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Ganso Kushikatsu Daruma Hozenji

#125 of 27,523 Restaurants in Osaka
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1-1-4 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6211-8112
00:00 - 22:30
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Perth, Australia
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Everyone who visits Osaka will recognise the name Daruma as the best restaurant for Kushikatsu. I was quite surprised that Daruma stickers available in LINE Chat as well. Unfortunately the sticker can only be purchased by those with Japanese LINE Chat account. We went to the Daruma branch at Hozenji Yokocho, an alley that housed more than 60 bars and... More 

3 Thank Inex P
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This branch of the famous kushikatsu (串かつ) restaurant is near Hozenji; just a short walk from main Dotonbori. Just look out for the angry-looking man mascot! The restaurant has a comparably smaller crowd than the one in Dotonbori just nearby - a good 'alternative' when there is a long queue! Friendly staff. English menu is available for those who need... More 

Thank Hailey T
Wheeling, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

They have a menu in english. The staff is very friendly. There was able a 30 minute wait outside and a 5 minute wait inside. Definitely worth the wait. You can get a set menu or order individual pieces.

Thank Diana S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Whenever I visit Osaka, I always drop by here, Hozenji ten. It's not the center of Namba, but I like Hozenji street's style.

Thank 141youngs
Singapore, Singapore
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Thought it was going to be an extremely greasy meal but was pleasantly surprise. This is something local. Remember to dip only once in the sauce as it is a communal pot.

Thank Panda6551
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I loved the skewers here. They are not greasy and you have a lot of vegetables to choose from (the rice cake is good too!). The dipping sauce tastes nice and it doesn't get too salty when you dip the full skewer in. The table service here is quick and satisfactory. However, the restaurant is full of smokes (coming from... More 

Thank ifcharmin
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

"Deep fried skewers" is one of many famous Osaka cuisine. Some people may expect this to be heavy and oily but this restaurant take deep fried to a next level. The skewers are covered with crispy flour and you don't feel the greasiness from them. Before you eat, dip the skewer into a big bucket of sauce thats been shared... More 

Thank Travel_beginner921
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Kushi-katsu is one of the famous local food in Osaka. Although these are deep fried in oil, you can try quite a few of those. I mean each skewer is not too big and just in good size. There are quite a lot of things they can fry, so in case you do not have any idea what you should... More 

Thank TOkada
London , United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

This is a style of fried Japanese food held on stickers. Unlike tempura it's mainly designed for meaty stuff ( you can find almost everything battered and fried there). Restaurant is organised on set menus at different price levels, but you can also order single items from the menu. They serve beers. It is very popular amongst young people and... More 

Thank Carl022i
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Delicious bite sized portions of meat, seafood and vegetables on skewers. Comes in several sets and costs between 1400 and 2200 yen per set, good enough for one without filling you up too much. Or maybe I was just really hungry? Kushi katsu is a must try at least once in Osaka!

Thank m1025

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-4 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6211-8112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?