12 Restaurants and Izakayas in Nagoya for entertaining foreigners

Nagoya-meshi is a local food very popular among foreigners.

In this issue, the author, who is from Nagoya and lives overseas, recommends restaurants in Nagoya that are perfect for entertaining foreigners.

We will guide you to restaurants where you can enjoy the most popular Nagoya rice dishes, upscale and private restaurants suitable for dinner receptions, and izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) popular among foreigners.

Five Fine Japanese Restaurants in Nagoya for Entertaining Foreigners

Here are five high-end Japanese restaurants in Nagoya that are recommended for entertaining foreigners.

We have selected mainly Japanese restaurants with an upscale atmosphere suitable for entertaining special guests.

Ryotei Kikkito

RYOTEI KITOKITO offers fine Japanese cuisine with a view of a Japanese garden.

Enjoy the luxury of Japanese kaiseki cuisine in a relaxed Japanese atmosphere in a completely private room that exudes a sense of luxury and privacy.

We also have a large selection of sakes to match our dishes, making us the perfect restaurant for entertaining foreigners who love Japanese sake.

Store Information:Kitokito Ryotei

Official website: https://kitokitoturiya.owst.jp/

Address: 1-10-21 Yoshino, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Reservation phone number: 050-3462-5350

Business hours: 12:00-15:00 (L.O.14:00),18:00-22:00 (L.O.21:00)

Closed: Wednesday

Budget sense: 11,000 yen and up

Uotetsu|Japanese Cuisine, Kaiseki Cuisine

For entertaining special guests, we recommend the ryotei restaurant “Uotetsu”.

In the tranquility of the restaurant, you can enjoy Japanese cuisine prepared by master chefs and share the beauty of Japan with foreigners.

Enjoy a special time with your loved one as you savor the ever-changing Japanese seasons, with fresh vegetables and fresh fish connoisseurs by skilled procurers.

A shuttle bus may be available, so please check with us if you need one.

Store Information:Uo Tetsu

Official website: https://www.uotetsu.co.jp/

Address: 55 Shinmei-cho, Kita-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Reservation phone number: 050-5384-2202

Business hours: Lunch 11:30-14:30 (L.O.14:00), Dinner 17:00-22:00 (L.O.20:30)

Closed: Tuesday, 4th Wednesday

Budget sense: Lunch 1,500 yen, Dinner 6,000 yen and up

Sushi Mukozuki

Sushi Mukozuki, with its kotatsu and kotatsu (a table placed over a kotatsu or sunken table), is a perfect place for entertaining guests and for celebratory parties.

The fresh ingredients that can be served in a modern Japanese-style space are made possible by the fact that we are a fishmonger.

You can fully enjoy sushi with the skill of our craftsmen.

Recommended for those who wish to entertain guests in a relaxed atmosphere in a private room.

Store Information: Sushi Mukatsuki

Official website: http://sushi-kougetsu.com

Reservation phone number: 050-5871-1650

Business hours: Dinner 18:00 – 00:00 (L.O.23:00)

Address: 3-13-13 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: Sunday

Budget sense: 10,000 yen and up

Otomi Asai

Otomi Asai, a Japanese restaurant in Shinsakae, offers authentic Japanese cuisine using seasonal ingredients.

From sashimi to 8-sun, steak to soba (buckwheat noodles), the dishes are made with carefully selected ingredients and full of thoughtful hospitality, providing a wonderful time for entertaining important people.

They can recommend the perfect sake or wine to go with your meal, making it a great choice for a dinner with foodies.

Store Information:Otsuji Asai

Official website: https://otsuaji-asai.com/

Business hours: Lunch 11:30 – (last entry 13:00 / reservation at least 2 days in advance), Dinner 18:00 – (last entry 22:30 / reservation at least 1 day in advance)

Reservation phone number: 050-5870-5136

Address: 2A Mate Worcester Building, 1-5-6 Shinsakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: Sundays and national holidays

Budget sense: 8,000 yen and up

Nakono Mitsurin

We recommend Nakono Mitsubayashi, located a 10-minute walk from Kokusai Center Station, as a prestigious restaurant suitable for entertaining a special person for dinner.

You can enjoy authentic kaiseki cuisine in a samurai mansion-style restaurant located in a historic townscape.

The restaurant is popular among Nagoya’s food connoisseurs, and you can enjoy the heartwarming hospitality of the proprietor and proprietress in a space with seven counter seats and one private room.

Store Information:Nakono Mitsubayashi

Official website: http://nagono.jp/interview/file01/

Business hours: 12:00-13:30(Entry),17:30-20:30(Entry)

Reservation phone number: 052-533-5530

Address: 1F, 1-22-9 Nakono, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Closed: Sunday, 3rd Monday

Budget sense: 9,000 yen and up

4 restaurants in Nagoya where you can enjoy Nagoyamanai that will please foreigners.

Since we are in Nagoya, how about a Nagoya meal?

Nagoya rice is often sweet and spicy, and is a Japanese food that is quite popular with foreigners.

Dining together with sweet miso, chicken dishes, and other tastes that can only be enjoyed in Nagoya will surely stimulate conversation.

Sekai no Yama-chan Fushimi|Wings & Izakaya

Tebasaki (chicken wings) are a typical Nagoya delicacy. The most famous of these is probably “Sekai no Yamachan.

The Sekai no Yamanachan Fushimi Branch was created as “a higher grade of Sekai no Yamanachan.

It is well located, just a short walk from Fushimi Station and the Gozenza Theater, and has a large number of foreign-language staff, so it is well equipped to handle foreign residents.

Enjoy the taste of Nagoya in a relaxed atmosphere.

Store Information : Sekai no Yama-chan Fushimi Store

Official website: https://www.yamachan.co.jp/yama_fushimi/index.html

Business hours: 052-203-9955

Address: 2-1-22 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays

Budget sense: 2,000 yen and up

Yabaton Yabacho Honten|Miso Katsu

When you think of Nagoya, Misokatsu (pork cutlet) comes to mind! Many people may think of Nagoya as “Misokatsu”.

Among them, Yabaton is the most well-known.

The Yabacho main store is the most popular of them all and is always crowded with people.

Foreign visitors who love Japanese subcultures will be delighted if they stop by after sightseeing in Nagoya’s Akihabara or Osu shopping district, which is located nearby.

Store Information:Yabaton Yabacho Honten

Official website: http: //www.yabaton.com/

Reservation phone number: 052-252-8810

Address: 3-6-18 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Business hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (LO.20:30)

Closed: Open every day

Budget sense: 1,000 yen and up

Atsuta Houraiken|Hitsumabushi

Atsuta Horaiken, located near Atsuta Jingu Shrine, is a well-known, long-established restaurant where hitsu-mabushi is originally served.

The eel is carefully grilled over binchotan charcoal with craftsmanship, and the secret sauce that has been used since the establishment of the restaurant.

Experience more than 140 years of history.

Kaiseki cuisine using seasonal ingredients is also available, and is recommended for special entertainment dinners.

The restaurant is full of Japanese atmosphere with a sense of history near the Atsuta Forest, where you can fully enjoy the Japanese atmosphere.

Store Information:Atsuta Horaiken Main Store (Horaijinya)

Official website: http://www.houraiken.com/

Reservation phone number: 052-671-8686

Business hours: 11:30 – 14:00 (L.O.), 16:30 – 20:30 (L.O.)

Address: 503 Kobe-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: Wednesdays and 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Budget sense: 11,000 yen and up

Yamamoto-ya Honten JR Nagoya Station|Miso Nikomi Udon Noodle

Since its establishment in 1907, Yamamoto-ya has maintained a single-minded focus on miso nikomi udon.

You can enjoy the taste of carefully selected ingredients and special techniques that cannot be found anywhere else.

Miso-nikomi is a typical local dish of Nagoya.

The deep historical flavor will delight you if you try to recommend it to foreigners.

Nagoya Uimamonodori Hirokoji Exit, a restaurant district located inside JR Nagoya Station and Nagoya Station Hirokoji Exit, is easy to stop by before moving, and is recommended for pre-departure dining with foreign residents who are frequently on the move.

Store Information:Yamamoto-ya Honten JR Nagoya Station

Official website: https://yamamotoyahonten.co.jp/storeguidance/

Business hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (LO 21:30)

Address: Nagoya Umaimon-dori Hirokoji Exit, 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: irregular *follows the facility

Budget sense: Miso nikkomi udon, 1,210 yen and up

3 popular izakaya restaurants in Nagoya where you can entertain guests

Izakaya are very popular among foreigners who can order a variety of small dishes and drinks, and are suitable for entertaining foreigners.

Here are three izakaya restaurants in Nagoya recommended for business entertainment.

We have selected mainly adult izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) where you can enjoy a higher grade of atmosphere in a relaxing atmosphere.

Kukai Meieki Branch

We recommend Gukai Meieki, an izakaya with a completely private room, because of its convenient location just 1 minute from Nagoya Station.

Robatayaki,” which maximizes the flavor of the ingredients with just the right amount of heat, is the most popular menu item.

You can enjoy Nagoya Cochin and Wagyu beef as well as seafood.

Fully private rooms are available to accommodate groups of 4 to 120 people, making it possible to use the restaurant for a variety of occasions.

Store Information:Gukai Meieki Branch

Official website: https://kuukai-meieki.owst.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5384-9491

Business hours: [Weekdays, before national holidays] 17:00-00:00 [Sat, Sun, holidays] 12:00-00:00

Address: 2F Collect Mark, 3-14-16 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: Open every day

Budget sense: 4,000 yen and up

Fish Market Bar FUKU Hamakin Sakae Sumiyoshi|Fugu Cuisine, Izakaya

FUKU Hamakin” is an izakaya-style restaurant where you can enjoy fugu dishes and sake to your heart’s content.

The famous thickly sliced tessa, a three-course platter of seared, hinoki-ita-yaki, and tataki, will impress you with its unparalleled plump texture.

The wide selection of both sake and shochu makes it popular among foreigners who want to try their hand at sake tasting.

We have completely private rooms where you can relax under a sunken kotatsu in a modern Japanese atmosphere, and we recommend this restaurant to those who are thinking of entertaining important people in a Japanese style.

Store Information: Fish Market Bar FUKU Hamakin Sakae Sumiyoshi

Official website: https://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ001227325/

Reservation phone number: 050-5870-1954

Business hours: Dinner 17:00-21:00

Address: GEMS Sakae 1F, 3-9-2 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: No regular holidays

Budget sense: 4,000 yen and up

Japanese Sake Restaurant Amano Nishiki-tei

Japanese Izakaya “Amano Nishiki-Tei” is a Japanese-style restaurant located a 5-minute walk from Sakae Station, and is a hideout for those in the know.

Enjoy premium Japanese sake selected by sake tasters and carefully prepared Japanese cuisine.

The most popular dishes are “Omakase Sashizari,” a seasonal delicacy purchased every morning at the Yanagibashi Market in Nagoya City, “Wagyu Tataki,” high-quality Japanese black beef purchased with particular attention to grade, and the reasonably priced but highly satisfying “Nishiki Kujuin.

The modern Japanese restaurant is recommended for both business entertainment and dining, with counter seats made of a single piece of luxurious wood and private rooms where you can relax.

Store information:Amano Nishikintei, Japanese Sake Brewery

Food log: https://tabelog.com/aichi/A2301/A230103/23076155/

Reservation phone number: 052-253-7879

Business hours: 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O.23:30)

Address: B1F Daisan Nishiki Building, 3-19-30 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Closed: Sundays, national holidays, 4th Monday of the month, year-end and New Year holidays, Bon vacation period

Budget sense: ¥6,000~


In this issue, we have recommended 12 restaurants in Nagoya suitable for entertaining guests.

Nagoya, right in the middle of the city, is influenced by food culture from both the Kanto and Kansai regions, and has a wide variety of restaurants.

And nagoya rice, which is often sweet and spicy in flavor, is a Japanese local dish that is quite popular among foreigners.

Introducing authentic Nagoya rice, which can only be found in Nagoya, will allow you to better appreciate the breadth of Japan’s food culture.