What is “Yoshoku” commonly seen in Japan?

What is "Yōshoku," a type of Western cuisine unique to Japan?

When walking around cities in Japan, you often see restaurants labeled with "Yōshoku," but what exactly is "Yōshoku"? What types of dishes does it include? This time, we will introduce four representative Yōshoku restaurants along the Nankai line.

Minami Jiyuuken

Walk into the shopping street full of the atmosphere of the retro Showa era, and find this unique restaurant with a large and cute sign that shows us what’s best to eat here.

Open more than 100 years ago, the omelet rice and shrimp fries are made by rice cooked by traditional cooking pots and fresh ingredients brought to the restaurant in the morning.

How about trying this great Japanese menu?

Osaka, Osaka, Nishinari, Taishi, 1-11-5
Opening Hours
11:30 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
How to go
7 min walk from Shin-Imamiya sta., Nankai Railways
5 min walk from Shin-Imamiya-Ekimae, Hankai Tramway

Kama Kettle Rice and Western Cuisine Yamachan

Located just a short walk from SHICHIDŌ Station, "Kama Kettle Rice and Western Cuisine Yamachan" is a Western-style restaurant. Its logo combines omurice and a kettle, with a large kettle being its landmark.

The spacious and cozy interior, themed with wood, welcomes guests warmly. The lighting, reflecting the owner's dedication, pays homage to Sakai City's specialty, bicycles.

The signature dish at Yamachan is the "Flying Omurice." In the open kitchen, the owner's skillful pan handling makes the omelette fly in the air.

What complements the Western cuisine is the piping hot white rice cooked in the kettle that day. From the miso soup and soup of the day to the dressing for the vegetable salad, everything is homemade. Each dish reflects the owner's desire to serve healthy cuisine.

2-131-5 Sanbocho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka
Opening Hours
Lunch 11:00–14:30 (Last order 14:00)
Dinner 17:30–22:00 (Last order 21:30)
Mondays and the 4th Tuesday for dinner
How to go
1 min walk from SHICHIDŌ sta., Nankai Railways

Kissa Matsutake

Just a 4-minute walk from Namba Station, you'll find "Kissa Matsutake", marked by the pine and bamboo in front of the shop. This retro-style café offers a menu of nostalgic coffeehouse classics in a vintage setting.

Inside, you'll find hand-written signs and retro glassware, showcasing the staff's attention to detail in every aspect.

Step into a nostalgic space where East meets West, and lose track of time while enjoying a leisurely break at Kissa Matsutake. It opens at 8:00 AM, so it's perfect for enjoying a morning treat.

3-7-20 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hours
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last Order: 8:30 PM)
How to go
4 min walk from Namba sta., Nankai Railways

Fraser Residence Nankai, Osaka

This restaurant is near Namba Station, which is located in the 1st floor of the hotel " Fraser Residence Osaka"

The interior is retro, feeling likes an old-fashioned coffee shop in Japan.

"Oriental Rice" is recommendend for lunch. Japanese style western dishes are cooked with low-temperature, either.

A new dining place is located in Namba where you can have breakfast or drink alcohol in the evening.
Please come and visit it.

1F, Fraser Residence Nankai, Osaka, 1-17-11 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Opening Hours
Morning 7:00~10:30
Lunch 11:30~15:00
Dinner 15:00~22:30
New year holiday season
How to go
2 min walk from Namba sta., Nankai Railways