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Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakaya

#2 of 15,315 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Bldg. 10F, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-264-3825
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes to 1630 there were around thirty people waiting. The restaurant open for dinner from 1630 and we were treated to our table around 15 minutes on the queue. The menu is very simple and there are not a lot of choices other than the eel rice bowl they are famous for. We order... More 

Thank Ben C
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait was horrendous, the wait was around 2-4 hours, and the food was way too overpriced for the same meal you could get somewhere else. The food tasted unique but that was about it.

Thank damian987652017
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can miss every restaurant but you don't muss this restaurant. You have to use time to wait 1-2 hours, by only one people to book qouta and the other can go shopping.

Thank Wat T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

the restaurant is on 10f of south wing Matsuzakaya shopping store. They have 2 other Main restaurant 'Hourai-Jinya' and 'Houraiken' near Tenma-Cho subway station.

1 Thank Beeggs
Hong Kong
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289 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We enjoyed the yummy eel (not fat but very tasty) to the full although it was only a set dinner. We later found out how to use up the bottle of clear soup that came with the set. We were very happy and satisfied with our choice.

Thank bkpkwok
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It's the best Eel i ate in my life .I tried both grilled eel liver and HITSUMABUSHI . The hitsumabushi was eaten in different ways and I like it best with finely sliced chives,shredded seaweed and wasabi.it was excellent.I will definitely eat it again when i am in Nagoya.

Thank Eugene K
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I am always a bit suspicious about a place that is so popular. Sometimes the reputation can get ahead of the experience. The unagi is good - no question. But so is the unagi I had last month in a nondescript restaurant under the railway line in Osaka. The service is good, but not what I would call friendly. Unagi... More 

Thank anzen
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Title says it all Pros: 1. Awesome eel meal that allows you to enjoy it in 3 ways - all in one serving. 2. English menu available for foreigners 3. There is also an accompanying "How to enjoy your eel meal 3 ways" instuction guide. Very helpful for those who want to experience dining the Japanese way Cons: 1. Be... More 

Thank EwanNT
London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit in Nagoya, we visited the restaurant at 1:30pm and was surprised many people still queuing for the meal. It did not take much longer time to move the queue. We ordered the unagi donburi and we loved it. It was fantastic meal. Waitress were not friendly(no smile at all) but when you signal to refill... More 

Thank marilyn3571
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there after reading the posts and photos. The food was worth the trip to Nagoya alone! Heavenly cooked eel fish w/ yummy rice. Expensive price in Nagoya standard but again every penny is worth it. My only complain is the service which appears to be a Nagoya thing.

Thank Frankdamo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Bldg. 10F, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-264-3825

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?