had! The flavor was mild and the skin was a bit crispy which made a great match! The only thing was that I waited for 2 hours in line lol

Thank 張植康
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

At Atsuta Horaiken Honten, they've been serving eel since 1873, so you can be pretty sure that they know what they are about. Order the regular size, regular Hitsumabushi eel meal. You won't need a bigger one. Even the big, hungry lads with me were replete after this. Get some instruction on how to enjoy the dish, dividing the eels... More 

1 Thank bibouli
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This restaurant has an excellent reputation for serving one of the best eel rice in Japan. I visited the Sakae branch on my previous visit so this time I really wanted to try out this one. Two of us arrived after the lunch peak hour and thankfully didn't have to wait at all to secure a table. English menu is... More 

1 Thank TomTomAus
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Not like a usual "Una-don," you can enjoy three types of eating way and tastes. First, "Una-don," grilled over the high heat with "Bincho-tan" (very hard and good quality charcoal), you can enjoy crispy but juicy Kabayaki. Second, by adding spices such as Wasabi horseradish and finely chopped leeks, you will experience, literally, another dish; rich in flavor. Third, pouring... More 

Thank Yumiko M
Hong Kong
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

7 minutes walk fron Exit 4 of Tenma-cho subway station, Meijo Line. One can actually smell the charcoal grilled eels smell and smoke as you walked out of the station.Good friendly reception and no shoes allowed inside the restaurant. The staff speak some English and has an English menu. We have eel omelet and set rice with extra portion eels.... More 

1 Thank Anthony T
Ipoh, Malaysia
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291 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

3 eay of eel bowl eating. first of origin taste, second of vegie taste and third of tea soup rice. all 3 ways also good, but i like the origin most. mostly need to q for dining, be prepared.

1 Thank hckok77
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I was there with tour group. Luckily they made reservation otherwise the line can be three hours long. This eel restaurant was established way back and still very famous. I had unagi rice set. Our guide described the way to enjoy it by divided into four portions. First portion is original unagi rice. Second portion eat with sea weed, wasabi... More 

Thank Anuvat C
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Went about 15 min before the evening opening hours (at 4.30 pm) on Friday and I was probably the 6th in line. I did not have to wait much as they opened fairly on time. I was alone so I only ordered the hitsumabushi (although i wanted to try the umaki) as I was afraid that I could not finish.... More 

Thank hueyyennc
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

After living in Nagoya for over 25 years, Hitsumabushi is the one Nagoya speciality I would encourage all visitors to eat above all others. And to eat it, this small chain is the place to do it. Their flavour (charcoal), texture (grilled slight crunchiness but still tender), & consistent excellence is unmatched. Do not be deterred by the idea of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Godo-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0043, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-671-8686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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