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Maruya Honten Meiekiten

#2 of 15,170 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya 450-0002, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-585-7108
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Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Nagoya for a 2 nights. Heard about Maruya hitsumabashi (grilled eels) at Nagoya station. It was delicious 😋. The perfectly-grilled exquisite hitsumabashi was really tasty & was the best that I have tasted. We waited for 30 minutes. Service was excellent & efficient. The next day I had lunch here again.

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Thank HpLian
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most delicious unagi I have ever tried. Even though I went to the restaurant in the odd hour like 3 PM, I still had to wait for an hour. I tried one with soup pouring on the rice, and at first not sure if it was ok for me. After the first bite,... man, this is the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located near the Nagoya station. An English written instruction is provided on the method of eating the Hitsumabushi. Tried the both the grilled and boiled eel liver. I prefer the boiled version. If you are not too keen to order an entire portion of eel liver, it is also available in one of the additional soup option of the... More 

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Thank Kay Hong C
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious eel set with English speaking capability made me heading back to this restaurant next time!! Be prepared to queue for awhile during peak hours!!

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Thank CindyLGGP
Malaysia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ate here twice within 4 days, that tells you how good it is! The Unagi is served 3 ways and I loved the green onions & seaweed best. We went to the branch that was at the JR station at Meitetsu shopping complex. We tried to eat there on our first evening, but the queue was horrendous! It was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The smoked eel rice is a must have in Nagoya. At Maruya, you can definitely taste the smokiness in the oak-charred eel. The benefits of this restaurant is that they offer a mini version of the smoked eel rice, allowing you to try a greater variety of dishes even when dining alone. The menu has helpful diagrams explaining how to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The eel rice was the best I had had. Crispy on the outside, soft inside, and it went very well with the ingredients provided with the set. I had never thought that eel rice could be enjoyed as suggested by the menu. It was worth the wait and the price. Long line should be expected.

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Broiled unagi rice at its best. Eaten four ways, on its own, with scallions n seaweed, then mixed with wasabi and finally adding the dashi broth. Conveniently located in the Meitetsu shopping complex above the JR station. Queued for an hour plus for lunch on a Monday.

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indonesia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The hitsumabushi was really delicious, even I bought some package to take home. It's expensive and need to be patient with the queue but worth to try. I went there for late lunch, so the queue was not too long, around 15 minutes. There are 3 ways to eat but I just like to eat without the soup.

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I think this place (which happens to be really convenient located at Nagoya station) serves Nagoya-style Unagi rice at very reasonable prices. The quantity of the mini version is honestly more than enough for ladies and it is around 1800-1900yen which is very reasonable compared to other places which tends to price it over 3000-3500yen! There is also very clear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya 450-0002, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-585-7108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?