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Naniwakappo Kigawa

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1-7-7 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6211-3030
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I adore this place. It's located along a little alley that looks like it came from another era. And the restaurant is small but really nice and clean. They have kindly prepared an English menu for us and explain the difference between each price tier. All three of us must choose the same tier so we go for the ¥8,000... More 

Thank Agnes Carissa U
San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience traditional kappo cuisine, come here for a good value (it's still pricey but one of the better deals in town). They do all their fish courses and broths really well. Staff is friendly and speak some English.

Thank Victor W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had ten courses. It was a truly beautiful meal and the service was just lovely. Interesting dishes, great sauces, lots of flavour. It was great watching the chef's at work. One of the staff spoke excellent English and they translated our menu. A very special lunch!

Thank SydneySider1983
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great presentation. Meticulous food preparation. I ordered the 12,000 omakase course and left some of the dishes unfinished. Most if not all of the dishes failed to impress and the flavors didnt integrate well. The Kigawa original sashimi plate was subpar and is perhaps one the most uneventful and tasteless sashimi dishes I have had. The grilled wagyu beef had... More 

Thank Keng O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Located in a small alley off Main Dotonburi passage . Occupied over 3 levels . We were seated on the ground level which has 12 seats on the counter The fixed price menu comes in 3 categories I.e. ¥5000, ¥8000 or ¥ 12000 We had the ¥8000 which comes in 13 dishes in including dessert and green tea . Great... More 

3 Thank Happy258
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Heard many of good word about the restaurant and also it is said that this restaurant trained numbers of Osaka top chef. So i decided to give it a try. As we enter the restaurant, we can immediately see the chefs are already doing their preparation for the lunch. There are 3 set menu that is available for the lunch... More 

3 Thank 1214hmi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

To be honest, I got this confused with Michelin starred Kigawa Asai, but saw that the chef of this restaurant was the father of kappo, so decided to give it a chance. Food was well executed and meticulously done. The essence of kappo can be completely understood from this experience. Watching the food being painstakingly prepared gives a deeper appreciation... More 

1 Thank omega3
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

After trying out the fine dining in Kyoto (which is kaiseki), we wanted to try the Osaka equivalent - naniwa-kappo. Kigawa comes highly recommended, which apparently trained many top chefs of Osaka. This is located in Hozenji lane, which is one lane away from the madness of Dotonburi lane. Once stepping out of the back alley, you come into a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

This beautiful restaurant is an oasis in the heart of Dotomburi. There's a choice of a few set menus at different price points. The staff speak limited english but it is enough. A bit expensive but worth the splurge if you're willing to be taken on a journey that speaks of the intersection between past and present for refined Japanese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 89 - USD 133
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-7-7 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-3030

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