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Osaka - An Extra-Large Hamburg Steak Made with Kobe Beef at Western Restaurant Mon-ami

Writer : takoyakikun

The popular yoshoku (western-style food) restaurant Mon-ami serves hamburg steaks made with Kobe beef, the pride and joy of Hyogo Prefecture. This enormous hamburger has even been featured on TV. I decided to stop by for lunch, so I’ll be introducing my experience here!

Mon-ami Exterior
Mon-ami Exterior

The restaurant is located in the Karahori Shopping District, a 2-to-3-minute walk from the #3 exit of the Tanimachi Line’s “Tanimachi Roku-chome Station.”
The “Karahori Dori Shopping Street” is located on the east side of the district, and Mon-ami is located just inside there.

Lunch Menu
Lunch Menu

The restaurant fills up as soon as it opens, so I looked over the lunch menu while waiting on a chair inside.
Mon-ami is famous for its hamburg steak, but it also offers a variety of other dishes.

Inside the Restaurant
Inside the Restaurant

Mon-ami has an open kitchen, so you can watch the food be prepared from the counter seats.
When it gets busy, the tables become shared seating.

The Most Popular Dish! Hamburg Steak and Fried Shrimp

Hamburg Steak and Fried Shrimp (comes with rice, salad, and soup) – 1,004 yen
Hamburg Steak and Fried Shrimp (comes with rice, salad, and soup) – 1,004 yen

The hamburg steak is grilled on an iron plate.
The sauce has a lovely fragrance to it.

Hamburger Steak
Hamburger Steak

The hamburg steak is about 180 grams. It’s pretty huge! What a great deal!

Juicy Hamburg
Juicy Hamburg

The hamburg steak was super juicy thanks to being made with ground Kobe beef as well as bits of sirloin and rib meat!
The sauce is soy sauce-based, with additional faint sweetness and acidity from onion.
It definitely was tasty!

rice
rice

Even the regular portion of rice was pretty generous.
It was cooked up to a fluffy texture and was very tasty.

Set Soup (Corn Soup)
Set Soup (Corn Soup)

The soup had a pleasant corn flavor.

They also offer as many pickles as you’d like.
They also offer as many pickles as you’d like.
The hamburg steak and rice go so well together!
The hamburg steak and rice go so well together!
Even the fried shrimp were huge!
Even the fried shrimp were huge!

There were two enormous fried shrimp beneath the hamburg steak.

I dipped the shrimp into tartar sauce before eating.
The exterior was crispy, while the shrimp was still tender inside. Delicious!
You can even eat the tail, which has been fried up nice and crispy.

Everything was delicious, and since the portions were really generous I left full and happy!
I definitely understand why Mon-ami is so popular here in Osaka, a place known for being hard on both flavor and prices. I recommend getting in line before they open!

Basic information on Mon-ami

OPEN
Address
6-3-14 Tanimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City[MAP]
Access
2 minutes on foot from the #3 exit of the Tanimachi Line’s “Tanimachi Roku-chome Station”
Tel
06-6763-1129
Business Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:40 - 10:30 pm(Last order 10:00 pm)
Closed
Every Monday