Friday, July 06, 2007

grill nana

There is a little yoshoku-ya (restaurant which serves Western/European dishes) about 15 minutes from our place called Grill Nana. We've walked past this place several times and have wanted to try it, but never gotten around to it until last night. (The restaurant has apparently been in business for over 20 years!)

In the kitchen is just one man who cooks everything. We were seated near the kitchen so we could hear him and the waitress chatting endlessly (that was a bit annoying).

The food was good though, we had the combination salad--sliced cabbage, green salad and potato salad all in one bowl.

Hamburger steak--a moist hamburger patty smothered in demi-glace sauce comes sizzling to your table topped with a fried egg on top. (there is actually a nice sized patty under all that demi-glace sauce!)

I'm not sure what this was called but it was a deep fried shrimp that encased cream and tartar sauce, kind of like a cream croquette, but with a whole shrimp wrapped around the croquette filling also topped with demi-glace sauce.

Everything was good and very filling. Dinner was a bit pricey since everything was a la carte, so we want to try their lunch menu some time.

Since we don't have a car or bicycles, walking to and from the restaurant was a good thing since we ate so much! Hope you have a great weekend.

Grill Nana
1-1-4 Asahigaoka
Ikeda, Osaka
Phone: 072.762.1163
Closed every 1st and 3rd Monday and all holidays


Jann said...

How wonderful to have this close by~the food really looks good and Americanlike~if that is a good thing?

K and S said...

It isn't American-like, Jann, but it is still nice to have nearby.

Have a safe trip.
Take care.

OkiHwn said...

The hamburger steak . . . almost a loco moco!

Anonymous said...

Grill Nana...or Nana's Grill! I dunno, the name just makes me think of my grandma whom we sometimes called Nana!

Regarding your comment on the cookie, come on! There must be some raunchy pastry chef in Japan that makes something to ogle. Spill it!

K and S said...

Yup, almost like loco moco, Nate, but with a rich demi-glace sauce. I think I like the brown gravy best.

No raunchy pastry chefs that I've seen/heard about (yet) here in Japan, Rowena. If ever I find one, I'll be sure to post about it.

Take care you two!