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“Tomarigi” in Higobashi

“Tomarigi” in Higobashi

An izakaya bar that generates a queue even in the afternoon

I went to “Tomarigi”, a izakaya bar in Higobashi for lunch today.

This izakaya bar only has a counter and is situated on the north-west side of the Higobashi crossroads. Come here around 12 midday and you will be met with a long queue!
The lunchtime menu consists of only 2 items – ‘Oyakodon’ (Chicken and egg on rice), and ‘Gyusukidon’ (Beef and onions on rice). I couldn’t choose which one to order as they both sounded great, but as I fancied eating egg I ordered the Oyakodon.
The texture of the egg was soft, fluffy, and self-cooked – just the way I like it!



The deliciously fluffy egg was seasoned with an amazing soup!



You can choose between nyumen noodles and somen noodles. I went for the nyumen noodles, but it was the soup that amazed me. It had such a fine and rich taste – just how I like it!
You can have a large portion of rice for no extra fee, and you can have as many nyumen noodles as you eat for free. The price of this amazing Oyakodon set is a mere 780 yen!



I’d like to come here in the evening and eat Oden.



The izakaya bar is very small with a counter that can only seat 15 customers. This is probably why it quickly gets full during lunchtimes.
I arrived at the izakaya bar at around 2:00pm, so there were only a few other customers.
The store is open for lunch from 11:00am ~ 3:00pm. As it is quite a long time, I’d recommend you to visit outside of the rush hour!


store Tomarigi
tel 06-6445-0039
address Koufuku Building Annex 1F, 1-1-2, Tosabori, Nishi-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 159m from Higobashi Station
opening hours 11:00~15:00 , 17:30~26:00
holiday Sundays and National holidays
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".