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Japan: Aichi Prefecture – Nagoya (115 Year Old Miyakagi Restaurant)

Located just seven minutes on foot from the Fushimi Subway Station in Nagoya, you will find the long established Miyakagi restaurant. Established in 1899, the two-story, 130 seat restaurant transports its patrons back to the Showa era (1925-1989) corresponding to the reign of Emperor Hirohito. The restaurant also has two private rooms which can be reserved for parties ranging from 2-40 persons.

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First floor

First floor

Second floor

Second floor

Private room

Private room

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The restaurant specializes in yakitori (skewered grilled chicken), unagi (eel) and nabe (Japanese hot pot) dishes, an unusual menu combination in Japan. The nabe dishes offered range in price from ¥3500 – ¥3800 and include three types: Sukiyaki (Consists of thinly sliced meat slowly cooked alongside vegetables and other ingredients in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. Before being eaten, the ingredients are usually dipped in a small bowl of raw, beaten eggs.), Miso-suki (A hot pot dish simmered in a mixture of savory and sweet miso, soy sauce, mirin and dashi.) and Shirataki (Chicken nabe cooked with thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from yams.) The restaurant also offers Oyakodon on its menu, which literally translates to “parent-and-child donburi.” It is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of chicken, egg, sliced scallion and other ingredients simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large bowl of rice. The name of the dish is a poetic reflection of the fact that both chicken and egg are used in the dish.

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Nabe

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Unagi

Unagi

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oyakodon

The grilled chicken is served on the first floor of the restaurant which is divided into two seating area which include booth seating as well as an open area with low floor tables and tatami mats. The second floor is where the nabe dishes are served. It is open and has tatami mats which makes it ideally suited for larger groups.

So if you are hungry for a traditional Japanese restaurant, give Miyakagi a try. There is a very good reason why they have been in business for as long as they have!

Address:                      Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Meiekiminami 1-2-13

Telephone:                 +81 52-541-0760

Hours:                         11:30 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:00PM (Closed on Saturdays)

 

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