酒の穴 Sake no Ana (booze hole) in Shinsekai

I went to 酒の穴 Sake no Ana (booze hole) in Shinsekai. It’s located in a narrow street to the right of JUMBO pachinko. (You’ll see tourists lining up to go to the smaller Daruma). I thought the kushi katsu at Sake no Ana was much better than more famous places like Tengu and Daruma. UnlikeContinue reading “酒の穴 Sake no Ana (booze hole) in Shinsekai”

A Random Glossary of Useful Drinking Terms in Japan

A Drinkers Guide to Useful Drinking Terms in Japan* *Work in progress. by Matthew M. Kaufman Tachinomiya (立ち飲み屋 )a standing bar. Kakuuchi (角打ち)A combined liquor store and bar that sells canned and simple bar food. You usually can take cans and bottles of  out of the refrigerator and drink them at the bar. Whiskey andContinue reading “A Random Glossary of Useful Drinking Terms in Japan”

難波マルフクMarufuku (Namba)

by Matt Kaufman Located across the street from Bic Camera. Cross the Sennichimae and walk into the shotengai. Turn right at the takoyaki restaurant with the red awning . Marufuku is the third restaurant down. The master is a very friendly guy from the Philippines who has lived in Osaka for 30 years. Marufuku specializesContinue reading “難波マルフクMarufuku (Namba)”

Tanakaman Saketen 田中萬酒店

by Matt Kaufman Visited Tanakaman Saketen (田中萬酒店) in Nishinakajima Minamigata last month. The mama has been running it for 55 years. She said I was the first foreigner to set foot in the place, but her son corrected her: There was a drunken NOVA teacher who stumbled in back in the 90s. Get off atContinue reading “Tanakaman Saketen 田中萬酒店”

Kimuraya きむらや@ Kyobashi

by Matt Kaufman 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.  

Susumu すすむ Standing Yakiniku @ Temmabashi

by Matt Kaufman 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.Continue reading “Susumu すすむ Standing Yakiniku @ Temmabashi”