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Fishing Restaurant Zauo

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1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku | Namba Washington Hotel Plaza B1F, Osaka 542-0073, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6212-5882
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have you ever wanted to try fish only minutes after it was caught? Well this is the place for you. They provide rods (poles) and bait (depending on what fish you are looking to catch), and let you fish their tanks. Once the fish is caught it is prepared in one of 4 Way and delivered to your table so... More 

1 Thank glenellis16
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 5 friends and they gave us a tamati table. I have a leg injury and need a stick. Asked them to change to a seated table (there were a few available) but was told they were all booked. Despite it being only 2 hrs before closing. They brought me a low chair but it still did not help.... More 

Thank 190k
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We went as a family of four (children are aged 5 and 7) for an unusual dining experience. You get to catch the fish you want to eat (it's line fishing but it's easier than it sounds...our 5 year old caught two fish in 5 minutes!). The staff bang the drums when a fish is caught, which is fun. It... More 

Thank JulieInHvar
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Con: Make sure to make a reservation! Or else you can wait til the fish drowns. Pro: Great for a date! Catch your own fish and have it cooked the way you like!

Thank Peter C
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We tried to book on its website, and got the confirmation within 24hrs. We noted that we prefer to take zashiki, and were seated as we requested. Waiters can make easy English conversation and attentive even to foreign customers. They also provide English menu that has pictures and very clear instructions on how to fish and order. The food was... More 

Thank helhng
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was a fun experience, I think kids would like this restaurant a lot!! Don't come here if you want great food, it was only average.

Thank Aych_J
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Kids had a great time catching the fish and you can't get any fresher than that! The reason for the 3 stars was because the Shinjuku branch had more variety of fishes and seafood. Service was good and good thing it was located just at the basement of the hotel we stayed.

1 Thank AmosWoo
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375 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We booked a spot for our final dinner in Osaka. This restaurant is special and deserves to be experienced due to the fishing and eating experience combined together. We successfully fished out 1 of the fish from the river of the restaurant. To encourage customers on successfully fishing in the restaurant, they will hit the drum and notify all other... More 

1 Thank Justin9127
Kashiwa, Japan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went there with my cousin and his family. We went there so that the kids had something to do and the place looked interesting. We didn't expect to catch any fishes, but whenever we tried to order without catching any (dishes are cheaper if you catch the fish included in the dish), the staff would insist that we catch... More 

Thank TiffyTiffy
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Reservations are a must otherwise you won't get in. We got lucky enough to be booked in when they opened, and that gave us a table on the boat! We sit at a traditional style table, except you're on an indoor boat that is surrounded by water. Fish are swimming everywhere and after a quick explanation of how to go... More 

1 Thank Kayla S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku | Namba Washington Hotel Plaza B1F, Osaka 542-0073, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6212-5882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?