You would think you are entering a tea ceremony, but that's by design. At Kashiwaya, the design of the dining room is in the "Sukiya" style, the traditional format for Japanese tea ceremonies. The use of sliding doors, paper screens, and tatami mats throughout the dining room (that seats 40) simply adds to this atmosphere.
The two major dishes you should try are the Amadai, a grilled tile fish marinated in a salt shrimp shoikara dip, and the puffer roe boiled in sake and served floating on top of a turnip soup. The menu is ever changing as head chef Hikeaki Matsuo invents something new every month. But even so, Matsuo-san will gladly take special requests from you should you have them. Kashiwaya is one of Osaka's four three-star Michelin restaurants.
- 11:30am – 1:30pm / 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Closed on Sundays, Late December through early January
- (+81) 06-6386-2234
- 2-5-18 Senriyamanishi, Suita-shi, Osaka, 565-0851
- 5-minute car ride from Hankyu Kitasenri Line Senriyama Station West Exit; 10-minute walk from Hankyu Kitasenri Line Kandaimae Station Northwest Exit; 5-minute car ride from Subway Midosuji Line Esaka Station North Exit.