Places to eat in Nagoya

 

Nagoya has many specialties such as miso, red bean and fried prawns. Here’s a guide on places you can try out when you’re in Nagoya!

Breakfast

Konparu コンパル

konparu breakfast nagoya japan

This is one of the more popular places to have breakfast at in Nagoya! Breakfast service is common in cafes here where you order coffee/tea and you get toast and eggs, depending on the different cafes. This is an ebi furai sandwich, what Nagoya is famous for. This was really heavy but really good. Konparu is famous for their ogura (red bean paste) toasts as well. They have 8 outlets so you can check online to see which is most convenient for you.

Konparu コンパル
Multiple outlets
Website

Komeda’s Coffee

komeda's coffee nagoya

Komeda’s coffee is part of a cafe chain that started in Nagoya but now has outlets all over Japan. They have morning service here, where they provide bread and eggs/red bean spread when you order a drink for free till 11am. This is a pizza sandwich with egg mayo if you want something more substantial like I did.

Komeda’s Coffee
Multiple outlets
Website

Lunch/Dinner

Yabaton

yabaton nagoya japan miso katsu

Yabaton is famous for their miso katsu. They have multiple outlets in Nagoya but we went to the main outlet at Yabacho. I got a hotplate miso katsu set which comes with rice, miso soup and pickles. I usually like my tonkatsu dry and crispy but this miso sauce was so good. Their very fragrant sesame goes well with this too. The meat texture was also chewy but not dry so I thought that was good.

Yabaton
Yaba-cho in Nagoya-city
11am-9pm daily
Website

Ekikama Kishimen 驛釜 きしめん

ekikama kishimen nagoya japan

Kishimen is one of Nagoya’s specialties and this was one of my favourite meals in Nagoya too. The noodles are like flat udon noodles which were really smooth and silky, I really enjoyed it. The soup was miso based and it was really flavourful! They have an outlet at Nagoya Station so it’s really convenient.

Ekikama Kishimen 驛釜 きしめん
Nagoya Chuo-dori, 1-1-14, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken
1 min walk from JR Nagoya Station Central Gate
7am-11pm daily
Website

Yamamotoya Honten 山本屋本店

Yamamotoya Honten nagoya japan miso nikomi udon

This place is famous for miso nikomi udon (thick udon noodles stewed in miso broth). The miso broth was really thick and quite salty but the flavour was fragrant. I would have liked it more if the noodles were slightly softer. The noodles are served in a claypot so this makes a comforting meal especially in winter.

Yamamotoya Honten 山本屋本店
Multiple outlets
Website

Dessert

Gram Cafe & Pancakes

gram pancakes nagoya japan

This outlet is a good one because it was rather empty and there was definitely their signature pancakes even though we went at 5.50pm and could order them before the slot at 6pm! The pancakes were still served at 6pm and they were so fluffy and light in texture we enjoyed them a lot.

gram sunshine-sakae shop
6F, 3-24-4, Nishiki, Nakaku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 〒460-0003
11am-9pm daily
Website

Nagoya is a city with lots of good food if you have time to spare here. We visited these places in 3 days and would try to visit more places if I can in the future! Apart from the food listed in this post, Nagoya is also famous for hitsumabushi (unagi on rice with tea and/or broth), doteni (meat simmered with vegetables in miso), tenmusu (rice ball with fried shrimp) and oni manju (sweet potato mochi bun). It would be good to try those when you visit Nagoya!