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Maguro Koya

€€ - €€€Japanese, Asian
6 Hanashibacho | 1F Hanashibacho Heights, Nara 630-8266, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-23-3766
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fatty tuna” (38 reviews)
“blue fin tuna” (20 reviews)
“maguro” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Japanese, Asian
€€ - €€€
6 Hanashibacho | 1F Hanashibacho Heights, Nara 630-8266, Nara Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a day trip to Nara from Osaka just so we could eat the fatty tuna or ootoro here and see the Giant Buddha. This hole-in-the-wall came highly recommended by friends who traveled through Japan earlier in the year and we are so glad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank l1ttleduck1e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What's unique about this place is they serve fresh toro and that was the only thing we orders. It comes in 6 pieces and it's about $22. The freshness is def. worth it. It was also cool to see a old couple running this place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cranqee66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting this place, I will probably never taste any fish again. The best tuna I have eaten in Japan, as well as the best tuna in my life ... As you can see, you do not need exquisite restaurants to eat something special. All...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anthar666
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Small and no frills. OUTSTANDING food. All tuna - raw and cooked. Top quality, great flavors, run by husband and wife who are delightful. Wife speaks English and there is an English menu. GO.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank boyfromlexington
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This place made me angry. I was mad that I only had 1 meal in Nara. How dare they serve high grade ohtorro sashimi and expect me to taste it once and just leave never to return. The ohtorro was melt in your mouth good....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank i1aan
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The wife greets you and seats you. The husband is cooking and has a transistor radio playing. It is a small place but the food is delicious. The wife guided us on ordering and which condiments to use. We had deep fried tuna and it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kimba d
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If you love tuna this is the place to go! They have good prices for different standard tuna menus and high quality tuna for the real lovers. The food was absolutely delicious! The only downside, the kitchen definitely needs a bit of cleaning...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jony v
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A small place but with very friendly staff. Easy to communicate with and the food was really very tasty. I ate Toro and it was gorgeous!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pedromig1
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Where do I start? Maguro Koya is a cosy restaurant in Nara that serves phenomenal blue fin tuna. I had the oo toro tekka don daburu, a mix of tuna and rice, accompanied by miso soup. Ask for the cold sake if you want a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Kayhan12345
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Small shop but delicious tuna that melts in your mouth. Price is reasonable too! Ordered the deep fried tuna as well and also nice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Snowbell12012
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15 August 2018|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
They are open for dinner. We went there around 6pm and they had plenty of ahi still. There otoro is spectacular and highly recommend it.
8 February 2018|
Response from WongBen | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. The place is really small and turnover reasonably fast. So, walk-in would actually be ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
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Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Hanashibacho | 1F Hanashibacho Heights, Nara 630-8266, Nara Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara
  • Phone Number: +81 742-23-3766
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