Nagoya Region restaurants

Top Choice Taiwanese in Nagoya

Misen

Folks line up for opening time at this jolly place, where the Taiwan rāmen (台湾ラーメン; a spicy concoction of ground meat, chilli, garlic and green onion, served over noodles in a hearty clear broth) induces rapture. Ot…
Top Choice Seafood in Nagoya

Atsuta Hōraiken Honten

The head branch of this hitsumabushi chain, in business since 1873, is revered for good reason. Patrons queue during the summer peak season for hitsumabushi (eel basted in a secret tare (sauce)) served atop rice in …
Top Choice Gyoza in Gifu

Gyōza Gishū

This humming hole-in-the-wall place does soupy, fried gyōza (dumplings) and ebi chahan (shrimp fried rice) – and, of course, beer. Go straight from JR Gifu Station along the street between Kinkabashi-dōri and Nagara…
Top Choice Seafood in Nagoya

Suzunami Honten

Delightfully traditional but not overly formal, this Nagoyan kappo institution specialises in simple grilled fish lunches served with miso soup, rice and pickles, and finished off with umeshu (plum wine). You'll lik…
Tonkatsu in Nagoya

Yabaton Honten

This has been the place to try Nagoya's famed miso-katsu (a type of tonkatsu – deep-fried pork cutlet) since 1947. Signature dishes are waraji-tonkatsu (schnitzel-style flattened, breaded pork) and teppan-tonkatsu (…
Japanese in Gifu

Senryū

Since 1966 this delightful restaurant has been preparing succulent Hida beef in private tatami rooms in a traditional Japanese house. On the banks of the Nagara-gawa in view of Gifu-jō, and overlooking a manicured g…
Italian in Nagoya

Kawabun Nagoya

You can soak up the atmosphere of this gorgeous, woody Taishō-era building with its tranquil garden and pond over a glass of pinot: try not to spill a drop on the starched white tablecloths. Course menus are the bes…
Taiwanese in Nagoya

Din Tai Fung

The Nagoya branch of this globally acclaimed Taiwanese chain, located in the Takashimaya department store at Nagoya Station, is likely to please with its literally 'mouth-watering' xiao long bao soup dumplings (shōr…
Japanese in Nagoya

Torigin Honten

Come here for a unique kōchin kaiseki (haute cuisine featuring free-range chicken) experience with immaculately presented servers and a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. Courses consist of kōchin chicken served in…
Soba in Gifu

Sarashina

This 100-year-old shop is renowned among locals for delicious tanuki soba (buckwheat noodles topped with crunchy tempura bits left over from the deep fryer). Tanuki is the Japanese word for badger; the tenuous link …