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Fishing Restaurant Zauo

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1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku | Namba Washington Hotel Plaza B1F, Osaka 542-0073, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6212-5882
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305 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a spot for our final dinner in Osaka. This restaurant is special and deserves to be experienced due to the fishing and eating experience combined together. We successfully fished out 1 of the fish from the river of the restaurant. To encourage customers on successfully fishing in the restaurant, they will hit the drum and notify all other... More 

Thank Justin C
Kashiwa, Japan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went there with my cousin and his family. We went there so that the kids had something to do and the place looked interesting. We didn't expect to catch any fishes, but whenever we tried to order without catching any (dishes are cheaper if you catch the fish included in the dish), the staff would insist that we catch... More 

Thank TiffyTiffy
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Reservations are a must otherwise you won't get in. We got lucky enough to be booked in when they opened, and that gave us a table on the boat! We sit at a traditional style table, except you're on an indoor boat that is surrounded by water. Fish are swimming everywhere and after a quick explanation of how to go... More 

1 Thank Kayla S
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is one of those weird places in Japan that you see on TV so you gotta go.... it's japan !!! It's tacky and cuel for the fish but FUN. Made reservations online and got thru easily at 7:30 on weekday Only fished sea bream as that's the fish to eat when in Japan. 3900 Yen each if you catch... More 

Thank namabeer
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We passed this hotel/restaurant everyday we went to the train station since we were staying in the Nipponbashi area. There were 9 of us and we didn't have reservations but were seated right away. It was so much fun to catch our dinner. All of the kids wanted to catch their own fish. Initially it was slow going because the... More 

Thank 96817mom
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88 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Fun experience. We went on a Sunday night and it was full. We made reservation immediately for the next night and were arranged a table in one of the two boats. Experience: Red Bream: It was fun watching others fishing while trying to do it myself. You have to pay around 300Yen or 100Yen for the bait if you are... More 

Thank GaggerQueen
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This is my 2nd time to visit this restaurant since last year. As all of you know that you can fishing and having dinner at the same time in this restaurant.I cannot catch any fish in last year’s visit, but this time I catch 2 fish!!! My kids are sooooooo happy that they catch the fish! We request to cook... More 

2 Thank Janet Y
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you don't know what Zauo is all about, check out their website. It explains the entire unique experience in English. If you want to sit in one of the boats, you'll definitely want to make a reservation. You can make reservations in English through the website. [NOTE: As of this writing, the English-language reservation is still new and they're... More 

1 Thank EugeneLA
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The place is interesting and the staff are friendly. We tried fishing with the rods and getting tugs on the bait is very exciting, but once it got late we had to scoop them out with nets to get anything to eat. Since they announce every fish caught with drums and fanfare, it felt a bit like cheating. The two... More 

Thank Cornelia W
Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

As being a famous restaurant in Osaka, we need to reserve the table 3 days in advance. You can order the seafood directly or catch them by fishing (it would be recommended as more cheaper), such as sea bream and flounder. Once you caught the fish, the staff would congratulate you by dancing and drumming. ¥2750 for a sea bream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku | Namba Washington Hotel Plaza B1F, Osaka 542-0073, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6212-5882

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