Don’t waste your time.
If you only have a day or two in Nagoya wouldn’t it be unfortunate to go to random restaurants and not try the best restaurants Nagoya has to offer?
I think it would be.
For this reason, I test restaurants and write about the ones in Nagoya I really like.
I don’t focus solely on standard restaurants but I also write about coffee shops, Izakaya, and food stalls.
Find the one you want to try while in Nagoya.
Cafe and Coffee Shop Reviews
A nice cafe is great for a quick breakfast or to rest in the afternoon after a long day of sightseeing.
There are many homegrown coffee shops in Nagoya. Serving delicious coffee and simple foods.
Find reviews of the best cafes and coffee shops here:
If you are looking for a proper lunch or dinner spot you might want to check out any of the restaurants listed below.
I tried them out myself and found them to be delicious.
Just a side note, Japanese people love to stand in line at popular restaurants, especially during their designated lunch and dinner times (12 p.m. and 6 p.m.).
Izakaya and Bar Reviews
Alcohol and late-night food are what you can find at Izakaya in Japan.
The ones in Nagoya happen to serve lots of the Nagoya specialties such as Tebasaki, Teppan Spaghetti or Tenmusu.
Try Sekai no Yamachan for a cheap, unique and totally Nagoyan drinking experience with lots of local dishes.
Food Stand and Stall Reviews
While it is frowned upon to eat while walking (I still haven’t figured out why), there are many opportunities to buy some take-out or freshly made food, snack or sweet to eat right away while standing in front of the stand or stall that produced it.
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If you want to find more information about Nagoya in general, check out the Nagoya Food Guide.