Kushikatsu Daruma (元祖串かつ だるま道頓堀店) in Dotonbori

Kushiage, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1) OSAKA
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After we got to Kansai airport, we went to Namba by train.
Speaking of Osaka local foods, kushikatsu occur me.
So, at first, we went to eat kushikatsu.

Kushikatsu Daruma is big kushikatsu chain store. There’re many branches here and there in Osaka. And they are open throughout day and night. So, it’s convenient. Though we got to there around 3 p.m., they are open.

We had late lunch at this branch.
Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori branch.

Appearance, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)

Where ?

It’s located along Dotonbori shopping street.

Foods that we had

There’re counter seats and tables. It was very clean and staffs were friendly.
They serve fresh cabbage as otoshi (table charge, 300 yen). If we order five sticks or 800 yen more per one person (except children), they don’t require the otoshi fee (cabbage is served).
I ordered my drink coke.

Coke and cabbage, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)
Dish, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)

The staff said they prohibit us to dip our kushikatsu into sauce at several times. Only one time.


We ordered Doteyaki (どて焼き, 300 yen). Pork offal and beef sinew was simmered with miso. Melting..

Doteni - pork offal and beef sinew simmered in miso, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)


I chose five kushikatsu. Ganso Kushikatsu (元祖串かつ, 120 yen), Cheese (チーズ, 120 yen), red pickled ginger (紅しょうが, 120 yen), shiitake mushroom (しいたけ, 120 yen) and shrimp (海老, 240 yen).

Kushiage, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)

Everything was crisp and delicious. But especially, cheese is my delight.It went with Worcestershire sauce well. The cheese was melting.

Cheese, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)

I think red pickled ginger is MUST when I visit Osaka-style kushikatsu shop. The ginger was spicy and good. Red pickled ginger is sour a bit. So, I felt refreshed at the and of the meal.

Red pickled ginger, Ganso-Kusikatsu Daruma Dotonbori (Osaka2014-1)

About the restaurant

Name in English / Ganso Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori branch
Name in Japanese / 元祖串かつ だるま 道頓堀店
Address / 1-5-24 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Phone / 06-6213-8101

Open / 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Close / No scheduled

Reservation / Available
Credit card / Available
URL / Website(in Japanese Only)


  1. Mitzie Mee says:

    Looks good:) I love those areas with many restaurants. So cozy just to walk around and see what’s on the menu:)

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