Kani Doraku Dotombori Honten

It is a bit touristy, but we wanted to try this famous crab restaurant. You can’t book in the main store but the website does tell you how long it will take to wait if you put your name down. We were extremely lucky, we walked in and had a table! It was around 2-3pm mind you at this stage so maybe it wasn’t as busy. Located in Dotombori where you get all the eateries endless shopping district.

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Dotombori

Here it is – the famous crab.

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Kani Doraku

There were heaps on the menu so we ended up ordering 2 sets.

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Kani Doraku Menu

You get a good view of Dotombori.

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View from Dotombori

Started off with some crab legs with a sourish sauce. The crab wasn’t the best as it was a little stuck in the shell. However it was more for the experience.

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Crab legs

Then we had a raw sashimi version.

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Raw Sashimi crab legs

Crab Chawanmushi was next up.

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Crab Chawanmushi

Next was a crab rice. You have to wait for like 15 mins until it was ready.

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Crab Rice

A Baked crab dish.

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Baked Crab dish

This was a grilled crab leg with lemon.

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Grilled crab leg with lemon

How about a tempura version ?

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Tempura crab leg

You cannot go without crab sushi. Delicious.

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Crab Sushi

Crab Miso Soup.

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Crab Miso Soup

Here is the crab rice earlier. We were pretty friggin full as we ordered too much at this point, but crab rice is one of my favourite dishes in Japan. Amazing yum.

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Crab rice

The only dish without crab – dessert! Vanilla ice cream with green tea.

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Vanille icecream with green tea

Overall, not the best crab restaurant I thought, it was tasty and showed an array of different ways to cook crab. It was still pretty nice, although a bit touristy.

Rating : 14/20

Tip : go outside and buy the crab shell – you get all the innards and goodies which is grilled. You don’t have to line up for that either!

〒542-0071 1-6-18, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

06-6211-8975


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