Washoku (Traditional Japanese Food)

Washoku can be referred to as a Japanese culinary culture that places emphasis on the natural flavors of the food being served. Selections range from tonkatsu, Japan's gold standard of fried foods, and kushikatsu with its "no double-dipping" rule, to family staples such as Ochazuke (rice in tea topped with pickles) and Nabe (hot pot meals).

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    A lively day time and night time spot to enjoy beer, sake and other alcoholic beverages along with different varieties of snacks. Komichi features a big snack menu, as well as affordable priced sashimi and Kushikatsu, Osaka's favorite fast food. Also in the menu is a selection of Oden, simmering in a savory Japanese Dashi. Japanese sake from all over the country can be found here. Watch as your server pours a generous amount of sake into a special cup in what amounts to a dinner table performance. During lunch hours, enjoy a cup of Japanese sake with a Teishoku lunch. 

    Open
    11:00〜23:00
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    4Udon/Soba

    4UMESAN KOUJI

    Shiobi Detail

    Serving traditional Japanese noodle dishes like Udon and Soba. The homemade noodles are cooked once the order has been placed, so the fresh out of the pot noodles are have a delectable texture. A variety of toppings and noodles are available. Choose from fried prawn, duck and many others, to go with dipping style Zaru Soba noodles or warm Japanese Dashi broth noodles. Place your order at the cashier where you will be given a number. Pick up your order when your number gets called.

    Open
    Weekday 7:30~22:30
    Saturday Sundays and public holidays 7:30~22:00
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    Tonkatsu GANKO Detail

    A Tonkatsu specialty restaurant, Ganko's tonkatsu is fried at the kitchen right by the front door. The menu features Kagoshima-raised Kurobuta (Black Pork), known for its slightly sweet-tasting fat, the fine-grained and light tasting meat of the Sangenton and Saga prefecture-raised Arita chicken, in addition to fried prawns or Ebi Fry. Each item is accompanied by the restaurant's original fruit-based sauce. Ganko also sells bentos (boxed lunch) that are made to order and can be enjoyed fresh. English menu and kids' menu are also available. 

    Open
    11:00〜22:00
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    8Okonomiyaki/Takoyaki

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    Messe Kuma Detail

    Osaka's quintessential cuisine is the Kansai style Okonomiyaki, which is a mixture of flour, cabbage and pork is cooked on an iron griddle like a pancake. Sit at the counter and watch the Okonomiyaki being cooked. Select from 3 types of sauces and dig in while it's still hot. Pair your meals with any of the 8 varieties of locally brewed sake, such as the slightly acidic and dry Akishika. They make an excellent companion to Okonomiyaki. Enjoy Kansai's soul food to your heart's content.

    Open
    11:00〜23:00
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    Enjoy a bowl of Kagawa Prefecture-style Sanuki Udon right here in Osaka. Sanuki noodles, which are synonymous with Kagawa's food culture, are cooked slightly al denote or firm to the bite. The same cooking methods are applied at Meriken-ya. In addition to Udon, the menu features many different kinds of toppings, and rice dishes. The juicy bone-in chicken is a perennial favorite of many loyal customers. Set menus consist of Udon with a rice dish and is perfect for the hungry eater.

    Open
    Weekdays and Saturdays 9:00~22:00
    Sundays and holidays 9:00~21:00
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    12Okonomiyaki/Takoyaki

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    Aidu-ya Detail

    "Known throughout the country as Osaka's comfort food, Takoyaki's origins are right here at this restaurant.
    The founder added some beef and konnyaku in a wheat flour batter and created the Rajioyaki, which became the base for octopus toppings that eventually morphed into Takoyaki. The Takoyaki, with its strong Dashi soy flavor, is to be enjoyed without sauce or mayonnaise. It is hard to stop eating these small, bite size pieces you can pop into your mouth. Watch the cooking process unfold as the chef rolls the dough and cook them. "

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    Weekdays and Saturdays 10:00~22:30
    Sundays and holidays 10:00~21:30:00〜:00
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    22Washoku (Traditional Japanese Food)

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    Dashichazuke En Detail

    Chazuke is a healthy version of Japanese fast food that consists of a Dashi broth extracted from konbu seaweed or bonito and poured over a bowl of rice from Miyagi Prefecture. Chicken soup is added to the Japanese Dashi to create an exquisite broth. Choose from a variety of toppings: seafood, such as red snapper and tuna from Ehime Prefecture, chicken or vegetables. Select your meal from a touch screen vending machine. 

    Open
    8:00~22:00(L.O.21:30)
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    Mathuba Souhonten Detail

    "Matsuba specializes in Kushikatsu, an Osaka specialty featuring deep fried beef, seafood, and vegetables
    Opened in 1948, the restaurant attracted many loyal customers over the years for its unpretentious style of stand-up dining. Kushikatsu is typically enjoyed in Osaka as an accompaniment to beer or sake, and commuters can be found dining at the restaurant on their way home from work. Diners can choose their Kushikatsu from countertop containers or order separately. The menu is reasonably priced, starting at ¥100 per skewer."

    Open
    9:30~22:00(L.O.21:30)
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    In addition to the main offering of Soba, Naniwa serves Udon Noodle and Rice Bowl meals. Stand-up dining is available for customers in a hurry. Naniwa was dubbed Japan's fastest soba shop by the media -- once an order goes through, meals can be ready in as fast as 10 seconds. Not just known for speed, Naniwa has been serving up the rich flavors of its Kansai style Dashi broth for over 40 years to many of its enduring fans.

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    6:30~23:00
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    Enjoy one of the finest Japanese culinary experiences and watch the master make your sushi right in front of you. Choose from a variety of offerings made from fresh and local seasonal catch. Kaisen Kaitenzushi Ganko offers high quality tuna and prawns at reasonable prices. The sushi comes drifting by on a conveyor belt-type lane so grab one that catches your eye. You can also place separate orders by touching the item you want on the LCD screen mounted at your table.

    Open
    11:00~23:00(L.O.22:45)
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    Dashichazuke En Detail

    A place to experience the taste of Japanese home cooking, Chazuke is made by pouring green tea or soup over a bowl of rice. Dashi Chazuke takes this concept to the next level by adding Konbu seaweed, chicken stock and many other ingredients for a perfectly balanced broth base. We selected rice that's not too starchy (they're a better match with Chazuke) and sought the freshest ingredients to satisfy our exacting standards. The result is a deep and flavorful dish that's sure to capture the hearts of even the pickiest Japanese eaters. Onigiri, Croquettes, Minced Meat Cutlets and other Japanese fare are available for take out.

    Open
    10:00〜22:00 (L.O. 22:00)
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    Bringing the Sendai specialty of Beef Tongue to Osaka, Gyutan Sumiyaki Rikyu grills each slice of beef with painstaking care over charcoal fire. Beef tongue is a tender and juicy cut in spite of its thickness. And just the right amount of salt brings out the ultimate flavor of the cut. Among the most popular items on the menu is the ""Tokurikyu"" Set that combines grilled beef tongue and beef tongue stew. Diners can bring the flavors of the restaurant home with retort-packed meals sold at the store. They also make great gifts.

    Open
    11:00〜23:00 (L.O. 22:30)
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    Operated by Yamaya, a Hakata establishment known for the local specialty, Karashi Mentaiko or spicy cod and pollock roe. Try the popular Motsunabe, a local favorite cooked with the most rare cuts of domestic beef, the giblets. Diners say the firm jelly-like texture of the meat and the umami that spreads throughout the mouth are addictive. We put a lot of work into the creation of the soup, which determines the quality of this dish. Diners can select from 3 soup options, one of which is a light Kyushu soy sauce-based Agodashi Shoyu. During lunch hours, we serve all-you-can-eat Karashi Mentaiko, spicy mustard greens and rice. "

    Open
    Lunch 11:00〜15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
    dinner 17:00〜23:00 (L.O. food 22:00,drink 22:30)
    *Dinner only smoking
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    Come in to experience nigiri sushi, the ambassador of all Japanese cuisine in which a master chef takes a palmful of rice, a slice of fish and quickly molds them into a small meal. Different varieties of sushi placed on a long conveyor belt float by. Simply pick the plate of sushi you want off the belt. The color of the plate corresponds to the price. Separate orders can be made too. Ask the server. For those who are squeamish about eating raw fish, we have alternatives such as sushi wrap featuring okra and seaweed or sushi topped with broiled seafood.

    Open
    11:00〜23:00 (L.O. 22:30)
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    A tempura donburi (deep‐fried seafood and vegetables rice bowl) specialty restaurant by Shunsaiten Tsuchiya, a 2-Michelin starred Tempura establishment. We serve the tempura meal in a traditional wooden Japanese rice container to better serve our female patrons who may prefer to help themselves to smaller portions onto a separate plate. The most popular item on our menu is a dish called Shichifukujin, an assortment of 10 different light and crunchy tempura, including prawns, seafood, tomatoes and other vegetables. Add the Hitsumabushi Set, which comes with an egg yolk tempura, Dashi broth for Ochazuke (rice in broth) and experience many different tastes.

    Open
    10:00〜22:00 (L.O. 21:30)