Sauce Boss

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street


Name: Fuku Ryu RAPAS Benke WADACHI ふく流ラパス 分家 ワダチ Cuisine: Mazesoba Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥700) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 14 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Sakaisuji-Hommachi, Exit 8 Their main menu is very limited. Only three, four items on menu. I don’t know if I can… Continue reading RAPAS WADACHI


Name: Ten’gyan 天狗庵 Cuisine: Ramen, mazesoba Soup base Niboshi Heaviness Light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Size: Small; 11 seats Area: Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka City Station: Kamishinjo Station Passing by, I saw that Ten’gyan has ‘Taiwan mazesoba’, a style of mazesoba which is basically mazesoba topped with nira chives and spicy ground pork, so I decided to try it… Continue reading Ten’gyan

Volcano Kitchen

Name: Volcano Kitchen ボルケーノキッチン Cuisine: Roast Beef Bowl/Plate Cost: ¥-¥¥ (¥800+) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; ~8 counter seats, one 2-seat table, and one 4-seat table . Wait: 15? minutes Area: Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Shin-Fukushima Station The restaurant is easy to find. It’s just across the street from Exit 3. Their specialty is a roast beef tower. They had three versions ― Volcano Plate (regular… Continue reading Volcano Kitchen

Pasadena Grill Diner

Name: Pasadena Grill Diner パサディナーダイナー Cuisine: Steak Cost: ¥¥ Bargain: Expensive Payment: Cash, credit card Size: Medium; 20+ seats Area: Umeda, Osaka City, Osaka Station: Umeda, Osaka My friend saw this restaurant on a TV program and wanted to try it out. The program advertised how the restaurant has big portions of steak. Inside, the decor was like an American diner. They have a bar section… Continue reading Pasadena Grill Diner

Red Rock

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 saw a picture of their large roast beef bowl in food magazine, so I wanted to try it. I got the roast beef bowl (L) for ¥1150, Friend1 got the steak bowl (L)… Continue reading Red Rock


Name: Saboten 覇王樹 Cuisine: Mexican Cost: ¥¥ (¥1,000-¥3,000) Bargain: Pricey Payment: Cash, Credit Card Size: Big and spaceous; seats 50 people Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Yotsubashi Station, Nishi-Ohashi Station A few of my friends invited me to try out this Mexican restaurant, Saboten, near Yotsubashi Station. The place is huge. Seats 50. And spacious too. It has a bar too. Rent… Continue reading Saboten