High-end Edomae-style sushi in Osaka? You’d better believe it. At Ginza Kyubey in Imperial Hotel near Tenma, diners get to enjoy some great high-end sushi - with the bonus of a relatively relaxed atmosphere and English-friendly service.
Ginza Kyubey - image © Florentyna Leow
High-end sushi isn’t just a Tokyo experience - other parts of Japan have just as much claim to fantastic sushi. When you’re in Osaka and craving the good stuff, one place to head to is Kyubey.
This is the Osaka branch of Ginza’s hallowed sushi shop, located on the 24th floor of the Imperial Hotel in Tenma. (Just think of the view!) Like the original Kyubey, prices are on the higher end. Lunches are from JPY6,000 and upwards, while dinners will set you back at least JPY11,000 per person - bear in mind that this is before any drinks. But unlike most sushi shops with their hushed atmospheres, Ginza Kyubey is a livelier, more relaxed restaurants that’s great for first-timers or meals with friends.
Ginza Kyubey - image © Florentyna Leow
You’ll get plenty of seasonal fish. Crowd favorites like soy-marinated lean tuna, prawns, squid, and yellowtail appear, as well as more esoteric fish like grunt and gizzard shad. All are impeccably fresh (or aged as appropriate), served on top of beautifully balanced shari (sushi rice).
Connoisseurs know this isn’t the absolute best sushi in Osaka, or even in Japan. But it’s pretty damn good, and it is a fantastic place for a lively special occasion with friends or family. As a bonus, it’s also relatively English and foreigner-friendly, and it’s a very approachable restaurant for tourists.
For more Osaka sushi choices, see our Best Sushi In Osaka page.
24F, 1-8-50 Temmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-0042
〒530-0042 大阪市北区天満橋1-8-50 24F
Train: 5-minute walk from the west exit of Sakuranomiya Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line.
Subway: 10-minute walk from exit 4 of Ogimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line.
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