English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 10 reviews)
“Amazing dinner! Good value”
An unexpectedly wonderful dinner. I thought that there aren’t many good sashimi restaurants in Osaka but I am pleased to know that I am wrong. The non-sashimi dished such as the soup and appetisers were unique but good. His intense focus on preparing the dishes were a sight. I must say the sashimi... dishes were very well prepared and we enjoyed it very much. The sushi rice was prepared differently from what I had tried in other restaurants and its goes well with the sashimi slices. The Chef was very professional and polite. It is a pity he doesn’t speak English much but he does try to make his guests enjoyed the dishes that he prepared. And yes, he made the effort to see us off and bowed as we walked away. Nowadays you don’t see that much in Michelin starred Japanese restaurants.
Visited April 2019
very nice and very delicious dinner with fresh ingredients in Omakase style. Chefs are great and service is excellent If I come back to osaka I will defenitely go there again.
Visited September 2017
“Amazing Flavors and Value ”
Got a last minute reservation and jumped in a taxi for this tiny elegant little gem of a sushi restaurant. The Omakase was fantastic and had many more courses than a previous one star place in Tokyo I tried a few days before. For 130,000 yen it's a steal. The pictures are not doing this place jus...tice. The sushi chef really understands how to make balanced delicious nigiri which for me is the most important part. His flavors and balance for each piece were perfect. I was amazed by the o-toro, the Uni, and the taragai which is only served in spring. Amazing. The staff was very helpful and even though they don't speak English I had no problems communicating what I needed. They also have a little book they can show you that has English to communicate what you want. I finished the Omakase and could have easily been content at that point. But I had to do two more rounds of the o-toro Uni and Taragai because they were so amazing. They don't take credit card so you need to bring cash. Also they don't take reservations in English at all and may hang up on you so best to have your hotel call them in Japanese. You should take a taxi and even though it says it's hidden in a little alley it's not. It's very obvious and easy to find. Osaka has many very hard to find and small alley places but is right off the Main Street and google maps nailed it's location perfectly. This place easily earns its one star and I wouldn't hesitate to go if your looking for top notch sushi in Osaka.
Visited May 2016
“¥12,000 Michellin Star dinner course”
The premise is rated 1 Michellin star and it was a last min choice having downgraded from no availability on 2 stars and 3 stars. Walkable distance from Fukushima train stop. My dinner course in May was ¥12,000 inclusive of green tea as drinks. They only do dinner and sits max 10 at a time, with a...bout 2 shifts beginning roughly 6pm and the other at 8pm until closing. Website states 6.30pm but the time we got there, other customers were almost done with their meal. We counted 14 dishes that night. On to the food review: the selection of seafood is very unusual and clearly sits at a standard above the normal sushi restaurant. The head chef prepares mainly all the dishes alone with very little help from the other 2 helpers. Ingredients are needless to say absolutely fresh as i believe the head chef spends daylight scouring for the best cuts and preparing them. Btw, he will instruct you on how to take each dish, with either salt, sweet/light soy sauce, wasabi or none and He knows better. I was thoroughly impressed as the unconventional selection continue to elate the tastebuds all throughout the 14 dishes. Perhaps rightfully so at ¥12,000. Mind you even in Jp, you can still find a lot of subpar sushi even if you are at the motherland. Staff were extremely polite and well mannered. The head chef will go out of his way to attend to your needs as shown when we were leaving the sushi bar, he will personally walk you out and bow in gratitude as you walk away. We wanted to take a photo of the restaurant thinking maybe he would have re-entered after walking some 20 meters. As we turned back we were surprised to see him still bowing there!
Visited May 2015
“Great Sushi Experience”
Amano is a small sushi restaurant hidden in a narrow alley in northern Osaka. We wanted to eat in Amano after they gave them their first Michelin Star in 2014 so we asked our Hotel to make a reservation for us (as they don't speak English). Maybe that was the only "scary part" about it, as they wa...rned us that nobody in the restaurant (3-4 workers including chef Amano) speaks English. We decided to go anyways and we didn't regret it. Service was absolutely perfect even with the language limitations. We actually regret not speaking Japanese as chef Amano seemed very nice and talkative and always had a smile for us. He even had some translations written on a piece of paper for us to know which fish we were eating. When our Hotel did the reservation, they also asked if we had any allergies, so everything was under control. The place is the typical sushi restaurant with only 8 seats in front of the chefs bar. Every piece of sushi is cooked in front of you and only a soup and some cooked fish comes out from their small kitchen. Even the weirdest sushi pieces tasted like heaven. We were actually a bit scared as we like sushi but we didn't know if we would be ready for a full sushi experience like that. But we were amazed by all the flavours. We were told that chef Amano worked in a fish shop before and you can see that when tasting his sushi and in the way he prepares the fish. The Set menu was around 110€ each and they also have a great selection of sake (try at least one glass!). If you want to have a real sushi experience, just go! It won't be as expensive as the 3 Michelin Stars ones and you will have Top quality sushi and fish anyways.
Visited April 2015