Restaurants

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 a…
Top Choice Gyoza in Gifu

Gyōza Gishū

This humming hole-in-the-wall 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 Nagarabashi-dō…
Top Choice Italian in Nagoya

Trattoria Cesari

You may be surprised to find an Italian trattoria of this calibre and value smack bang in the heart of Nagoya. Prepare to queue on weekends as folks line up for chef Makishima's famous Napoletana pizzas. There's an …
Tonkatsu in Nagoya

Yabaton Honten

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

Misen

Folks line up for opening at this big Chinese joint where the Taiwan rāmen (台湾ラーメン) induces rapture – it's a spicy concoction of ground meat, chilli, garlic and green onion, served over noodles in a hearty clear bro…
Japanese in Gifu

Senryū

Since 1966 this delightful restaurant has been preparing succulent Hida beef in private tatami rooms in a traditional Japanese house. Set on the banks of the Nagara-gawa in view of Gifu-jō, and overlooking a manicur…
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 best…
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 (shōro…
Japanese in Nagoya

Torigin Honten

Come here for a unique kōchin kaiseki experience with immaculately presented servers and a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. Courses consist of kōchin chicken served in many forms, including kushiyaki (skewered), …
Izakaya in Nagoya

Tarafuku

Atmosphere seeps from this ambitious izakaya, which transformed a decrepit building into an airy urban oasis. French-influenced dishes made with seasonal ingredients might include potato croquettes in a fried tofu c…