Teppan Grill Keyaki on the 18th floor of the grand New Otani Hotel, has perhaps one of the most spectacular views in the city: the seats at its three teppanyaki counters all look out the floor to ceiling glass windows towards the city’s iconic medieval Osaka Castle.
But that should not distract one from perhaps one of the best teppanyaki spots in the city. The teppanyaki chefs here worked with calm, methodical precision - none of the noisy fireworks one sees in low-brow exhibitionist spots like Benihana in the US.
- Lunch started off with a fresh tuna and avocado salad, with broccoli and spinach, served with Japanese dressing.
- Next, sea bream, daikon (white radish), takenoko (young bamboo) and Japanese mustard spinach (komatsuna).
- The meat course - Wagyu beef with garlic flakes, pea sprouts and onions.
- Dessert: Lemon sorbet with mango and kiwifruit.
Teppan Grill Keyaki
New Otani Hotel
Chuo-ku Shiromi 1-4-1
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Operating hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm (lunch)m 5:00pm - 9:00pm (dinner)