Osaka boasts the second largest economy in Japan, so it is usual for popular restaurants from around the country to open branches in Osaka. However, the popular Sapporo soup curry restaurant Asian Bar Ramai has a slightly different strategy. While many restaurants choose locations close to downtown areas such as Umeda and Namba, Ramai chose Abiko Station on the Midosuji Line, away from the Osaka Loop Line area. There is a lively shopping street near the station, and Lamai has chosen to open a store in the middle of it.
I don’t know why they chose such a location, but the restaurant has been attracting customers in Abiko, which is a relatively humble (pardon the pun!) place. This time, I decided to try one of the huge dishes on the menu…
The same exotic atmosphere as the main restaurant in Sapporo… This is what Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch is like this…
I arrived at Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branz at around 1:15 p.m. one weekend afternoon. It was late in the lunch hour, and there were two customers sitting on chairs in front of me waiting to enter the restaurant. Just at that time, customers continued to come out of the restaurant after finishing their meals, so the wait time that day was about 5 minutes. I entered the restaurant before I had time to look at the menu list on the counter.
Asian Bar Ramai is a restaurant inspired by Bali. The concept of the restaurant is the same in Osaka, which is far away from the main restaurant in Sapporo, and the slightly dimly lit interior is decorated with many Southeast Asian furnishings and paintings. This time we visited the restaurant for lunch, so not so much, but if you visit the restaurant after sunset, you will surely feel a nice atmosphere like an evening at an Asian resort. There are a total of 38 seats in the restaurant, including counter seats. Most of them are spacious table seats, and they are partitioned like a semi-private room, so even if you have small children with you, you can dine in peace….
I wanted to try it someday… I tried “Kintamani”, a shockingly large menu item at Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, I came to Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch to try the “Kintamani,” a huge portion menu item. The name “Kintamani” sounds a bit simo, but it is actually a real resort in Bali. I saw some pictures of the area on the Internet, and it is quite a spectacular view. I’d like to save up and go there someday…
Well, unrelated story aside, about 10 minutes after ordering, the decadent Asian Bahramai menu Kintamani was brought in front of me, and it looked like this…
The rice (nasi kunin) rises in a cylindrical shape and weighs more than 1 kg according to official information. Moreover, the rice seems to have been squeezed in to form this shape, just like the rice manga-mori at Akamaru Shokudo, a famous dekasobi diner in the same Osaka area. So in reality, the volume is much larger than it looks. If you are not confident of being able to eat it all, never order it out of curiosity.
Oh yes, I forgot. The soup curry I ordered this time was pork with pork cubes (price 1,350 yen including tax, +200 yen for Kintamani). The soup is standard size, with a standard spiciness of 7 and no toppings (for more information on how to customize your soup curry, please refer to the Asian Bar Ramai Sapporo Head Shop page).
So, let’s start scooping rice from the base to break the stronghold of Kintamani that reigns in front of us… even though I put a heap of rice on a curry spoon, the mountain of Kintamani still does not seem to be moving at all. It looks like we have a long way to go to conquer it. Let’s eat with determination once again, shall we?
I dipped this rice into the soup curry and clucked it up… Well, the soup curry is a stable taste. The sourness of the tomatoes and the various curry spices are well effective, and while you can enjoy the rich aroma and the spicy feeling that warms you up, everything is in perfect harmony, creating a royal curry flavor that anyone can enjoy. It is also good that the coconut flavor seeps out of the rice into this soup curry. One of the pleasures of Ramai’s soup curry is to feel the difference in taste between the soup curry alone and when you dip the rice in it.
Another treat, pork cubes, were four in this soup curry. As you can imagine, it is very tender. It is not arranged in the same way as the Kakuni at Soup Curry GARAKU, but it is still a classic soup curry. In the sense of “never betraying expectations,” Lamai may be outstanding among the many popular Sapporo soup curry restaurants.
Although I struggled with the volume of kintamani, I finished it in about 15 minutes after it was served. Well, I was so hungry. This time, I put a lot of energy into it for the blog post, but to be honest, I felt like I don’t want another big meal…I felt like that after finishing the meal.
Well, putting the Kintamani aside, the soup curry at Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branc is not at all inferior to the taste of the main Sapporo restaurant. In that sense, I can say that it is one of the safest soup curry restaurants in Osaka. If I may say so, I wish I could eat it in the center of Osaka, but there is nothing I can do to change that. It is not too far from the center of Osaka, and I think it is worth taking the train to Abiko.
Other soup curry menu items at Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch (prices include tax)
- Yasai: from 1,250 yen
- Chicken 1350yen and up
- Buchit (pork shabu-shabu) 1350 yen and up
- Udang (2 shrimp tempura) 1350 yen and up
- Tafu goreng (deep-fried tofu) 1350 yen and up
- Beef 1350 yen and up
- Fish Fry (limited to 10 servings per day): from 1,350 yen
A particularly valuable restaurant for curry lovers living in the southern part of Osaka… Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch is a one-minute walk from the nearest station, Abiko Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line.
Aside from the Kintamani we introduced here, its location makes Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch a particularly valuable restaurant for curry lovers living in the southern part of Osaka. Curry lovers can enjoy authentic soup curry without having to go to the center of Osaka, so there is no way not to take advantage of it.
The taste of the soup curry is also very authentic and familiar, and you can start with Ramai rather than going to Magic Spice, a soup curry restaurant also located in Osaka. If you are interested in this restaurant, please give it a try.
Now, here are the details of the restaurant. Restaurant data is here…
Asian Bar Ramai Osaka Abiko Branch Out of 5.
Address: Central Heights, 7-12-5 Kanda, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 558-0011, Japan
Phone number: 06-6657-7196
Business hours: 11:30-21:30
Closed: Open every day
Parking: No parking (use coin parking nearby)
Credit card payment: Accepted (also accepts electronic money and traffic IC)
P.S. If you are looking for a good curry in Osaka, please stop by this article…