Friday, July 13, 2012

Dinner with Bread at Kobeya Kitchen in Osaka

An early evening of walking around Osaka Station's department stores left me hungry for a filling dinner.  Like all Japanese department stores, there are a number of restaurants on the upper floors.  So after walking around the restaurant floors and getting even hungrier, we decided on a Japanese steak restaurant.  Unfortunately, after a few dishes the service just got worse and worse.  So we ended that meal early in search of a different restaurant.

With only 10 minutes before restaurant closing, we were welcomed into Kobeya Kitchen.  The menu's pictures of hamburg steak were too tempting not to try.  Kobeya Kitchen is a bakery with several outlets of bread shops and restaurants serving their breads.  Kobe is a port city which was heavily influenced by Europe in the past, as a result the locals eat more bread than rice.

The menu is full of choices that can all be eaten with bread.  It's a filling dinner when you order a bread basket, which allows you to get unlimited bread for a limited time.  The selections you choose are served piping hot as each roll and slice is warmed in the oven.

The hamburg steak was the perfect order to fill my hungry stomach.  And after 5 rolls and slices of bread to sop up the sauce, and a glass of cold draft beer, I was completely satisfied.  The next time I'm in Japan and come across another Kobeya Kitchen, I'm definitely stopping to eat.

If you can't see the slide show here, check out my Flickr album: Kobeya Kitchen Osaka

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