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A Japanese version of French cuisine: Restaurant À La Civette (10. March 2020)

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you slept in and are up too late to actually get the breakfast at the hotel and you just randomly try to find a place which offers food with an English menu, then you might be unlucky in the neighborhood of Konmachi. After some time, I stumbled upon the À la Civette which was a “want to be French restaurant” offering a “lunch menu” (1’540 Yen) which I was only able to translate once again due to “Google Translate”.

To what I tasted and what the app said, the starter was a “shrimp and bacon soup” which was relatively okay and an “assorted salad (red cabbage, mushrooms, tartlet, cake)” which was about the way it looked.

The “seafood spaghetti” which were the first course were actually surprisingly good as they were cooked perfectly al dente which is something I would not have expected – and the seafood was good too.

The “pork loin shoulder with mustard sauce” looked a bit tiny at first but it was actually fine in terms of quality of the meat (quite delicious!) and in terms of amount. It only looked a bit sad with the two small pieces on the plate and that tiny bit of mustard sauce.

The “panna cotta with Yuzu sauce” was a simple yet good finishing dessert for the lunch.

The place is simple but appealing in terms of interior design and the fact that you can watch the chefs how they do their work is definitely a plus. The service is friendly but – again – English is an issue so it needs some patience to get what you want.

All in all, if you are in a rush to eat something for lunch before you go on to do what you have to, the À la Civette is absolutely fine. It’s not really a Japanese experience in terms of food (which you can easily see from the pictures) but a decent one.


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Restaurant À La Civette

1 Chome-4-13 Bingomachi

Chuo Ward

541-0051 Osaka (JP)

Tel.: +81 6 62 63 22 33

Homepage: http://www.a-la-civette.com<7a>

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
2'970 Yen (incl. tip) Filed in: Osaka (JP), Restaurants

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