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Authentic Japanese Lunch at “Magokoro Ryori Houchou Ippon” in Osaka

Writer : takoyakikun

“Houchou Ippon” is a tucked-away Japanese restaurant in Kitahama, a business district of Osaka.
They offer authentic Japanese foods made with seasonal ingredients, so it’s often used for business meals and the like.
I heard that you can get a great lunch for a reasonable price here, so I went in for a visit.

Magokoro Ryori Houchou Ippon’s exterior
Magokoro Ryori Houchou Ippon’s exterior

The exterior has a posh feel to it.

The Menu
The Menu

They offer four types of lunch choices.

Two-Tier Bento – 1,080 yen

Two-Tier Bento – 1,080 yen
Two-Tier Bento – 1,080 yen
A Variety of Items
A Variety of Items

The bento is filled with a variety of “obanzai.”
“Obanzai” are typical dishes that have been long-time staples in Kyoto households.

1st Tier
1st Tier

The first tier of the bento included things like tuna with deep umami flavors, fried shrimp with tartar sauce, unagi yawata-maki, and gently simmered Saga beef.

2nd Tier
2nd Tier

The second tier continued with more delights, like lotus root and carrot simmered in sugar and soy sauce, and melon for dessert!
I was so excited to dig in!

Rice and Miso Soup
Rice and Miso Soup

You can even get seconds of the delicious red miso soup and the freshly-cooked plump rice for free.
I was absolutely stuffed from the variety of “obanzai” served, so I couldn’t take advantage of the free rice.
I was able to get authentic Japanese cooking at a very reasonable price here; I highly recommend it!

Basic information on Magokoro Ryori Houchou Ippon

OPEN
Address
2-4-5 Fushimimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka[MAP]
Access
1 minute on foot from Kitahama Station’s #6 Exit
Tel
06-6202-5218
Business Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:50 pm), 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed
Sundays and holidays
WEB
URL(Japanese)