Downtown Osaka"Shin Imamiya Area"Vol3. Sento＆Walking
Locals favorite Kushikatsu, Hormone, Okonomiyaki, Western and Foreign food
Local specialties are necessary for sightseeing
Kushikatsu is a speciality of Shin Sekai that is a must eat in Osaka – the city of “Kuidaore (eat until you fall)”.
Kushikatsu is a Japanese gourmet that is made by sticking meat and vegetables on a skewer, battering it, and fried it in oil. Ingredients and eating styles may differ depending on the region.
The most famous birth story of Kushikatsu is that it was born in Shin Sekai, where Tsutenkaku is located, from the late Taisho era to the early Showa era.
First Kushikatsu in Osaka
Kushikatsu Darma was founded in 1929 as a small private store in the so-called “Shin Sekai" where Tsutenkaku, the famous landmark of Osaka, is located.
At the time, there were many manual workers in Osaka, so the first store master came up with this meal on sticks so that the workers can eat in a short time, and made the batter thick so that it kept them satisfied for a long time.
New and Clean
"Kushikatsu Oji Janjan Yokocho Store" opened in April 2020. It is a Kushikatsu restaurant in Shin Sekai "Janjan Yokocho".
The interior of the store is spacious and accommodates a wide range of seats, from couples to table seats where families with children can sit. The menu can be ordered not only individually but also as set menus.
It is a new kushikatsu restaurant that we can highly recommend.
Before WW2, there was a slaughterhouse near Shin-Imamiya. First, offal of beef and pork were “horu (thrown away)", but later they were processed and eaten as ingredients of delicious meals. The etymology of "hormone" is famously derived from “horu mone (things thrown away)", but there are various other theories.
Delicious and cheap! Popular Standing Bar
Around 1983, the store started in the same place as it is now. The reason why the owner opened a store here is because it is a place where there are full of jobs. “I was able to open a store at about half the cost of Namba and downtown”, says the owner. Most of the customers at that time were workers. It seems that everyone was coming home from work.
Nowadays, young people are coming in more often, so it may be a little difficult for regular customers to enter. However, I will not refuse wh0 comes. We welcome anyone without any distinction.
Hormone store by wholesaler
"Horumon Teppanyaki Stand Hanako" is a popular restaurant with a bright and clean atmosphere that is easy for women to enter, with a red sign as a landmark. The shop is a stand, so it's a good idea to stop by when you feel like you want to have a drink. In addition to grilled hormones, "motsuni" and "kasu udon" are also popular.
Some people stop by for dinner.
"Nishinari area" of Osaka, is famous as an area where you can enjoy deep Osaka. Walk along the unique and interesting shops and inns, and you can enjoy deep Osaka culture that you can never experience in other areas.
In addition to the hormone stores, the Nishinari area is lined with long-established delicious stores that welcome visitors in a retro atmosphere.
Taste with a tradition of 100 years Western restaurant older that Tsutenkaku
"Minamijiyuken" was founded in 1921 and serves traditional special omelet rice that has continued for three generations! Why don't you go to a Western-style restaurant that lets you feel like you have traveled back in time to the Showa era? You can enjoy old-fashioned tastes such as omelet rice, curry rice, fried shrimp and hamburger steak, which are popular and have been carefully preserved since their founding.
The Most old Okonomiyaki store in Shin-Sekai established 70 years ago
Founded in 1951, "Usagiya". is a long-established okonomiyaki restaurant. This shop is a famous okonomiyaki restaurant that has long been loved in the Shinsekai area. They continue to preserve the traditional taste that has not changed since their establishment. The menu called "Usoyaki" is also popular at this shop. This "Usoyaki" is a mixture of yakisoba and yaki udon, and is a menu with plenty of humor that is typical of Osaka. Please try it with traditional okonomiyaki!
"Shin-Imamiya" is easily accessible from Kansai Airport, and is a popular place for foreigners as it has many tourist attractions, Tsutenkaku, and low-priced guesthouses. It is also an area with many foreign residents.
Authentic Taiwanese food stall taste
"Tapioka Center" serves the taste of authentic Taiwanese food stalls in Shin Sekai. Once you step inside the store, you will find the world of local Taiwanese food stalls. In addition to tapioca drinks and fried chicken, there are street foods that are hard to taste in Japan. The store manager's recommended menu is "Small sausage in large intestine", a rice-dog made with Taiwanese sausages and vegetables such as cucumber and zha cai.It's sandwiched between glutinous rice.
It’s so delicious that you'll surely be addicted. Sales are only advance reservations.
Bread kneaded with beets
A store specializing in Vietnamese sandwich "Binh Me". Three types of plenty & healthy Binh Me are available. Plenty of vegetables are in with meat, eggs and coriander on bread colored pink using vegetable beets. It is famous as a fast food for the common people in Vietnam.
The guest house "THE PAX" is open on the 2nd and 3rd floor, and there are dormitories and private rooms. (Kitchen, bathroom, shower shared) Enjoy the indoor space like a stage.
A retro pure coffee shop right under Tsutenkaku!
"Cafe Doremi", founded in 1967, has been operating in this place for over 50 years, with a green striped tent at the foot of Tsutenkaku, the symbol of Osaka Shin-Sekai.
Expectations will grow when you see the retro atmosphere of the exterior, the interior of the store, and the showcase at the entrance where product samples are lined up. You can't miss the royal road "hot cake" at the coffee shop, and the popular menu "Prince Royal" with lots of sweets and pudding on the sweets glass.
The location of docomo CM starring Issei Takahashi!
"Cafe Brother" on Tsutenkaku Boulevard is a small coffee shop with a frontage that you might inadvertently pass by, but you will be attracted to the showcase where the product samples at the entrance are lined up. Inside the store is a relaxing retro space with small tables lined up.
The menu includes light meals such as omelet rice and curry rice, as well as desserts such as pancakes. This is the location of NTT DoCoMo's commercial, and the sign of "Issei Takahashi" who was appearing is displayed.
Photos / Shin-Imamiya Wonderland, Hormone Marufuku
Articles / Shin-Imamiya Wonderland
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