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Maguro Koya


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Asian
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here 2 years ago with the wife in full kimono. Amazing tuna served by the loveliest of people. The place is tiny and yes not a fancy resteraunt but after 3 teips to japan this is some of the best tuna ive had. Had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jollygman
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This place was a magical find (with english menu) and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The quality of tuna here was sublime and I think this was the first time I truly experienced how intense umami flavors could be. A simple dish of well-sourced...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Koumeister
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended by everyone visited. The tuna is of exceptionally high quality with reasonable price. Fried tuna is also very nice for kids.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank downfu
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the ootoro sashimi (which is the premium cut of the tuna) and tuna tataki (smoked on outside raw inside). The ootoro was amazing and cos S$30 which is considered cheaper than what you can get in Singapore. It’s about 15 mins walk from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank feliciakaw
Reviewed December 21, 2018

Purposely came to this restaurant to check out the tuna. The place is a small ordinary looking place and the owners, husband and wife, both speak English, They have run this restaurant for 41 years. I ordered the magura sashimi (non-fatty) and the tataki which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We made a day trip to Nara from Osaka just so we could eat the fatty tuna or ootoro here and see the Giant Buddha. This hole-in-the-wall came highly recommended by friends who traveled through Japan earlier in the year and we are so glad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank l1ttleduck1e
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

What's unique about this place is they serve fresh toro and that was the only thing we orders. It comes in 6 pieces and it's about $22. The freshness is def. worth it. It was also cool to see a old couple running this place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cranqee66
Reviewed November 12, 2018

After visiting this place, I will probably never taste any fish again. The best tuna I have eaten in Japan, as well as the best tuna in my life ... As you can see, you do not need exquisite restaurants to eat something special. All...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anthar666
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Small and no frills. OUTSTANDING food. All tuna - raw and cooked. Top quality, great flavors, run by husband and wife who are delightful. Wife speaks English and there is an English menu. GO.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank boyfromlexington
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This place made me angry. I was mad that I only had 1 meal in Nara. How dare they serve high grade ohtorro sashimi and expect me to taste it once and just leave never to return. The ohtorro was melt in your mouth good....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 15, 2018|
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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.
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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