English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 17 reviews)
“Accidental find - love this place!”
Excellent service with impeccable service. We are out looking for another restaurant, could not find it and decided to check out Asai Togei. The food was amazing. The service impeccable as the owner chef assigned a fluent English speaker to explain all about their serving to us. The other serving S...taff were attentive too, replenishing our tea with asking and super hospitable. We will definitely recommend Asai Togei to our friends and revisit when we are in Osaka next time.
Visited May 2018
“Incredible food, worth every penny!”
Asai Togei in Shinsaibashi = Seriously amazing! The food here is an Okinawan (or more accurately, Yonaguni Island) influenced Osakan kaiseki (Japanese haute-cuisine). It is, look at your wife after every first bite of a dish and say, “Holy crap, that’s awesome!” level good. The hospitality was abo...ve and beyond. My daughter was sleeping in her stroller when we arrived and one of the staff members carried her IN THE STROLLER! up two flights of stairs without waking her. The head chef and owner Kousei Togei made time to come upstairs to speak with us after our meal. He was so friendly and answered all of our questions about the dishes. He said that their approach to Kaiseki is to offer the best quality food possible, without all of the frills (gold leaf everything, kimonos on all the staff, etc.) allowing them to keep the prices down (read: value for your money), but the food quality as good as kaiseki restaurants that you might find in Kyoto or Tokyo. They are open for lunch and dinner with multiple different courses available at different price points, including one that focuses on Donan wagyu, a brand of wagyu from Chef Togei’s hometown in Yonaguni Island. Lunch courses start at ¥3500 and dinner courses start at around ¥8000. While more expensive than your average okonomiyaki or sushi dinner, the price is well worth it for the chance to eat and experience some of the most amazing food Japan has to offer. They have an English menu available and some English speaking staff that can help explain all the dishes and answer any questions that you may have. If you want to treat yourself to an incredible culinary experience while you’re in Osaka, this would be the place to do it.
Visited March 2018
Hidden behind some typical white curtains in front of restaurants, the restaurant looks humble and authentic. Indeed, the main chef here, Togei Kousei, has well over 20 years of experience under his belt, he had 9 persons in the kitchen that night. 10 courses of fine japanese cuisine, that were quit...e amazing to the eye and to the palate. They do not speak English but using a translator was all we needed. With roughly 100 dollars per person, it is a bargain and as we should all treat ourselves once in a while, you can offer a proper visit of japanese culinary prowess if you are in Osaka. We had a blast.
Visited July 2016