The Swissotel Nankai Osaka has been opened and operating for nearly 30 years. At the property there is a restaurant called Minami. Minami is a traditional Japanese teppanyaki restaurant. Teppan is the name for a large griddle and yaki means to be cooked over direct heat.
Minami encompasses all of the traditional features of a solid teppanyaki restaurant. I did appreciate the small garden outside the window, which made a nice backdrop for the evening. The chef put together a chef’s menu full of quality ingredients for my dinner. The chef has been working at Minami for 15 years! It was obvious as I watched him effortlessly execute each dish.
To pair with this lovely chef’s menu were three glasses of Japanese sake, all tasting lovely, and good to the last drop. Wink. The first food item that arrived was a delicious jelly with seafood, flowers, and okra. This was an exciting way to start off the evening! Up next we got to watch the chef grill live prawns with a fillet of fish to make a mild seafood soup.
One of my favorite dishes of the evening was next which was a lobster risotto. It was lovely to watch the chef prepare this beautiful and intricate dish from beginning to end and ultimately serve it inside the shell of the very fresh lobster. Super rich and delicious!
Next, the chef prepared Miyazaki beef sirloin and tenderloin. Both were lovely and it was great to compare the levels of fat between the two. Minami offers multiple sauces, but my favorite is beef with salt. I explored the three salt varieties that were presented. Amazing!
The leftover beef fat was used to season bean sprouts, carrots, and other vegetables in a very simple yet delectable dish. Actually this simple dish turned out to be a real show-stopper. Amazing!
Soon after was a very flavorful miso soup was served with a very unique flavor along with Japanese pickles. Also there was a fried rice with a fish skin chip inserted added for a beautiful presentation. Just delicious.
And then to finish off our meal at Minami was a very traditional Japanese style dessert of incredibly sweet and flavorful fruit! I was really impressed with the quality of the fruit.
The meal at Minami Restaurant inside of the Swissotel Nankai Osaka went off without a hitch! Throughout the evening the service from the chef was of utmost precision and warmth. The experience felt like a place you would enjoy with your family for a special occasion, somewhere to enjoy good quality food and drink with a warmth in service. At the end, I absolutely loved my meal at Minami Restaurant at the Swissotel Nankai Osaka!
5 Chome-1-60 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
Phone: +81 6-6646-5128