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Kiji Umeda Sky Bldg.
Ranked #14 of 33,042 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

No tables when we arrived (7:30 PM on a rainy Tuesday) but the owner came over and greeted us in English. No English menu, but he asked us what we liked (we told him about seafood allergy) and he ordered for us. We got a table about 5 minutes later. When food came a few minutes later it was delicious, and we ordered more. Small, authentic Japanese, inexpensive, friendly, delicious. Cash only.

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3  Thank jsm007
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I went to this restaurant after being told it was one of the best okonomiyaki places in Osaka.
I went on a Saturday night, and had to wait in line about 50 minutes before being seated. Because okonomiyaki takes a while to cook, they take your order and start cooking while you're in line. There is no English menu and the explanations given are minimal. By the time you get to your table, the okonomiyaki is almost ready to be brought out to eat.
The okonomiyaki was okay, but nothing special. We felt a bit rushed, as the restaurant was really busy, so ate quickly and left. The staff were friendly, and service was good, but for me, the food isn't worth waiting close to an hour for.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Really excellent dining experience. There were 8 people in front of us in the queue at 2pm on a Saturday, which I found wasn't too bad at all. Everyone in the team showed teamwork and really made an effort to ensure you enjoyed your food. Very entertaining too. The okonomoyaki were all very delicious. The ingredients were all very fresh too. Thanks for a great meal!

1  Thank Kento1985
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This place was a bit hard to find inside the Fun Fun Plaza (where the Umeda Sky Building is) but with the help of the lady from the post office, we managed to locate this popular restaurant. We went there before noon time hoping it'd be less busy but still had to wait about 30mins. No English menu and we ordered one shrimp Okonomiyaki and one pork (turned out it was bacon) based on the Chef's recommendations. The chef was very friendly and took the initiative to take pictures for us even though he was pretty swamped (only 3 staff working, including himself). We sat in front of the bar table so we got to see how the Okonomiyaki were made, which would be a nice experience for first-timers. Services were great considering they only had one waitress working on the floor yet she was attentive enough to give me a napkin to cover my handbag on my lap.

It was the first Okonomiyaki place we'd been to in Osaka so we couldn't really compare the difference in terms of the food quality but I'd say it was a good choice for a quick meal if you happened to be in the area of Umeda Sky Building. We saw a lot of local Japanese eating there so it was comforting to know that it wasn't one of those "touristy" restaurants.

Hope our pictures of the front door would help those who are looking to find this restaurant (there is no English nor pictures of the food outside the shop). Enjoy!

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1  Thank SunshineCookie
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The food was great and the staff is very friendly. There was a long wait and it was totally worth it.

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