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Maruya Honten Meiekiten

#2 of 15,172 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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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Second best unagi I've had in my entire life (first would be kyoto unagi restaurant by the river whose name I forgot :( ). First time discovered that unagi is not just plain grilled eel and rice, you can pour soup in too! We had tamago, grilled eel liver and the famous three-way unagi. At first we were not interested... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Prepare to queue for awhile. We came during the odd hours and there was still people lining up outside. We waited for about 30mins. But the meal was definetly worth the wait.

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Thank Silviasusanto
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Came here during dinner time. As other reviews point out, everyone have to wait for at least 30-40 min. Even though it sounds like a long wait, this is nothing compared to the famous sushi restaurants in Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, where tourists have to wake up early and wait for 2-3 hours outdoor. The waiting here is indoor, and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The presentation of the eel rice (about 3100 yen) was great. The eel was fresh and grilled well though not very tasty. I like the to add in all the spring onion and herbs as well as the soup. To eat the eel rice in three ways is a kind of gimmick but it works. Actually I have also tried... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

A serendipity. I was on site quite accidentally when I was just looking out for something to eat. But around the whole floor only in front of this restaurant there was a long queue. Instinct may already have told me that there was something worth the waiting inside. A broschure and a quick search in TripAdvisor told me it was... More 

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Sydney
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is for Unagi (eel) BBQ. When I went there at 11.30am then I found a waiting queue of 10+ppl already ! Though it is not a fancy restaurant, if you like Unagi, it is worthwhile to visit and wait. Unagi BBQ is everywhere in Japan but it is especially famous in Nagoya. Particularly, I recommend a set menu... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The restaurant is easy to locate as many reviewers have stated, being next to Nagoya station. We went there during lunch time on a weekday and waited about 45 minutes but it was well worth the wait. Once we got our seat, the service was efficient. There's a buzzer if you need to get their attention. We were seated at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

3 months after we first eaten here , we decided to revisit this restaurant . This restaurant is famous for its Hitsumabushi, a Nagoya specialty . Hitsumabushi is grilled unagi (freshwater eel) served over rice , charcoal grilled making it different from the usual unagi don we mostle eat in Japanese restaurants . The dish is usually served in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Went there around lunch time and met with an expected very long queue. So before going to this restaurant you just have prepare for 60-120 minutes wait. But as other people said, it's worth waiting! I recommend Himabushi-don than Unagi-don. It has rich flavor and nice smell of charcoal, very delightful. Before going I was worried that I wouldn't be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We knew that the science of eating Unagi three ways originated from here. While in Nagoya, we asked our guide for recommendations and she told us about Maruya on the 9th floor of Meitetsu department store, right next to Nagoya station. We made a beeline for it at 1800hrs and had to queue! There are seats placed along the wall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 44
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
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?