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Robata-no Sato Osaka 炉端の佐藤 – A Sake Paradise at Takashimaya Osaka Store

Robata-no Sato at Namba, Osaka (炉端の佐藤 大阪難波店) is a restaurant situated on the 9th floor of the Takashimaya Osaka Department Store. Like many large stores in Japan, the top few floors are devoted to food outlets and restaurants. In this case, the 7, 8 and 9 floors are zoned as the “Namba Dining Maison”. Out of …

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Izakaya Nagahori Osaka – dinner at the one Michelin Star restaurant

Izakaya Nagahori 居酒屋ながほり is a one-star Michelin restaurant located in a small house in a residential area of Osaka. It seemed to have many positive reviews on Tripadvisor and elsewhere. We have always associated izakaya dining with good and casual places to eat in Japan. For Izakaya Nagahori to achieve its one star recognition must be …

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Kaiba Sushi Osaka, a Modern Sushi Restaurant in Central Osaka

Kaiba Sushi Osaka (海馬) is a modern sushi restaurant in the fashionable district of Horie Tachibana (Orange Street). It was one of the restaurants that we found to escape the crowds because we were (unintentionally) in Japan at the most crowded time imaginable. In 2019, the usual Golden Week holiday in Japan was extended by …

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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 …

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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 …

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