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“Wakka” in Shinsaibashi

“Wakka” in Shinsaibashi

Drinkers will shed tears of joy: A hidden Izakaya, well-known to those in the know, that serves excellent snacks!

I had dinner at an izakaya (a Japanese pub) in Shinsaibashi called “Wakka”.
It’s an affordable izakaya that’s well-known to those in the know for their meticulously chosen selection of Japanese rice wines and excellently delicious snacks that go well with them!

“Japanese Assorted Sashimi Platter” (¥1780)
It’s a very extravagant platter!

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Wooooooooow, so delicioooouuuus!!
The exceptionally fresh sashimi all had a sweetness to them and were absolutely delicious!

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Draft beer

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

Even their hors d’oeuvre is made without cutting any corners and is overflowing with high-class taste!

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“Potato Salad made with Three Types of Potatoes” (¥420)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
This has a smooth, mellow texture and brings out the best of the potatoes’ sweetness!

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“Fruit Tomato” (¥310), “Bagna Cauda Salad” (¥1000)
They have some select vegetables in their repository!

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
I was surprised at the sweetness of the fruit tomato!
The Bagna Cauda sauce brings out the sweetness of the vegetables to its fullest!

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“Daikon no Karaage (Deep-fried Japanese White Radish)” (¥450)
This is the famous dish of this shop. It seems to be regarded as the must-eat dish if you ever come here(^^

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(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Wooooooooow, so delicioooouuuus!!
T-This is just amazing!!
The daikon within is hotpot daikon so it has been steeped in soup stock. To add to that, the combination with the karaage coating is just miraculously good and I was really surprised!

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Japanese Rice Wine

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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“Flame-grilled Braised Pork Belly” (¥860)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Wooooooooow, so delicioooouuuus!!
The Braised Pork Belly was so soft, almost as if it were melting into your mouth. The outside was very aromatic and the tastiness of the sauce was addicting!

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“Smoked Mackerel” (¥600)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
As you bite into it, you can savor the aroma and flavor of the mackerel spreading inside your mouth!

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Japanese Rice Wine

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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“Lotus Root Dumplings” (¥680)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!

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“Avocado Croquettes with Specialty Camembert Cheese” (¥630)
This is a very special dish with a lot of time and effort put into it!

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(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Wooooooooow, so delicioooouuuus!!
The cream cheese is an unbelievably miraculous match with the smooth avocado!

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Japanese Rice Wine

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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“Imo no Nama Isobe Age (Deep-fried Yam with Green Laver)” (¥680)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
The taste of the green laver is a great match with the mellow sweetness of the yam and it’s delicious~!

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“Chargrilled Broad Beans” (¥500)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
Can’t have enough of this super aromatic taste!

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Japanese Rice Wine

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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“Dashimaki Tamago (Rolled Omelet with Soup Stock)” (¥480)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
The delicious soup stock has fully permeated the eggs. On top of that, the excess soup stock is just so good, you’ll be drinking it to the last drop(^^

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“Thick Chargrilled Asparagus” (¥250)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
The crisp texture feels so fresh, it’s really good!

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“Boiled Red Snapper Head” (¥1080)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
The moan-inducing delicious broth has perfectly steeped into the meat.

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Wine

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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“Young Ginger and Pork Kamameshi (Pot Rice Dish)” (¥850)
I took off the lid, and the aroma of the young ginger spread from the pot!

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Wooooooooow, so delicioooouuuus!!
The sweetness from the pork meat and the flavor of the young ginger has perfectly steeped into the rice!

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“Yakionigiri de Dashi Chazuke (Grilled Rice Ball with Soup Stock Poured onto it)” (¥480)
Breaking apart the rice ball…

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
The soup stock and the aromatic rice are a perfect match!

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“Arita Chicken Oyakodon (Arita Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)” (¥650)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Wooooooooow, so delicioooouuuus!!

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“Cheese Cake with Rice Wine Lees” (¥500)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Delicioooouuuus!!
You can really taste the rice wine lees in it! It’s moderately sweet and just really good~!
I’m so full and so, so, so satisfied!!

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The more I look at the menu, the more I realize that it’s filled with items for drinkers!
They also have a wide selection of wines!

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On the first floor are counter and table seats, and the second floor is a spacious tatami room so you can have a party with lots of people!

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The place is actually very near the Shinsaibashi Subway Station but it’s located at the end of a veeeeeeery narrow, obscure alley. If you don’t know about it, you probably won’t be able to go to it with its really obscure location.
That sense of being like a hidden place also adds to its charm(^^
If you ever want to drink affordable Japanese rice wine and eat really delicious snacks to go with it, I highly recommend this shop!

Information

store Wakka
tel 06-6241-7780
address 1F・2F, 1-3-10, Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 170m from Shinsaibashi Station
opening hours 17:00~25:00
holiday The year-end and New Years season
http://emunodinner.com/8297
Original(Written in Japanese)

Author

M-saburo
M-saburo

Trying out foods for 20 years. In pursuit of "good value", "bargain price", and "make you happy" lunch, has tried about 10,000 shops. Opened a blog, "M's lunch", in May 2005. On average the blog gets 70,000 daily views. Published "M's lunch: Kansai's BEST 100" by Kodansha in 2009. With the theme of "The charismatic blogger speaks: What do trending shops have in common?", has lectured many times at the local chamber of commerce. Regularly appears in Kansai TV's program "Yo-i Don!", and presents "Good Value Lunch".

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