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Fishing Restaurant Zauo

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1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku | Namba Washington Hotel Plaza B1F, Osaka 542-0073, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6212-5882
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to book on its website, and got the confirmation within 24hrs. We noted that we prefer to take zashiki, and were seated as we requested. Waiters can make easy English conversation and attentive even to foreign customers. They also provide English menu that has pictures and very clear instructions on how to fish and order. The food was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun experience, I think kids would like this restaurant a lot!! Don't come here if you want great food, it was only average.

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Thank Aych_J
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids had a great time catching the fish and you can't get any fresher than that! The reason for the 3 stars was because the Shinjuku branch had more variety of fishes and seafood. Service was good and good thing it was located just at the basement of the hotel we stayed.

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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We booked a spot for our final dinner in Osaka. This restaurant is special and deserves to be experienced due to the fishing and eating experience combined together. We successfully fished out 1 of the fish from the river of the restaurant. To encourage customers on successfully fishing in the restaurant, they will hit the drum and notify all other... More 

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Kashiwa, Japan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went there with my cousin and his family. We went there so that the kids had something to do and the place looked interesting. We didn't expect to catch any fishes, but whenever we tried to order without catching any (dishes are cheaper if you catch the fish included in the dish), the staff would insist that we catch... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Reservations are a must otherwise you won't get in. We got lucky enough to be booked in when they opened, and that gave us a table on the boat! We sit at a traditional style table, except you're on an indoor boat that is surrounded by water. Fish are swimming everywhere and after a quick explanation of how to go... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is one of those weird places in Japan that you see on TV so you gotta go.... it's japan !!! It's tacky and cuel for the fish but FUN. Made reservations online and got thru easily at 7:30 on weekday Only fished sea bream as that's the fish to eat when in Japan. 3900 Yen each if you catch... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We passed this hotel/restaurant everyday we went to the train station since we were staying in the Nipponbashi area. There were 9 of us and we didn't have reservations but were seated right away. It was so much fun to catch our dinner. All of the kids wanted to catch their own fish. Initially it was slow going because the... More 

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HK
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88 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Fun experience. We went on a Sunday night and it was full. We made reservation immediately for the next night and were arranged a table in one of the two boats. Experience: Red Bream: It was fun watching others fishing while trying to do it myself. You have to pay around 300Yen or 100Yen for the bait if you are... More 

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Thank GaggerQueen
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is my 2nd time to visit this restaurant since last year. As all of you know that you can fishing and having dinner at the same time in this restaurant.I cannot catch any fish in last year’s visit, but this time I catch 2 fish!!! My kids are sooooooo happy that they catch the fish! We request to cook... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku | Namba Washington Hotel Plaza B1F, Osaka 542-0073, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6212-5882

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