「Tachijyuu sono」 Enjoy cutlass fish cuisine with gusto in Osaka.

Written by takoyakikun
16 Mar 2017
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「Tachijyuu sono」 is a Cutlass fish speciality shop in Osaka. It’s very rare to see a restaurant specialize in Cutlass fish and it`s even rare in Japan. As soon as the restaurant opens there are long line ups for the「Tachijyuu」 lunch. Lunch is limited to only 40 servings each day. Some people say the cutlass fish is as good as Unagi(eel) but cheaper and leaner.
This time I went for a set dinner menu including the popular 「Tachijyuu」.

The Menu
The Menu

They offer set menus at the price of either ¥2,000 or ¥2,500. If you make a reservation the day before they can prepare a meat dish or other dishes too.
I ordered the ¥2,500 set menu ( inc.tax ¥2,700)!

The Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu

I saw a sign on the wall saying that you can even get the signature dish 「Tachijyuu」as take-out !

Draft beer(amber YEBISU)¥ 550
Draft beer(amber YEBISU)¥ 550

Draft beer(amber YEBISU)¥ 550

Appetizer
Appetizer
Curry flavoured duck meat
Curry flavoured duck meat

Curry flavoured duck meat
Though I have never tasted duck with curry it was surprisingly delicious.

A cutlass fish roll
A cutlass fish roll

A cutlass fish roll
The cutlass fish inside had a nice grilled flavour and texture to it as well.

Chouchin summer JUN (half size) ¥400
Chouchin summer JUN (half size) ¥400

Chouchin summer JUN (half size) ¥400
(Chochin is a Sake brewery in Aichi prefecture and was established in the year 1868)
This Sake has nice dry taste and compliments the food.

Assorted fresh fish
Assorted fresh fish
octopus
octopus

They served octopus caught in Sensyuu (sea of Southern Osaka area) Osaka province
It goes great with lemon and a pinch of salt.

Akashi sea bream
Akashi sea bream

Sea bream caught in Akashi area is known to be the best in Japan.
Again I ate it with lemon and salt. The skin of the seam bream had a nice lightly grilled taste to it.

Yokowa ( young pacific bluefin tuna)
Yokowa ( young pacific bluefin tuna)

Yokowa ( young pacific bluefin tuna)
It tasted light and again they grilled the skin to perfection.

Cutlass fish sashimi
Cutlass fish sashimi

Not many places offer Cutlass fish Sashimi (raw fish)! Oh my goodness it’s so good! The skin has a nice texture, the meat is firm and sweet.

Owner’s Bachiatari( blend) ¥150
Owner’s Bachiatari( blend) ¥150

Owner’s Bachiatari( blend) ¥150
The owner blended a different kind of Sake. It’s so cheap so I ordered it out of curiosity. It was surprisingly good!

Cutlass fish and Pork Shabu shabu. style.
Cutlass fish and Pork Shabu shabu. style.

The broth is made with Katsuo(bonito fish) and Kombu(kelp). I could just drink as it is. So good.

Don’t wait too long. Once it`s cooked, start eating immediately!

I could taste the freshness of the ingredients! Fresh ingredients make everything taste good!

They have homemade Shichimi(chilis and spice mix). Make sure you use some!

Fish bone chips (Cutlass fish used)
Fish bone chips (Cutlass fish used)

They usually use left over bones from the fillet. It makes a nice yummy snack.

Tachijyuu

Here it comes! Tachijyuu (grilled cutlass fish rice bowl)
I’ve been waiting for this moment.

Tachijyuu
Tachijyuu

It exceeded my expectations. The meat of the cutlass fish was so fluffy, it was grilled over a charcoal fire.
The sauce was perfectly sweet and salty. I couldn’t help but keep eating the rice. They removed the small bones, so it was easy to eat. Tachiuo (Cutlass fish) tastes leaner and much lighter than Unagi(eel) and it`s much cheaper. No wonder everyone loves this fish.

Dashi chazuke
Dashi chazuke

I asked for some broth to top off my rice bowl. It made a refreshing change in taste!

Miso soup
Miso soup

Miso soup
It was full of flavour.

White peach sorbet for dessert.
White peach sorbet for dessert.

White peach sorbet for dessert.
I feel completely refreshed now.

green tea
green tea

I finished my meal with a cup of green tea. I was so satisfied with the hospitality shown through the beautiful cuisine.

Basic information on Tachijyuu sono

Address
3-17-4 Matsuzaki-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka city
Access
3 minutes on foot from Osaka city subway, Abeno station, Tanimachi line
Tel
06-6623-3483
Business hours
11:30-14:00 / 17:30-22:00
Closed
Sundays, Holidays, 2nd and 4th Monday
URL(Japanese)
http://www.tachijyusono.com/