2023-11-12 | Recommendations

Top Spice Curry Shops in Osaka

You may be surprised to find an abundance of spice curry shops, especially near THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI. For those seeking the perfect blend of flavors and the comforting warmth of spice-laden curries, these recommendations by staff at THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI serves as the gateway to an exceptional culinary adventure. In this article, we introduce the top spice curry restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel that promise to captivate curry enthusiasts and novices alike. From rich and aromatic Japanese curries to international fusions, our guide will navigate you through the diverse and flavorful curry offerings that make Osaka a haven for curry lovers. During your stay at THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI, take some time to explore the spice curry culture of Osaka.

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Columbia8, a renowned curry restaurant, boasts a distinctive style, encouraging diners to enjoy their curry with a spoon in the right hand and a shishito pepper in the left. Acknowledged by the Michelin Guide Kyoto/Osaka edition, Columbia8 has attracted curry enthusiasts and foodies alike. The restaurant’s famed Osaka Spice Keema Curry, has a high-quality, umami-rich flavor, combining spices and nuts. This curry is served with shishito peppers and pickled onions, providing a complete culinary experience, enhanced further with grapefruit juice. The unique approach of biting into shishito peppers before indulging in curry adds depth to the aromatic spices. The restaurant, with its modern ambiance, offers a captivating dining experience with a fusion of flavors, crunchy textures from nuts in the rice, and the intriguing addition of green beans and pickled onions. With four locations in Osaka and additional stores in Tokyo and Okinawa, Columbia8 stands as a must-visit destination for curry enthusiasts seeking a unique and flavorful culinary adventure.

Kyu Yamutei Karahori

Kyu Yamutei Karahori stands out as a specialized curry haven, highly regarded and beloved by curry enthusiasts. Nestled in the Karahori Shopping Arcade, this retro-style cafe has a concept that involves choosing two curry options from three varieties, accompanied by pickles, two vegetable dishes and yogurt. Despite the bustling foot traffic, the atmosphere exudes a laid-back charm. As one of the renowned 100 most famous restaurants in Osaka, it consistently draws a lunchtime crowd. The spice level, enhanced by optional toppings like a hot egg, struck a delightful balance. Customization options abound, adding a personal touch to the culinary adventure. The quirky interior, complemented by jazz music, offers 30 seats across two floors.

Sosaku-curry Tsukinowa

Sosaku-curry Tsukinowa has a menu that features a variety of curry options. The menu allows for a choice between turmeric rice and brown rice, with customizable spice levels. The restaurant’s cozy, counter-only setup makes it an ideal spot for solo diners. Lunch is served until 4 p.m., presenting a convenient option for those seeking a late lunch. Since it is located up a narrow staircase on the second floor, it may not be accessible for those in wheelchairs.

With its stylish & amazing facilities, THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI offers a variety of ways to enjoy a stay tailored to your lifestyle. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Osaka.

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