Namba : Meoto Zenzai (夫婦善哉)

I visited Meoto zenzai that is so popular Japanese sweets confectionery cafe during my trip. It’s also one of the popular sightseeing spot in Namba area.

Appearance, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)

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Meoto zenzai is located in front of Hozen-ji temple.

Location, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)

You might know zenzai (sweet and red bean soup). “Meoto” is married couple. “meoto zenzai” is one bowl of zenzai divided into two bowls.

What is Meoto Zenzai ?

About meoto zenzai.

About meoto zenzai, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)


From right to left, Meoto zenzai (夫婦善哉), Cold meoto zenzai (冷し善哉), kakigori zenzai (氷善哉), Uji-matcha kakigori zenzai (宇治抹茶氷善哉).
Kakigori is served in summer only.

Menus in summrer, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)


There’re only three tables in the shop. Maybe we have to share tables during busy hours. There’s no guests because I visited there just after the opening time on weekdays.

Interior, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)

Meoto zenzai is long-established Japanese confectionery cafe. So, there’re many autographs, pieces of newspapers and magazines concerning Meoto zenzai.

Interior2, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji) Interior 3, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)

Meoto zenzai

After I ordered, green tea (free of charge) was served. And then Meoto Zenzai (夫婦善哉, 800 yen) was served. I chose warm one. Both was mine 🙂


I said. Meoto zenzai is one bowl of zenzai divided into two bowls. So, both have half empty. And both have one shiratama (rice cake). So, it’s not large.

Small zenzai, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)

Zenzai is very sweet, so salty konbu help you.

Konbu, Meoto Zenzai (Hozenji)

Meoto zenzai is open until 10 p.m., so it’s good to visit after dinner 🙂

About Meoto Zenzai (夫婦善哉)

Address / 1-2-10 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Station / Namba station (Osaka subway, JR, Hankyu)

Open / 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Close / no scheduled

Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable
Smoking / Not permitted
English menu / Unknown
Website / Japanese only)


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