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Japanese: Eel

Kappo Ichibiki Description

Located in the heart of Nagoya, Kappo Ichibiki is a renowned traditional Japanese restaurant specializing in eel cuisine. With a history spanning 80 years, this establishment has been recognized as one of the top eel restaurants in Japan, earning the prestigious title of 'Eel Top 100' in the 2022 selection by both the Ichibiki Eel Association and the popular food review website, Tabelog.

What sets Kappo Ichibiki apart is not only its long-standing reputation but also its commitment to providing an authentic and memorable dining experience. The skilled chefs at Kappo Ichibiki meticulously select and grill the eel over charcoal, resulting in a tender and flavorful dish that is truly exceptional. Among their signature offerings, the eel bowl and the Nagoya-style 'unagi kabayaki' (grilled eel on rice) are particularly beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Stepping into Kappo Ichibiki, guests are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere reminiscent of a traditional Japanese inn. The interior exudes a sense of tranquility, with its wooden furnishings and elegant decor. To complement the exquisite eel dishes, the restaurant also offers a selection of premium sake, perfectly pairing with the flavors of the eel.

Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to indulge in a truly authentic dining experience, Kappo Ichibiki is a must-visit destination. With its rich history, exceptional eel dishes, and serene ambiance, this restaurant promises to leave a lasting impression on all who dine here.

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Kappo Ichibiki Overview


1-chōme-3-16 Meiekiminami, Nakamura Ward, Aichi 450-0003


+81 (0) 52-582-3811


8 minute walk from Nagoya Station Exit 6.
8 minute walk from Fushimi Station Exit 7.
9 minute walk from Kokusai Center Station Exit 3.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM

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Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted




Sake Selection

Kappo Ichibiki Reviews

Kappo Ichibiki Google Average Rating



Best unagi 🙌🏼 I have ever tried in Japan so far. This restaurant has long establishment and they preserve most of the original setting. You will feel like going back to the old times.
The serving is unbeatable. It’s very satisfying and it’s very tasty as well.


Our first meal in Nagoya had to be hitsumabushi and this didn’t disappoint. The restaurant opens at 9.30am for customers to take a queue number for lunch - we got the last slot for 1.50pm when we walked by at 12.40pm.

The eel is freshly grilled in the restaurant and it smells spectacular!


Due to jetleg and need to work in the morning, we are able to wake up early. Came to the restaurant at 7:36 am to line up for the number, and got the number at 9:15 am. So glad we were able to get the number. The food is sooooo great!!! Heavenly experience! The very best unagi we have ever had!

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