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Atsuta Horaiken Honten

#3 of 15,308 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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503 Godo-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0043, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-671-8686
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Nagoya, Japan
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I know, this shop serve you best grilled eel, in Japanese "unagui no kabayaki". In detail, there are several styles of eel dishes, like to recommend a dish so called as "Hitsumabushi", meant to mix cut grilled eel with boiled rice and later mis with tea like soup. It's delicious.

Thank shockbn
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place to try if you are in Nagoya. It was recommended to me by coworkers, who were kind enough to recommend I show up before they opened. They take limited reservations, and by ten minutes before opening there was already a line and a 25 minute wait. Worth it. Be prepared to sit on the tatami mats and... More 

Thank Andrew T
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Arriving very early in the evening we tried to avoid the long queue but still having to wait about 30 minutes before getting in, and fortunately we got the last parking spot too so we could wait in the car or have to endure the cold outside. The setting is more traditional Japanese house, with us seated in a room... More 

Thank Peter C
Seremban, Malaysia
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went there at 1pm and was given a 2.10pm reservation. The hitsumabushi is definitely unique, fresh eel grilled wt an excellent umami sauce that just leaves you wanting for more. No fishy smell at all (for those who don't like unagi because of it) and it goes so well wt rice.

Thank Johnathan T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The place was full even we were there at 2pm. Had tatami sitting. The unagi was very good . There's 4 ways of eating it. There's a guide to assist you for full enjoyment of the meal.

Thank looyee
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is situated on the 10th floor of the dept store just next to the subway. We arrived at 1230 pm and there were around 30 people ahead of us in the queue. Fortunately the queue moved quickly and we were seated after about 25 minutes. We ordered the hitsumabushi set (3600 yen) and were completely awed by the... More 

Thank SimoneSMC
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My family and I went to the restaurant at about 11am when they opened and already there was a queue outside the restaurant. Seeing both locals and tourist queuing for the restaurant we knew we would be in for a treat. Horaiken did not disappoint, it was definitely the best eel bowl I've ever had. The eel was charcoal grilled,... More 

1 Thank JowenL
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The greatest eel I ever had! The flavor was mild and the skin was a bit crispy which made a great match! The only thing was that I waited for 2 hours in line lol

Thank 張植康
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

At Atsuta Horaiken Honten, they've been serving eel since 1873, so you can be pretty sure that they know what they are about. Order the regular size, regular Hitsumabushi eel meal. You won't need a bigger one. Even the big, hungry lads with me were replete after this. Get some instruction on how to enjoy the dish, dividing the eels... More 

1 Thank bibouli
Melbourne, Australia
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This restaurant has an excellent reputation for serving one of the best eel rice in Japan. I visited the Sakae branch on my previous visit so this time I really wanted to try out this one. Two of us arrived after the lunch peak hour and thankfully didn't have to wait at all to secure a table. English menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Godo-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0043, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-671-8686

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