On the northern bank of Nakanoshima Park is a restaurant aptly named Riverside. It has with a large rose garden on one side and the Dojima river on the other. The dining areas either side of the kitchen are covered, but there are no exterior walls and the seating spills out onto decks that were made for balmy summer nights. Picnic tables are outside with tables for two inside.
The main feature here is Korean-style barbecue, but you can choose lighter fare such as spicy chicken wings or a bucket full of onion rings from the a la carte menu. The barbecue is about ¥4,000 or ¥5,000 per person, depending on whether you choose the ordinary or deluxe course. Nonetheless, it’s a good deal. The portions are generous and it includes all you can drink for two hours from a varied menu of alcoholic and soft drinks. A takeout window faces the rose garden, so you can enjoy drinks and ice cream while touring the park.
[box]Osaka-shi, Kita-ku, Nakanoshima 1 chome, Nakanoshima Koen Baraen nai
Hours: Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm, Dinner 4pm– 11pm [/box]