Whilst walking around the Dotonbori (道頓堀) area, you can’t possibly miss this giant mechanical crab hanging above the Kani Doraku restaurant (かに道楽) and waving its claws at you! This is one of the famous pop icons of Osaka!
There are several branches of this restaurant at Dotonbori (道頓堀) and we decided to dine at the main branch.
Meals are served kaiseki style (my favourite but it’s painful on the wallet too!). Based on the restaurant name and that giant crustacean hanging outside, I guess I don’t need to tell you what this restaurant specializes in! ;p
If you are planning to dine here, it is cheaper to have lunch instead of dinner as the dinner courses can cost 2 to 3 times more than the price of lunch!
This was part of our scrumptious crab kaiseki meal!! (was too engrossed in the meal and didn’t take any other pictures…haha)
From the crab chawanmushi (steamed egg) to the grilled crab claws, every single dish was good!!
You can check out their Menu (in Japanese only) to see what are the lunch/dinner courses available.
Kani Doraku (かに道楽)
営業時間 11:00～23:00 daily (last order 22:00)
Getting there by train:
5min walk from subway and JR Namba station.