- Name: Red Rock
- Cuisine: Steak
- Cost: ¥-¥¥ (~¥800+)
- Bargain: Good
- Payment: Cash
- Size: Big; 54 seats (counter, tables, booths)
- Wait: 30+ min. during lunch
- Area: Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Japan
- Station: Shinsaibashi
I got the roast beef bowl (L) for ¥1150, Friend1 got the steak bowl (L) for ¥1250, and Friend2 went all out with the 1 lb (450 g) steak bowl for ¥2350.
Inside, it was relatively big but cramp because the bar took up most of the room in the middle of the restaurant. They had counter seats, tables, and booths. According to its website, the place has 54 seats. I guess there’s more room on the other side. I couldn’t really see since the bar was blocking my view.
I was disappointed that my large roast beef bowl didn’t look as big and tall as the pictures. However, there was more meat than it looks. The roast beef was thinly sliced and tender. It was topped with a egg yolk and some kind of white sauce. Not tartar sauce. Hidden underneath the meat was some rice with a sweet teriyaki-ish sauce. Sprinkled sparingly with the rice were some crushed pepper and chili powder.
The 1 lb bowl didn’t look that much bigger either. It looked nearly identical to the large. But my friend told me that there’s two layers of beef hidden underneath. That there is, indeed, a lot of meat despite the appearance.
¥1,000 for a (very) good amount of tender beef in Japan?! You can’t disagree that it’s not a good deal.
While I went to the one in Osaka, Red Rock has branch stores in Kobe, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto, etc.
TL;DR: Yummy, affordable, and big-portioned beef bowls.
Recommend: (Highly) Recommend
Address: 大阪府 大阪市 中央区西 心斎橋2-10-21 スパジオビルディング 1F