Restaurants / Restaurant Guide


The main Michelin-starred Ajikitcho restaurant is located in Honmachi in Osaka, but I went a bit farther downtown, to Shinsaibashi, where they have an outpost on the rooftop of the Daimaru department store. The restaurant looks out on to a Tudor and English rose garden; at this time of year it was dreary and depressing, although I can't imagine it improves much. As there's not much to see outside, the focus is directed inward, on the restaurant and its fare -- which is resolutely washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine).

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