Monday, May 08, 2017

kinki university fishery lab

A couple years back, Kinki University opened up a restaurant in Grand Front Osaka that uses fish that the university fishery labs have farmed.

You should know that "kinki" is not that kind of "kinky"...but refers to the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga, Hyogo and Mie)

Anyway, when they first opened, the lines were krazy and to this day, they actually still are...luckily Satoshi and I got there 30 minutes before opening the other day and was able to queue up before the line got too nuts.

Dinner started with otoshi/tsukidashi (stuff we didn't order but still had to pay for)...aradaki (head & bony parts of fish that is simmered in shoyu, mirin, sugar)...fall off the bone tender.

An assortment of sashimi...all farmed.

The toro (fatty tuna) was quite lush & creamy.

I ordered their umeboshi sour which used Wakayama grown ume...delicious and not too sour!

Shintamanegi (spring/new onions, also from Wakayama) beer battered rings...a bit oily but super tasty.

The onions just melted in your mouth.

Buri kama (amberjack collar) shioyaki (grilled with salt)

The fish was moist and very nicely seasoned.

Tasty with a squeeze of lemon, dollop of grated daikon and a couple of drops of their housemade ponzu (citrus soy).

Their portions are a nice size and most of the wait staff are students of the school.

I'm glad we got to try this place and wouldn't mind going back if we are there when the lines aren't too krazy.

Kinki University Fishery Lab
Grand Front Osaka North Building, Umekita Floor 6F
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6845.7103
Lunch: 11:00-15:00, Dinner: 17:00-23:00
Closed when Grand Front is


Kalin's Mommy said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing!

jalna said...

"lush and creamy" makes even me, a non-sashimi eater, want to try.

K and S said...

you are welcome, Mich :)

whoo hoo Jalna :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

excellent meal Kat, wow!

KirkK said...

Funny, when I read Kinki....I always automatically think of the fish....

K and S said...

it really was Rowena :)

lol Kirk :)

Take care you two.