Takoume (Bunten)
Umeda: Oden
Takoume (Bunten)
Open 4-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

The menu here is deep, with strange and unexpected variations on the oden theme - shiitake mushrooms, lotus roots, ginkgo nuts, oysters, plus a separate menu of whale delicacies. The ambience is scruffy and down-to-earth - it really feels like you're under the tracks. There are two more branches within stumbling distance, which is helpful since this one is often jam-packed by 5pm. (See www.takoume.co.jp for more info.)

Kakudacho 9-25, Shin-Umeda Shokudogai.
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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended