15 Exquisite Sushi Bars in Nagoya

Nagoya is one of the biggest cities in Japan. It is also home to a host of great sushi bars that use ingredients of the finest quality. Here are 15 sushi bars you don't want to miss when you are around Nagoya!

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1. Sushi no Yoshino

Sushi no Yoshino is a restaurant that serves sushi and other original cuisine. The place is open only to those with reservations, but it is a well-known fact that it is extremely difficult to make a reservation due to its popularity both inside and outside of Nagoya. The wooden interior has a very calm vibe to it, and both the sushi and original cuisine - made with fresh fish from adjacent seas, such as tuna from Tsukiji (the biggest fish market in Japan) - are delightful. Make sure to reserve in advance if you want to go here!

Opening Hours: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Sundays, Public Holidays

HP: www.sushinoyoshino.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Linc Marunouchi 1F, 3-10-29 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中区丸の内3-10-29 LINC MARUNOUCHI 1F(Google Map)

2. Sushi Hijikata

Inside the restaurant, there is an arched counter where you can watch the chef make sushi. There is only one thing on their menu, which is the "Chef's Special" (15,000 yen). Carefully selected ingredients from Tsukiji Market and adjacent seas are used here, which will surely satisfy you. This place is also difficult to reserve due to its popularity, so it is recommended to make a reservation well before your visit.

Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Closed: Sundays, Public Holidays

HP: www.sushi-hijikata.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Star Nishiki Bldg. B1F, 3-20-10 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中区錦3-20-10 スター錦ビル B1F (Google Map)

3. Koshino

You cannot talk about sushi in Nagoya without mentioning "Koshino". The sushi made using the chef's delicate technique and carefully selected ingredients are like works of art! The restaurant opens during the day as well, so it is a good idea to try it for lunch first. It is a famous and well-established sushi bar.

Opening Hours: 12:00PM - 1:00PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays

Address: 2-14-15 Haruoka, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市千種区春岡2-14-15 (Google Map)

4. Hamagen

Hamagen is a famous high-class sushi bar in Nagoya. You can enjoy the delicious and fresh taste of fish from the surrounding sea. Other than their usual sushi, they also have unique sushi, such as caviar sushi rolls. The place looks luxurious and has an elegant vibe to it. It is highly recommended to visit here at least once when you are in Nagoya.


Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Mondays

Address: 1-28 Minamiwake-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市昭和区南分町1-28  (Google Map)

5. Tatsufumi Shiten

Tatsufumi Shiten is a sushi bar that is so popular that even regular customers have difficulty reserving a place! They only serve course dishes, and you can have tiger pufferfish throughout the year. The sushi they make here with choice fresh fish is so delicious that you will want to come back again and again! It is a well-known sushi bar that has been loved by a lot of people for a very long time.

Address: 3-9-12 Tsutsui, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市東区筒井3-9-12 (Google Map)

6. Okei Sushi - Hongo Branch

Okei Sushi (Hongo Branch) is a sushi bar where you can enjoy great meals that use carefully chosen salt. The sushi rice made with red vinegar is another distinctive feature of this place. Their sea urchin without any alum, as well as their skipjack tuna roasted with organic straw, are absolutely delicious. It is located pretty close to the train station, so why not drop by!

Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Thursdays

Address: 2-71 Kamiyashiro, Meitou, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市名東区上社2-71  (Google Map)

7. Yasushi

Yasushi is a small sushi bar with just 6 counter seats. This bar is also so popular that it is very difficult to reserve a place, even for regular customers. The Chef's Special Course is the only meal here, but you can enjoy sushi of the highest quality, along with the chef's hospitality, for around 10,000 yen. It is a must-try when you are visiting Nagoya!

Closed: Mondays, first Sunday of every month

Address: Kamigochi Bldg. 1F, 4-7 Taiko-dori, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中村区太閤通4-7 上垣内ビル 1F (Google Map)

8. Hide

Hide is a popular sushi bar that only opens lunch and dinner for those with reservations. Here, you can enjoy both great sushi and alcohol, as they serve a lot of drinks - like champagne and wine - that go well with sushi. It is a really calm and elegant place where you can take your time consuming the fine ingredients and great sushi rice.

Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Closed: Mondays

Address: 2-20 Yahatahon-tori, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中川区八幡本通2-20 (Google Map)

9. Hanamaru Kichijitsu

Hanamaru Kichijitsu is a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious sushi and small dishes. They have a variety of meals, such as tuna rolls, grilled fish sushi, inari sushi (sushi wrapped in fried tofu), and the chef's special, so you can have sushi that taste as delicious as the ones in specialized sushi restaurants. The place is really calm, and you can enjoy sushi until 3:00 AM in the morning.

Opening Hours: 5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
(Saturdays, Day Before Public Holiday) 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Closed: Sundays, Public Holidays

HP: hanamaru-kichijitsu.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Dai-ichi Nishiki Estate Bldg. B1F, 3-10-28 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中区錦3-10-28 第一錦エステードビルB1F (Google Map)

10. Amaki

Amaki is a new and fresh sushi bar that opened in 2015. The only menu item served here is the Chef's Special Course. They have a variety of sake and wine to enjoy with the sushi. The sushi made with local fresh fish and sushi rice that uses 2 different vinegars is so delicious!

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Closed: Open daily otherwise specified

Address: Dai-22 Prosper Marunouchi 1F, 3-16-2 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中区丸の内3-16-2 第22プロスパー丸の内 1F (Google Map)

11. Koraku

Established over 65 years ago, Koraku has been loved by so many people for being a great sushi bar. It ran on the concept of a bar where you can have fine sushi while enjoying a good conversation with the chef. This concept is still followed today, so you can have sushi made with the season's best fish while enjoying the chef's great hospitality. It is Nagoya's beloved and well-respected sushi bar.

Opening Hours: From 5:30 PM

Closed: Sundays

HP: www.sushi-kouraku.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Le Parc MK Bldg. 1F, 3-9-19 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中区栄3丁目9−19 ル・パルクMKビル1F (Google Map)

12. Shunsei

Shunsei is a well-established sushi bar where you can have delicious sushi made with the season's fish in a calm atmosphere. The chef here is really nice and well-known for his hospitality. The sushi is relatively small and easy to eat. Every dish served here looks and tastes fantastic.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Closed: Wednesdays

Address: Grace Horita 1F, 1-8 Meizen-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市瑞穂区明前町1−8 グレース堀田 1F (Google Map)

13. Sushi Toyokura

Sushi Toyokura is one of Nagoya's most famous Edo-style sushi bars. The look and taste of the sushi made by the chefs, along with the chefs' techniques, are said to be one of the best in Nagoya, so a lot of people come here. Each piece of sushi is delicious, which shows the dedication and attention the chefs put into them. If you are looking for a nice Edo-style sushi bar, this is the place to be!

Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Sundays

Address: Dai-go Nishiki Bldg. 2F, 3-17-1 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 愛知県名古屋市中区錦3丁目17−1 第五錦ビル 2F (Google Map)

14. Sushi Hisawa

Sushi Hisawa is a restaurant that serves delicious sushi, along with other meals like sashimi that's made with carefully selected fresh fish of the season. The fish displayed on the counter are always first-class. It is a popular restaurant with a private atmosphere.

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Closed: Sundays, Public Holidays

Address: Dai-go Nishiki Bldg. 2F, 3-17-1 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi  愛知県名古屋市中区錦3-17-1 第5錦ビル2階 (Google Map)

15. Sushisei

Sushisei is a Edo-style sushi bar where you can enjoy the season's quality fish. The ingredients selected by the chef are all so delightful! They sometimes have rare ingredients that can only be obtained during a specific season. It is a popular place with top-quality sushi, choice sake, and great hospitality.

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Closed: Sundays, Public Holidays

HP: sushisei-nagoya.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Meito Star Bldg. 2A, 1-5-6 Shin-sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi  愛知県名古屋市中区新栄1-5-6 メイトウスタービル2A (Google Map)

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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