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Tetsutaro Umeda Nakazakicho Store

Tetsutaro Umeda Nakazakicho Store

Hot tempura fresh out of the fryer just 800 yen for all you can fit in your bowl! This tendon (tempura rice bowl) lunch will leave you very satisfied for an amazingly low price!

For today’s lunch I went to the “Tetsutaro Umeda Nakazakicho Store” izakaya (Japanese gastropub) in Umeda.
This seafood izakaya just opened the other day, but when I heard that they started a lunch special that is such an amazing deal I didn’t waste any time checking it out!
Amazingly, this tempura rice bowl lunch allows you to fill your bowl as full as you can of their 15 freshly-fried hot tempura for only 800 yen!
For this lunch deal you serve yourself from the array of tempura, and pick as much of the tempura dipping sauce, green tea powder salt, curry salt, miso soup, and Japanese pickles as you like.
“Tendon Lunch” (800 Yen) “Shrimp Tempura” (100 Yen) “Conger Eel Tempura” (100 Yen)
This glorious, heaping tempura rice bowl has one of each of the 15 types of tempura included with the all you can fit on your plate deal, along with 2 pieces of shrimp and one pice of the conger eel for a total of 18 types of tempura all piled up!


Along with the 15 types of tempura in the all you can fit special, this filling bowl also has two pieces of shrimp tempura for 100 yen each and one big, thick, round piece of conger eel added to it!
Today I happened to get a coupon for one free shrimp tempura, so it came to exactly 1000 yen!


 Wow, this is so good!
It’s easy to eat a lot because the batter is so tender and crispy and yet not too oily!
The big, thick conger eel tempura is soft and oh so delicious!
I can’t believe it’s only 100 yen!


If you open up the soft-boiled eggs, you can see the thick egg yolk running out.


Mmmm, delicious!
It tastes amazing along with the tempura and the rice.
I ate so much that I felt like I was about to explode, but I finished the entire tempura rice bowl and felt incredibly satisfied! 





Luckily, I got one of the coupons they were handing out for one free shrimp tempura ( ^ ^
You just pay for everything up front and get a bowl of rice. It is then self-service to pile that bowl high with your favorite tempura.  


All these tempura are included. Just pile as many as you can on your rice! 


You can add as much tempura dipping sauce, green tea powder salt, and curry salt as you like. The Japanese pickles and miso soup are also self-service.  



This spacious and clean restaurant is located right by the JR railway in Nakazakanishi, close to Umeda.
If you want to get completely stuffed on amazing tempura make sure you give this place a try ( ^ ^


store Tetsutaro Umeda Nakazakicho Store
tel 06-4802-0303
address 3-3-15, Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
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transport 335m from Nakazakicho Station
opening hours [Mon.-Fri.] 11:30~14:00 , 17:00~24:00 [Sat.-Sun. and National holidays] 17:00~24:00
holiday Irregular
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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".