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Table Service, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

Almost evert time we come back to Japan, we visit Kinokuniya for Nice Foods, Excellent Company and Fabulous variety of Drinks! Thank you Mieko san, Kimi chan and kind staff. We recommend people to go and try incredible Japanese experiences.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Visiting this Izakaya was one of my highlights of my trip to Japan. The quality of the food was superb with such and interesting range of flavours and enjoyed sharing a shot of Saki (or three) with some locals was great fun. If you want...to get a feel for how the locals really like to relax this is the perfect place to do it. It's also good to know that one of the owners speaks fluent English and loves to entertain and welcome tourists from out of town. She'll make you feel welcome.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Kinokuni-Ya is a really wonderful local family-run izakaya, with amazing food, friendly staff and a great neighbourhood atmosphere. It's such an enjoyable place to sit, drink and chat on a relaxed night out. They have an English menu and English-speaking staff, and are very accomodating...to vegetarians and travellers. We got there very easily by train from central Osaka. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very recomende... its real japanise food... its family restaurant with high hospitaly nice ambiance and good food.. we were in kinokuni-ya almost every dinner. It open only for dinner.... very rich choices of the food. With good taste... all fresh.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

On our first night in Osaka we visited this restaurant. When I was there, it was full of people meaning this restaurant must be the famous one in the neighborhood and I believe so; as they serve fresh and amazingly delicious food. All food are...cooked and served perfectly. They are just flawless ... I can not remember what I ate ... But everything taste its best. For sure visiting this restaurant is on my top list for my next visit in Osaka and this restaurant is highly recommended for you to experience their amazingly taste good menus.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

This izakaya makes you feel being at home. Listening jazz, chatting with super friendly staffs, smacking your lips over their delicious japanese-style tapas, you will definitely have a greatest experience ever! Oh, by the way, staffs speak English so I reckon any nationalities are welcomed...there ;-)More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

If you want to go "Local atmosphere" "Nice, Cozy ambience of an IZAKAYA" this place is Highly recommended. One of the staff can speak English well. So you can ask her recommendation of food and drinks. Actually Hanshin Amagasaki Station has a bus that runs...directly to Kansai airport. So great access for international visitors. I was with my Aussie husband. I was thinking of taking him to Osaka city. But we so enjoyed local shops in the arcades in front of Hanshin Amagasaki station and shinto shrine and temples around there. Also benefit is less crowd than middle of Osaka. There are some hotels very close to the station, too. We became Amagasaki fans with this lovely Izakaya restaurant!!More

Date of visit: January 2015
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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Cozy small & friendly welcomed at this place. One of my friends reccommeded me to visit there while I was in Osaka. Location is not too difficult to find if u directed from Hanshin Amagasaki station, just few minutes of walking. Food freshly prepared daily...and available lots choise with very reasonable budget as well. Variety of alcohol beverage also plenty at reasonable price, thank u for your hospirality made me at home to all of the staffs!!! Will b back again soon...More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Married with a japanese girl for almost 6 years, living in France, i travel to japan once a year to visit my step family and a lot of japanese friends. This Izakaya is the best i've been to! Jazz music not too loud, Friendly welcoming,...Good choice of meal, fresh veggies, meat, fish, fried chicken, yakitori Very nice presentation. Decent prices Everything you will need will be in this place! English menu available as well.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5