Monday, January 16, 2012


kakiyasu (2) There is a tiny eat-in area called Kakiyasu on the food floor of Daimaru Umeda. We've eaten at the udon place and omurice place on the same floor, but the last time we tried to get into Kakiyasu, the wait was quite long and we were short on time.

There are only 6 seats which is why they fill up so quickly.

Luckily, this past Saturday, we got seats right away.

Satoshi ordered their kuroge wagyu sukiyaki-jyu, a lacquered box filled with thinly sliced Japanese beef seasoned with a sweet-salty sukiyaki sauce.

His meal also came with some pickles and miso soup...1500 yen.

He enjoyed this, he said the beef was very tender and the rice had thinly sliced konnyaku (jellied devil's tongue) and gobo (burdock root).

kakiyasu (4) I went with the kuroge wagyu zeitaku curry...1050 yen. Zeitaku means extravagant or luxurious.

They also have a beef curry for 880 yen but for 170 yen more, I think the zeitaku version is worth it.

For one thing, the curries in Japan tend to come without a lot of stuff in it, just sauce, so the zeitaku version has a little more meat than their beef curry.

My meal also came with a really large bowl of salad. (It doesn't look big but the bowl is really deep)

The pieces of meat were cooked tender and then topped with their spicy curry and fried garlic chips.

Apparently the type of beef they use for their dishes is Matsuzaka beef, a brand of beef from Mie prefecture which is similar to the renowned Kobe beef.

If you don't have time to eat there, you can always purchase a bento (boxed meal) from their counter one floor up.

Or if you want to try your hand at making your own, you can purchase some raw meat to prepare your way at home from their counter right outside the eat-in area.

We'll be back.

Kakiyasu (eat-in corner)
Daimaru Umeda B2
Phone: 06.6343.1231
Hours: 10:30-20:00, closed when Daimaru is


Rona Y said...

I'll have to put this place on my list!

Have you ever been to the little wagyu place in the depachika of Sogo in Kobe? It's quite affordable, though the waits can be very long! Only 8 or 10 counter seats, I think.

jalna said...

That topping on your dish looks interesting. Is it garlic?

K said...

Yum, the curry looks delicious!

KirkK said...

That looks really delicious Kat!

K and S said...

no I've never been to the one in Sogo Kobe, Rona, but if you recommend it, it must be good :) Let me know when you're coming this way!

Yes fried garlic, Jalna!

Thanks K, it really was.

Thanks Kirk :)

Take care everyone.

Japan Australia said...

The kuroge wagyu sukiyaki-jyu sounds so good, and what can be better than thinly sliced beef in a sweet sukiyaki sauce :)

Japan Australia

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Natsukashi-! Daimauru in Umeda! lol. Speaking of which... I'll be in Osaka the first weekend of April for a wedding (NO KIDS!). Either one night or two nights, depending on if I will stop by Yokohama... Hope to see you!! ;-)

K and S said...

nice, keep me posted Nami :)

Take care.

K and S said...

satoshi loved it J-A! :)

Take care.

Rowena... said...

Sounds like another great Saturday for eating out (the sauce on yours looks so ono). Dessert someplace afterwards?

K and S said...

afterwards, we shared a cream puff and had some coffee Rowena, but it wasn't anything to post about :0

Take care.