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“Very small portion!”
Review of Ishinden Tempozan

Ishinden Tempozan
Ranked #16,652 of 37,825 Restaurants in Osaka
Cuisines: Barbecue, Japanese
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

the food here was very average, though it was cheap, the food was also served in very small portions. Not recommended for hungry souls. It is true that most drinks here are 280yen, including some beer, sake and cocktails.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PeiYingW11
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We came from the Osaka Aquarium and on the way back to the train station we stopped by this place for a quick dinner. The have an English menu but the food is really meant to be an accompaniment to the drinks.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank combat66
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Okay, if you stop in here, you first, should be drinking. 280 Yen is plastered everywhere. If, you are like me and looking for distinctly different options than the normal here and there, this is one izakaya restaurant with some of those options.

Just to note, the portions are a little smaller, but the prices aren't too high. This is meant to be a place to try lots of different options, which you sit, drink, and talk with friends.

Now, they a few pages of food options, but my main goal was to really try stuff I can't get elsewhere. I'm talking about the parts of chicken people usually disregard--chicken cartilage with ume paste, chicken hearts, and other parts. I actually enjoy the crunch of the finely diced cartilage. The hearts too have a nice, robust texture resistant to normal chewing. Stingray fins are also on this menu, crunchy, light, and nearly delectable. They even had horse meat, raw, in a fine sweet sauce--the meat itself didn't have much flavor for me. All these main ingredients are more for their texture, and not their explosions of flavor which come with the sauces and added ingredients.

There are many regular dishes available, but it's those different options which really make a name for any place I visit. I don't go to Japan for hamburgers I can get back home. But, people looking for safety and familiarity may feel free to stray away from here.

The location is smaller, but also farther away from the hustle and bustle of the main parts of Osaka. During the day, I'm sure it's has a lunch rush, but I visited just after sunset. The entire area become much quieter, still safe, but also slower.

Overall, for the options I didn't see elsewhere, I give them a smile. Service was regular for me, and they had an almost required Japanese guy with bleached hair, so I felt like everything was in place. And don't forget about the 280 Yen drinks.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank lucem808
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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The food doesn't taste that good and the service wasn't up to expectations in terms of Japanese restaurant standards. Good thing was menu came in English.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Y7816RFdanield
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile
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Date of visit: November 2018
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