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Maruya Honten Meiekiten

#2 of 15,313 Restaurants in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya 450-0002, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-585-7108
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this popular eel rice shop where there are 3 kinds of ways to eat it. When you arrive, u will always see lots of people sitting on chairs prepared outside. There is a Japanese menu ( no other menu available ) being passed around so u can decide what to order. The staff speaks English and will... More 

Thank ccalcf
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best unagi I had in my life. Abit pricey but it's definitely worth the queue and the price! Great service too.. and staff can speak English!

Thank 450alwynl
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Expect a long wait in line and consider quite expensive, but this is one of Nagoya's famous cuisine and I have no regrets paying almost 4,000yen for the set lunch because it was so good!

Thank Edwin8282
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Was in Nagoya for a 2 nights. Heard about Maruya hitsumabashi (grilled eels) at Nagoya station. It was delicious 😋. The perfectly-grilled exquisite hitsumabashi was really tasty & was the best that I have tasted. We waited for 30 minutes. Service was excellent & efficient. The next day I had lunch here again.

Thank HpLian
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is the most delicious unagi I have ever tried. Even though I went to the restaurant in the odd hour like 3 PM, I still had to wait for an hour. I tried one with soup pouring on the rice, and at first not sure if it was ok for me. After the first bite,... man, this is the... More 

1 Thank J C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Conveniently located near the Nagoya station. An English written instruction is provided on the method of eating the Hitsumabushi. Tried the both the grilled and boiled eel liver. I prefer the boiled version. If you are not too keen to order an entire portion of eel liver, it is also available in one of the additional soup option of the... More 

Thank Kay Hong C
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious eel set with English speaking capability made me heading back to this restaurant next time!! Be prepared to queue for awhile during peak hours!!

Thank CindyLGGP
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ate here twice within 4 days, that tells you how good it is! The Unagi is served 3 ways and I loved the green onions & seaweed best. We went to the branch that was at the JR station at Meitetsu shopping complex. We tried to eat there on our first evening, but the queue was horrendous! It was... More 

Thank mum4k
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The smoked eel rice is a must have in Nagoya. At Maruya, you can definitely taste the smokiness in the oak-charred eel. The benefits of this restaurant is that they offer a mini version of the smoked eel rice, allowing you to try a greater variety of dishes even when dining alone. The menu has helpful diagrams explaining how to... More 

Thank llyc2
Hong Kong, China
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147 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The eel rice was the best I had had. Crispy on the outside, soft inside, and it went very well with the ingredients provided with the set. I had never thought that eel rice could be enjoyed as suggested by the menu. It was worth the wait and the price. Long line should be expected.

Thank PH15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meieki, Nakamuraku, Nagoya 450-0002, Aichi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Nagoya
  • Phone Number: +81 52-585-7108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?