When in Osaka, I want to eat the most delicious yakitori, or grilled chicken served on skewers! If that sounds like you, I can highly recommend Morita. At this restaurant, savor the freshest free-range local chicken that has been deftly handled with the utmost care by the owner, who has the rare distinction of having a license to handle fowl as food.
The popular yoshoku (western-style food) restaurant Mon-ami serves hamburger 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!
“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.
Hibiya is a neighborhood in Tokyo known for its cinemas and theaters. In March of 2018, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya opened and I visited a Shanghaiese restaurant called Raika in this building. There are also Raika branches in Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen and Aoyama. All three locations are so popular that it's hard to get in without a reservation.
In business for over 120 years, “Tsukiji Miyagawa Honten” is famous for its historic unagi (eel). This is the main location for the “Miyagawa” restaurants scattered across Japan. This is where I decided to enjoy a somewhat luxurious unagi lunch.
“Zenshutoku” is a Chinese restaurant that serves up authentic Peking duck. Their Peking duck is carefully prepared in the same process, made up of over 50 steps, as that at the famous restaurant “Quanjude.” Zenshutoku’s Ginza location closed over 3 years ago due to a fire, but it was finally able to reopen in November of 2018. I decided to stop by for lunch right away.
“Tomato no Sato Shinanoji” in Osaka is an unusual tomato ramen specialty restaurant.
The prices are a bit high, but the ingredients used are of great quality thanks to the craftsman-spirited owner. Other restaurants sell tomato ramen as well, but this restaurant is known as the pioneer of the dish and has many fans.
I’ve visited here before, but I remembered how much I loved the taste and came back!
In a narrow alley in Ginza, there is a ramen restaurant called Kazami.
Here, you can try eating an unusual ramen soup made with sake kasu.
After opening in 2016, this place has become so popular that their ramen has been sold as a flavor of "cup noodles".