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Address: 1-1 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

In the basement of the Umeda Sky Building, Takimikoji is a recreated 1920s...

In the basement of the Umeda Sky Building, Takimikoji is a recreated 1920s and 1930s village popular for its inexpensive restaurants serving up Osaka's most popular dishes, including okonomiyaki.

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A bunch of restaurant set in a retro street atmosphere

This is a food complex in the basement of the Umeda Sky City building. The restaurants by themselves are not special, but the overall atmosphere is decorated to be retro 1950s... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2015
Kris A
Bangkok, Thailand
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled into Inase Sushi in Takimikoji basement food street. Owners are an elderly couple & daughter was the service staff (we think). As it is not as famous as the okonomiyaki shop, there was no queue which worked well for us. We had sushi platter, mixed tempura and grilled fish head, please see photos. The sushi was good. The tempura... More 

Thank Angie L
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Was suppose to be a retro experience for Japanese food. Was wondering why only one was crowded n has a queue. We decided to try one restaurant offering Shabu Shabu. Ordered 5 Dinner sets. Food came in combined and meagre portions. Even the udon for 5 persons is served in 2 bowls - portions for 2 and 3. Service was... More 

Thank NGO A
Santa Monica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Takimikoji is located underneath the (very) corporate Umeda Sky Building. It's a somewhat cheesy recreation of a street in 1920s Japan. It lacks atmosphere - you're better off taking the 30-minute train to Kyoto and seeing the real thing. I wish someone had told us not to waste our time (there are so many other great things to see!).

1 Thank freshmonkey
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is a food complex in the basement of the Umeda Sky City building. The restaurants by themselves are not special, but the overall atmosphere is decorated to be retro 1950s Japanese. Gets crowded around noon lunchtime when the office workers come out.

Thank Kris A
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a small place with only a few seats- run by an elderly couple and their daughter. The sushi is top, top, top quality. They run out of items often, being a small shop, but what they do is amazing. We could see the regulars order items that are not on the English menu like grilled turban shell snails.... More 

1 Thank LoChin73
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the westin hotel this is within 2 minutes reach on foot. We weren't that hungry therefore we went into the shabu shabu shop and was hoping to share a dish, the waiter was annoyed and rejected our order and turned away! And we thought japan is best at hospitality! Anyway we went to a raman store and had... More 

1 Thank Jacqueline A
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Kiji okonomiyaki restaurant was nice. My friend brought me here and I loved it. Try real okonomiyaki. Waiter did't speak any foreign language but they are helpful.

Thank Coconeal
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

It was a total waste of time, effort and money (taxi $20) to go there. Groups of restaurants like this is all over Japan especially in major shopping complexes and transportation hubs - Albeit not right next door to each other like Takinikoji. Uemda/Dojima underground (Where we stayed in Osaka) has enough restaurants/isakaya that one can eat for a week... More 

Thank R C
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Go to Wakaba udonsuki restaurant and sit behind the waterfall. Fab!

3 Thank Amanda M

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