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2-3-14 Koraibashi, Osaka 541-0043, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6231-5561
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked lunch here well in advance. We got seats at the counter at 1130 am. Maybe it was a special way of service for lunch. The chef made all the various tempura pieces at once and served them. That was unusual because it took time to eat them and by the time you were eating the third piece, every... More 

Thank gourmetlee
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Very very good tempura, and they also serve the impressive 鯛 tai-steam rice. Chef prepared our tempura piece by piece and you can taste and feel the art in tempura cooking. Must go! We asked our hotel to book for us and they have a cancellation penalty, not a problem for us as it can't be missed.

Thank Kenny L
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

In my opinion, this is not worth the fixed menu price of $90/person (no drinks). It tasted like almost like most other tempura we tasted in Japan and the bream fish and rice was fine. Locals appear to order from a different pink menu, maybe the fixed menu is the issue.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Arrived at the restaurant but found out that the 5 star hotel that we stayed in (which shall remain nameless!) booked the wrong restaurant!! Fortunately, they had space for the two of us. We went for the full menu and it was FANTASTIC!!! Delicate tempura eaten with salt so that one can taste the original flavours. Batter was really delicate... More 

Thank Michael C
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305 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Unassuming and low key..2 michelin star original osaka style tempura with the famous bream rice. 4th generation chef prepares individual pieces of tempura lightly battered taken with baked salt instead of sauce. The bream rice is also great. Downed with kirin lager a great treat! No fancy decor or style like other michelin star places..just plain honest great cooking.

Thank Idris A
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We got there in 4 different taxis and none of them knew the exact location! They brought us to a private room on 2nd floor, no service no tea no drinks..we waited..when all parties arrived, we asked to sit at counter instead. Chef greeted us with simple english and we ordered omakase. The tempura were just soso,shrimp not fresh and... More 

Thank Minna1228
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Yotaro Honten is a favorite of the locals and after dining here, we can easily understand why that is so! The tempura chefs prepare your meal as you sit on the counter, similar to a sushi bar. They prepare the vegetables and seafood with expertise and we found it interesting how they painstakingly prepared each course for their seated guests.... More 

1 Thank Elnakaz1
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This restaurant can easily be overlooked, as it has a plain Kanji name sign outside, no menus or price lists etc.. It does not have much advertisement and seems to live from word of mouth. I went there on recommendation from a Japanese friend and it was an excellent choice. I was there over lunch time and took the tempura... More 

1 Thank reinh10
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

This restaurant is located inside Dairmaru Main Building in Shinsaibashi area. It is a 2-Michelin star Restaurant. Service here is good. They provide a coat rack for us to hang our jackets. The tempura were delivered once they are cooked. The best is the sea bream rice which is quite unforgettable. Will come back again. Need to book in advance... More 

Thank Noo2012
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I had my hotel book this restaurant based on all the reviews and the other Michelin restaurants were booked up. Although this was a tempura bar we wer ushered to an upstairs room next to the toilet and no heater. We quickly realized that this was where they sent unassuming tourists who would think that they would not know any... More 

1 Thank Pres48

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  • Address: 2-3-14 Koraibashi, Osaka 541-0043, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6231-5561

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