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Ippoh Main Store

Ippoh has been in business for over 180 years since the end of the Edo period. It is one of Osaka's best-established tempura restaurants, attracting VIPs from home and abroad.

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Tempura

Ippoh is one of Osaka's best-established restaurants, located in Edobori, Nishi-ku, and has its roots in a tempura restaurant founded in 1850 (Kaei 3 ) by the first generation of an oil shop owner as a sideline.It has a history of more than 180 years spanning five generations. Throughout its long history, the restaurant has entertained VIPs from around the world as well as dignitaries from home and abroad.

The extraordinary experience at such a famous restaurant begins when you pass through the magnificent gate with its stone walls, mud walls, and tiled roof. At the entrance, you will be greeted by the proprietress and nakai-san (a staff member who is assigned to each guest or group and provides all-around service) , who naturally make us stand up straight, but there is no need to worry. The proprietress with a soft smile gently welcomes you, saying, "Ippoh's hospitality is to pursue the enjoyment of each guest without being overly concerned with tradition and formality."

From here on, each group will be exclusively led by a nakai-san . First, you will be taken to the waiting room, where the guest will be served tea at a custom-made table made of a single slab of Yakusugi cedar. After a short break, you will be finally taken to your guest room. You are ushered into a Japanese tatami room with a hori-gotatsu style floor, a completely private room used exclusively for each guest.
Here, the first half of the tempura kaiseki cuisine course, appetizers including Sakizuke (appetizer), Hassun (a dish consisting of several kinds of seasonal seafood and mountain produce arranged in small portions on a cedar square tray of about 24cm square ), and seasonal sashimi will be served.
Enjoy the taste of a long-established Ryotei while admiring the view of the garden and the furnishings of the room.

Afterwards, nakai-san will lead you again to another room. You will be taken to a private room with a counter and a deep fryer, where you will enjoy tempura fried in front of your eyes by the chef assigned to each room. The finest safflower oil is replaced by each guest, and the tempura made with the finest ingredients that are carefully selected for their seasonality and freshness. It is truly a masterpiece of this quality restaurant. Indulge in the happiness of tasting it on your mouth.

Highlights

  • One of the best restaurants in Osaka that has hosted VIPs from home and abroad.
  • The service does not make you feel nervous, so you can feel relieved even on a first-time visit.
  • An authentic ryotei restaurant experience where you move to private rooms and eat course meals.
  • The restaurant's interior and decorations give a sense of tradition and prestige that are filled with an extraordinary feeling.

Photos

  • After entering the restaurant, take a break at the waiting room lined with luxurious furnishings.

    After entering the restaurant, take a break at the waiting room lined with luxurious furnishings.

  • The first half of the course is served in a private Japanese tatami room.

    The first half of the course is served in a private Japanese tatami room.

  • A variety of beautiful appetizers filled with the skill and sophistication of skilled chefs.

    A variety of beautiful appetizers filled with the skill and sophistication of skilled chefs.

  • A room dedicated to tempura. Of course, it is a completely private space.

    A room dedicated to tempura. Of course, it is a completely private space.

  • An excellent dish from the quality restaurant that is light without feeling greasy and has the taste of the ingredients.

    An excellent dish from the quality restaurant that is light without feeling greasy and has the taste of the ingredients.

  • You will be impressed by the chef's gestures, techniques, and attention to the details.

    You will be impressed by the chef's gestures, techniques, and attention to the details.

Reviews

3
  • Louis Liu

    優雅日式裝潢加上四季新鮮食材,真不愧是知名天婦羅老店。

  • Hai Wang

    這是我吃過最好吃的天婦羅,就連用餐環境整體都很棒。

  • MEFEI WANG

    食材用的都是最高級,炸天婦羅的油也是用一次就更換,寧靜的用餐環境加上細心的客戶服務,下次來大阪會再來品嚐。

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Details

Name in Japanese
一宝 本店
Postal Code
550-0002
Address
1-18-35 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
06-6443-9135
Closed
Sundays and holidays
Business Hours
Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm-10:30pm
Budget
Lunch 12,100 yen~, Dinner 22,770 yen~
Access
3 minutes walk from Exit 9 of Higobashi Station on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line.
Credit Cards
Accepted (American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, JCB, Visa, UnionPay)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)