Kasetaniya 1956-2018 [closed] 綛谷屋酒店

  by Matt Kaufman. All photos by Ross Randles Everyday from Monday to Saturday, at around 4:30, with the exception of Sunday and national holidays, Seinosuke Kasetani, 94 and Toshiko Kasetani, 83, can be seen outside preparing to open their liquor shop, Kasetaniya Saketen, which has been in the neighborhood since 1956 on the cornerContinue reading “Kasetaniya 1956-2018 [closed] 綛谷屋酒店”

Stand Takachiho スタンド 高千穂

Stand Takachiho is a popular little spot at the end of the Sanno Shotengai that attracts a mixed crowd of all ages. It’s a family owned business run by a delightful purple haired mama in her 80s. I was surprised that Takahiro has only been in business for two years. It seems like it hasContinue reading “Stand Takachiho スタンド 高千穂”

Hitomi Saketen 人見酒店 in Ebie

I’ve been meaning to come to this place in Ebie for 3-4 years. It was closed the first rime I went with a few friends after drinking around Noda Hanshin Station. Went there the other day and it was fantastic! 300 yen Kirin beer (not happoshu) in a nice sized glass. Chuhai and shochu onlyContinue reading “Hitomi Saketen 人見酒店 in Ebie”

Ichifuku (Takoyaki/Ikayaki) 一富久 Destination Hanazono Part 2

Address:大阪府 大阪市西成区 花園南 1-9-31  Osaka-shi Nishinari-ku Hanazono 1-9-13 Tel: 06-6657-0225 Open: Wednesday to Sunday. 11;00-19:30. Open on National Holidays. Closed Mon, Tues Nearest Station; Hanazono Station Exit 3-B (5 minutes) Nankai Tengachaya West Exit 10 minutes Type: Takoyaki, Ikayaki Founded: 1958 Beer: Asahi Super Dry Can ¥300 yen with set.   On my second visitContinue reading “Ichifuku (Takoyaki/Ikayaki) 一富久 Destination Hanazono Part 2”

DESTINATION HANAZONO (Part I)

Tamayu Ramen Tengaiten (タマユラメン天外天) AKA 博多ラーメン天外天 Address: 大阪府大阪市西成区松1-2-13  Osaka-shi Nishinari-ku Matsu 1-2-13 Open: Everyday from 11;30-14:00,  18:00-05:00) Nearest Station; Hanazono Station Exit 3-B (5 minutes) Nankai Tengachaya West Exit 6 minutes Type: Chinese Restaurant Founded: ? Beer: Asahi Super Dry Medium Bottle: 500 yen       I decided to set off in search of the legendaryContinue reading “DESTINATION HANAZONO (Part I)”

Tunnel Yokocho Nishi Kujo

 1.30.17 Tunnel Yokocho トネル横丁(tunnel alley) is home to six bars and restaurants, three on each side of a narrow passageway that runs through a building across the street from Nishi Kujo Station on the Loop Line. Tunnel Yokocho was named after the nearby Ajigawa Ito (aka Ajigawa Tunnel) which was completed in 1944. Ajigawa TunnelContinue reading “Tunnel Yokocho Nishi Kujo”

Kuise Station (Hyogo) & Chibune Station (Osaka)

12.30.2017 I took the train from Hanshin Namba (which I had no idea existed until today), towards Amagasaki and changed trains for the Umeda line at Daimotsu.  I got off one stop later at Kuise Station. The entire ride took 20 minutes, much shorter than expected, but I managed to finish reading Suicide Casanova, aContinue reading “Kuise Station (Hyogo) & Chibune Station (Osaka)”

Kimuraya きむらや@ Kyobashi

大阪府 大阪市都島区 東野田町 2-8-28 Osaka-shi Miyakojima-Ku Higashi Noda Machi 2-8-28.  Open 17:00-24:00. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. Price range ¥1,000-¥1,999Draft beer price: ¥350.  Bottled Beer price: N/A.Gyu Misuji Steak. ¥400 Rasberry Chuhai ¥300.  

Mukai Saketen 向井酒店

Visited Mukai Saketen, an 80 year old tachinomiya near Temmabashi. Fantastic old relic. They have a 70 year old sake poster of a geisha on the wall. Like drinking in a museum. I noticed an interesting plant. The mama told me it was wasabi. They grow their own. Get out at JR Temmabashi or OgimachiContinue reading “Mukai Saketen 向井酒店”

Susumu すすむ Standing Yakiniku @ Temmabashi

Had the best yakiniku meal at SUSUMU in Temmabashi. The first place I’ve been to that serves LAMBCHOP (¥500) in Japan. Everything was delicious. I also enjoyed YEBISU CREAMY TOP on tap. Good beer. While I was there two young ladies from Singapore came in and asked if I could read Japanese. So I endedContinue reading “Susumu すすむ Standing Yakiniku @ Temmabashi”