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Kanidouraku Dotombori-Honten

#6 of 27,508 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1-6-18 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 6-6211-8975
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We skipped the set dinner and went straight for the entire crab! No regrets! Good service. Recommended to make a reservation before heading down. 2 couples were rejected in front of us at 8pm, glad we made reservations online 2 weeks before our trip.

Thank anveasoh
North Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this shop since I first try it 20 years ago! I have been going back there every few years and recommended to many friends. I was disappointed this time at their service! She seemed worn out from a day's work, although not rude. Nothing else changed apart from the level of service, good food, great location.

Thank TheWindintheWillow
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this place on our second night out. They give out tickets to come back at a selected time so you don't have to line up which was good. There is a crab tank in the waiting area with live crabs which was good to look at before absolutely demolishing them in your belly. The restaurant is very nice and... More 

Thank Hau N
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like all Japanese food taken during my August trip but the meal in Kani Doraku is the most impressive one. I will certainly re-visit in my next trip. Recommend to take lunch menu till 4pm? since lunch set special is offered (food similar to dinner set but big discount) and you'll find the price attractive in terms of the... More 

Thank Mic L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ready packed Crab Sushi in a wooden container, it costs almost 2000 yen for 5 pieces.is it worth it? Ya,it is worth the experience as the crab Claws is sweet and tasty and very freash. The Sushi is soft and delicious. Maybe will be back for the restaurant experience.

Thank oztrader
Bandung, Indonesia
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the moving statue of giant crab at the Centre of dotombori, you can not miss it, i buy for take away and they sell very fast, the crab is big and taste sweet.

Thank wendabandung
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Must try when u visit Osaka. A bit pricey but worth the experience. U can experience different cooking of the giant crab

Thank Mralexlee
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have Reservations, so we went early and waited for them to open for lunch service. Friends all love crab, so decided to treat me (not much of a crab lover) for a meal here for my birthday. We had a window (Western) table. The banquet was delicious, service excellent and cost was very reasonable - always go for lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had few different types of crabs and prepared in many forms; sushimi, chilled, tempura, hot pot, grilled, custard egg, etc. Loved the food, presentations, views (overlooking malls and canal) and service (very tactful of our needs). Tips: restaurant has couple of floors and can be crowded; worth going earlier.

Thank Air-Miles-Global
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

It is one of the most popular crab restaurants in Japan. There are other many crab restaurants in Hokkaido but not in Osaka. I visited this restaurant almost every time I am in Osaka. Two things to bear in mind. First, I took about three hours in the wait line. So, I went there in the afternoon and they gave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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?