There are many shops in Osaka – known as Japan’s food capital – where you can enjoy Japanese sake. If you want to drink a lot of Japanese sake, then it would be best to head to a place that offers all-you-can-drink courses. Below are 5 shops in Osaka that you must check out if you want to avail of bottomless Japanese sake!
Ueyosi is a shop that offers 200 kinds of handpicked Japanese sake from various breweries found all over the country. Here, a 30-minute nomihodai (all-you-can-drink) course for a wide array of Japanese sake comes at a reasonable price of 450 JPY (excl. tax). The staff will even suggest the Japanese sake that suits your taste and matches the dishes you order, so even beginners are sure to have a grand time! Try the extremely fresh seafood dishes as snacks to go along with your sake. The Masu-zukuri Moriawase (assorted sashimi in a box) that comes with an assortment of seasonal seafood is also affordable here at just 450 JPY (excl. tax) per person. There is also a long list of grilled foods, dried fish, and snacks on the menu. The 30-minute all-you-can-drink course will be automatically extended as long as you stay in your seat, so you can enjoy as much sake as you want!
Uosshu is a shop offering an all-you-can-drink course of carefully chosen Japanese sake from 47 prefectures in Japan that have been recommended by sake connoisseurs. There are not many shops where you can avail of bottomless Japanese sake sourced from breweries scattered all over Japan! The all-you-can-drink plan has a time limit of 120 minutes, and comes as a set with courses that are priced at 5,000 JPY (incl. tax) and above (must reserve a day ahead before 11:00 PM). The course comes with Tamatebako, a specialty item wherein colorful sake snacks are stuffed inside a box. Don’t miss the great-value courses priced at 3,500 JPY (incl. tax) on Sundays and national holidays! Uosshu has a collection of delicious Japanese sake from Hokkaido to Okinawa, so take the time to try different brands.
At FUJI, the all-you-can-drink course uses a self-service system wherein guests can have as much sake as they want from a total of 60 kinds of Japanese sake. From the standard types to brands that are difficult to get hold of, the drinks have been carefully selected from 1,600 breweries throughout Japan! This shop is a fun tachinomiya (a bar where one drinks while standing) where you are free to bring snacks and dishes from the neighboring Kuromon Ichiba Market, and leave at any time to buy whatever you want outside. If you pay 3,000 JPY when you enter, you will get to pour as much Japanese sake, beer, cocktails, and other beverages stored in the refrigerator by yourself. There is no time limit to the all-you-can-drink plan here! There are also microwave ovens and condiments inside the shop that you can use as you wish. FUJI is a joint where you can enjoy Japanese sake to your heart’s content, as it lets you drink and compare many sake brands by sipping a small amount at a time. You can also take your time drinking your favorite sake.
Muku is a spot where you can relish delicious Japanese sake, seafood directly delivered from Kyushu, and seasonal vegetables delivered straight from farms. Different sets of more than 20 Japanese sake are served every day, so guests can take plenty of time to enjoy shochu (white distilled liquor) and other Japanese alcoholic beverages. The Sengyo to Yasai Course (Fresh Fish and Vegetable Course) (4,500 JPY (incl. tax)) is a famous course that uses seasonal ingredients, and comes with an all-you-can-drink plan of 6 types of local sake, 3 types of shochu, and draft beer (must reserve 2 days in advance before 6:00 PM). While most shops have a 120-minute time limit, you’ll be glad to know that Muku has a longer limit of 150 minutes! With that, you can enjoy as much sake and food as you want at a relaxed pace.
5. Kura Bar Umeda Shop
Kura Bar Umeda Shop is a bar that serves Japanese sake and local alcoholic drinks that go really well with various ingredients and dishes. Dozens of special Japanese and local sake are constantly available here, with rare brands and limited-time items also on stock. Just add 1,000 JPY to any of the meal courses (prices start at 3,500 JPY (excl. tax)) and you can enjoy all-you-can-drink sake from a list of 20 different Japanese brands. If you want to drink as much as you want and eat the dishes that you like, then it would be best to avail of the 20-shu Meigara Nihonshu 2-Jikan Nomihodai Course (2-hour all-you-can drink course for 20 Japanese sake brands) (2,500 JPY (excl. tax)). It will let you enjoy not only Japanese sake, but beer and cocktails as well. Savor the marriage of creative specialty dishes and Japanese sake at this joint!
Even the same sake will taste different depending on its serving temperature and how it is drunk. All-you-can-drink courses are the best way to compare various brands, as well as try sake in different temperatures without constraint. Be that as it may, please be careful not to drink too much!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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