Nagoya Station and the surrounding area is a thriving town filled with eating and drinking establishments that you will want to visit. Here are 30 izakaya (Japanese pubs) to go drinking among the famous gateway to explore the city that is Nagoya.
1. Hachiman Meieki Branch
This place allows you to try a wide variety of alcohol, from famous brands of sake such as [Ichinokura] and [Kubota] to shochu, sours, cocktails, makgeolli and so on. With over 90 items to choose from at a flat rate, their all-you-can-drink plan has it all. For food, they mainly serve teppanyaki and kushiyaki (grilled skewers) using the locally produced chicken. Don't forget to try the Nagoya delicacy [Tebasaki Karaage (5 pieces)] (580 JPY) here too, as well as the popular fresh sashimi made. The restaurant is fully equipped with private rooms, so anyone can enjoy their meal without worrying about their surroundings.
Hachiman Meieki Branch
Open: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Intercosmos Tsubakicho Bldg., 4-4, Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Located right next to the entrance of Yanagibashi Chuo Market, this sushi restaurant uses fresh ingredients taken from the nearby sea. With a soft mouthfeel and strong umami flavor, the [Ise Maguro] is especially popular, as is the seasonal tempura. They carry Japanese sake from all over the country, including famous brands like [Hakkaisan] and [Kubota], and with some luck, you may even find some seasonal-limited offerings here too. The [Matcha Beer] (550 JPY) uses Matcha not only to give the beer a green color but also a refreshing flavor and a delicate fragrance. It goes so well with the tempura and sushi that it comes highly recommended.
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,300 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 4-15-22, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
3. SADO Hanare
SADO Hanare is a stylish izakaya where all the seats are in full or semi-private rooms. There is also a spacious terrace that seats 6 facing the night scenery of Nagoya. The fresh ingredients used here are delivered straight from the Niigata, facing the Sea of Japan. Delight in this luxurious space and enjoy large oysters and wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) steak to your heart's content. Even the sake lineup is centered around local Niigata sake such as [Manotsuru], along with many other branded shochu and wines that go well with the foods here.
: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am *Extended hours on Friday, Saturday, and Days before National HolidaysClosed
: January 1stAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPYAddress
: 7F-8F, Cosmos Meieki East, 4-5-15, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
4. Kaisen Bistro Masuyone
Kaisen Bistro Masuyone is an izakaya produced by an old fish shop in Fukui prefecture, which faces the Sea of Japan. Seafood caught in Fukui is sent to the restaurant that very same morning, and even the delivery is all run under the same company. This means that you can try all sorts of seasonal delicacies from the Sea of Japan right here in Nagoya. The live crab from the fish tank is particularly fresh and can be served in a variety of ways such as boiled, grilled, or even as sashimi. For sake, they focus on local sake from Fukui, such as [Kokuryu], a brand of sake known for its refreshing fragrance and clean taste. They also have a wide selection of shochu that pairs well with the seafood.
Kaisen Bistro Masuyone - Sent Directly from Tsuruga Port, Fukui, Hokuriku
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: 5 minutes walk from Nagoya StationAddress
: 1F, Sun Town Meieki, 3-11-2, Meieki, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
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5. Urasenke Meieki Branch
This restaurant has created a warm environment by using plenty of wood in its Japanese-modern style, and the menu includes a variety of dishes using Nagoya's very own branded chicken, [Nagoya Cochin], such as fried chicken wings, grilled skewers, broiled chicken, and more. The [Teppan Gyoza Cheese Fondue] (1,480 JPY) consists of dumplings covered in melted cheese and makes for a nice picture for uploading to social media. Their drinks line-up is centered on shochu and sake from all over Japan, and they recommend the [Extra Cold] (630 JPY), a beer that is served below 0 degrees, as it pairs well with the Nagoya Cochin chicken.
Urasenke Meieki Branch
Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday, Saturday, Days before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None, other than New Year's Day
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 6F, ORCHID - G Bldg., 2-44-2, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
6. Japanese Restaurant Otozure Nagoyaeki Branch
Otozure is an izakaya with a modern Japanese style and a dark brown color scheme. Since all seats are in private rooms, anyone can relax and enjoy a meal here at their leisure. Their menu contains a variety of dishes such as gyutan (beef tongue) shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), basashi (raw horse meat), cheese fondue, and more. They especially recommend the [Meat Sushi], which uses horse meat or beef to make sushi. For drinks, they have a menu centered around branded sake and shochu such as [Hakkaisan] and [Kurokirishima]. They also offer an all-you-can-drink plan so people can try lots of different drinks for a set price.
Japanese Restaurant Otozure Nagoyaeki Branch
Open: [Weekdays, National Holidays, Days before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 11:45 pm (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:15 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:15 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B101, B1F, Daitokai Bldg., 3-22-8, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Kasen is a seafood izakaya located on the 12th floor of the Nagoya Station building. The modern interior design lends a calming tone to the place while retaining the beautiful view of the night scenery outside. They offer 3 courses at a different price to choose from. The staff here visits the markets at 3 in the morning to pick the freshest ingredients to create exquisite dishes such as sashimi, wagyu steak, tempura, and so on. For drinks, they have over 70 types to choose from, including local sake and shochu. Why not give their drink plan a go if you are looking to try a little of everything?
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:20 pm)
Closed: Irregular *In accordance with JR Central Towers' closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 12F, JR Central Towers, 1-1-3, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
8. Ginnouroko Meieki Branch
This is an izakaya where you can try selected sake from all over Japan. Available brands include the easy to drink [Daina Cho Karakuchi Junmai] (from 550 JPY) from Ibaraki or the sharp [Saiga Kento Karakuchi Junmai] (from 450 JPY) from Wakayama. For those who want to try a few different sakes, they recommend the [3 Local Sake Sampler Set] (1,200 JPY) where you get to compare 3 different local sake. For food, they mainly serve seafood, such as the [Simmered Fish of the Day] (from 980 JPY) or the [Grilled Fish of the Day] (from 980 JPY), which each let you savor and appreciate seasonal seafood. Both private rooms and counter seats for solo visitors looking to enjoy some drinks are available, catering for all kinds of customers.
Ginnouroko Meieki Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None (Except for the beginning and end of the year)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Address: 3-23-1, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
9. Bar HACHI
Focusing on rare, local brands of sake from Aichi, this place offers sake that was personally selected by the owner. There are quite a number of dishes here that are designed for you to snack on while you try all the different sake, and among those, the horse meat dishes come highly recommended for their health benefits. There are even a few varieties such as basashi (horse sashimi), sumiyaki (coal roasted), rare fillet, and so on. The 1st floor is set up as an open kitchen so customers can work up their appetite by watching their food being prepared.
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O.11:00 pm)Closed
: None *Except on 12/31、1/1、1/2、1/3Average price
: 3,500 JPYAddress
: 1 - 2F, Second KH Bldg., 3-18-21, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
10. Kuishinbo Meieki Branch
An izakaya that is popular for its all-you-can-drink-and-eat plan with a wide selection, they offer around 70 items, including dishes from finger food to sashimi, nabe (Japanese hot pot), and even dessert. The whole thing is free for kids at pre-schooler age and under, and they recommend the [Okumikawadori Nabe] (780 JPY for one), which has 8 types of soup that you can choose from. Don't forget to try the [Tebasaki Karaage] (620 JPY) too, with its crunchy skin and sweet and savory marinade. There are over 110 different drinks included in the plan for you to enjoy, including beer, cocktails, sake, shochu, fruit wine, and makgeolli.
Kuishinbo Meieki Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holiday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 amClosed
: None *Except for the beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: 2,700 JPYAddress
: 2F, Wing Bldg., 3-19, Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
11. Hakkakuan Nagoya Central Towers Branch
This restaurant, specialising in tofu, is in a building directly connected to Nagoya Station. They get their tofu from an old, famous store in Kyoto, and use it to deliver gentle and healthy dishes that exemplify Japanese cuisine. For first-timers, the course menu [Okoshiyasu] (3,000 JPY) is a great way try all the different tofu dishes. There's even a popular course menu, [Yubadosue Raku] (3,500 JPY), that allows you to try making yuba (tofu skin) for yourself! For drinks, the sake-loving owner has personally chosen a whole selection to offer, such as the nationally famous [Dassai] (from 880 JPY), Kyoto's [Tamanohikari Junmai Ginjyo] (490 JPY), and even seasonally limited local sakes as well.
Hakkakuan Nagoya Central Towers Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 9:30 pm, Drink L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 13F, JR Central Towers Towers Plaza Restaurant-gai, 1-1-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
12. FUKU Hamakin KITTE Nagoya Branch
This is an izakaya were you can enjoy the premium ingredient fugu (pufferfish). Using the rare but exquisitely clear and slightly sweet Hida Torafugu (Japanese pufferfish), they serve dishes such as [Tessa] (sashimi) and [Tecchiri] (hot pot). For drinks, they carry rare sake, local sake, and seasonal sake, at times up to 20 or more varieties. Feel free to pick however you feel, whether that is to match the food or your mood. If you have any trouble just ask the staff for suggestions.
Fuku Hamakin KITTE Nagoya Branch
: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 10:40 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPYAccess
: Head towards JP Gate Tower from the second floor of Nagoya Station. Pass through the JP tower and you will find the restaurant outside.Address
: 2F, KITTE Nagoya, 1-1-1, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
13. Hakata Ichiba Nagoya Station Branch
Hakata Ichiba is an izakaya with a calming Japanese atmosphere. They focus on select brands of sake from all over Japan for their drinks menu. There's even an all-you-can-drink plan for locally crafted sake so you can enjoy a whole variety for a fixed price. Their specialty is [Aburi Kaisen Kushi], where seafood is skewered and the baked on hot rocks and then served. Other outstanding dishes include charcoal grilled branded chicken [Aritadori] or [Jiman no Karaage bucket Mori] (880 JPY) which looks amazing! Both go great with sake.
Hakata Ichiba Nagoya Station Branch
Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday] 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Please call to confirm for national holidays or days before national holidays
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Across Cube Nagoya, 6-24, Ushijima-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
14. Echigoya Meieki Branch
Echigoya is a Japanese styled izakaya that serves many different meats, including melt-in-your-mouth steaks made from rare cuts such as [Kainomi], the section near the fillet and the ribs. The [Nikuyaki Moriawase 3-variety] (1,980 JPY) is great for groups of 4 to 5, as the beef, pork, and chicken that come with this mixed set are all grilled to perfection. They've also put a lot of effort into their sake selection, offering anything from the famous [Kubota] to the rare [Monsoon Tamasakae] (800 JPY), to ensure that you can find one to suit your own tastes.
Echigoya Meieki Branch
Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Address: 2F, 1-15-16, Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
A very lively izakaya resembling a market stall, they stock a wide variety of sake, from major brands like [Gekkeikan] or [Hakkaisan] to local sake from all over Japan. You might be surprised by the amount you end up drinking just because it goes so well with the food! Their specialties include sashimi made from fresh fish straight from the markets and [Motsunabe], a hotpot with the offal of cows and pigs. The [Dashimaki Mentaikonose] (480 JPY), fluffy tamagoyaki (rolled omelette) with mentaiko (seasoned cod roe) on top, is also a must-have with sake.
Open: [Weekday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: January 1st
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Wings Meieki Bldg., 4-15-16, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
16. Senya Ichiya Taikodori Opening Branch
A Japanese-style izakaya with a wide selection of sake, starting with popular brands such as [Hakkaisan] and [Dassai] and including brands that have won awards in world competitions as well. The food served here is designed to go with the sake, with dishes like the beautifully presented sashimi platter and the wagyu steak served rare. They also offer a few course menus to choose from, allowing customers to order within their budget.
Senya Ichiya Taikodori Opening Branch
: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pmClosed
: Sunday *In the instance of consecutive public holidays including Sunday, then the final day of the consecutive public holiday will be closedAverage price
: 3,800 JPYAddress
: 3F, 15-8, Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
17. Sadogashima e Watare Meieki Branch
This izakaya serves seafood caught from the sea surrounding Sado Island, off the coast of Niigata. They make the food to order with fresh fish that arrived on the same day. Customers can enjoy the seafood as anything from sashimi, salted and grilled, karaage (deep fried), and so on. The course menu is also very popular with inclusions such as [Unisushi], a sushi that uses both wagyu from Niigata and sea urchin, and gorgeously plated [Koboresushi]. The sake on offer is centered on local sake from Sado such as [Shinryo] and[Kintsuru], and pairs perfectly with the food.
Sadogashima e Watare Meieki Branch
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPYAddress
: B1, Daitokai Bldg., 3-22-8, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
18. Hokkori Meieki Lucent Branch
Located in a building that is connected to Nagoya Station via underground access, this easy to reach izakaya takes its image from 1950s Kyoto town houses to create a unique atmosphere. The fish served here are carefully selected and bought from the local markets, and they recommend eating the seasonal varieties of fish in the form of sashimi. The effort they've put into their drink selection is also very endearing, as they also always keep 15 brands from all over Japan. Simply ask the staff for advice on which to pick based on the food and your tastes.
Hokkori Meieki Lucent Branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,900 JPY / [Lunch] 950 JPY *Table charge 450 JPY (not charged if you order a course menu)
Address: 2F, Nagoya Lucent Tower, 6-1, Ushijima-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
19. Chidoritei Meieki Ekimae Branch
A Japanese-modern izakaya with a relaxed tone where you never have to worry about your surroundings as all seats are in private rooms. The menu focuses on creative Japanese cuisine using the brand chicken Daisendori in dishes like [Grilled Daisendori Breast with Butter and Pepper] (780 JPY). Sashimi and hot pots are also available, as are a few course menus to fit your price range. For drinks, they mainly focus on famous shochu brands such as [Kurokirishima] and [Rento], and offer a [Premium All-you-can-drink Plan] for people to try many different brands.
Chidoritei Meieki Ekimae Branch
Open: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *12:00 pm - 5:00 pm is reservation only. Calls from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm will be redirected through a booking center, calls 3:00 pm onwards will connect to the store.
Closed: Irregular (Closed 12/31 - 1/3)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Address: B101, B1F, No. 2 Hara Bldg., 1-18-19, Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
20. Nipachi Yanagibashi Branch
Everything in this izakaya is only 280 JPY (plus tax)! Choose from around 100 items ranging from the standard izakaya fare [Karaage] (deep-fried items) or fries, to Nagoya delicacies such as [Deep-fried Chicken Wings] or [Kushikatsu] (skewered ingredients). They also carry around 150 drinks including sake, shochu, wine, and sours, all at the same standard price. They even offer all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink plans.
Nipachi Yanagibashi Branch
: 4:00 pm - 1:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: 2,000 JPY *All items on the menu are 280 JPY (plus tax)Address
: B101, B1F, No. 2 Hara Bldg., 1-18-19, Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
21. Asada Ihei
This lively Japanese fine dining restaurant is only a minute's walk from Nagoya Station. They specialize in fish caught in the Sea of Japan and shipped from Kanazawa, as well as Kanazawa's regional cuisine. This means that you can enjoy fish like nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch), which don't appear much in the Pacific Ocean side of Japan (where Nagoya is located), or jibu-ni, a regional dish which is made by stewing chicken or duck in a sticky sauce. For dinner they offer 4 different courses, starting with the 9-course [Kaga] (13,000 JPY (plus tax)). They also carry many local sake from the Hokuriku region that pair well with the food. Relax and enjoy the sake while being on the receiving end of their excellent service.
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Address: 12F, JR Central Towers, 1-1-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
22. CAMPBISTRO DOORS Meieki Branch
In the middle of the city, roughly 5 minutes from Nagoya Station on foot, sits this restaurant that serves bistro-style food that pairs well with sake and would fit right in a glamping menu. Using a unique blend of spices, the French chef grills the meat on a charcoal grill to aromatic and juicy perfection. It is recommended to get their single-item dishes that go great with sake, such as the [Low-Temperature Aged Roast Beef with Gravy and Vio Mustard] (980 JPY) or the [Chicago Pizza with Plenty of Cheese] (1,580 JPY), an SNS dream with 3 kinds of melty cheese. They also have a wide range of beer, sparkling wine, and cocktails.
CAMPBISTRO DOORS Meieki Branch
Open: 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Nagoya No. 2 Saitama Bldg., 4-2-28, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
23. Hashikan Shoten Meieki Yanagibashi Branch
Hatcho miso, a dark-colored miso with a deep flavor, is always mentioned whenever Nagoya gets brought up. Here, you can try the slightly sweet Nagoya delicacy [Dote-ni] (780 JPY (plus tax)) where beef sinew is carefully prepared and stewed together with Hatcho miso. Another specialty of theirs is the [Seared Wagyu Sushi] (1,080 JPY (plus tax) for 3 pieces) where fresh Kuroge Wagyu beef is seared until the fat has just started to melt, giving it a delightful umami.
All of their dishes pair very well with local sake like Ishizuchi from Ehime or Enasan from Gifu, a junmai sake (sake made without any alcohol) which won the silver medal at the International Wine Challenge 2016 sake division.
Hashikan Shoten Meieki Yanagibashi Branch
Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 3F - 4F, 1-15-16, Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
24. Yataizushi Joshin-cho Branch
Yataizushi is popular for its fresh and tasty sushi and lively atmosphere. The sushi can be as cheap as 59 JPY (plus tax), and they have other single-item dishes such as [Squid Tempura] (799 JPY (plus tax)) or [Steamed Oysters with Grated Radish and Ponzu] (499 JPY (plus tax)) that go well with sake.
Even the drinks, including draft beer, are half price from when they open until 7:00 pm (exceptions apply; table charge of 219 yen (plus tax) required). Perfect for those who want a cheap and casual place to drink!
Yataizushi Joshin-cho Branch
: 5:00 pm - 2:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: 2,700 JPYAddress
: 1F, Marusan Bldg., 3-14-19, Hananoki, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
25. Amaterasu Meieki Ekimae Branch
This izakaya serving original Japanese cuisine is only a minute's walk from Nagoya Station. All the seating are in private rooms, so why not order the [Nonbiri Course] (4,500 JPY) so you can sit back and relax without worrying about the time or prices?
This course comes with 3 hours of all-you-can-drink, as well as 7 single-item dishes that go well with sake like salmon carpaccio and select chicken thigh grilled with negishio (leek and salt) sauce. It also includes [Yuzushio Harihari Hot Pot with Sangen Pork], which you can enjoy as ramen by adding noodles to the remaining soup after you've eaten everything else in the pot. Since it's all-you-can-drink, feel free to try all those sake you've been dying to try out!
Amaterasu Meieki Ekimae Branch
Open: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *12:00 pm - 5:00 pm are for reservations only
Closed: Irregular *Closed on December 31 and January 1
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Address: 4F, Third KH BLDG., 3-26-6, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
If you've come to Nagoya, then you must try the local chicken, Nagoya Cochin. Famous throughout the nation, it is soft and chewy with a deep flavor. At this place, you can do exactly that with the [Luxurious Nagoya Cochin Course] (7,500 JPY) which includes their specialty oyako-don.
Oyako-don is a dish that involves braising the chicken with soy sauce and mirin and letting a beaten egg soak in that broth. The beaten egg helps to lock the flavors of the broth into the chicken. In the case of Torigotetsu, the chef's skill really show in the creamy egg! If this is your first time having oyako-don then please make this ultimate oyako-don your first. The course also comes with 90 minutes of all-you-can-drink for 1,800 JPY.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Address: 13F, Towers Plaza Restaurant Area, JR Central Towers, 1-1-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
27. Mikoto Nagoya Station Branch
Located 2 minutes away from Nagoya Station on foot, Mikoto is an izakaya specializing in meat and cheese dishes that has private rooms with a stylish modern Japanese design.
If you are looking for all-you-can-drink, then you should try to get the [Hiiragi Course] (2,500 JPY). This course is only available to the first 3 groups of customers of the day, and comes with pork grilled on an iron griddle with yuzushio sauce and 2 hours of all-you-can-drink!
Mikoto Nagoya Station Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm) *Lunch service up to 4:00 pm are bookings only
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 6F, Third KH BLDG., 3-26-6, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
A chic izakaya where one can really appreciate the creativity put into the design of its 28 private rooms. Choose from any room that suits your tastes, from rooms with karaoke machines or Wii set up, to rooms with curtains set up to look like an aurora or that were designed with Japanese tastes in mind.
Have beautifully-plated single-item dishes like [Seared Tuna Cheek Meat] (820 JPY) and [Lightly Seared Scallops with Nuts] (720 JPY) with some sake and enjoy a fun moment in these unique rooms!
: 5:30 pm - 3:00 am *Sunday is from 5:00 pm - 11:00 pmClosed
: 3F, Suntown Meieki Sanchome Bldg., 3-11-2, Meieki, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
29. Cho-za Meieki Nichome Branch
People love ordering from this restaurant's grilled food menu, which is made up of mainly Aichi ingredients like meats, fish, and vegetables that are slow-grilled over charcoal. The unique fragrance of the charcoal seals in the umami of dishes like the [Charcoal-grilled Nagoya Cochin Chicken with Natural Salt] (1,200 JPY (plus tax)) or the [Seared Fatty Salmon with Grated Radish and Ponzu] (880 JPY (plus tax)), multiplying the deliciousness! They are also proud to offer a wide selection of alcoholic drinks to suit anyone's tastes, including a selection of local sake from all over the nation, wine, and original cocktails.
Cho-za Meieki Nichome Branch
Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Address: 7F, Orchid Gourmet Bldg., 2-44-2, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
30. Torinokyube Meieki Main Store
This izakaya specializes in using Nagoya's very own brand of chicken, Nagoya Cochin, in a variety of ways. Apart from everyone's favorite [Yakitori] (grilled chicken skewers), there's also the [Nagoya Cochin Chicken Tender with Ponzu] (880 JPY (plus tax)), where only the surface is lightly seared. It is safe to eat because it uses incredibly fresh chicken, and comes highly recommended! If the chicken tender and is grilled through, it takes on a clean and refreshing flavor, but as it is left raw in this dish, you can taste the slight sweetness and deep flavor of the chicken's fat. They also offer many beers, shochu, sake, and fruity cocktails.
Torinokyube Meieki Main Store
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 12:00 am, Drinks L.O. 12:30 am)Closed
: None *Closed on New Year's DayAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,980 JPYAddress
: 4F, Suntown Meieki Bldg., 3-11-2, Meieki, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi MapMore Details
Please use what you have learnt from this article to enjoy sake to your heart's content when you visit Nagoya!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.