A restaurant that was established in 1898 and continuing to express the tradition of cuisine of the Kyoto-Osaka area.
Yamatoya was established as a geisha house in 1877 in Minami Soemon-cho, Osaka. It soon opened a geisha school, a diner ryokan and a restaurant afterwards, leaving a great mark on the development of Osaka's geisha town culture. And on the 13th floor of a department store in the center of Shinsaibashi is the Shinsaibashi Branch, which has inherited the tradition of the restaurant department.
The dishes are decided according to seasonal events, coming from the desire to promote Japan's wonderful culture. This restaurant is priceless in that it conveys the tradition of the Kyoto-Osaka area, starting with new year's dishes in January, seasonal festivals, mothers' day banquets, and so on. Head chef Hisayuki Sakurai has worked at Yamatoya for 30 years, since he was 20 years old. The dashi stock, which is the life of Japanese cuisine, is taken from bonito from Makurazaki and natural kombu seaweed from Rishiri. What makes it an Osaka cuisine is when they add dried sardines and scallops to the ingredients. The restaurant goes to great lengths to use carefully selected ingredients: the head chef himself travels to the central and eastern market and Kizu market to purchase fishes, and vegetables are delivered directly from the producers, and during bamboo shoot season, the chef travels to Kyoto to bid on the best ones.
Original Daiginjo, Ginjo sake from Nara's Imanishi brewery is available to pair with the dishes. The restaurant's interior is full of items from its predecessor, from the table to decorative antiques, adding to the elegance of the tables, the counter seats, and the 3 private rooms. Yamatoya is a long-established restaurant which is ideal for business dinners and auspicious occasions, regardless of age.
1-minute walk from Subway Midosuji Line Shinsaibashi Station
2-minute walk from Subway Nagahori Tsurumiryokuchi Line Shinsaibashi Station
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