Yesterday was a holiday, but Satoshi had to work so I met him for dinner in Umeda.
We checked out Craft Beer House Molto.
They have many craft beers from around Japan on tap.
You choose how much you want to drink...small (about 240ml), medium (about 450ml) and large (about 660ml)
And which beer you want to drink.
I started with Iwatekura's Oyster Stout (small) I liked the full body of this beer.
Satoshi also ordered a dark beer called Schwartz (medium), his seemed a bit watery.
The amuse bouche (tsukidashi--stuff you didn't order but are expected to pay for) was a jar of mixed nuts (pistachio, cashew & corn nuts)
Haven't eaten corn nuts in awhile, so good!
Buri (amberjack) carpaccio was the carpaccio of the day.
I liked the oiliness of this fish. They serve it with a gelee type dressing.
Assorted smoked items.
These come to the table on a smoking platter. Most of the items have been smoked previously keeping the meats/seafoods half raw.
This platter had tako (octopus), hotate (scallop), sasami (chicken breast), pork and salmon.
Under the salmon is a dollop of their potato salad.
Margherita pizza...tiny 4 or 5 inch.
The bottom was super crispy and the crust chewy.
By this time, Satoshi had had another beer (medium) (I cannot remember what) and ordered another one (medium) with my Isekadoya's Yuzu beer (small).
The yuzu beer started off with a nice yuzu aroma, but then the yuzu got to be too perfumy for my liking.
The view from the 31st floor was wonderful.
The weather was overcast, so the sunset was meh!
Total damage was a little over 8000 yen (the beers are what makes this place pricey). If you aren't a beer drinker they also have wines and cocktails too.
Make reservations if possible, they don't have that many seats and especially if you want to be seated by the windows!
We'll be back for special occasions...
Craft Beer House Molto
Hankyu Grand Building 31F
Phone: 06.6809.2641 (info), 050.5868.3983(reservations)
Lunch: 11:30-15:00, Dinner: 17:00-23:30
Open when Hankyu Grand Building is