Tuesday, July 25, 2017

gate 2

Recently a baseball themed salad shop opened in Grand Front Osaka called Gate 2.

To understand the humour behind the name of the shop, you need a little background...Gate 2, pronounced in Japanese is "get two"...translated to baseball speak is a double play.

The main shop is called Fielder's Choice which apparently means this.

The shops interior circles around the Yankees, with the seating area looking like their locker room...all their salads are named after baseball players.

Satoshi chose "Babe"...mixed lettuce, smoked salmon, egg, avocado, corn, cucumber, red onion with onion dressing...1200 yen (plus tax).

He also chose the soup set...300 yen (plus tax).

I chose "Mantle"...mixed lettuce, chicken, quinoa, granola, apple, red cabbage, broccoli with honey mustard dressing...980 yen (plus tax)

The salad is then chopped to your liking...I chose fine, while Satoshi chose the standard, you could also do chunky.

All salads can be turned into wraps or added to rice bowls for additional costs.

The one peeve Satoshi had was that "Jackie" named after Jackie Robinson was not a Yankee...

A bit pricey, this was actually a nice portion of salad.

They do also have a breakfast menu, but only on weekdays.

I dunno if we'll be back but I do want to try to recreate some of the other salads at home.

Also, it is nice to see more and more salads appearing as mains here.

Gate 2
Grand Front Osaka South Building 1F
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.4256.6766
Hours: 8:00-21:00 (Monday-Friday), 10:00-21:00 (Weekends, Holidays)


Rowena said...

I hope you try to make your salad choice because the combo sounds GREAT (curious about granola in a salad).

jalna said...

Both salads look delicious!

K and S said...

I definitely want to try to recreate it Rowena and hopefully be able to add edamame to it too.

They were good Jalna :)

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

I'm sure if it has a baseball theme; that Satoshi just has to check it out....

K and S said...

Actually I wanted to check it out Kirk, but thought he would get a kick out of it.

Take care.