English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 11 reviews)
“A gem in Osaka for Sushi”
Last night in Osaka and decided on Sushi Omakase as recommended by my hotel. Amano is near Umeda so had to take the subway and a short walk. We were one of the first to arrive and were seated at the counter. Small sushi counter which filled up as dinner started. We were the only non-Japanese. ... The staff did not speak much of any English but had a list of the fish being served. The omakase course was truly wonderful and service was spot on. The meal was one of our best in Japan (tho all were wonderful). This was a cash only establishment and we paid 21,000 yen which was inexpensive relative to what we would need to pay in NY.
Visited October 2023
“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