Osaka: Okonomiyaki at Negiyaki Yamamoto

Negiyaki Yamamoto Umeda Est-ten

I purposely didn't reserve any restaurant for our last night in Osaka. It gave us a chance to walk around Umeda where our hotel was located. It was funny that all our previous meals were located in Namba when there were so many restaurants in Umeda too.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Kigawa Asai

Kigawa Asai, Osaka

When planning for my trip to Osaka I knew I wanted to eat in a traditional kappo ryori which means sitting around a counter with the chefs behind it cooking meticulous dishes, slicing sashimi and preparing multiple courses.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M

Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M- Here (tenderloin) and M Tokusen Rosu (rib eye) ¥2,500-001

When I research hotels to stay in abroad I check tripadvisor for reviews and pictures. I thought of checking for restaurants too and it showed Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M as the number 2 restaurant in Osaka. It was actually number one when I did my research. I figured so many people can't be ... [Read More]

Osaka: Endo Sushi ゑんどう寿司

中央市場 ゑんどう Endo Sushi

 When I was doing research on where to eat in Osaka finding a good sushi place was on top of the list. Tsukiji Market in Tokyo is famous for its sushi so I thought of looking for Osaka's wholesale fish market. That's where I found Endo Sushi which was very highly recommended on the reviews ... [Read More]

Toki Japanese Restaurant – Kaiseki

Toki Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining - Sushi

Normally when I receive a text message from a credit card company I usually just take a glance at it and delete it. This time the offer of American Express for a kaiseki course at Toki Japanese restaurant was quite interesting and I thought it was a good deal.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Jin Yakiniku

Jin Yakiniku

When I was planning our trip to Tokyo I asked my friend Jin what restaurants she recommended and she immediately suggested her namesake. We took a taxi to this place and almost couldn't find it but thanks to Jin's pictures we found it. ... [Read More]

Osaka: UCC Cafe Plaza, Animate, Doutour

Nihonbashi (Den Den Town)-003

It was fun walking and eating at Kuromon Ichiba Market but it was quite warm in Osaka in June so we were parched and in need of coffee and refreshments.  The obvious answer to our needs was the UCC Cafe Plaza right across the entrance of the market.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Kuromon Ichiba Market

Kuromon Ichiba Market

 From Dotonburi we walked a couple of blocks to Kuromon Ichiba Market, a must visit for foodies like me. My most important tip to those who will go to this market is to go HUNGRY. There are so many things to eat and buy.  ... [Read More]

Osaka: Takoyaki at Dotonburi

Dotonbori- Takoyaki-008

On our second day in Osaka we went to Dotonburi to walk around the area and try some of Osaka's famous takoyaki (octopus snack). ... [Read More]

Osaka: Kinno-Kura Jr. ( 金の蔵Jr.)

金の蔵Jr. Kinno Kura Jr.  Bloomin' Onion

Since we arrived at night, got lost looking for the hotel and checked in to Intercontinental Osaka we walked around the area to look for a place to eat. We chanced upon a building of restaurants in the Chayamachi area so we went in and chose something that had nice pictures.  ... [Read More]