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Dotonbori Street Tips (12)

Dotonbori, where to eat?

I could give you a long list of recommended places to eat but I'm afraid they would be useless to you. The action at the street level is so thick that a tourist has little chance of being able to locate one specific location, unless they can read Japanese and have a GPS. I don't think it's to your benefit to spend a lot of time hunting down specific addresses, this will eat up a lot of your time.
The good news is that it's difficult to go wrong, so just pick what looks interesting and go for it.
Dotonbori is the center of the tourist area and has a lot of lively spots to eat, but like any tourist area it's often the place where you are bound to find disappointment. I would suggest you avoid anything within 100 meters of the south side of Dotonbori Bridge. This is tourist ground zero (You will see the famous giant crab, Glico running man, etc...) Although worth a visit, especially at night, I would go anywhere but that immediate area to eat.
An alternative to Dotonbori is just across Midosuji Dori to the West - Cho-ku, 2 and 4 Chome (That's a general address area). Try anything here. Ask your concierge about how to find this area.

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Feb 26, 2012

Kuidaore: Hey! This restaurant is closing in 2008 summer...

This shop commonly is famous for its character figure "Kuidaore Taro" set in front of the shop entrance which appearance shows like typical commedian from kansai region (KAMIGATA).

" Taro" is regarded as it has seen good days and bad days of Osaka area itself and its people.

And the shop, since the figure is too famous and beloved so most people and travellers don't have an idea to eat in there, is not very famous for their dishes. People passing by there are satisfied to see and take some pictures of Taro.

In 2008, the shop announced that they are closing the restaurants (they have several type of restaurants in their building by floor) at the end of July of the year.

Favorite Dish For I haven't been INTO the restaurant and as I heard the news that they are closing by the end of summer, I desided to eat in there for the first time (and it must be the last time for me) as a personal tribute for the shop.

I stepped into the ground floor of the building which they run western style restaurant. I ordered SPECIAL set menu of a omelette in a pork cutlet bowl with udon.

Foods in Kansai region are too lightly seasoned for me as I'm from Tokyo so it is not fair when I describe any of them...

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May 18, 2008

Zuboraya: Fugu sashimi specialist

Zuboraya is a chain of restaurants located throughout Osaka. The main branch is on Dotombori Arcade and is easily recognisable. Colourful window displays of sashimi and sushi makes your choice a mind boggling experience. This place is famous for its fugu sashimi.

Favorite Dish Fugu sashimi: puffer fish sashimi is one of the delicacies which you must try. The slices of raw puffer fish are sliced very thin and is best taken with cold sake.

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aukahkay
Apr 15, 2007

Dotonbori Street: Sea Food Galore

There are so many restaurant around this area. Sea food is on all the menu. Tip on finding a good place to eat.. Follow the crowd and if thers a line outside the rest. you can rest assure that its a good place to eat..

Favorite Dish I love there tempuras. They taste so fresh and yummy..

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Oct 17, 2005
 
 
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Dotonbori Street: Shinsaibashi - Curry House CoCo Ichibanya

A franchised Japanese-style curry house found all over Japan. This particular shop is located along the busy street in Dotombori.

Favorite Dish Try any of the fried pork cutlet with curry dishes. All for under 1,000 yen.

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vincentf
Aug 19, 2005

Dotonbori Street: Sumptuous dinner sets

Had my mind set on this place when I first saw it. Returned the next day to try the food. You can take a look at the food display downstairs first, it looks really appetising.

Many sets to choose from, so take your time!!

Just look for the giant drummer clown. The display is behind him in the glass case and the restaurant is upstairs

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Jun 29, 2005

Haya: Shabu-Shabu All-You-Can-Eat!!

This is a buffet restaurant where you cook the food yourself. A large pot of boiling water is placed in the centre of the table and then two large trays are brought to you, one of meat and one of tofu and vegetables. The meat is very thinly sliced; basically you pick food up with chopsticks and place it into the water. It cooks fairly quickly and then you take it out and place it into your bowl. Tastes great with the shabu sauces provided!

A couple of tips:
1. Designate a "cooker" because if you don`t keep topping up the pot, there`ll be a bottleneck in production.
2. Skim the top of the pot every fifteen or twenty minutes. Otherwise the fat from the meat stays in the water so you need to remove it every so often.
3. Order a new tray of whatever you need just before you finish the previous one....

Favorite Dish It costs 1980 yen for all-you-can-eat and an extra 1000 yen if you want to add unlimited beer and sake.

Please note that there is a 90-minute time limit (go easy on the small talk ;-)

**NB: This restaurant also has a yakiniku option, if you feel like Korean BBQ.

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Hewer
Nov 28, 2004

Dotonbori Street: Takoyaki Vendor

I was under the impression that eating in the street in Japan is considered rude. Given the popularity of vendors in Osaka, this seems not to be the case.

This vendor is selling an Osaka speciality - takoyaki.

Favorite Dish Not to everyones liking, it has to be said!

Takoyaki are small chunks of octopus cooked in batter balls so that the outside is firm and the inside is still sloppy. They come served on a small tray, brushed with sauce and sprinkled with herbs and bonito (fish flakes).

Beware they are very hot when first served (and occasionally come with a warning "Dangerous!!!!!"!!!!!).

Worth a try but I suspect most people will prefer okinomiyaki - another unpretentious Osaka speciality served by the vendor opposite (see my other tip!)

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Aug 31, 2004
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Dotonbori Street: Okinomiyaki

I was under the impression that eating in the street in Japan is considered rude. Given the popularity of vendors in Osaka, this seems not to be the case.

This vendor is selling an Osaka speciality - okinomiyaki.

Favorite Dish Okinomiyaki is a popular Osaka fast food which is basically something between a pizza and a pancake - cabbage cooked in a batter with pork or seafod, brushed with a sauce and sprinkled with bonito (fish flakes).

Very cheap and very good.

Located opposite is a vendor selling takoyaki - worth trying, but in my opinion not as good. Check it out in my other tip.

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Aug 31, 2004

many in Dotonbori area: Fugu

Many restaurants in the Dotonbori area serve fugu. So if you want to try this potentially letal fish, this is the place to be.
Fugu is a blowfish which has a poisonous part in it. When it isn´t removed the proper way you can die from it. But that seldom occurs........

If you want to have a taste of this delicious fish (that is what we heard) look for the obvious signs with blowfish outside.

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Aug 13, 2003

Dotonbori Street: Kin-Ryu (Golden Dragon Ramen)

You can't miss it. A golden dragon atop the shop. Try their ramen, coz that's what they're famous for. Couple of branches, but do try it at the Dotonburi outlet. Atmosphere is good!

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liangel
Jun 29, 2005

Dotomburi District

This is the famous street for eateries in Osaka. Many shops have giant food items that tempt you into entering their premises. No need to speak Japanese here; you just point!

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Apr 09, 2003

Things to Do Near Dotonbori Street

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