In Osaka, Daigoku's Kayaku-Gohan is noted in the Michelin Big Gourmand!
The "Daigoku" restaurants have been operating in Namba and Dotonbori since 1902. Kayaku-Gohan, their signature dish, was noted in the 2017 Michelin Big Gourmand guide.
Kayaku-Gohan is seasoned rice cooked with vegetables and meat, Kansai-style. It's a homemade rice dish cooked with soy sauce or dashi stock and your favorite ingredients.
This is a modest, home-like eatery quietly tucked right into the middle of the city. I went to visit Daigoku for the first time in a while.
The interior ambience is retro, reminiscent of the Showa Period (1926-89).
With only 2 tables seating 4 people each, it's a shared-table type of place.
On the day I visited, there was enough room to relax.
The menu features items such as fish and simmered dishes, as well as vinegary ones. It's the kind of food served in a Japanese home.
Kayaku-Gohan can also be ordered as take-out.
The Famous Kayaku-Gohan and Tasty Side Dishes
The tsukemono pickles were placed on top of the rice bowl lid.
Topped with sprinkles of dried seaweed, Kayaku-Gohan had a nice aroma. It was made with finely chopped konyaku, fried tofu and burdock root.
The hint of dashi stock flavoring this fluffy rice gave it a nice flavor.
It was so good that no matter how much I ate, I could have eaten more!
This plump mackerel pike is grilled to crispy perfection. Served with grated daikon radish and sudachi citrus fruit, it was refreshingly delicious!
Soaked in dashi broth, the whole simmered eggplant melts in your mouth. It was so good, it made me want to jump for joy!
The clams release a good broth, full of the flavor of the sea!
The tender meat of the large clams makes a delicious soup worthy of an expensive Ryotei restaurant.
At Daigoku, the white miso soup is popular, but this clear soup is also wonderful!
Now I understand why this restaurant has been loved for so long.
Besides Kayaku-Gohan, everything is so good! I can see how carefully the food is made.
This homestyle cooking was wholesome and delicious!
Basic information on Daigoku
- 2-2-7 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
- 1 minute on foot from the #25 Exit of Osaka Namba Station on the Sennichimae Subway Line
- Business Hours
- 11:30 am - 3:00 pm , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Sunday, Monday and National Holidays