Restaurants / Restaurant Guide


Tottuan in Fukushima -- the gullet of Osaka -- is firmly in the glasnost category. It's a squat boxy restaurant with big windows that look out onto the street on one side, a snack bar at the entrance and a thoroughfare on the other side. Inside the glasnost theme continues; there's no barrier between the kitchen and the diners, just everyone busy at work.

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.