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“Osaka, Gyudon Specialty Restaurant ‘Sukiya Nagaohoribashi-ekimae'”

In Japan, there are franchise restaurants specializing in Gyudon, similar to McDonald’s, operating 24 hours a day. Sukiya, Yoshinoya, and Matsuya are three well-known Gyudon chains in Japan.

During travels in Japan, it’s easy to come across restaurants named “Sukiya,” known for providing budget-friendly meals. While indulging in delicious local cuisines is undoubtedly enjoyable during travel, occasionally opting for a straightforward meal in such unassuming restaurants can be a wise choice.

“Osaka, Sukiya Nagaohoribashi-ekimae”

After concluding a family trip and embarking on my solo journey in Osaka, I decided to visit “Sukiya Nagaohoribashi-ekimae” for breakfast on the second day. Conveniently located approximately 5 minutes on foot from the hotel, “The Stay Osaka,” where I was staying, I planned to grab a quick breakfast before continuing my exploration. The restaurant was easily identifiable as it was situated along a main road.

“Sukiya, More Convenient Ordering Than Before”

I had previously visited Sukiya during my solo trip to Osaka in 2018, where ordering involved verbal communication. However, on my return in 2023, I found a new and more convenient ordering system in place.

Upon taking a seat, I noticed small pads installed, allowing orders to be placed conveniently. The pad supported not only Korean but also English and Chinese, making it easy to communicate basic preferences, whether to dine in the restaurant or opt for takeout. The rest of the order could be effortlessly placed using the pad, eliminating language constraints.

“Payment Has Also Been Simplified”

The payment process had also been streamlined. After finishing the meal, settling the bill at the counter involved submitting the invoice. A machine was then set up to accept payment, allowing users to insert bills or coins for a hassle-free transaction.

“An Ideal Restaurant for Solo Dining”

Sukiya offers reasonably priced meals with ample portions. One of the significant advantages of dining at Sukiya is the ability to have a quiet and straightforward meal without feeling self-conscious, particularly when dining alone. While solo dining is quite common in Japan, making it unnecessary to be overly concerned, eateries like Sukiya provide a comfortable and reasonably priced option for solo travelers.

Despite initial concerns about the potential awkwardness of dining alone, my experience at Sukiya was seamless. The straightforward ordering process, aided by visual representations on the pad, made the entire dining experience convenient and enjoyable.

“Osaka, Gyudon Specialty Restaurant, Sukiya Nagaohoribashi-ekimae”

  • Address: 1 Chome-21-19 Shimanouchi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0082, Japan
  • Phone Number: +81120498007
  • Website: Sukiya Nagaohoribashi-ekimae
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours