A top Sushi Must Go Place the next time I return to Osaka :
Endo Sushi (ゑんどう寿司)
Look at their Hall of Fame: From Japanese themselves to Singaporean artiste Bryan Wong , to Thai Celebrities etc .. Despite so many Celebrities who have visited over the years, the standard seems to be maintained very high and value for money.
Wall of Fame
Instead of dipping the sushi into the shouyu, you actually use the brush and spread above the sushi. Prior ordering, the staff would ask you about your level of wasabi. Each Sushi served has wasabi hidden inside.
Shouyu (Soya Sauce) and Pickled Ginger
For English Speakers like my family and I, they have an English menu. We tried everything
No 1. Hamachi(Yellow Tail), Toro (Fatty Tuna), Tai (Sea Bream), Uni (Sea Urchin), Anago (Sharp Toothed Eel)
This was one of the best plates I felt.
The Uni was really fresh and creamy. No Seawater taste or smell. Hamachi was amazing literally slips down your throat so easily. One of the best Hamachi that I have eaten in my life so far! Anago was also chewy and had texture that was different from unagi. Meat was firmer and substantial comparatively. Tai as well was bouncy and non-fishy.
No. 2: Flatfish, Toro (Fatty Tuna), Hotate (Scallop), Akagi (Top Shell), Hamo (Sharp Toothed Eel)
Favourite for Plate no 2: Hotate. Fish sashimi with skin tend to be more on the fishy side -> not quite my favourite to look forward to. But this one, ust didn’t have that problem.
No.3 : Tako (Octopus), Tekka (Tuna Roll), Ebi (Prawn) , Tamgo (Egg), Awabi (Abalone)
Favourite: Tamago . Abalone was too chewy and tasteless. Prawn was ok (Claims the ones that ate it). Octopus was not rubbery but just not mind blowing enough.
No. 4: Sake (Salmon), Toro (Fatty Tuna), Ika (Squid), Ikura (Salmon Roe), Sayori (Halfbeak)
Favourite: Salmon and Ikura. It was the Ikura Season so the egg roles were like ‘mini explosions in your mouth’. Texture of the eggs as well were more ‘bouncy’.
3 types of Miso Soup
This was a major surprise! His blend of 3 different types of miso, added with a lot of ginger really brings miso soup to a whole new level. The mini clams brought about a refreshing added sweetness in the soup. Could not find soups like these in Osaka anymore.
Apart front the sets, if you are feeling creative enough, go for customisations such as:
Toros, Anago and Hotate
Of course, all these customisations comes with a greater setback than 1000 yen (depending on your combinations and availability).
Verdict: 5/5 of us are definitely returning (and we did)
Address: 1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-ku Osaka City Osaka
Hours: 5 AM – 2 PM