Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori

During my first night in Osaka I enjoyed the city’s famous street food snack of takoyaki and now it was time to try another iconic dish. I stopped by Kushikatsu Daruma on Dotonburi to enjoy kushikatsu or kushiage – deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood, and vegetables.

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Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori

There was a small line when I stepped inside. Everybody was given a menu to look over while they waited. It only took around 10 minutes for me to be seated at the long counter.

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Waiting

In Japanese, kushi means “skewer” and katsu means “fried”. The deep-fried skewers of food are dipped in a thin sauce. The sauce is shared between customers. It’s important to follow the one golden rule – no double dipping!

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No Double Dipping!
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Counter

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Once I sat down, I ordered a ginger ale. Most people were enjoying the deep-fried items with a beer. The menu offered combos that come with a side dish of your choice. Your also given a bowl of cabbage pieces to use for scooping more sauce onto your kushikatsu or to consume for a fresh crunchy bite between skewers.

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For my side, I went with the doteyaki – simmered beef tendon with miso and mirin topped with green onions.

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Doteyaki

I ordered the Dotonbori Combo which comes with 9 skewers for around $13. Items included beef, asparagus, rice cake, quail egg, pork, chicken meatball, and a fish cake with cheese.

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Special Combos

It didn’t take long for the first round of skewers to come out.

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First Round

The dipping sauce is in a large stainless steel container.

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Dipping Sauce

The items were served fairly hot. The breading was thin and crispy. My first bite was the asparagus. The dipping sauce is like a light savory soy sauce. After eating the item, you put your skewer in a nearby cup.

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Asparagus

The next round came out and included sausage, chicken meatball, and the fish cake with cheese. Interesting.

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Second Round
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Fish Cake with Cheese

I enjoyed my kushikatsu lunch. Another item checked off my must-try list! The deep-fried items were good, filling, and a great value.

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Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori
1-6-4 Dotombori
Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6213-8101
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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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