Second night’s dinner was at Hidezo
Second dinner of our trip to Osaka, we took a reservation here in advance.
We had reservation at the opening time, 5 p.m. sharp.
It was still light.
They have a good reputation and many people says “Every foods they serve is delicious !”
10 minutes after the opening time, every seats were occupied. After that, though some groups came in the restaurant without reservations, the staffs turned down them and they left.
This restaurant can be seated and reserved in advance.
And there are four more Hidezo restaurants within Osaka city.
* Fish shop Hidezo Imasato Honten (Head shop) (ひでぞう 今里本店)
* IMAZATO Hidezo (IMAZATO ひでぞう)
* Fish shop Hidezo Stand-up-drinking shop (ひでぞう 立ち飲み店)
* Sushi Hidezo (寿司ひでぞう)
The stand-up-drinking shop can’t be reserved, but you can reserve another restaurants in advance.
As its name, they serve seasonal fresh and delicious seafood !
They featured firefly squid, young sweet fish, asari clam and so on that time 🙂
Anyway, we toasted with shandy gaff(シャンディガフ, 430 yen) and ginger ale (ジンジャーエール, 250 yen) !
And then Otoshi (お通し) was served.
I left choice of foods to my friend (because I didn’t know about the restaurant at all), I enjoyed beer next to him 😉
At first, assorted five species of sashimi(お造り５点盛り, 780 yen) came !
My delight !
Not many restaurants serve firefly squid as raw because they have many germs and not good to eat it as raw .
Only one way to kill the germs is to freeze them once. And then thaw it.
But it’s hard to thaw them with those good flavor remaining.
This firefly squids were, truthfully speaking, it’s watery all the same.
But I could enjoy it ! Within an allowance !
Pacific bluefin tuna. Beautiful color !
*Okara croquette (おからのコロッケ) 600 yen
“Okara” is tofu refuse. I hate okara because it had dry texture. But this croquette was wet and tasty !
*Young sweetfish tempura(稚鮎の天ぷら) 580 yen!
I often eat it at Tenfusa in Tsukiji Market. I like it. I like eating it at Tenfusa.
But truthfully speaking, Hidezo’s young sweetfish tempura was far better than Tenfusa’s 😛
That’s great ! Those innards were bitter a bit and its meats were fatty.
*Raw yuba and sea urchin dressed with a thick amber color starchy sauce(生湯葉とうにのべっこうあんかけ) 580 yen
Gorgeous looking !
*Boiled ocellated octopus(いいだこの旨煮) 580 yen
*Grilled big asari clam with soy sauce(大あさりの醤油焼き) 480 yen
We still wanted more firefly squid….so
*Firefly squid tempura(ほたるいかの天ぷら) 480 yen!
I love firefly squid all the same ! Though those were small, they have big “yummy” .
Last, Vinegared mackerel sushi(鯖の棒寿司) 580 yen
Every foods are rather small. So, we could eat various foods ! If you are there by yourself, you’ll be enjoy some foods !
But there are still many foods that I want to try next time. I have to go there again… !
About Sakana-ya Hidezo Namba branch (魚屋 ひでぞう 難波店)
Address / 8-4 Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Station / Namba station (JR, Osaka subway, Nankai dentetsu)
Open / 17:00 – 24:00
Close / Tuesdays
Website / http://s-hidezo.jp/index2.html(in Japanese Only)
[amazonjs asin=”1466419970″ locale=”US” title=”Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture”]