【Gournet of Osaka Nakatsu】You should go to these restaurants!! We recommend 11 restaurants (lunch and dinner) to you
Go to north from Osaka station, Umeda station. You can go to Nakatsu area by walk from Osaka station. Nakatsu is office town but recently tower apartment built a lot around there year by year. Nakatsu area is a little bit strange and there are many funny shops. We will introduce around Nakatsu station of Osaka metro Midosuji line and Nakatsu station of Hankyu. You should go there.
※The amount is August 2018
- 1.The shop is good for girls’day out, group blind date and date
- 2.Store where you can eat delicious kushikatsu in relaxing atmosphere
- 3.Want to dine in a homely Italian restaurant?
- 4.Since 1972 in business! A popular hidden restaurant loved by local people
- 5.Sushi restaurant open till 4 a.m.
- 6.Indian non-spicy mixed rice (Biryani) restaurant
- 7.If you want to eat tasty udon
- 8.Good Japanese cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere
- 9.A bakery made with natural yeast and loved by local people
- 10.Tasty fish shabushabu! Shabushabu with seasonal ingredients
- 11.Come here for a drink during the day! Good Japanese sake restaurant
1.The shop is good for girls’day out, group blind date and date
【Senba Kitchen Kita Umeda】
It is good access from Nakatsu station. Italian Bal who can use it casually by feeling such as “All eateries in the town.”
There is an open kitchen and stuck with the interior from ceiling to floor. There are large table seats, sofa seats, etc. It is the perfect atmosphere for enjoying with the girls day out or friends and using the couple.
The Hakodate Onuma beef sirloin steak is 1,380 yen for 150 g. The red meat that is carefully grilled over charcoal is flavorful and the sweetness of the fat can be tasted. The sauce goes well with the meat and is even more delicious.
Grilled seasonal vegetables. The best cooking method such as oven cooking and grilling. You can eat vegetables deliciously with Bagna cauda sauce.
Grilled sausage. Sausage with plenty of gravy, soft and thick raw sausage.The flavor explodes in your mouth.
There are also cute cocktails that girls must be like it.
2.Store where you can eat delicious kushikatsu in relaxing atmosphere
They got a one Michelin star. It is a good place where access is near 1 minute by walk from Nakatsu Station of Midosuji Line.
Only the counter in shop. All 10 seats. It is relaxing atmosphere. The menu is course dish and you enjoy delicious ingredients for each season.
Juicy sangen pig is delicious as pork taste matches crispy coating. Clear soup of Isaki’s Kushikatsu and mozuku that First you eat isaki a little then you drink up clear soup. You can enjoy tasty twice.
This is the funny kushikatsu. Under the coating of anchovy potatoes is a with smooth mashed potatoes. The anchovies on top is just right salty. Once you have a tsukune (chicken), you will become addicted. Fukifuki Japanese radish is tasty of adult. Tachiuo is wrapped in pie and fried, Please enjoy it with is sauce of the Kabura. Sweetness of crispy pie and tachiuo, it is very go well together.
Kyoto Nagaoka Kyo bamboo shoot can way to bring out its flavor if you eat with salt. The rice kushikatsu that you dip in cury is interesting and amusing. The salad with sea lettuce dressing has a flavor of sea weed, and it brings out the taste of each vegetable. The Ochazuke (rice in tea/ dashi broth) has mixed vegetable and seafood tempura of horse mackerel, mackerel, umeboshi (pickled Japanese apricot), burdock and onion, allowing you to enjoy the taste of each bite.
They put a lot of thought into Japanese sake, and you can try an unusual one. Absolutely recommendable to those who love sake.
3.Want to dine in a homely Italian restaurant?
It is located just three-minute walk from Nakatsu Station on Midosuji line.
The restaurant has seven tables, fourteen seats in total. You can dine in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.
This is an assorted appetizers. The bite-size quiche and scallop are pretty, and very tasty.
This is an oven-baked dish of risotto with red-wine based tomato sauce, Prosciutto di Parma and asparagus from Saga prefecture. The texture of asparagus gives the risotto an accent, with the richness of the red-wine based tomato sauce making the whole dish just awesome.
This is a spaghetti with light béchamel sauce with minced chicken (from Hyogo) and purple Chinese cabbage (from Nagano). As the name shows, the béchamel sauce is not too heavy. The sprinkled cheese makes the dish rich, so adults can fully enjoy the tasty spaghetti.
This one is Focaccia with herb. The surface is crispy and the inside is very soft, and when eaten with olive oil, it tastes even better.
The lunch with an assorted appetizers, pasta and focaccia is just 1,000 yen! The drinks are also surprisingly reasonable.
【Cante Grande, Nakatsu】
It is located in a serene residential area, which takes about 5 minutes on foot from Nakatsu Station on both Midosuji line and Hankyu line. It is famous that Tortasu Matsumoto of Ulfuls (popular Japanese band) had a part-time job here.
When you take the stairs down, threes are growing thickly like a jungle.
The colorful restaurant has an Asian ambiance.
The restaurant has a high ceiling, giving you an open space. The Asian goods and interior are pretty, so it is suitable for a girls day out.
The restaurant has 85 seats.
The semi-basement floor with lovely interior is also amusing to children.
two-color curry 1,000 yen.
Curry with turmeric rice. You can choose two kinds from shrimp curry, chicken curry, vegetable curry, and today’s curry.
two-color curry platter 1,300 yen.
It is a set of two kinds of curry with turmeric rice, chapatti and salad. You can also choose two kinds from the above options, so I ordered chicken and shrimp curry. The flavor of herbs is characteristic of the chicken curry. The curry is not too spicy, so those who don’t like spicy food can eat this. The shrimp curry has sweetness of shrimp and the hotness of chili, and after one bite you will taste umami and spiciness.
They are the first restaurant to introduce chai in Kansai. They sell tea leaves of chai next to the register. Those who don’t like chai can also drink this because the flavor of the spice is not too strong and tastes like royal milk tea.
The chapatti is a bit thicker than the batter of crepes, and they go well with curry because they use whole wheat flour. You can pour syrup and eat it as a dessert. The restaurant is perfect for tea breaks as they have a variety of menu like cake or parfait.
I recommend the traditional Indian bread, chapatti. You can choose from a variety of curry, and you can enjoy the peculiar taste of each kind.
5.Sushi restaurant open till 4 a.m.
This is a sushi restaurant that is just one minute walk from Nakatsu Station. The door to the next restaurant is right by the one to this one, so don’t get the wrong one!
They have 13 counter seats and 5 separate rooms. This restaurant is popular, so make a reservation before you come here.
red snapper 250 yen. The texture of the red snapper does not have a fishy smell, so you can eat many of this.
grilled eel 250 yen. The tender eel and the sweet sauce with the flavor of sea weed are a great match.
Prawn 250 yen. Fresh prawn. The slight sweetness and the texture are just awesome.
They will deep-fry the head of the prawn for free. You won’t smell the peculiar smell of the prawn by frying, so those who don’t like the smell can eat this.
sea urchin 250 yen. Creamy sea urchin that will melt in your mouth. The small amount of rice allows you to fully enjoy the taste of sea urchin.
Left:fatty meat of tuna 250 yen. This is not too fatty, so you can eat many of this.
Right:seared salmon. normal salmon is of course good, but by searing it, the umami flavor will spread in your mouth.
salmon roe 250 yen. This one has a small amount of rice as well, so you can taste the flavor of the salmon roe.
seared Japanese beef 1,500 yen This is absolutely tasty. This is seared but not dry, so if you bite on it, gravy will spread in your mouth. You can eat it with different seasonings, so you can enjoy changing the tastes.
Crab butter 600 yen. This doesn’t have a fishy smell, and it goes well with Japanese sake. Some crab meat is on the side as well!
Scallop grilled with butter and soy sauce 900 yen. The flavor of butter and soy sauce, and Japanese honewort on it are very tasty, and you can even finish up the soup after eating the scallop.
They have a variety of menu from sashimi, a la carte, grilled dishes to deep-fried dishes.
There are a variety Sushi,and everything is delicious.
“Japanese sake beginners” can try different kinds of sake, and you can ask staff for information. They have beer, chu-hi, shochu, highballs, umeshu, and sodas so you will enjoy different kinds of alcohol.
6.Indian non-spicy mixed rice (Biryani) restaurant
Located just three minutes from Hankyu Nakatsu Station, with an exotic outlook.
There is a sign that explains what biryani is.
The interior is also exotic. This place is so popular that the whole place gets full during lunch time. There are 12 seats in the restaurant.
This one is biryani, chicken on the bone. First a platter that has curry, yoghurt, sliced onions, seasoned raw vegetables, boiled eggs, nuts, fried onions, sweetened boiled prawn, and mint sauce.
Then you put the biryani with chicken on the bone on the platter to season to your taste.
The chicken is tender and tasty. Few restaurants serve traditional biryani, so it is recommendable to those who like ethnic quisines.
Chicken and biryani are the main dish, and you can choose the kinds of biryani from chicken on the bone, white fish and clams, and mutton.
7.If you want to eat tasty udon
It takes 7 minutes on foot from Nakatsu Station on Midosuji line, and the restaurant faces a street. The place is very famous, so you have to keep in mind that there will always be a line in front of the restaurant.
Inside the restaurant is a U-shape counter seats and ones by the wall. There are 16 seats in total.
Udon with beef and grated Japanese radish. 900 yen. The sweetened tender beef and the saltiness of the dashi broth are a good match, and the grated Japanese radish and the ginger are refreshing.
Udon with deep-fried chicken 800 yen. The crispy deep-fried juicy chicken. Very good.
The color of the dashi broth looks too salty, but it is actually very light. Despite the color, it is very light.
The noodles are chewy and smooth. You wouldn’t be able to taste this kind of udon at other restaurants.
One of the popular ones is the one with the deep-fried chicken. Each one is in a big bowl, so make sure you’re hungry before you come here.
They have a set meal, so even big eaters can get full.
8.Good Japanese cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere
This place is located in a quiet business area that is 8-minute walk from Nakatsu Station on Midosuji line. They have counter seats and separate rooms.
Here I will introduce a course meal of Taimeshi (rice with red snapper from Akashi), which is 6,300 yen. The course include an appetizer, tsukuri (raw fish), seven small dishes, salad and main dish, and oshokuji. The main dish can be chosen from four dishes. If you finish the course after the main dish, it is 4,000 yen.
Appetizer ~with Hisako’s spoon’~ (varies by month)
This one is simmered bamboo shoots and sea weed. The pleasant flavor of dashi broth and the texture of bamboo shoots are for adults. They use spoons made by an lacquer artist Hisako Nishimura who makes wooden spoons, and a wooden plate.
Selected by Shin Yuki, Today’s otsukuri
Seasonal fish is served. The horse radish is called Kitamura Hon Wasabi from Hyogo. It is not spicy, and it just gives the fish a flavor of horse radish and brings out the taste of each fish.
Seven small dishes (varies by month)
This is a little bit luxury plate with six dishes with seasonal ingredients and a rice bowl with sea urchin, fatty part of tuna, and salmon roe.
Seasonal salad and homemade tartar sauce (varies by month)
This is a salad with seasonal vegetables and homemade tartar sauce. It is interesting to eat vegetables with tartar sauce. Even kids can enjoy the dish.
You can choose one from four main dishes.
【Assorted grilled dishes fish and pork】
They will cook a fish that they purchase that day, so you can eat the selected fish of the day. Also the grilled Totoriko Pork, which is a brand in Tottori, is cooked with sweet sauce, and you can enjoy the taste of the meat.
【Assorted grilled dish two kinds of fish】
This one also varies by the day, but the restaurant will serve two kinds of fish that they selected for the day.
【Deep-fried Miyazaki chicken with black pepper with homemade tartar sauce】
Black pepper made by Malayan pepper artisan Siu is sprinkled on the crispy deep-fried chicken. The batter is thin, so it is not oily nor heavy. Of course you can eat it without any other sauce, but you can put tartar sauce on it that will match the good flavor of the black pepper.
【Japanese Aitchbone steak (+600 yen)】
Aitchbone is a very rare part from rump steak to lower part. This part is not too fatty, so it is recommended to those who like the lean meat.
Rice in earthenware pot with red snapper from Akashi
The rice is cooked with red snapper in an earthenware pot. The staff shows you how it was cooked after it is done, and they will distribute to each of you. If you cannot finish up, they will make rice balls so you can take them home.
Course meal of Taimeshi 6,300 yen(+tax)
※If you finish after the main dish, it is 4,000 yen(+tax)
Course meal of rice with whitebait from Yura, Wakayama, and Japanese apricot in earthenware pot. 5,800 yen(+tax)
Specially blended by Fujii, Ginshari Course 5,000 yen(+tax)
9.A bakery made with natural yeast and loved by local people
It is a bakery that is just one minute on foot from Nakatsu Station on Midosuji line. The café Cante Grande is the same chain.
The place is a bit small, but they have a variety of bread from loaves of bread, filled and stuffled bread, sandwiches and baked sweets.
Shrimp curry 250 yen.
Curry with shrimp’s flavor is stuffed in the bread.
Baguette Nature 280 yen.
Tough baguette with a bit of salt. You can taste the original flavor of the flour.
Shiso leaf and herb sausage 240 yen.
This is a bit small but the good smell of the shiso leaf and herb sausage is just appetizing.
Salt butter bread 120 yen.
The inside is moist and the bottom is crispy with a roasting smell. You will love the rich taste of the butter.
Hotdog 350 yen.
The hotdog with cheese that has a peasant smell has curry cabbage and tomato sauce, which brings out the good taste of the sausage. Those are pretty big so you will be full after eating one.
They have a variety of toasts from hard ones to soft ones, so you can have different kinds according to the dish.
They have cookies and cakes, so you can buy them as a souvenirs.
10.Tasty fish shabushabu! Shabushabu with seasonal ingredients
8 minutes on foot from Nakatsu Station on Midosuji line.
They have four counter seats and table seats, but the number is limited so you should make a reservation beforehand.
I ordered Omakase course 5,000 yen. It includes the appetizer, fish shabu shabu, and porriage for finishing off the meal.
The appetizer was sweetened tuna and spinach. The tuna is full of flavor, so the more you chew on it, the more the flavor comes out.
This one is the fish shabushabu. They include squid, octopus, hard clams, conger eel, red snapper, flounder, yellowtail, tuna, fatty part of tuna, salmon, oysters, and scallops. Except for scallops and hard clams, you can eat them without cooking.
In the pot are dashi broth and shredded Japanese radish. The combination of the radish and the fish is the best.
After eating the Japanese radish, you put vegetables in the dashi broth with the umami flavor of the fish. They will cook porridge with the dashi broth, so don’t finish it! (It was voluminous, so I couldn’t eat porridge.)
You need to make a reservation at least one day before for the most popular dish fish shabu shabu.
They have a variety of alcohol drinks from beer, chu-hi, shochu, whiskey, and sodas.
11.Come here for a drink during the day! Good Japanese sake restaurant
This is a small pretty restaurant right by the Nakatsu Station. There are 20 seats in total including counter seats, table seats, and space for drinking standing.
They are open during the day, and they will close as soon as they run out of ingredients, so come here as early as possible.
Left:The sake section has a fridge-load of Japanese sake, and you can choose ones you like and pour in your own glass.
Right:These are the ones that are also suitable for hot sake. You need to make it hot yourself.
There are big and small glasses, and the prices are set according to the size of the glass.
Basashi (raw horse meat) from Kumamoto 780 yen.
The white ones are fatty part called Tategami. The texture resembles that of squid and you will taste the sweetness of the fat. If you eat it with the lean meat, it tastes like toro (fatty part of tuna). It is fresh and has little peculiar smell, so even those who haven’t eaten basashi so much can eat this.
Upper left：Umesuisho 480 yen.
Shark cartilage with Japanese apricot. This is a good nibble that you can eat even when you are full, with the texture of the cartilage and refreshing taste of the plum.
Upper right：seared bonito 550 yen.
The lean meat of bonito and the aroma of the seared part are tasty. You can eat endlessly with ginger soy sauce.
Lower left：Yuzu namul of firefly squid and canola flower 400 yen.
The texture of the firefly squid and the taste of miso go well with the texture of canola flower and the refreshing aroma of yuzu. Good nibbles with interesting texture and good flavor.
Lower right：seared salmon jerky 450 yen.
Tender salmon jerky. This is a bit salty, so you can nibble on them while you are drinking sake.
This one explains each Japanese sake, so those who don’t drink Japanese sake a lot can choose to their own taste, from light-body, full-body, to rich ones. Of course they have other non-alcohol drinks, so you can come here with people who don’t drink alcohol at all.
The dishes on the menu all go well with alcohol drinks. The fish is very fresh, so it is recommendable to those who like fish.
How was it? I introduced a variety of good restaurants like the Michelin One-star Kushikatsu restaurant, fish shabushabu, sushi restaurant open till 4:00 a.m., udon restaurant that put a lot of thought into udon, hidden restaurants popular among locals, little restaurants that serve great fish, bakery that uses natural yeast, and restaurant that serves good Japanese sake from the day. You hardly ever eat biriyani, don’t you? Many of them are small places but their dishes are the best, so why don’t you come from Umeda to enjoy gourmet in Nakatsu?
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