Recently, all-you-can-eat yakiniku restaurants have been popping up all over the place, drawing in crowds of groups and families. With so many side dishes, and such reasonable prices, these shops have become a hot topic as a place where you can eat your fill.
Today we check out the 298 (Nikuya) Shinsaibashi location and introduce the all-you-can-eat yakiniku menu, the ordering process, and the delicious assortment of popular side dishes.

What is 298 (Nikuya) Shinsaibashi?

From Shinsaibashi Shopping Street, head toward the landmark Daikoku Pharmacy.

The popular shop, 'All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku 298' (pronounced 'Nikuya,' or 'meat shop'), has several branches, including one in Umeda near Osaka Station, one in the downtown area of Namba in Osaka Minami, and one in Kobe's Sannomiya.
The newest branch, which opened in March of 2022, is located in Shinsaibashi, a popular shopping spot with lines of trendy shops and fashion boutiques that cater to a wide range of customers.
To get to 298 Shinsaibashi from JR Osaka Station, ride the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line to Umeda Station, and take the train bound for Nakamozu, Tennoji, or Abiko. Shinsaibashi Station is three stops away. Get out at Exit 5 and head north on Shinsaibashi Shopping Street through the arcade. After about one minute, you will see Daikoku Pharmacy on your right.

Turn right at the corner of Daikoku Pharmacy. A giant sign to the left of the street reads: "1,000 yen All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku" (excluding tax). This is 298 (Nikuya) Shinsaibashi. The signs are easy to spot, so the shop itself should be easy to find.

Entry, ordering, and prices: All you need to know

In front of the entrance, you'll see the 1,100 yen all-you-can-eat yakiniku menu, as well as menu signs announcing their set meals, curry, and fried chicken dishes. Be prepared for a bit of a wait if visiting at lunchtime or on a holiday.

Once you enter the store, be sure to disinfect your hands. The five counter seats to the left of the entrance are perfect for solo diners.

The shop interior is spacious, with 36 seats on the first floor, including booth and table seats.

You'll find 38 more table seats on the second floor, which can be reserved for groups. The second floor is bright and spacious, with natural light illuminating the space from the ceiling. All seats are non-smoking, although there is a smoking room on the second floor.

Once you're guided to your seat, you're free to peruse the table menu. The menu is entirely in Japanese, but don't worry!
Although there's no English menu, the Japanese menu includes pictures and i…

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