Amazing Steak Lunch Cooked Before Your Eyes at “Kobe beef Teppanyaki Rio” in Osaka
“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.
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.
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.
They even flambeed the steak. Fire!
I mistimed my photo…
The chef had even told me “the flames are about to go up”…
First up was my salad.
It was served with a somewhat tart dressing, which is my favorite.
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.
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!
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.
This combination was delicious too!
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!
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
- 7F Osaka Maru Building, 1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka[MAP]
- 3 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station
- Business Hours
- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), 5:00 - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
- January 1st
- Credit Cards
※Certain cards may not be accepted, so please check in advance.