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Amazing Steak Lunch Cooked Before Your Eyes at “Kobe beef Teppanyaki Rio” in Osaka

Writer : takoyakikun

“Kobe beef Teppanyaki Rio” is located in Umeda, the heart of Osaka. It is a teppanyaki restaurant that primarily serves Kobe beef, so it tends to be a bit on the pricey side, but if you visit for lunch you can enjoy a great meal for around just 1000 yen.

※This article was written about lunch on a weekday, but lunch contents vary on weekends and holidays.

Rio
Rio

The restaurant is located inside of “Osaka Maru Building,” which also contains other restaurants and a hotel.
All seats are positioned in front of the counter, so you get to watch the chef cook in front of you.

Hamburger Steak Lunch 1000 yen
Hamburger Steak Lunch 1000 yen
Steak Lunch 1000 yen~
Steak Lunch 1000 yen~
Diced Steak Lunch Menu
Diced Steak Lunch Menu

Comes with salad, Mita Koshihikari rice, and soup

Ordering a 120g Diced Steak Lunch (1000 yen)!

All the seats in the restaurant are at the counter, so right before me was a shiny and polished teppan grill.
The meat and vegetables were cooked up in front of me by the talented cook.

The meat cooking smelled so good!
The meat cooking smelled so good!

They even flambeed the steak. Fire!

I mistimed my photo…
The chef had even told me “the flames are about to go up”…

The meat kept cooking up nicely.
The meat kept cooking up nicely.
Big salad
Big salad

First up was my salad.
It was served with a somewhat tart dressing, which is my favorite.

Once the meat was cooked up perfectly, my meal was complete!
Once the meat was cooked up perfectly, my meal was complete!

The vegetables were crisp and had great texture.
My order came with 2 types of steak, and even with just 120g of it there was plenty.

It looked so good!
It looked so good!

Once I took a bite, I was shocked by how tender the steak was!
There was a strong umami taste as you’d expect from red meat!
The accompanying steak sauce also went perfect with the meat; yum!!
It’s hard to believe this was just 1000 yen!

I put some meat on top of my rice…
I put some meat on top of my rice…
The combination of meat and rice is just the best!
The combination of meat and rice is just the best!
Mini curry
Mini curry

My lunch came with a mini bowl of curry as well.
Apparently the chef decided to make curry as a way to use up the scraps of meat they can’t serve normally.

The curry was packed with meat.
The curry was packed with meat.
Curry and steak!
Curry and steak!

This combination was delicious too!

The miso soup also had a pleasant mild flavor.
The miso soup also had a pleasant mild flavor.

Diced Steak and Nikomi Hamburger Steak Lunch (1100 yen)

Diced Steak and Nikomi Hamburger Steak Lunch (1100 yen)
Diced Steak and Nikomi Hamburger Steak Lunch (1100 yen)

This is what my friend ordered.
It came with 60g of diced steak, 80g of hamburger steak, a salad, Mita Koshihikari rice, miso soup, and mini curry.

The juicy hamburger steak was topped with demiglace sauce and a fried egg. What a great combination!

I only took one bite, but it was good enough to compete with hamburger steak specialty restaurants!

“Carnaval”
“Carnaval”

For an additional 250 yen on weekdays, you can have a coffee after your lunch from “Carnaval,” located on the same floor. You can also get dessert for an extra 400 yen.
Next visit I’d like to take it slow if time permits.

Basic information on Kobe beef Teppanyaki Rio

OPEN
Address
7F Osaka Maru Building, 1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka[MAP]
Access
3 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station
Tel
050-5868-1926
Business Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), 5:00 - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed
January 1st
Credit Cards
Accepted
※Certain cards may not be accepted, so please check in advance.