Heading over to Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Arcade for the day and need a dinner option? Look no further than Sumibi Yakitori Miyabi, a restaurant serving up all kinds of skewers and more. If you’re craving chicken hotpot or chicken ramen, this is a great place to hit up too.
Sumibi Yakitori Miyabi - image © Florentyna Leow
Run by a Fukuokan chef, Miyabi is a relatively small yakitori restaurant located near the Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Arcade. There’s a mix of counter seats (6 pax) and table seating (10 pax), and a surprisingly wide variety of dishes on the menu. It’s not all grilled chicken skewers: there are salads, deep-fried chicken parts, noodles, hotpots, and other nibbles to accompany sake. Unless you’re eating with many people, you’ll wish you could come back more than once just to eat your way through the menu.
At Miyabi, they use chicken slaughtered the same day for maximum flavour and freshness. For the grilled skewers, the catch is that you have to order at least two of each skewer, which for them constitutes a single portion. So if you’re ordering thigh, you order two skewers of thigh per person. But it’s tasty enough that you will want a second skewer of the same thing anyway.
There are enough in the way of vegetable options that you won’t feel like you’re only eating protein. Try the daikon salad, sweet vinegared celery, or any of the vegetable skewers like shishito peppers, shiitake mushrooms, and onions. There’s also a special chicken tonkotsu ramen which combines the richness of pork bone broth with the relative lightness of chicken soup, so it doesn’t leave you feeling too bloated and heavy afterwards. It’s something the regulars certainly keep coming back for!
Not to be missed is their Jidori Mizutaki, which is a kind of hotpot with chicken and vegetables, and the remaining broth is turned into zousui congee to finish. This something even solo diners will be able to enjoy! Miyabi also serves a delicious and special hotpot with a rich white soup. It comes with either ramen noodles or tea rice to finish. The catch is that you have to reserve this particular hotpot in advance, at a minimum of 2 portions. Solo diners are out of luck here, but this is a good excuse to bring a date or your best eating buddy.
For more Osaka yakitori choices, see our Best Yakitori In Osaka page.
Sumibi Yakitori Miyabi
7-6-33 Tani-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, 540-0012
National holidays: 5:30pm-10pm
Closed Sunday and consecutive holidays
Subway: 3-minute walk from exit 4 of Tanimachi 6-chome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Lines.
Official website (Japanese)
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