Asian Shokudō George’s Recipe

Name: Asian Shokudō George’s Recipe アジアン食堂 ジョージのレシピ Cuisine: Thai and SE Asian cuisine Cost: ¥ (¥850~) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 5 counter seats, 4 tables Area: Kita-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nishi-Nagahori Station Love cilantro? Well, I got a place for ya. Not many places have cilantro in Japan because Japanese people don’t like it. And the few places… Continue reading Asian Shokudō George’s Recipe

TABIJI Kitchen

Name: TABIJI Kitchen Cuisine: International Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 6? counter seats, 5? tables Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nishi-Ohashi Station; Yotsubashi Station This place is a few blocks from mothers. The entrance is on the ground floor but their seating is actually on the 2nd floor. It’s a… Continue reading TABIJI Kitchen


Name: mothers Cuisine: Italian Cost: ¥ (¥1,200~) Lunch Bargain: Great Payment: Cash Size: Large Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nishi-Nagahori Station; Nishi-Ohashi Station I’ve only been here for lunch but I really like this place! A coworker introduced me to it and I’m glad that she did! It’s an Italian restaurant that uses fresh seasonal and local/organic? vegetables. Something like that… Continue reading mothers


Name: Karakuchi Aburiniku Soba Hiru-DORA 辛口炙り肉ソバ ひるドラ Cuisine: Spicy Ramen Soup base Miso Shoyu Heaviness Thick こってり Noodles Medium straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 10 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Tsuruhashi Station A friend told me about this super duper spicy ramen place. It’s easy… Continue reading Hiru-DORA


Name: Hojya 好呷 Cuisine: Taiwanese cafe Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Very good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 4 counter seats, two 4-seat tables Area: Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nagahoribashi Station; Matsuyamachi Station By chance, I stumbled upon Hojya 好呷 (Taiwanese for ‘delicious’), a small Taiwanese fried chicken cafe a ways off from Dōtombori. It is a really tiny place. Just four counter seats; two 4-seat tables.… Continue reading Hojya

Ebi-Tori Menzo

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

Nipponbashi Street Festa

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and… Continue reading Nipponbashi Street Festa