Oimatsu-Dori (translated as Old Pine Tree Street) in Osaka has around 80 antique shops and galleries. We acquainted ourselves with most of the galleries in this area and stopped for lunch in a little cafe which turned out to be a real gem.
Its generally easy to find well priced, good food in Japan.. If you do get to Osaka and decide to check out this area we can recommend this place as a stopover for lunch. The place was spotless and the food was great. Most restaurants here tend to serve you a bowl of soba noodles with grated radish to accompany the rest of your meal. We had grilled eggplant, magiri (tuna) and pork fillet with rice and other little accompaniments along with japanese pickles washed down with Kirin Beer. All up it cost us 2500JPY and the food was better than any hotel food and most other eateries we have been to. We would thoroughly recommend you eating here as it is great value, good service and good food. We took some photos of the couple who cook and run this little cafe. It seats around 10 people and is typical of the great little japanese eateries in Japan.
Please let us know if there are any special items you are looking for and we will keep an eye out of them in our travels. Thank you for reading our post. We will continue to post updates on our trip that we think you may find helpful.
You can visit our Gallery online at https://staging.kasasagi.com.au/ where we feature some of our products. We have many other items in our collection which are not on the website, so if you are looking for something specific please contact us and we will let you know if we do have it in available. https://staging.kasasagi.com.au/contact-us/
Sakamoto Restaurant, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi