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On the corner of Ogimachi Park directly west of Umeda you’ll find a little oasis of Okinawan cuisine and culture.

At Teianda they take their culture and food seriously, but not overbearingly so. Upstairs there’s a stage for visiting musicians and artists from the southern archipelago, and the cooks downstairs have been known to break into song. Overseeing Teianda is Obaa-san, the spritely matriarch from Okinawa who is absolutely brimming with smiles and pleasantries.

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