Is this your first time on Nagoya Foodie?
In that case, let me first say: Welcome!
If you are planning a trip to Nagoya, Japan’s 4th populous city, this is exactly the right website to be on. I started this website for people like you, travelers to Japan who want to know what Nagoya is all about.
Find out more about the story of Nagoya Foodie and also who exactly is writing all of the content on this page. Click here.
Find the most important information for Travelers to Nagoya!
To get started I suggest you first read the Nagoya Travel Guide. Here you will get all the general information about Nagoya. A little bit about the history as well as general information like the best time to visit. It’ll briefly mention things to do in Nagoya, the best food to eat, where to stay, how to get around and to Nagoya as well as some day-trip ideas from Nagoya.
If you already have a general idea what Nagoya is about and you are looking for something specific try these posts:
Learn about the special food in Nagoya!
Do you love Japanese food? Who doesn’t, am I right?
If you want to know what kind of delicious dishes there are in Japan, read about what to eat in Japan. Some of the dishes in Japan might seem weird to you but they are still worth trying. Many weird Japanese foods might surprise you.
While you are at it maybe also what kind of non-alcoholic drinks you should try in Japan.
Now that we have covered the basics of Japanese food let’s dive deep into local cuisine of Nagoya. Nagoya has many special regional dishes commonly referred to as Nagoya Meshi. Read the Nagoya Food Guide to learn a little bit about all the dishes particular to Nagoya. The guide also includes one restaurant recommendation for each food.
You can download a handy Nagoya Meshi Food List for a quick overview and reminder when you are in Nagoya so you don’t miss the best foods or forget to visit the best restaurants.
If you already have a general idea about the different dishes from Nagoya but want in-depth information about a certain dish or restaurant check here:
- Hitsumabushi – eel on rice
- Kishimen – broad Udon noodles
- Miso Katsu – deep-fried pork cutlets with Miso sauce
- Ogura Toast – toast with red bean paste
- Oni Manju – rice cake with sweet potato chunks
- Tenmusu – Tempura Onigiri
- Miso Nikomi Udon – Udon in Miso broth
- Uiro – sweet, flavored rice cake cubes
- Tebasaki – chicken wings
- Nagoya Cochin – dishes made from special chicken bread
- Ankake Spaghetti – thick pasta with a sticky sauce
- Ebi Senbei – shrimp rice crackers
- Ebi Furai – deep-fried shrimp
Join me on a Tour of Nagoya!
Nagoya is best explored with a knowledgeable guide. Especially if you only have a short time here.
If you are looking for unforgettable experiences in Nagoya book one of the tours below!
I am looking forward to introducing you to the local food scene or showing you hidden treasures in the old town districts of Nagoya clad in a Kimono.
Nagoya Meshi Food Tour
Did I manage to get you at least a little bit curious about the food in Nagoya? I really hope so!
By the way, if you want a real in-depth look at Nagoya Meshi, I would like to invite you to do a food tour in Nagoya with us.
The Nagoya Meshi Food Tour dives deep into the local food. In 3 hours you get to sample 8 dishes and snacks only found in the region. You will also learn a lot of background information about the dishes, restaurants we visit, and Nagoya culture in general. For more details click here.
If you can’t make it for the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour or you simply want a tour with just your friends and family tailored to your needs and preferences, you can also book a Private Food Tour.
Street Food Walking Tour of Osu
Osu is one of the most popular areas of Nagoya. In these roofed-over shopping streets, you will not only find electronics, Otaku, and second-hand shops but also plenty of street food.
Osu has a rich history just waiting to be uncovered. While snacking on popular street foods explore Osu’s past and present.
Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour
Have you ever wanted to wear a traditional Japanese silk Kimono and take hundreds of pictures in a beautiful setting?
You can do that now in Nagoya if you join a Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour.
This tour will lead you past little neighborhood shrines and temples in the old merchant’s district called Shikemichi and the oldest shopping street of Nagoya, Endoji.
Have lunch at a typical Soba shop, design your own paper lantern, and try some local Matcha tea during this tour.