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Atsuta Houraiken Main Store

This shop originated ‟Hitsu-mabushi”, Nagoya's famous eel dish which can be enjoyed in three different ways.

Hitsumabushi

Founded in 1873 in front of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, this restaurant is the birthplace of "Hitsumabushi", Nagoya's famous eel dish. Hitsumabushi, which is a registered trademark of Atsuta Horaiiken, is a dish of broiled eel chopped into small pieces and served on a bed of rice in a container called an "o-hitsu".

The fresh eel is grilled over binchotan charcoal to make the skin crispy and the meat fluffy. The secret sauce that has been handed down from generation to generation is also the secret to its deliciousness.

The mainstream of "Hitsumabushi" is to enjoy it in three ways. The first is to enjoy the savoury eel with rice, the second is to serve it with condiments such as spring onions and wasabi and the third is to add dashi-tsuyu(dashi broth). You can enjoy the deliciousness of eel all the way to the end by gradually changing the taste.

There is also "Jingu store" near the main store as well as “Matsuzakaya Nagoya store”which is close to Sakae, Nagoya's central business district.

Highlights

  • The restaurant is the birthplace of "Hitsu-mabushi", Nagoya's famous eel dish.
  • It is usually served in three ways: as it is, with condiments, or with broth.
  • The fresh eel is grilled over binchotan charcoal to make the skin crispy and the meat fluffy.

Photos

  • The famous Hitsu-Mabushi. First of all, taste it as it is!

    The famous Hitsu-Mabushi. First of all, taste it as it is!

  • Second to serve with condiments

    Second to serve with condiments

  • Final to add dashi tsuyu and tase the flavour.

    Final to add dashi tsuyu and tase the flavour.

  • The outside appearance with traditional Japanese atmosphere

    The outside appearance with traditional Japanese atmosphere

  • Table seating available as well as tatami room.

    Table seating available as well as tatami room.

  • Eel rolled Chimaki available only with orders is also popular as gifts

    Eel rolled Chimaki available only with orders is also popular as gifts

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Details

Name in Japanese
あつた蓬莱軒 本店
Postal Code
456-0043
Address
503 Godocho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi
Tel
052-671-8686
Closed
Wednesdays and the 2nd/4th Thursdays of the month (open on national holidays).
Business Hours
11:30am-2:30pmL.O., 4:30pm-8:30pmL.O.
Budget
4,000yen~
Access
3 mins walk from Nagoya City Subway Tenmacho Stn.
Credit Cards
Accepted (Visa, UC, DC, UFJ, American Express, etc.)
Official Website
Official Website (English)