【Umeda / Ekimae Building #3】All the best restaurants in the world! 4 Exceptional Foods at Osaka Ekimae Building No.3♪

The basement floor of the Osaka Ekimae Building, where many restaurants are concentrated. The Osaka Ekimae Building is located from the 1st to the 4th. This time, following on from our previous article, Building 2, we’ll be looking at the restaurants in Building 3!

① This volume is only 500 yen (one coin)! “Chicken Chicken”

Located on the second basement floor of the building, Chicken Chicken is a chicken cutlet and chicken fry specialty restaurant. There are six types of katsu-don: tamago-toji, chicken nanban, sauce katsu, grated katsu, demi-miso katsu, and katsu curry. The first thing I’m surprised to see is that it’s all priced under one coin (500 yen)!

Tamago Toji Katsudon
(egg and pork cutlet on rice)
450 yen (includes tax)

Tamago Toji Katsudon is the cheapest! The price is 450 yen including tax. Even if you add miso soup (50 yen), it’s only one coin! Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s not… It’s a large dish filled with rice and chicken cutlets. The chicken cutlet made from chicken thighs is about 3cm thick and is very powerful! It’s a very hearty dish, but with the lightly seasoned broth and the thickly seasoned egg, it’s easy to eat.

Chicken Chicken

【Location】Osaka Ekimae No. 3 Building B2F, 1-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City
【Hour】11:00 – 21:00
【Regular Holiday】No scheduled holidays

② There is a long line of people waiting in line, “UDAMA”

There is always a long line of people standing in front of the restaurant, Udama. The words “Udon”, “Daiji”, “Makana” and “Udon” are written on the curtain. The initials of the word are “udama”. In fact, it says “Udon daiji ni, nurturing, makanai sono” (We take good care of our udon and grow it.) on this noren.

Toriten Nama Shoyu Udon
(Udon noodles with chicken tempura and soy sauce)
950 yen

Each of the three tori-ten comes with three different ingredients: curry, shiso and negi-salt, so you can enjoy the different flavors. The udon is served with grated radish and scallions, squeezed with sudachi, and topped with raw soy sauce. Be careful not to put too much raw soy sauce on it. The more you chew, the more the wheat aroma spreads in your mouth. It’s an unforgettable taste once you’ve had it.



【Location】B1F Osaka Ekimae No. 3 Building, 1-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City
【Hour】11:00 – 16:00 (L.O. 15:40), 18:00 – 20:00 (weekdays)
11:30 – 15:30 (Saturdays and public holidays)
【Regular Holiday】Sunday

③ The pile of fried food is superb! “Sakuratsuki Tagoto”

Sakuratsuki Tagoto is a popular bar located on the first basement floor. At dinner time, it’s a popular restaurant with a wide selection of reasonable ates, but lunch doesn’t lose out either!

Karaage Mountain Set Lunch
850 yen

The “Karaage Mountain Teishoku” (850 yen), served at Lunch Lime, is an amazing volume! The plates don’t make it to the table and are served separately. As the name of the menu suggests, the fried food is heaped up like a mountain, and of the eight or so fried food items on the menu, one is curry-flavored. It’s like Russian roulette and it’s fun! The batter is crispy and you can enjoy the crunchy texture!


Sakuratsuki Tagoto

【Location】B1F Osaka Ekimae No. 3 Building, 1-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City
【Hour】Monday – Friday 11:30am – 1:30pm (Lunch)
Monday – Saturday 18:00 – 23:00 (dinner)
【Regular Holiday】Sunday and Holiday

④ The tendon at a popular sake bar is superb! “Kise Honten”

Kise Honten is a popular bar with five branches in total in the Osaka Ekimae Building, and during lunch from 10:45am to 3:00pm it specializes in tempura and is always packed to capacity.

Jo Tendon
630 yen

The Jo-Tendon (630 yen) is filled with two prawns poking out of the bowl, a towering eggplant, pumpkin, okra, and nori (seaweed)! And even miso soup is included in the service. The thin batter is crispy and light but healthy, and the sauce in the bowl is also light, so even women can eat it easily.

There is also a “chicken tempura set meal” (850 yen) with a large bowl of chicken tempura on top of it (630 yen), and a “chicken tempura rice bowl” (850 yen) with a free refill of rice to satisfy even the most frequent eater.


Kise Honten

【Location】B2F Osaka Ekimae No. 2 Building, 1-2-2 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City
【Hour】10:45 – 15:00 (L.O. 14:30)
【Regular Holiday】Sunday