“Obata” in Kitashinchi
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.
I opened the egg and let the yolk drizzle over the fried eel…
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!
As you can see, the lunch comes with three different side dishes, including a salad with onion dressing, pickled vegetables, and miso soup.
It even comes with sherbet for desert, and all for only 1000 yen. What a bargain!
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!
|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)|