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Top 3
Hitsumabushi Restaurants
(Nagoya Local Food Specialities)

What is "Hitsumabushi"?

Hitsumabushi is a Japanese rice dish decorated with grilled Unagi (eel) at the top. The eel is usually cooked with a hot and sweet soy-based sauce and is served in smaller pieces that allows it to be enjoyed with simply plain rice, or accompanying condiments and an original soup stock or hot tea.

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Three carefully selected restaurants! Famous Nagoya “Hitsumabushi” Restaurants


  1. Atsuta Houraiken

Atsuta Houraiken

Atsuta Houraiken

Recommended dish

Atsuta Houraiken's famous

Hitsumabushi - ¥3,990 (including tax)

Hitsumabushi is made by artisans who have perfected the art of handling high-quality eels.
They have mastered the style of grilling this type of eel over binchotan charcoal.
The flavourful sauce with a 140-year history completes the lovely meal.

Today, the immense popularity of Atsuta Houraiken is testament to the legacy of its exceptional Hitsumabushi, unrivalled and inimatable.


In addition, I am excited to also recommend Atsuta Houraiken for its wonderful atmosphere.
Its Japanese-style façade, both exterior and a stylish interior, contributes to a most pleasurable dining experience!

A long-established eel restaurant established in 1873 showcasing the legacy of its Hitsumabushi

Atsuta Houraiken is renowned in Nagoya and retains its top popularity spot simply because the restaurant also pioneered the original style of eating unagi!
If you have some time, please visit Atsuta Houraiken and enjoy its well-loved Hitsumabushi today!

Address503 Godo-chō,Atsuta-ku,Nagoya-shi, Aichi 456-0043
Opening Hours11:30~14:00(L.O.)16:30~20:30(L.O.)
Regular HolidayEvery Wednesdays, 2nd and 4th of Tuesdays will be closed.
(If they falls on a national holiday, it is open)
AccessThe restaurant is easily accessible by foot via a 3-minute walk from exit 4 of the Tenmacho Station on the Nagoya city Subway Meijo Line.
Payment ModeCredit cards are accepted
VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc. Debit cards are not accepted
Foreign Language SupportA foreign language menu is available upon request
CutleryKnives, forks and spoons are all available
Smoking and Non-Smoking RoomsSmoking is strictly prohibited inside the restaurant
Number of Seats180
Parking Space40
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