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Their specialty "Tuna" is served in a variety of exquisite dishes from raw Sashimi to Aburi roast. Unveiling the amazing Tachinomi bar "IZAKAYA TOYO" that a long waiting line is always formed, even right after its opening.

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These days, we are seeing more and more Tachinomiya, a stand-and-drink bar, opening in large cities as well.
Normally, Tachinomiya places are where we enjoy drinking and eating at the bar counter in the bar.

But this astonishing place in Osaka downtown will greatly change your impression of Tachinomiya.

The name of the place is "IZAKAYA TOYO" located in Kyobashi in Osaka.

The place is very popular that there forms a waiting line before opening on operating days.
To our surprise, this popular Tachiomiya "IZAKAYA TOYO" takes a style of Yatai, a street stall, located in a back alley along a narrow street.

Their most famous specialty is "Maguro (tuna)."
Every person would never fail to order their popular Maguro dishes such as Maguro sashimi or broiled Maguro cheek meat.
Of course, "Uni and Ikura (sea urchin and salmon roe)" are one of other favorites.
Others are amazing as well and you will find series of delicious dishes including the recommended menu of the day.

As you can imagine, the wonderful taste would astonish you for sure, but that would not be the only thing. The volume of each dish and the reasonable price would surprise you as well.

Their amazing popularity of this "IZAKAYA TOYO," comes from facts such as the nice personality of the master, the unique location of out-door Tachinomi bar, and the fresh ingredients. Let's take a closer look at these elements.

Article of Kyobashi "IZAKAYA TOYO" -Contents-

1,Basic and useful information of Kyobashi "IZAKAYA TOYO"
2, Amazing "Maguro, Uni, Ikura" are worth waiting in a long line! Discover the secret of IZAKAYA TOYO popularity.
3,Introduction of the recommending menu of IZAKAYA TOYO
4,Comments from EnjoyJapan! editorial dept.
5,Access to information Kyobashi "IZAKAYA TOYO"
6,Recommended information around "IZAKAYA TOYO"

1,Basic and Useful Information of Kyobashi "IZAKAYA TOYO"

Basic Information

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Name: Kyobashi "IZAKAYA TOYO"
Name in English: IZAKAYA TOYO
Prefecture: Osaka
Area: Osaka city (Kyobashi area)
Postal code: 534-0024
Address: Higashinoda-machi 3-2-26, miyakojima-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Phone number: 06-6882-5768
Closed day: Monday, Thursday, Sunday, Holiday

・Monday, Wednesday, Friday/15:30 〜 21:00
・Saturday/14:30 〜 20:00

Official site: N/A
Tabelog site:http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270107/27002949/

Useful Information

Average minimum cost: 2000 yen ~/person
Within 10 minutes walking distance from the nearest station: ◯
Free Wi-Fi: No
Credit card: No
Seating style: Tachinomi table ※Shared table
Occasion: Dinner
Purpose: Family/Friends/Alone/Date
Foreign language speaking staff: No
Smoking or non smoking: Smoking
Parking: No
To go order: No

Other useful information:

・At "IZAKAYA TOYO," there will be a waiting line formed as soon as it opens, but the line moves quite fast, so don't give up and wait in line for a while.
・This place takes Tachinomi style(drinking and eating while standing and sharing the table with others), there will be no individual seating.
・Drinks are self-service.

Amazing "Maguro, Uni, Ikura" are worth waiting in line! Revealing the secrets of IZAKAYA TOYO's popularity.


Now I would like to introduce the secrets for the popularity that people start forming a waiting line even before it opens.

The first specialty of IZAKAYA TOYO! "Maguro" served as Sashimi and Aburi roast are the most popular of all.



IZAKAYA TOYO's stable popularity comes from this "Maguro."

The Maguro sashimi served include "akami (lean meat)," "toro (tuna belly)," and "Ootoro (fatty tuna)." and this is the signature menu that almost every person would never fail to order.

Needless to say, it is very fresh and the taste is very delicious.
In addition, special note needs to be taken regarding its volume and the reasonable price.

The volume is such that the order for two persons would be right for four persons.



Here is another introduction of their "Maguro" signature dish.

"Aburi roasted Maguro Cheek Meat"
This is another must-have menu that is highly recommended.
After the order has been made, the master takes a hand-held burner and starts roasting the fresh Maguro, in this way called "aburi."



The master turns Maguro with his bare hand in the flame from the burner!

We can never do that.

It must be the skill of a professional acquired from many years of experience.

We can also feel his dedication to serve us the best food!

The second specialty at IZAKAYA TOYO! Very fresh "Uni" and "Ikura" are also served in large portions!



Introducing next are Uni(sea urchin) and Ikura(salmon roe) which are counted among the most favorite items along with Maguro at IZAKAYA TOYO.

As you can see in the photo, Uni and Ikura are also served in large portions!

It is okay to order just Uni!
It is okay to order just Ikura!
And if you would like to have both, please ordder "Uni-Ikura" set!



"Uni-Ikura" will be included in TOYO's recommendation "Chef's 3-item Choice"' menu as well, so please enjoy their fresh "Uni-Ikura" that are served in large portions!

The third specialty of IZAKAYA TOYO! "Today's Recommendation" menu, the fresh seafood from the market on the very day!


IZAKAYA TOYO's speciality menu are "Maguro" and "Uni-Ikura."
But also, we cannot forget the menu "Today's Recommendation" which was purchased directly at the fish market on the day.

Please check out these delicious menu that are hard to believe that it is a Tachinomi bar.


This is "Crab Claw."


Next is "Unagi no Kabayaki (broiled eel)."


There is also "Marinated Smoked mackerel."

In addition, there are many other delicious dishes available according to the availability for the day from the market, please check out other specials available on the day of your visit.

Check out the Tachinomi style bar in a unique location "a back street alley" and the pleasant personality of the master!

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The secrets for the long waiting line is not only the sigunature dishes introduced above.

"TOYO" is located in a back alley in Osaka downtown Kyobashi, which is a place where normally, only the local people would know, and this setting is a perfect match with the dynamic dishes served in the Tachinomi style setting.



As seen here, it is exactly the style of Tachinomi yatai, a street stand.
Lastly, we must mention about the famous owner and master of IZAKAYA TOYO.



When we hear of a master of such a unique place, we would imagine that he would be "a hard to talk to," stubborn kind of person, but it is not the case for TOYO's master that he is quite oppsite of such a difficult person.

He is open and friendly to his customers. Although he is very serious and concentrating when he is preparing food, he would always smile back whenever he is spoken to,.

He would even join us in photos when he has time. We can see that his friendliness draws people to his place.

So when you have a chance to visit "TOYO," make sure you pay attention to the pleasant master as well!

As we have seen, there are reasons for the high popularity of "TOYO" such as "their delicious dishes", " the unique location", and "the friedly master". It is worth visiting at least once, despite of the waiting line.

3,Popular Menu of IZAKAYA TOYO

Quote:Tabelog site/http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270107/27002949/

We would like to introduce the highly recommended menu at this extremely popular IZAKAYA TOYO, which is one of the reasons for the long waiting lines.

The menu at TOYO differ everyday according to what the master obtained from the market that day. However, there is a standard menu that never changes. So make sure you check all the menu of the day.

For your information, the portions served here are pretty large, so you should note that the amount written in the menu would be good for double the number of persons.

The list of menu that are must-have at IZAKAYA TOYO

Quote:Tabelog site/http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270107/27002949/

●"Omakase" three item set (Master's choice) (Maguro, Uni・Ikura, vinegarized dish)
●Maguro (Akami、Toro、Ootoro)
●Uni & Ikura set

The dishes above are the must-haves when you visit TOYO.

Quote:Tabelog site/http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270107/27002949/

●Aburi roasted Maguro cheek meat
●Unagi Kabayaki (roasted eel)
●Umi budo
●Today's recommendation (the most fresh items straight from market)

The Aburi Maguro cheek meat is the famous dish that you should try. The Unagi Kabayaki and Umi budo are also popular.

4,Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.


IZAKAYA TOYO is an amazing place but it is not yet widely known because it is not located in the business area in Kyobashi.
To tell the truth, I do not want people to hear about or find this place because it already has long waiting lines.

However, the famous signature dishes of Maguro, Uni-Ikura are so amazing that I would want people to experience and enjoy the place.
It is a cheerful Tachinomi style bar with shared tables that it may not suit the persons who wish to enjoy dinner in a quiet setting, but I would recommend this place to people who love the thick Osaka-style gourmet and atmosphere and who want the great food and drinks.
The days and hours open are very limited, but it is worth standing in line to taste the exquisite dishes that are served here, I recommend this place to not only people from Osaka but also to those from far if they happen to be visiting close by.

5,Access information to Kyobashi "IZAKAYA TOYO"

Postal code: 534-0024
Address: Higashinodamachi 3-2-26, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Tel: 06-6882-5768
Closed: Monday, Thursday, Sunday, and Holiday
Transportation information


・10 minute walk from Keihan train "Kyobashi" station
・7 minute walk from JR Kanjo-sen "Kyobashi" station
・7 minute walk from JR Tozai-sen "Kyobashi" station

Check out "IZAKAYA TOYO" on Google Street View

See the "Tachinomi Yatai" (a Tachinomi street stand) located along a narrow street where only one car could barely go through in a downtown "Kyobashi" in the Google Street View.

6,Recommendation around IZAKAYA TOYO

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