Winter Food in Nagoya

Nabe (Hot-pot)

A winter favorite in Japan, nabe is a hotpot dish where fish, seafood, meat, and vegetables are simmered in dashi broth. At Akakara, you can enjoy a budget-friendly version filled with meatballs, pork belly, tofu, and chives, customizable with varying spice levels.


Location: Across Nagoya. Map


Similar to nabe but distinct, shabu-shabu at Kisoji involves cooking thin strips of meat and vegetables in a dashi broth, and then dipping the cooked meat in ponzu vinegar. Their signature dish includes marbled wagyu beef and a secret sesame sauce.


Location: 3 Chome-20-15 Nishiki, Naka Ward. Map


A warm and hearty dish, oden consists of ingredients like tofu, egg, and daikon radish stewed in soy and bonito broth. Kamoshiya in Nagoya offers a red miso oden, infusing a local twist to this winter favorite.


Location: Nagoya, Naka Ward, Nishiki, 3 Chome−16−8 Moriman Building 1F. Map


Symbolizing the arrival of winter in Japan, nikuman are steamed flour buns with various fillings. Nikuman Seirouken offers a gourmet take with their Awaji beef nikuman and a vegetable-rich cabbage-man.

Nikuman Seirouken

Location: Nagoya, Chikusa Ward, Kyomei, 1 Chome−9−9 Wing CK Building 1F. Map

Fugu (Blowfish)

A winter seafood delicacy, fugu is famous for its exquisite taste and careful preparation. Fugu Restaurant Mifune offers a variety of fugu dishes, complemented by their organic vegetables.

Fugu Restaurant Mifune

Location: 142-2 Fujigaoka, Meito Ward. Map

Image: By Rie Ono via [CC BY 2.0]

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