Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 

Publish-date: Oct 31 2018 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 

If you're travelling around central Japan, you'll definitely come across Nagoya in transit. However, not only is it a transportation hub, it's a popular spot for business trips as well. Since you're here already, it'd be a waste not to enjoy the local cuisine. Read on to find the perfect place for business dinners, sightseeing trips, and even a taste of the local delights. 

1. Chinese Taiwan Restaurant Misen

1. Chinese Taiwan Restaurant Misen
You won't find a local who doesn't know this place. This restaurant is pretty much known for being the birthplace of Taiwanese ramen, and should really be registered as a tourist destination. This restaurant delivers deliciously spicy flavor of Taiwanese ramen, lively atmosphere, a wide ranging menu, and that sense of security when you know you can order anything, and it'll taste amazing. This restaurant has an incredible presence in Nagoya.
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
The menu features over 100 different items. The [Stir Fry of Chinese Greens] with a strong flavor of garlic is perfect as an appetizer.
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
With seating for 280 people, the restaurant is always bustling! 

Chinese Taiwan Restaurant Misen

Open: 5:30 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am)
Closed: None *Closed on December 31st and January 1st
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: Very near Imaike Station Exit 9 (sign located just outside the exit of the station building)
Address: 1-12-10, Imaike, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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2. Spaghetti House Chef Meiekinishi Branch

2. Spaghetti House Chef Meiekinishi Branch
If you're looking for Nagoya's local cuisine, ankake (starchy sauce) pasta, look no further than this highly recommended restaurant that specializes in this very dish. From the Shinkansen Gate of Nagoya Station, it's a 5-minute walk to the restaurant where you can marvel at the skills of the chefs who have dedicated their careers to mastering the ankake sauce. The menu features dishes with fun toppings, all of which are pretty filling, so it's recommended that you come with a large appetite!
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
Enjoy the nostalgic taste of the wide noodles coated in a rich and thick sauce
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
Everything from the sauce to the dressing is handmade

Spaghetti House Chef Meiekinishi Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Access: A 5-minute walk from the Taiko-dori Side of Nagoya station. 300m west of Bic Camera
Address: 2-15-9, Noritake-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi. (Map)
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3. Maruya Honten Meieki Branch

3. Maruya Honten Meieki Branch
Directly connected to Nagoya Station, this restaurant is famous for its hitsumabushi (Nagoya style grilled eel). It is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, and is definitely worth a visit in between work appointments. Its convenient location has made it an excellent option for those traveling for business. As popular as the food court of a department store, this restaurant has gained a strong following, and you'll even see locals queuing for it. If you have some time in Nagoya Station among your busy schedule, make sure to visit Maruya Honten Meieki Branch!
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
The eel is aromatically grilled to a superb finish with a secret sauce that has been continuously added to over the last 160 years
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
Their takeout menu features numerous items. Make your trip luxurious

Maruya Honten Meieki Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None, except when the department store is closed *Reservations accepted for weekdays only
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Access: From Nagoya Station, go to the 9th floor of Meitetsu Department Store
Address: 9F, Meitetsu Department Store, 1-2-1, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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4. Tonkatsu Ozeki Main Branch

4. Tonkatsu Ozeki Main Branch
[Miso Katsu] (fried pork cutlet with thick miso sauce) is a must-eat at this well-loved local restaurant. If you're hoping to try miso katsu, which has been said to be the face of the red miso culture, then there's no better place than this well-established Western-influenced Japanese cuisine restaurant. The [Tonkatsu] (fried pork cutlet) that you'll find on their signature menu is made from locally-bred and fine-grained Mugi pork, which happens to complement the miso sauce marvelously. You'll surely enjoy the unique taste of this local dish! 
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
Reduced portion set meals are also available
Recommended by the Locals! Local Cuisine of Nagoya that Shouldn't Be Missed! 
It's said that the classic, unchanged flavor has led to multi-generational patronage from the locals.

Tonkatsu Ozeki Main Branch

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed: Wednesday *Open on national holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 1,600 JPY / [Lunch] 1,600 JPY
Access: An 8-minute walk from Entrance 1 of Nakamura Kuyakusho Station. Head west along Taiko Street, and turn right at the Softbank Daimon Branch. From there it's approximately 50m
Address: 1-6, Meiraku-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Oct 20 2018 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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