Omurice Lovers! Eat at the Restaurant That Created Omuraisu (Japanese Rice Omelet) in Osaka - Hokkyokusei (北極星)

Kansai Food Omurice 2019.03.14
A Delicious Restaurant in Osaka That Is the Originator of Japan's Beloved Omurice

Osaka Retro Travel! Shinsaibashi's Original Omurice (Omelet Rice) Restaurant - Hokkyokusei (北極星)

Japan is filled with all sorts of food. Some famous like sushi, ramen, and tempura, others unknown like sukiyaki and hoto nabe. Japanese food really began to see a change after the Meji Restoration when Japan started to import Western culture and food, creating a new trend of Japanized foreign dishes. Before then it is primarily fish, vegetables, and rice that was consumed but by Japan opening its gates it allowed dishes to be made using pork, beef, eggs, etc. One of those dishes that is strongly loved today among Japanese and foreigners of all ages is Japan's omelet rice ("omuraisu"). While in Osaka JAPANKURU ran across the apparent originator of omelet rice. So if you are a fan of this popular Japanese dish, read on~

Omelet + Rice = Omuraisu

  • Osaka’s well-known restaurant Hokkyokusei (北極星) is famous for its omelet rice (omuraisu). In 1925, there was a customer that would often come and order omelet and white rice. It was there the restaurant owner decided to combine the two and add ketchup to the cooked rice for a little variation.
  • Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi main branch entrance

  • Many famous celebrities have visited as well

  • There is a good chance there will be a line, so it is recommended to go during the weekdays or after the lunch rush.
    Once you get inside the tables are a traditional Japanese style that stands low to the ground and you sit on cushions on a tatami mat.

  • The most popular omelet rice on their menu is the standard chicken omuraisu,
    but there are others to choose from like their mushroom, beef stew, shrimp, crab, and pork omuraisu.
    If you wanted to add cheese inside you can also do that for an extra 180yen.

Hokkyokusei keeps up with their tradition of making the same great omurice all these years, combining perfectly cooked fluffy egg omelet wrapped around flavored rice. This way you get the balance of both egg and rice taste. If you are a fan of different Japanese food and interested in visiting "the very first" of a part of Japanese food culture, we recommend eating at Hokkyokusei.

🥚Hokkyokusei (北極星)
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⏰Shinsaibashi main store:
Weekdays 11:30am〜10pm
Weekends 11:00am〜10pm
**Last order is 30mins before close
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Basic Info
NameHokkyokusei (北極星)
Address2-7-27 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
StationShinsaibashi Station
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