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Maguro Koya

6 Hanashibacho | 1F Hanashibacho Heights, Nara 630-8266, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-23-3766
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fatty tuna” (35 reviews)
“maguro” (21 reviews)
“blue fin tuna” (16 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
6 Hanashibacho | 1F Hanashibacho Heights, Nara 630-8266, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would thourghly recommend this restaurant that specialises in tuna. The tuna was beautifully fresh and delicious and very reasonably priced!

Thank EML96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food!!! Really fresh and good quality tuna! Rice is the best of our trip to Japan! Don't miss it!

Thank Mariana T
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We came here as a party of 7 (including tuna-eating kids) and luckily it was not too busy and we were seated right away. We all had either the tuna/spring onion bowl or the plain tuna over rice. The tuna was so good, any other...More

Thank Kimbabites
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Simple, small mom& pop shop doing nothing but tuna dishes. We did the medium fatty tuna & the premium fatty bluefin tuna. DELICIOUS. Would opped for the bigger slices over the smaller chunked versions of these bowls but you can't really go wrong. FYI its...More

Thank briguy517
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow, we had the fatty tuna sashimi which was incredible, melt in your mouth. Also had the fried tuna, which was a steal for 800 yen, also delicious. Not much atmosphere, although I like mom and pop places like this.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

I’m speechless! It’s not something I can describe by words alone. You have to come to try it yourself!

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

For lunch: We tried the chopped oo toro pieces with spring onion and rice! It is simply amazing! The fatty tuna isn’t si fresh and tasty! We’ll be back!

Thank neilbO6081RM
Reviewed June 6, 2018

The street is easy to locate, but the shop was a bit hidden (looked closed) - I was muttering 'maguro..' and a walker-by local came to me and pointed out the shop, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is an institution for Nara locals....More

Thank Jee K
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Not a good first impression but the moment the food arrives you instantly change your mind. There real Toro experience. A must go!

Thank Marcelo M
Reviewed May 22, 2018

We ended up here after "the other place" (review elsewhere) around the corner did not have place for us. Maguro (=tuna) Koya is a very small restaurant where, you guessed it, they serve tuna. As mentioned, the place is run by a husband and wife...More

Thank Andy W
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Questions & Answers
August 15, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
They are open for dinner. We went there around 6pm and they had plenty of ahi still. There otoro is spectacular and highly recommend it.
Lip Qin O
February 8, 2018|
Response from WongBen | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. The place is really small and turnover reasonably fast. So, walk-in would actually be ok.
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Hanashibacho | 1F Hanashibacho Heights, Nara 630-8266, Nara Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara
  • Phone Number: +81 742-23-3766
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