Restaurant on a Stick in Osaka, Japan

While walking along the canal side of the Dōtonbori one of the many barkers that try to persuade every passerby to come into their establishment caught our attention. In this case our guy wasn't exaggerating, there really was quite a spectacle taking place inside.

An entire menu of food on a stick in Osaka, Japan

One whole wall of the narrow basement restaurant was an open kitchen, so the food preparation was also the entertainment. A seemingly choreographed ballet between about a half dozen chefs was taking place before our eyes while every imaginable meat, seafood, fungus, vegetable, egg, or combination thereof, was being whomped onto the enormous grill with flair and panache.

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Periodically a sort of cheer, rallying cry, or chant type of unison yell would engulf the staff. We were clueless as to the meaning but completely enthralled. We opened our order with beef kalbi (ribs), chicken wing, and lotus root stuffed with shitaki mushrooms.

beef kalbi (ribs), chicken wing, and lotus root stuffed with shitaki mushrooms on a stick on Osaka Japan

All of these were grilled right in front of us by our own showman / chef and served directly over the counter the moment they were done. Fantastic! We immediately ordered more.

WATCH: Dinner AND a show! Fantastic!

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All food is on a stick at this restaurant in Osaka, Japan!

This time we went for beef neck, asparagus wrapped in pork, duck with scallions, and shrimp bread. Again, perfection, sizzling hot from grill to plate. By the time we had finished we both agreed that this evening had introduced us to some of the best food we had ever eaten. Kuidaore!

asparagus wrapped in pork and shrimp toast on a stick!

Snow crab wrapped in Kadaif in Osaka, Japan
Snow crab wrapped in kadaif

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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