Some Information about Japanese Restaurants in Osaka and Other Kinds of Japanese Restaurants
Osaka is one of the amazing cities of Japan that is full of culture and history. It is located at the mouth of the Yodo River that empties into Osaka Bay. Osaka is recorded as one of the oldest cities in the world, that takes back its roots to as far as 700 BC, even before the rise of Rome and other western centres of power. Osaka is the capital of the Osaka Prefecture, situated in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshu. Being located near to a great River, it takes pride in its abundance of natural and food resources, thus being considered as Japan's national kitchen and the gourmet centre of the food conscious and food loving Japanese people.
In Osaka, there are many numbers of best Japanese restaurants that cater to both exotic and the modern food from western influences. There is this one interesting restaurant in Osaka where it serves Japanese food in a very popular buffet style. In this method, customers cook their own food for themselves. They are provided with a large pot of boiling water, placed in the middle of the customers' table. They serve then two large trays containing one with meat and soy tofu and the other of vegetables. The meats are sliced thinly thus cooked fast without losing its flavour and juice. This is very popular among families because of its affordable price and the fun of cooking with your chopsticks.
Japanese Osaka restaurants have several types, they said around more than 30 kinds, with each restaurant serving different types of food! Here are some of the various types of restaurants and the food they serve:
a) Ramen restaurant - For those who are interested in noodles served in a fish or meat broth, then this is the restaurant for you. Please, this is nothing like those Chinese noodle packets.
b) Soba restaurant - They serve either hot or cold Japanese buckwheat noodles, with different toppings that you can choose.
c) Izakaya restaurant - If you love drinking and appetizers to go with your drinks, then this is the place where you can have your drinks with the various sashimi, yakitori, edamame and others.
d) Sushi restaurant - You would love the mix of sweet rice topped with seafood or vegetables. And the presentation of the food is beautiful that you would not want to eat it!
e) Shabu-shabu restaurant - If you love a pot of soup on a rainy or cold day, this is the place to go. They serve hot pots that contain a variety of fresh vegetables, seafood or meat.
f) Takoyaki restaurant - Where can you find pancakes, with octopus filling, topped with picked ginger, mayonnaise and sweet sauce? Only in Japan, and so the term Japanese pancakes!