Naniwa Kappo Kigawa Osaka – one of the best restaurants in Osaka


Naniwa Kappo Kigawa Osaka was the best restaurant in Osaka that we tried when we were there recently. It is a Michelin star restaurant that seems to be highly regarded universally, appearing in many lists of the top restaurants in Osaka. We were not the only ones who were impressed. Even the locals that we struck up a conversation with during our lunch had no qualms about declaring Naniwa Kappo Kigawa the best restaurant in Osaka.

Naniwa Kappo Kigawa Osaka (浪速割烹 喜川)
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Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street


Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Singapore. The old public housing estate with Streamline Moderne architecture is now home to indie boutiques, art galleries and a wide variety of eating places. There are new hip cafes as well as old eateries, like Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street.

Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street
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Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M – New Bakery Cafe at UE Square


Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M is a new bakery cafe in UE Square. Opened by Bakery Chef Akira, who had worked at Joël Robuchon and Béni, Fine Dining Bakery specializes in handcrafted bread baked on the premises using quality Hokkaido flours.

Fine Dining Bakery by Akira M.
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Gonbei Yakitori Namba Parks – modern izakaya in Osaka


There are many quaint yakitori places in the narrow streets of Namba old town in Osaka, but we came across a modern izakaya specialising in the grilled chicken skewers – Gonbei Yakitori in the Namba Parks mall (炭火焼鳥 権兵衛 なんばパークス店). Gonbei, founded in 1978, has seven stores in Osaka. According to the English translation on the website, it “… is a full-scale charcoal grilled chicken specialty store that uses Kamitobi charcoal”

Gonbei Yakitori Namba Parks
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Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine Mandarin Gallery, New Restaurant at Orchard Road


Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine 嬿青私房菜 is a new Chinese restaurant that opened in the Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road recently.  Yan’s Dining Mandarin Gallery is located on level 4.  I believe it occupies part of the space that, long ago, used to house Jones the Grocer. A couple of restaurants had occupied this space during the period after Jones’ departure and Yan’s arrival.

Yan's Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine Mandarin Gallery
嬿青私房菜
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