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Kani Douraku かに道楽, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan


We made reservation at Kani Douraku かに道楽 道頓堀中店 the night before and we were 30mins late as we went to Osaka Castle prior.  We were so glad that they were still keeping the room (yes, we got a room!) though I didn’t call them about the delay.

They have some lunch sets which are around half the price of their dinner menu.  And to my surprise they also have kids meal!

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There is crab hot pot rice in the set but since it needs 40mins to cook and we have a plane to catch, so we switched to crab sushi instead.

Fancy kids meal! Steamed egg with crab meat, crab sushi roll, crab leg salad and crab croquette.IMG_9333

Lunch sets – crab leg sashimi, steamed crab leg, crab dumpling.
IMG_9332 Crab meat gratin, grilled crab legsIMG_9338 Crab sushi, crab leg tempuraIMG_9339

Vanilla ice-cream topped with mocha IMG_9340

Dotonbori 道頓堀, Osaka, Japan


We arrived Osaka in the evening and after settling in Hotel IL Cuore Namba, we headed straight to Dotonbori for dinner.IMG_9296 IMG_9298 IMG_9299 IMG_9300

 

It was not even 6pm yet but a lot of the popular restaurants and eateries already have queues.  We settled with Ganko がんこ寿司on Dotonbori, it still have plenty of tables when we got there around 6pm but had a short queue by the time we left.IMG_9291 The deep dried dishes were done well.  IMG_9271 I particularly liked this tofu cooked in 3 ways dish. IMG_9282Sushi was so-so.
IMG_9283 IMG_9289Kids were particularly happy with their impressive kids meals.IMG_9278 IMG_9275

 

 

京懐石 美濃吉, Kyoto, Japan


Since I don’t know where we would be around dinner hours, I didn’t bother making restaurant reservations.  Restaurants at the department stores are usually a safe bet especially when with kids.

This restaurant is situated on the top floor of 0101 Kyoto.  Apart from Kaiseki sets, there are other dishes that the kids could have.

It was a delicious meal overall, generous portion as well.

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Grilled Wagyu and Unagi sets were nicely cooked too.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA