Eating & Drinking

Nagoya Bar: Bar Noise Nagoya


In the back streets of Marunouchi in Nagoya is Bar Noise. Contrary to its name, it is a laid back, relaxed counter type bar where the staff are friendly, the prices reasonable and the service... more

Nagoya Bar: Bar Noise Nagoya

Nagoya Bar: Le Couer, Belgium in Nagoya


Every year, in rankings the world over, beers brewed in Belgium consistently rate among the top five. Their rich flavours, fruity aromas, and lofty alcohol content seduce beer drinkers from all corners and of all... more

Nagoya Bar: Le Couer, Belgium in Nagoya

Nagoya bar: Dining Bar Cream Nagoya


On Sakuradorii, 3 blocks west of Exit 4, Hisaya Odori station in Nagoya, is Dining Bar Cream. From the outside it appears a small bar, but the restaurant section is actually to the rear, seating... more

Nagoya bar: Dining Bar Cream Nagoya

Nagoya Bar: Sign Bar Koza


In downtown Nagoya, Koza is an Okinawa themed bar two doors down from Noise. Called a “sign bar”, this reflects the old system in Okinawa where those bars that wanted to cater to American military... more

Nagoya Bar: Sign Bar Koza

Nagoya Sushi Restaurant - Azumasushi


In the Fushimi area of downtown Nagoya, there is a place where you can leave behind modern life, its noise and hustle. Azumasushi, two blocks from the Hilton Nagoya (literally right next to the Nagoya’s... more

Nagoya Sushi Restaurant - Azumasushi

Nagoya restaurant: Layer’s Burgers


The real juicy burger can be found in Nagoya’s city center of Nagoya close to Hisayaodori station. Healthy sized patties are made from a mix of Aussie and Hida beef, one of the best types... more

Nagoya restaurant: Layer’s Burgers

Nagoya Bakery - Yumenoki bakery


Yumenoki has its own giant stone oven for baking. The oven is actually fired by infrared rays, hence inside and outside of the bread can be baked at the same time. The outside becomes crispy... more

Nagoya Bakery - Yumenoki bakery

Nagoya Thai restaurant: Siam Thai restaurant


You don’t need to go Thailand to enjoy real Thai cuisine. Housed in a classic building, right beside the river in Nagoya’s city center, Siam Garden is here to offer fine Thai food. Despite the... more

Nagoya Thai restaurant: Siam Thai restaurant

Microbreweries in Japan


by Sally Griffiths Japan came late to microbrewing. Although there have been commercial breweries in operation since the 1870s, it wasn't until a law change in 1994 that microbreweries were able to develop. This young industry... more

Microbreweries in Japan

Beer, nectar of the gods


By Larry Pudwell Many times my Japanese drinking companions have boastfully asked me, “Nihon no biiru oishii?” (“Isn’t Japanese beer delicious?”), expecting me to praise the lager style beer of Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, and Suntory. I... more

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