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Simple Eats: Endo Sushi | Osaka

Having been swamped at work for months, I wasn’t able to do any research on what mom and I would actually be doing in Osaka for our 2 day extension. Good thing internet at the hotels where we stayed were great. The day before we were to transfer to Hotel New Otani, I surfed a little and found Endo Sushi recommended by Tabemasu. I initially wanted to visit Osaka’s wholesale fish market since I heard it is comparable to Tokyo’s Tsukiji market which I missed during my last visit to Japan a few years back. Unfortunately, we were definitely tired from the previous day’s activity so we ended out trying their Kyobashi branch.

I was intrigued by this little sushi-ya as Endo Sushi has been in existence for more than a hundred years (est. in 1907). How could you go wrong, right? If we wanted to try the most authentic and best sushi in Osaka, this restaurant would definitely be it.

Since we had a full day itinerary ahead, we decided to have our sushis for breakfast at their Kyobashi branch instead of their original location at the Osaka Wholesale Fish Market. We were out the hotel by 930AM and on the way to Kyobashi Station via train. We walked a little going to Keihan Shopping Mall where the Endo Sushi branch was located.
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The menus were all in Japanese though there were pictures for you to choose you order. We decided to sit in the bar counter to be able to clearly see the sushi master do his craft.

“Omakase, Onegai Shimasu!” Out came this sushi plate with 5 different varieties chosen by the sushi master. I ordered 2 orders each for mom and I. Especially loved the uni sushi and the toki sushi. Brush the tops of the sushi lightly with the brush dipped in shoyu. No need to ask for wasabi as the sushi master has put some already with your sushi. With how fresh the food is, there definitely is no need for wasabi.

This was my first plate –
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A close-up of the Uni Sushi –
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Mom all serious with her sushi plate –
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This is my second plate –
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You can order as much Omakase as you like. With 2 plates plus a few more pieces from my mom, I was full. Our total bill for 3 sushi plates was Y3150.00. Great price for great food!

DETAILS
Endo Sushi
5/F Keihan Shopping Mall, Kyobashi Station
Open hours: 11AM-10PM
Tel: 06-6352-5564

 

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Simple Eats: Ramen Cool

Kapitolyo is on a roll! Its becoming a gastronomic heaven with the street lined up with new restaurants, new concepts, and awesome food. From the outside, you’d know that Ramen Cool isn’t a mom and pop restaurant. It had its own constructed structure and ample parking spaces, something unique to the Kapitolyo area. The ambiance of the place was simple yet nicely done.
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I love their logo –
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I liked the interior of the space and how they were able to maximize the area. The place still looked airy and there were ample booths to make your dining a little more private.
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ON THE TABLE

The menu had a selection of ramen, donburis, and sushis.
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Sukiyaki (PH210.00)
I ordered the sukiyaki. Its a big dish. I wasn’t able to finish the whole bowl on my own. It had an ample amount of beef serving as well as vegetables.
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CHASHU (PHP75.00)
Composed of 4 pieces of lean meat.
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Tempura Ramen (PHP195.00)
Hubby ordered this. He found it a bit bland. I guess you’d have to put the sauces or seasoning they had on the side to make the dish tastier.
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Salmon Roll (PHP225.00)
The server didn’t know what was on the dish and couldn’t recommend a good sushi for us. So we ordered what looked good. The taste is good and the ingredients fresh. The only criticism I have is that the rolls weren’t as packed and so they’ll fall off easily upon picking them up with your chopsticks.
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Out total bill was PHP770.00.

DETAILS:
25 East Capitol Drive,
Brgy. Kapitolyo Pasig

 
 

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