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“Raffinato” in Uehonmachi

“Raffinato” in Uehonmachi

An affordable buffet lunch at a hidden restaurant found in Osaka International House!

For today’s lunch, we visited restaurant “Raffinato” found in the Osaka International House at Uehonmachi.

The lunch at this restaurant comes with one main dish you select, and an all-you-can-eat buffet for the rest of the meal!
Since there were so many choices for the main dish, it took a while to make a decision…
“Shrimp Fry Tartar Sauce” (1700 yen)
When you cover a large, thick and impressive shrimp fry with tartar sauce,


The thick shrimp was juicy and chewy, its “umami” taste matching perfectly with the “umami” of the tartar!


All-you-can-eat buffet


It has a gentle taste you can never get enough of!


While the soft drinks were all-you-can-drink, and the deserts were all-you-can-eat, I decided to slow myself down since I had work after this 🙂





It’s very nice that if you order the lunch at this store, everything automatically becomes all-you-can-eat!



There are so many choices for the main dish that it was hard to decide.
The store was bright and spacious, creating a space to enjoy a comfortable and elegant meal.
While I have visited this Osaka International House various times, I had no idea that such a wonderful restaurant existed.
It is a restaurant I strongly recommend, when you want to take your time eating a satisfying and delicious meal!


store Raffinato
tel 06-6773-8181
address Hotel International House Osaka, 6-1-55, Uehommachi, Tennoji-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
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transport 487m from Osaka Uehonmachi Station
opening hours (Lunch) 11:00~14:00 (Cafe) 14:00〜16:00 (Sundays) 17:00〜20:00
holiday Irregular
Original(Written in Japanese)



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".