One of the best things we found about World Expo 2005 was sampling some of the authentic food from the various world pavillions. Although the food areas tend to be quite small and there is not much in the way of seating the servings are more snack sized than a full sit down meal and with so much to see at Expo you won't want to spend too much time hanging around eating anyway. Being able to sample a few dishes from different places around the world was great fun and the quality of the food in the India and Africa pavillions we found to be reasonable.
For a full list of restaraunts & dining options at Expo see the link below.
Favorite Dish: Curry at the India pavillion was excellent and not too spicy either.
Ethiopian Coffee was also pretty good from the Africa pavillion
Pedro San Venancio is from Extremadura. A nice and talkative gentleman preparing and serving the best of Spain in Japan. Tell him i sent you...And get ready for a long night.
Favorite Dish: Camarones al Ajillo and the rest of the menu.
For less than $10 you can get probably the best food the Japanese ever made. And it's not even their own: curry. But they made curry into something more than the English or Indians could do. They made it palatable and delicious, and Coco makes curry anyway you like it. Sprinkle it with cheese, and order an extra helping of rice. And take the spicy test. There are ten levels of spicyness and you aren't allowed to try 6-10 unless you've proven you can eat a five. I'm not quite sure how you prove this. Maybe they put your name is some databank or something. But I digress. You gotta try this place. I didn't know I liked curry until I tried Coco.
Favorite Dish: Ros cas. It's roasted (fried, Japanese style) pork, a very famous local food. Sprinkled with cheese and extra rice for 150 yen. Thanks to Coco I can get a feeling of being full when I leave a restaurant, and for less than 10 bucks.
You can find some places to eat in and around Nagoya castle and Orympia at the first floor of Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium where Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament is held is one of them. It is a typical Japanese local restaurant where Teishoku(set-menu lunch) menus are served. You need to understand some basic Japanese to order what are served there. Major menus include:
Misokatsu Teishoku 850 yen. Rice, miso soup, Haccho miso as substitute for seasoning source, and breaded cutlet.
Hamburg Teishoku 850 yen. Rice, miso soup, Haccho miso as substitute for seasoning source, Hamburger steak.
Ebifurai Teishoku 950 yen. Rice, miso soup, Haccho miso as substitute for seasoning source, fried prawn. Also you can have "Kareeraisu", or Japanese curry(with or without breaded cutlet), kishimen noodles, ordinary noodle dishes and beers. Drinking water is free of charge there as most of Japanese local restaurants are. But you have to serve by yourself at the water server.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Mondays.
Miso nikomi udon is a special food in Nagoya.
It comes with Miso and Udon.
When you eat it,use the lid as a saucer of Udon.(It's a local custom.)
You can eat the Miso nikomi udon at most of all Udon restaurants in Nagoya.
Particularly,Udon restaurant called "Yamamotoya honten" and "Yamamotoya souhonke" are very famous in Nagoya.(Notice:Yamamotoya "honten" is expensive than any other Udon restaurants,but the tastes are very nice!)
Favorite Dish: Miso nikomi Udon.
Ninomaru Teahouse is a tea house near the Ninomaru Garden, a National Historic Site, a few minutes walk from the East Gate of the Nagoya Castle. One of the most popular tea served in this tea house is Maccha Powdered Tea with Gold leaf, 630 yen.
Dog Garden Cafe is a restaurant where you can bring your dog inside. There is even a place for dogs to play outside. This fancy cafe located inside the East Wing of Hoshigaoka Terrace a few minutes walk from Hoshigaoka Exit of the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden is run by an apparel shop "Dog Dept" catering to dog owners needs. If you like dogs it is a nice place to be.
Yamachan has the best tebasaki. Don't know what tebasaki is? Well, you haven't tried it yet. It's fried chicken wings dusted with pepper. Delicious. Look for the sign everywhere. There are four restaurants within a rock's throw from where I live in Meieki, downtown Nagoya. Beware that you'll have probably have to wait in line as all the restaurants I've seen are far too small for their demand.
Favorite Dish: Tebasaki. They also have the usual sort of izakaya (Japanese bar) food. Lots of food and drinks to choose from.
Yaki-niku is barbecue, pure and simple. It first came over from Korea, but the Japanese have perfected it. If you don't like meat, read no further.
Yaki-niku is raw meat they serve to you, and you cook it at your table. I found a great restaurant near Nagoya Station. There are three other locations in the city.
Favorite Dish: Karubi is the best. It's beef and there are two kinds. One is sliced thinly while the other is a chunk. Delicious. Hmmmmmm.
Another great choice is Bibinba. It's rice with yaki-niku, spinach, and spices that's truly tasty. Nothing quite like it back home.
This place is awesome. Excellent atmosphere -quanit and cozy with a classy Euiropean flare. Delicious food - I haven't had Italian food this good since Italy - though it's ramen! The noodles are perfectly al dente with a good range of Italian favorites- Margherita, Peperoncino, Carbonara, Genovese, Gorgonzola, Pescatore... you've gotta try it!
It's tucked back in a side street but well worth it!
They also have a Restaurant in Shizuoka and soon to open in Tokyo if I'm not mistaken.
Favorite Dish: Margherita - I love basil
a famous local dish in Nagoya.
You seldom can find this dish out from Nagoya.
Nikomi Udon taste different with other udon in Japan. This kind of Udon's soup is a little bit sweet.
Yamamotoya is the most famous Nikomi Udon Rest. in Nagoya. You have to queue for entering this shop.
In Japan, a lot of times we would just go to the "Izakaya" is kind of equivalent to the Pubs/Bars. But a lot of the Izakaya's tries to specialize in "what-they-are-known-for". in Nagoya, there is the local chain Izakaya known as "the world famous, Yama-chan".
Favorite Dish: Their tebasaki, which is a special spiced chicken wings is unworldly good. You can pound beers and eat these things all night. If you can read Japanese, here is their home page:
an atmospheric and authentic restaurant in Nagoya: Chikutei. Bar seating around an open kitchen, in the back seating in rooms. A very pleasant atmosphere, pretty ceramic plates. For Non Japanese readers they have a reasonably priced tasting menu, which covers their speciality - seafood. The Chef, Uchida Ryuichi prepares all variation of seafood with flair and humour.
Favorite Dish: Cooked fish in savory sauce, eel tempura, snails!
The epitome of ethnic cuisine, Raffles was founded a decade ago by an expatriate Englishman who had traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia before settling in Japan. His original shop, a little off the beaten path, proved so successful he was able to build his own place in a more convenient location. The various dishes, with origins from Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, etc., are all authentic, delicious and spicy: the owner maintains a garden of spices he raises himself. Each dish is prepared with care, so they occasionally take time, but the wait is well worth it.
It is looks like a house surburb in Milano.
We can eat outside if it is Fine day.But it is hot in the summer.
seats - inside:36 outside:32?(iterrace)
Open 10:00?`23:00?iLast order 22:00?j
Favorite Dish: Pizza is so good like Italy.