Osaka - An Extra-Large Hamburg Steak Made with Kobe Beef at Western Restaurant Mon-ami
The popular yoshoku (western-style food) restaurant Mon-ami serves hamburg steaks made with Kobe beef, the pride and joy of Hyogo Prefecture. This enormous hamburger has even been featured on TV. I decided to stop by for lunch, so I’ll be introducing my experience here!
The restaurant is located in the Karahori Shopping District, a 2-to-3-minute walk from the #3 exit of the Tanimachi Line’s “Tanimachi Roku-chome Station.”
The “Karahori Dori Shopping Street” is located on the east side of the district, and Mon-ami is located just inside there.
The restaurant fills up as soon as it opens, so I looked over the lunch menu while waiting on a chair inside.
Mon-ami is famous for its hamburg steak, but it also offers a variety of other dishes.
Mon-ami has an open kitchen, so you can watch the food be prepared from the counter seats.
When it gets busy, the tables become shared seating.
The Most Popular Dish! Hamburg Steak and Fried Shrimp
The hamburg steak is grilled on an iron plate.
The sauce has a lovely fragrance to it.
The hamburg steak is about 180 grams. It’s pretty huge! What a great deal!
The hamburg steak was super juicy thanks to being made with ground Kobe beef as well as bits of sirloin and rib meat!
The sauce is soy sauce-based, with additional faint sweetness and acidity from onion.
It definitely was tasty!
Even the regular portion of rice was pretty generous.
It was cooked up to a fluffy texture and was very tasty.
The soup had a pleasant corn flavor.
There were two enormous fried shrimp beneath the hamburg steak.
I dipped the shrimp into tartar sauce before eating.
The exterior was crispy, while the shrimp was still tender inside. Delicious!
You can even eat the tail, which has been fried up nice and crispy.
Everything was delicious, and since the portions were really generous I left full and happy!
I definitely understand why Mon-ami is so popular here in Osaka, a place known for being hard on both flavor and prices. I recommend getting in line before they open!
Basic information on Mon-ami
- 6-3-14 Tanimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
- 2 minutes on foot from the #3 exit of the Tanimachi Line’s “Tanimachi Roku-chome Station”
- Business Hours
- 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, 5:40 - 10:30 pm（Last order 10:00 pm）
- Every Monday