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“Obata” in Kitashinchi

“Obata” in Kitashinchi

This tempura-only restaurant features a piping-hot, freshly-fried sea eel combo that's worth every yen!

Today I enjoyed lunch at a tempura shop in Kitashinchi called “Obata”.
Their lunch menu consists of a rice bowl combo featuring one of three different kinds of tempura, or a special tempura gozen set if you order in advance.

Anago Bowl (1000 yen)
I watched from my seat at the counter as the master of the restaurant fried an entire eel to perfection, sliced it into four equal pieces, and carefully laid them onto a bed of rice, topping the dish with a lightly fried egg yolk.

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I opened the egg and let the yolk drizzle over the fried eel…

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(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

It was soooo goood!!
The rice was cooked to absolute perfection, the eel was piping hot, and the lightly-seasoned tempura sauce complimented everything wonderfully!
It was clearly obvious that this eel was a cut above the rest— a fact this bowl showcased perfectly!

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As you can see, the lunch comes with three different side dishes, including a salad with onion dressing, pickled vegetables, and miso soup.

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It even comes with sherbet for desert, and all for only 1000 yen. What a bargain!

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This very cozy establishment is run by a friendly gentlemen and two very kind and attentive ladies.
A steady stream of customers kept filing in, and in no time at all, every seat was full!
If you’re looking for an inexpensive lunch and have a craving for tempura, this is the place to go!

Information

store Obata
tel 06-6343-1038
address Sonesaki Building 2F, 1-3-36, Dojima, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 266m from Kitashinchi Station
opening hours [Mon.-Fri.] 11:30~14:00 , 18:00~22:00 [Sat.] 18:00~22:00
holiday Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New Year seasons and during the Bon vacation (Contact by phone for other holidays)
http://emunoranchi.com/7263
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".

http://emunoranchi.com
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