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Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant

Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant Description

Located in Nagoya, Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant is a renowned establishment that has been serving traditional Japanese cuisine since its founding in 1873. This restaurant is famous for its signature dish, 'Hitsumabushi,' a delectable grilled eel dish that has been perfected over 140 years. The secret lies in the carefully crafted sauce and the skilled technique of grilling the eel over binchotan charcoal. The result is a tender and flavorful eel that can be enjoyed all year round.

In addition to Hitsumabushi, Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant offers a variety of other dishes that showcase the craftsmanship of their skilled chefs. The menu includes an eel kaiseki course, where each dish is meticulously prepared and presented. This course allows diners to experience the full range of flavors and textures that eel has to offer. For those looking for a seasonal dining experience, the restaurant also offers a seasonal kaiseki course that highlights the freshest ingredients of the season.

The restaurant itself exudes a traditional and elegant ambiance, making it the perfect setting for various occasions, from intimate dinners to celebratory gatherings. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to indulge in a truly authentic dining experience, Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant is a must-visit destination in Nagoya.

Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant Overview


503 Gōdochō, Atsuta Ward, Aichi 456-0043


+81 (0) 52-671-8686


3 minute walk from Atsuta Jingu Temma-cho Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:30PM-8:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant Reviews

Atsuta Horaiken Main Restaurant Google Average Rating



Around an hour waiting time on weekday lunch time. The taste was great. Eel were made to be a little bit dry + crispy. I would prefer more juicer version of grilled eel rice.


Best unagi restaurant in Nagoya with wonderful atmosphere at their main shop location. We came on a Monday for lunch and showed up around 10:15 am. No one waiting in line yet. There was a sign posted that at 11:15am they would start handing out time slots. The line queues up fast, so show up early if you want first seating. If you get there after 11am, the wait will be 2 hours. Highly recommend the grilled unagi meal served 3 ways. I ordered the large portion and it was amazing and delicious. Service was excellent and attentive. Entire restaurant is shoes off as they have a combination of tatami mat seating and regular table seating. Private parking lot next to the restaurant. Highly recommend to come to the main store for the experience.


Very good and unique experience. Though we reached during opening time for dinner, we had to wait for one hour. However, the waiting is well managed, and welcome was quite exquisite.
The hitsumabushi (extra large) is sufficient for 2 people, along with a starter and sake. I enjoyed the service and ambiance.

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