Updated: November 06, 2018
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Kani Doraku: Your Only Choice For Enjoying Crabs In Japan!

King of the winter foods, crab is a popular ingredient which is eaten all over the world, including Japan of course. If you would like to try some Japanese-style crab dishes, you should try "Kani Doraku". Kani Doraku is the biggest and the most famous crab restaurant in Japan. Here's what you should get and where to find it.

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"Kani Doraku"(かに道楽)

"Kani Doraku" is the most well-known crab restaurant in Japan. Founded in Osaka in 1960, Kani Doraku has been running the top of all crab restaurants.

Recently, among foreigners, Kani Doraku is famous for its unique moving signboard, which is now a distinctive feature of Dotonbori, Osaka. Not only Japanese but many tourists from around the world visit Kani Doraku and take photos of the famous signboard.

The original restaurant of Kani Doraku is located in Dotonbori, Osaka but Kani Doraku has many branches in many big cities in Japan.

Kani Doraku's Many Locations

Osaka Area

In the Osaka area, there are 5 Kani Doraku you can go to. It is quite astonishing that 3 of 5 restaurants are located on the sides of Dotonbori! There are no differences in what they serve.

Tokyo Area

Shinjuku Honten, Kani Doraku's main restaurant in Tokyo, is located in the center of Tokyo. There are 10 restaurants in total in Tokyo and 13 restaurants in the Kanto region.

Enjoy the ultimate Japanese crab dishes!

"Kanisuki/Kani nabe"(かにすき/かに鍋)

Their signature dish is the "Kanisuki", which is easily translated as crab hot pot. Kani Doraku is actually at the origin of all "kanisuki".

The ingredients and flavour are quite simple, yet mesmerizingly delicious.

3,600 yen/person (without tax)

Kani Shabu(かにしゃぶ)

"Shabu shabu" is a very popular dish among tourists visiting Japan. As stated earlier, although it is such a simple dish, people always seem to be amazed at how beautifully the flavours come together to create this magically addictive dish!

At Kani Doraku, instead of pork or beef, you can have it with crab legs and it's simply sublime.

4,400 yen/person(without tax)

Adding extras for your Kanisuki/Kani Shabu

<Price> (without tax)
Additional crabs 2,800 yen
Additional crab legs for Kani Shabu 3,700 yen
Additional vegetables each 1,000 yen
Zosui 500 yen
Udon 300 yen

Other unique crab dishes you can only have in Kani Doraku!

Kani Sushi(かに寿司)

Kani Doraku offers different types of kani sushi such as raw, boiled, zuwaigani(zuwai crab) and so on. They also have some sushi assortments for the ones who want to try all kinds!

2,000 yen(without tax)

Kani Sashi, Crab sashimi(かに刺し)

Have you ever had crab sashimi? Since Kani Doraku offers only fresh crabs, you can even enjoy them in sashimi style. The taste is astonishing!

1,500 yen(without tax)

Kani Tempura(かに天ぷら)

Kani Doraku even offers crabs in tempura! The soft gently fried crabs are extremely delicious! It's definitely worth a try!

1,800 yen(without tax)

"Kani Doraku" is one of the crab restaurants you definitely need to try while you're here!

When you want to have some crabs in Japan, our recommendation is "Kani Doraku". They offer traditional crab dishes with great quality throughout the year.

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