Nagoyan food is characterised by akamiso, a miso paste traditionally produced in the surrounding Aichi Prefecture. While miso features in many Japanese dishes, this dark brown variety possesses an intense savoury, salty taste. Dishes featuring akamiso include miso katsu pork cutlet served with sauce and Nagoyan-style miso nikomi udon noodles in a hot pot. Still, international cuisines or foods for other parts of Japan can also be found!
Luxury & Grand Recommendations
1-17-20 Meiekiminami, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 450-0003
The city of Sapporo in Hokkaido is renowned for its high quality food and beer, with one of its signature dishes being their crab.
1-3-3 Sakae, Naka Ward | Hilton Nagoya 3F, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008
Located on the third floor of Nagoya’s Hilton Hotel, Ocho offers amazing Chinese food via an appetizing buffet and a la carte service.
1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura Ward | Nagoya Marriott Associa 18F, Nagoya 450-6002
Being a stone’s throw away from Nagoya Station makes Linka perfect for both tourists and business people.
1001 Tokugawacho, Higashi ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 461-0023
Overlooking the beautiful Tokugawa Gardens, one of Nagoya’s most beloved attractions, the Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen makes for a perfect spot ...
1-31 Nishinocho, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Aikyou manages to combine refined and subtle tastes with a very lively and welcoming atmosphere.
Mid-range & Affordable Recommendations
Esca, underground shopping center, 6-9 Tsubakicho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, 453-0015
If you’re looking for a hearty meal, a Japanese-style nabe stew is always a great option.
3-6-18 Osu, Nakaku, Nagoya 460-0011, Aichi Prefecture
The queues that regularly form outside the chain’s main restaurant are a testament to just how popular this quintessential Nagoya dish is.
1-2-1 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Meitetsu Hyakkaten Honten 9F 450-0002
Maruya’s mix of sophisticated dining and simple traditional meals has seen it grow in popularity in recent years.
2-17-7 Nakata Chikusa-Ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Noodles are extremely popular in Japan, and every region has their own special variety you cannot get elsewhere.
3-30-8 Sakae, Naka-ku | Matsuzakaya Nagoya Branch South Building 10F
Atsuta Horaiken, which looks like a slice of traditional Japanese countryside has been dropped into the bustling core of this shopping hub.
Budget & Economical Recommendations
4-9-6 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0002
You just can't visit Nagoya without stopping by at Yamachan, a restaurant chain that serves a plethora of Nagoya specialities.
Excellent station K-2 building east 1F, 4-24-26, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 450-0002
Nanpu brings a little taste of Okinawan culture to Nagoya.
3-12-2 Naka Ward, Sakae, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008
If you're looking for a fun, filling meal, Ichiran offers some of the best pork broth noodles in the city.
1 Chome-3-16 Meiekiminami Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 450-0003
Ichibiki serves fantastic food at reasonable prices, so it will come as no surprise that it is extremely popular.
3-13-22 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0003
Ibasho is a small, tranquil escape in the city centre, with a modest but delightful Japanese garden.