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Kanidouraku Dotombori-Honten

#7 of 26,993 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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1-6-18 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6211-8975
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New York
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the original restaurant and once you entered the dining floor, you are greeted by ladies dressed in kimono who ask you take off your shoes and then escort you to your table. You then sit as though you are in a old Japanese style home, whereby you sit close to the floor (about feet above). We both opted... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were looking to taste a little bit of everything Dotonbori had to offer, our party of 4 decided to order just a small set for taste. It was rather pricey and the crabs were ok, but not memorable. I think that there are 3 of these restaurants along Dotonbori. We went to the one beside the bridge, nearest... More 

Thank jff_gan
Singapore, Singapore
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214 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the set lunch to try all the styles of preparation that the Japanese had on offer. Good value for what you would pay abroad. Surprisingly I loved the raw as the meat was sweet and melt in the mouth. BBQ was also very good but expected

Thank nwk84
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Online reservation is almost impossible, alternative way is to get a ticket from the wait staff at the door. Waiting time depends on how busy they are, in my case we waited for 2 hours. There's lots of shops around to kill time so that was easy. There's smoking and non-smoking area so make sure you tell your preference to... More 

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Beijing, China
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place reminded me of the Crab meat and clam chowder bowl sellers at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. This street in Dotombori, Osaka, is very, very busy. You will be snacking while standing up and walking around. I paid 900 Yen (about 9 US Dollars) for cooked crab legs. They were delicious, had some great salt seasoning and were fresh.... More 

Thank BelonOysterFan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large restaurant for crab dishes. A lot of people go there, and sometimes the food quality is not consistent.

Thank Jae Moo L
Belmont, California
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place because of the huge crab hanging on the side of the building. One of my wife's friends told her the best place to get crab was in Osaka, so in we went. It was lunch time and we got a window seat overlooking the canal and the hordes of people in the various shopping streets.... More 

Thank snelson0929
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and yummy crabs served in different styles! Excellent service. Online reservation made one month in advance.

Thank AliceChui
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Food is fresh and tasty. I'm visit at lunch section, so it's quite comfortable with not so crowded. The staff are also polite and efficiency. Overall it is a very impressive restaurant.

Thank janetyanwk
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Went expecting more. The crab was cold and they served melted margarine. Tasted like movie theater popcorn. Not worth $200 usd.

Thank Nathan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-6-18 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-8975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?