Updated: February 19, 2018
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What's Nagoya Cochin and Where To Eat?

Nagoya cochin chicken is one of Nagoya's specialty you need to try. It is well known for high-quality meat and eggs in Japan. This article will introduce you to Nagoya cochin and recommended restaurants where you can enjoy Nagoya cochin dishes in various ways.

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Nagoya Cochin (名古屋コーチン)

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Nagoya cochin chicken is one of the famous kinds of chicken breeds that is good for both meat and egg. It has been produced in Nagoya area, Aichi Prefecture, for around 150 years.

The meat is flavorful and has the nice and chewy texture. It can be cooked in various of ways such as sashimi, yakitori (grilled chicken on a stick), hotpot, and oyakodon (chicken and eggs rice bowl). Hikizuri is a Nagoya's local dish where the chicken is cooked in sukiyaki style (a type of Japanese hotpot that usually uses beef).
Also, the egg is so rich and creamy that chefs and pastry chefs prefer using it.

Here is selected restaurants in Nagoya where you can have the ultimate Nagoya cochin dishes.

Kululu (樞 くるる)

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Kululu is a restaurant located 5 minutes walk away from Nagoya station that specializes Nagoya cochin menu. The interior is decorated in a traditional Japanese style that creates amazing atmosphere. They have a great selection of dishes of Nagoya cochin.
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Hikizuri (1890 yen)
Japanese hot pot made of sweet and savory soup and ingredients like vegetables, tofu, and meat.
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Nagoya cochin sashimi (1520 yen)
Three parts of chicken, thigh meat, liver and gizzard, are lightly grilled on the surface. You can enjoy the fresh and unique taste and texture.

Ichio (一鳳)

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Ichio has a long history of serving Nagoya cochin dishes. Located 3 minutes walk from Kaneyama station. The restaurant has such nice atmosphere and tradition that it attracts visitors. There are some private room seats available. They also have a variety of Nagoya cochin menu, and you can eat lunch cheaper.
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Oyakodon (1500 yen for lunch time).
The most popular menu. It is a rice bowl covered with the chicken and scrambled eggs. The meat is tender and the eggs are very fluffy and creamy.
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They also offer some course menu at dinner time (from 5200 yen to 7200 yen). You can enjoy Nagoya cochin cooked in various ways like sashimi, hotpot, deep fried, and more.

Tetsusuke (てつすけ)

Tetsusuke is located inside Nagoya station. They specialize in chicken dishes, including Nagoya cochin. You can choose from Japanese style chicken dishes priced reasonable here. They also have a nice selection of sake that goes well with the dishes.

Yakitori (230 yen~)
The restaurant is famous for yakitori (grilled chicken on a stick). The smoky flavor and juicy texture is truly addictive.

Seiro mushi (880 yen for lunch time)
They offer several cheap meal sets at lunch time. It is a rice cooked with chicken, vegetables, and mushrooms. You first enjoy the simple yet elegant taste, then put some condiments and sauce to change the flavor.


Don't miss the famous and tasty Nagoya cochin dishes when you come to Nagoya!
Also, check other local cuisine of Nagoya from the link below.
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