This Restaurant in Osaka Serves Sushi That’s Overflowing with Salmon Roe

It also goes well with sake, of which the place has plenty!

Taishu Sakaba Kamiya

B1 Osaka Ekimae Daini Building, 1-2-2, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City
Contact: +81-6-6341-8855
Open daily from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays (last order is 30 minutes before closing).

Owner Mr. Hirohisa Kamiya, who also runs an oden restaurant, first opened Taishu Sakaba Kamiya in May 2016. More than a year later, he gave it a new lease on life by turning it into a place that serves tuna and gibier dishes. 

One of their most popular dishes is called Kobore-zushi (a kind of sushi that’s brimming with ingredients). With 100g of sea urchin and 100g of salmon roe, it can be ordered at half size for ¥1,365 or just a mouthful at ¥648. They also offer it as a set for ¥2,079 with beer and Japanese sake.

With more than 50 kinds of sake to choose from, Taishu Sakaba Kamiya certainly knows how to take care of their guests. They serve even rare kinds of sake, including Tensei no Namadaru, a lightly sparkling sake, which you can only order from this restaurant in the Kansai area. It’s rare because it’s poured straight from the cask and works perfectly as an aperitif.

A favorite among women, Kamo Kinshu Tokubetsu Junmai 13 (¥472/90ml) is a kind of unprocessed sake that has a 13% alcohol percentage and a fruity taste.

As you can order slice of tuna from two pieces, this bar is suitable for drinking alone.

This restaurant also has a wide assortment of rarely served tuna parts. Thanks to their partnership with a tuna wholesaler, they’re able to serve parts such as the jaw and cheek.

Jikasei Maguro no Oilzuke (¥682) is unsurprisingly a popular dish with its sinewy tuna meat soaked in olive oil with lemon, salt, and spices. It almost feels like you’re eating soft jerky. Plus, it goes well with sake. You can also try other tuna favorites, such as Maguro no Kama no Gokaiyaki (grilled tuna collar, ¥734), Maguro no Agosashi (sliced tuna jaw, ¥626), and Maguro no Hohoniku Aburi (grilled tuna cheek).

Jikasei Maguro no Oilzuke

The messages on the wall were left by people from a Japanese sake brewery.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (5 February 2018)

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