Nagoya has many sightseeing spots that are very interesting to visit such as Nagoya Castle, Toyota Museum, the aquarium, and Atsuta Shrine.  On the other hand, the food is also as famous as the sightseeing spots above which Picrumb is introducing at below.  The miso based pork cutlets, the grilled eel, and chicken wings that can be seen anywhere in Japan recently all started from this area.  If you want to try the real traditional Nagoya food, you may as well check out below exceptional restaurants and you will not regret it.   


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Atsuta Houraiken
Atsuta Houraiken

Restaurant: Atsuta Houraiken Honten (あつた蓬莱軒 本店)

Phone: 052-671-8686

Address: 503, Koubecho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Nearest Station: Tenmacho Station (Meijo Line), Exit 4

Open Hour: [Mon, Tue, Thu-Sun, Holiday] 11:30 - 14:00

Close: Wednesday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥2,000~¥2,999, [Dinner]¥3,000~¥3,999

Credit Card: (VISA, JCB, AMEX, MASTER, Diners)

Seats: 160 seats


The grilled eel, so called "Hitsumabushi" in Japanese, was first invented by Atsuta Houraiken in Meiji era.  Grilled eel has become well known world wide now but it all started from this little traditional Japanese house out ...

Hitsumabushi Inou Esca
Hitsumabushi Inou Esca

Restaurant: Hitsumabushi Inou Esca (ひつまぶし 稲生 エスカ店)

Phone: 052-453-1216

Address6-9, Tsubakicho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, ESCA Underground shopping center

Nearest Station: Nagoya Station

Open Hour: From 11:00 to 21:30

Close: No fixed holiday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥2,000~¥2,999

Credit Card: (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

Seats: 28 seats


Inou serves very firm and reliable grilled eel in Nagoya which is widely accepted by the picky Nagoya locals.  We have seen many Nagoyans taking customers from overseas to this local restaurant as if ...

Maruya Honten
Maruya Honten

Restaurant: Maruya Honten (まるや本店 名駅店)

Phone: 052-585-7108

Address: 1-2-1, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Meitetsu Department Store 9F

Nearest Station: Nagoya Station, In front of Silver Clock (Between Shinkansen North and South Entrance)

Open Hour: From 11:00 to 23:00 (L.O.22:00)

Close: No fixed holiday (Follows Meitetsu Department Store)

Price Range: [Lunch]¥2,000~¥2,999, [Dinner]¥2,000~¥2,999

Credit Card: (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

Seats: 56 seats


We would have to say if you can be patient enough to wait for an hour to enter this restaurant for their exceptional grilled eel (hitsumabushi), we consider you...

Yabaton Nagoya Station ESCA
Yabaton Nagoya Station ESCA

Restaurant: Yabaton Nagoya Station ESCA (矢場とん 名古屋駅エスカ店)

Phone: 052-452-6500

Address: 6-9, Tsubakicho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, ESCA Underground shopping center

Nearest Station: Nagoya Station

Open Hour: From 11:00 to 22:00 (L.O.21:30)

Close: No fixed holiday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: (VISA, JCB, MASTER, AMEX, Diners)

Seats: 53 seats


MisoKatsu was first invented by Yabaton in Nagoya.  It is the pork cutlet served with special miso based sauce so called misodare.  You will be quite surprised to know Yabaton's high quality pork cutlet that...


Restaurant: Miyoshino (三好乃)

Phone: 052-231-3331

Address: 2-2-36, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Nearest Station: Fushimi Station, Exit 6

Open Hour: 11:00 - 14:00 (L.O 13:45), 17:00 - 21:00 (L.O 20:45)

Close: Saturday, Sundays and holidays

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner]¥2,000~¥2,999

Credit Card: (JCB, AMEX, VISA, MASTER, Diners)

Seats: 31 seats (28 seats of tables, counter 3 seats)


Here is another place that serves excellent misokatsu (miso based pork cutlet) just few stations from Nagoya Station where you can have it in a very reasonable price. When you go inside Miyoshino, you ...

Tonkatsu Ishikawa
Tonkatsu Ishikawa

Restaurant: Tonkatsu Ishikawa (とんかつ いし河)

Phone: 052-971-1340

Address: 3-23-31, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Sakaemachi Building B1

Nearest Station: Sakae Station

Open Hour: [Mon - Fri] 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00

[Sat, Sun, Holiday] 11:00-21:00

Close: N.A

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner] ~¥999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 72 seats


What makes it so great about Tonkatsu Ishikawa is that you can have the high quality hirekatsu (pork fillet) for an extremely reasonable price.  If you were in Tokyo, it will not be possible to find such pork fillet accompanied with akadashi soup, rice, Japanese pickles, and some sliced...

Ajidokoro Kanou
Ajidokoro Kanou

Restaurant: Ajidokoro Kanou (味処 叶)

Phone: 052-241-3471

Address: 3-4-110, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Nearest Station: Sakae Station, Exit 6

Open Hour: [Lunch]11:00-14:00, [Dinner]17:00-20:00

Close: Monday

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 30 seats


Kanou is a hidden restaurant that is located at a small narrow street in Sakae where you will only find the local customers who are well aware about its famous Misokatsu Don which was invented...

Hirokouji Kitchen Matsuya
Hirokouji Kitchen Matsuya

Restaurant: Hirokouji Kitchen Matsuya (広小路キッチンマツヤ)

Phone: 052-201-2082

Address: 1-20-22, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Hirokoji YMD Bld 1&2F

Nearest Station: Fushimi Station, Exit 8

Open Hour: [Mon - Sat] 11:00 - 23:00 (LO22:15)

[Sundays and holidays] 11:00 - 22:00 (LO21:30)

Close: N.A

Price Range: [Lunch]¥1,000~¥1,999, [Dinner]¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

Seats: 160 seats


Founded in more than 50 years ago loved by the locals, Hirokoji Kitchen Matsuya serves excellent misokatsu pork cutlet in Nagoya. The Ankake Nagoya Misokatsu set (1480 yen) is a miso based pork cutlet ...

Sekaino Yamachan
Sekaino Yamachan

Restaurant: Sekaino Yamachan Meieki Nishiguchiten (世界の山ちゃん 名駅西口店)

Phone: 052-451-5119

Address: 1-1-14, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Nearest Station: Nagoya Station, In front of Silver Clock (Between Shinkansen North and South Entrance)

Open Hour: [Mon-Sat] 16:00 - next 0:15(L.O.23:30)

[Sun, Holiday] 

16:00 - 23:15(L.O.22:30)

Close: N.A

Price Range: [Dinner]¥2,000~¥2,999

Credit Card: (JCB, AMEX)

Seats: 70 seats


It all started from Nagoya.  The legendary chicken wings, so called "tebasaki" in Sekaino Yamachan, which has become very popular in Japan in the past few years.  The chicken wings ....

Furaibou ESCA
Furaibou ESCA

Restaurant: Furaibou ESCA (風来坊 エスカ店)

Phone: 052-459-5007

Address: 6-9, Tsubakicho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, ESCA Underground shopping center

Nearest Station: Nagoya Station, In front of Silver Clock (Between Shinkansen North and South Entrance)

Open Hour: [Mon~Sun] 11:00~22:00 (L.O 21:30)

Close: New Year's Day

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner]¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 45 seats (40 seats of tables, counter 5 seats)


The crunchy outside and very juicy and tasty inside with excellent flavor of chicken wings so called tebasaki served by one of the most well known and popular restaurants in Nagoya is Furaibou...

Gomitori Honten
Gomitori Honten

Restaurant: Gomitori Honten (伍味酉 本店)


Address: 3-9-13, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Nearest Station: Fushimi Station, Exit 4

Open Hour: [Mon - Fri] 17:00 - next 5:00AM, 

[Sat, Sun, Holiday] 15:00 - next 5:00AM

Close: N.A

Price Range: [Dinner] 2,000- yen 2,999 yen

Credit Card: (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

Seats: 250 seats


Gomitori in Sakae is an Izakaya restaurant that serves delicious Tebasaki (chicken wings) that is very juicy and tasty.  The chicken wings are also slightly bigger than the ones you see in other restaurants that specialize in chicken cuisine.  You can feel the great chewy ...


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