Osaka’s specialties include takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and then kushikatsu (skewered cutlets). Here are five selected restaurants that specialize in kushikatsu that offer all-you-can-eat menus at Shinsekai, where well-established restaurants are located in Osaka.
The Kushikatsu Baikingu Daitoryo, Where You Can Fry Your Own and Choose from Seven Sauces
With the all-you-can-eat course (a 60-minute course with prices: ¥1,080 during lunch and ¥1,620 at dinner time on weekdays and ¥1,296 during lunch and ¥1,620 during dinner on weekends), you can enjoy over 30 types of kushikatsu at Kushikatsu Baikingu Daitoryo. At this restaurant, you can choose your favorite kushikatsu and fry as much as you want in the fryer in front of you. This place can be enjoyed by a wide variety of people from those accompanied by children to those holding parties. A salad bar is also available for those who lack vegetables from their diet and those who want to freshen their mouth, and there is a variety of dressings to choose from!
Starting with the special kushikatsu sauce that prohibits double dipping, there are six different types of sauces that go well with kushikatsu. Enjoy your own kushikatsu with the various sauces including wasabi, cheese, and the Japanese-style grated radish ponzu sauce!
A Variety of Original Kushikatsu! Kushikatsu Doteyaki Ichiban
At Kushikatsu Doteyaki Ichiban, you can enjoy kushikatsu 24 hours a day whenever you want to eat. It has been featured in many TV programs, newspapers, and magazines. This restaurant boasts the biggest store size in the Shinsekai area. The delicious kushikatsu that has been prepared in the food stalls can enjoyed with the sweet sauce. From the all-you-can-eat menu, there are the 90-minute course (¥1,680) and the 120-minute course (¥3,200) and you can help yourself to as many servings of 12 different dishes a la carte.
Besides the standard menu, there are original dishes that uses seasonal and fresh ingredients including salmon and cream cheese, and herbed silago wrapped in bacon. The "everything crab" menu also has been added so try not only their kushikatsu but also savor on seafood as well!
Enjoy Kushikatsu Inside a Wagon! The Very Stylish Shinsekai Oyaji no Kushiya Shinsekai Main Store
Everything, from the coating, oil, sauce, to the ingredients have been carefully selected at the Shinsekai Oyaji no Kushiya Shinsekai Main Store. They select domestic vegetables and offer organic vegetables from contract farmers and cut meats in sizes that are easy to eat. The combination ratio of the healthy vegetable oils and flavorful animal oils has been pursued to prevent heartburn and their juicy kushikatsu that fries crisp is the secret of their popularity!
The selling points of this restaurant are the stylish atmosphere and interior design and the reggae music that is played inside. The first floor has an Asian feel and is spacious. The second floor gives an exotic atmosphere with its red walls and has sunken kotatsu on the window side tables. The landmark is the wagon on the first floor and dining inside the wagon requires reservations so reserve ahead of time if you want to visit.
You Can Even Cook Your Own Takoyaki! Kushikatsu Takoyaki Aji-no Daimaru
At this restaurant, not only can you eat 30 types of kushikatsu but also the specialty, Daimaru’s Takoyaki as much as you want in their course menu! If you make reservations beforehand, you do the cooking yourself and make takoyaki from 14 different ingredients. While enjoying the authentic freshly fried kushikatsu, you can have a good time with everyone while cooking takoyaki. The 30 types of kushikatsu and takoyaki all-you-can-eat course is 60 minutes for ¥1,500 and 90 minutes for ¥2,000.
The “The Hot Pot Course Where You Choose from Jjigae Hot Pot, Motsu Hot Pot, and Tomato Hot Pot” has been newly added to their menu that is only available during the winter season. You can choose from three types of hot pots and can enjoy nine local Osaka specialties including kushikatsu and takoyaki. The all-you-can-eat is ¥3,500 per person so it is the perfect plan for drinking parties and banquets.
Bigger Than the Usual Size! Enjoy Huge Kushikatsu at Nihonichi no Kushikatsu Yokozuna Shinsekai Main Store
You can enjoy huge kushikatsu including the extra-large sirloin kushikatsu and the black Iberian pork boned rib kushikatsu at Nihonichi no Kushikatsu Yokozuna. Their kushikatsu is three times bigger than the usual size and lives up to their name as being number one in Japan! Besides eating kushikatsu at their all-you-can-eat course, there are other courses where you can eat motsu hot pot and tuna so it is definitely worth going here!
Besides their huge sized kushikatsu that is number one in Japan, there are other dishes that has huge servings. They offer large platter dishes that surely has a big visual impact including their yakisoba that is ten times bigger than the normal serving, karaage (fried chicken), sara udon, and edamame beans!
What did you think? Isn’t it a luxury to enjoy Osaka’s specialty, kushikatsu as much as you want? There are dishes for a la carte besides kushikatsu so you can freshen your mouth and you can enjoy a wide variety of Osaka’s specialties. If you plan to visit Shinsekai, visit one of the restaurants introduced above!