Restaurante Etxola: Authentic Spanish Restaurant in Osaka

Restaurante Etxola: Authentic Spanish Restaurant in Osaka

Restaurants in Osaka

"Etxola" means shack or hut in Basque language but in this case we want to talk about a spanish restaurant located in Honmachi area, Osaka, Japan. Restaurant Etxola (エチョラ) is quite unconventional in Japan since they focus on Basque cuisine (a regional type of cuisine from the north of Spain). Outside of Restaurante Etxola in Osaka The chef of Etxola (who was trained at the Alameda restaurant in Hondarribia, Spain) is proud to say that they do not offer Paella in the menu. Instead, at Etxola you can find more unconventional types of dishes such as meat and fish grilled over hot charcoal,...

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Matcha Parfait at Ujien Kissako in Osaka

Matcha Parfait at Ujien Kissako in Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Ujien is a specialized matcha (green tea) company based in Osaka, Japan. They have several shops and cafes mainly in Kansai area but also in other metropolis like Tokyo and Shanghai. For a complete list of their branches you can check Ujien's website here (in Japanese): http://www.uji-en.co.jp Today we will talk about; Ujien Kissako (宇治園喫茶去), one of their tea houses located at Hankyu Sanbangai in Umeda, Osaka. Hankyu Sanbangai is a shopping center annexed to the Hankyu Umeda Railway Station. Ujien Kissako is situated in the basement floor of this mall and looks like this from outside (1): Ujien Kissako...

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Hakata Shinpu Ramen (Osaka branch)

Hakata Shinpu Ramen (Osaka branch)

Restaurants in Osaka

Hakata Shinpu Ramen (博多新風ラーメン) is a Ramen restaurant brand from Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan. First time trying this tonkotsu (thick broth made from boiling pork bones) style ramen brand and all I can say is that I will repeat. I am not aware of how many shops they have exactly but so far I detected three; two in Fukuoka and one in Osaka. This time, we tried the new branch they have in the basement floor (B2F) of Lucua Umeda in Osaka. Shinpu Ramen Osaka Branch Similar to Ippudo and Ramen 101, Shinpu does a red or white bowl of Hakata...

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Japanese Matcha Desserts at Teahouse Yuri [ 茶寮 有里 ] in Osaka

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Teahouse Yuri [ 茶寮 有里 ] in Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Saryou Yuri is a teahouse specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. Teahouse Yuri is located on the 11th Floor of the Daimaru Building in Umeda, Osaka, Japan. Daimaru Umeda is a large department store situated right near JR Osaka Station. This famous department store branch was renovated and re-opened in 2011 and consists of 15 floors. Like in any other department store in Japan, the dining section of Daimaru is located on the top floor of the building (14th floor in that case). However, be aware that Teahouse Yuri is located on the 11th floor (right near the bridal's salon). Saryou...

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Yanoen: a historical Teashop in the middle of Osaka

Yanoen: a historical Teashop in the middle of Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Recently, we discovered a historical teashop and cafe called Yanoen just in the middle of Osaka city. Established as a store in the current location in 1959, and operating as a production and trading tea company since 1836, Yanoen has been run generation after generation by the same family. One of the things that impact the most, it is that this shop is located in a former granary or storehouse (蔵) which was used before the II World War. Luckily, this building was not destroyed by the air raids that collapsed other parts of the city and now it can...

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