It certainly LOOKS like takoyaki... It’s actually ... wait for it ... a profiterole, with the “mayonnaise” topping made of chocolate sauce and whipped cream! The katsuobushi and aonori trimmings you normally see on takoyaki are also made out of confectionery! There’s no way you would have guessed that just looking at them!
Sky Buffet 51, the main restaurant on the top floor of Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower, allows you to look out over a dynamic cityscape from 200 meters above the ground. Its lunch and dinner buffets boast a menu of more than 80 dishes of both Japanese and western cuisine made with seasonal ingredients, and this fall will play host a grand prank, with seven different kinds of “trick food”. A perfect fit for Osaka, renowned throughout Japan as both the capital of cuisine and the holy land of humor! * Some items will begin advance sales on August 20 (Monday).
Elegant nigiri-zushi! ... Wait ... No ... the rice is chewy mochi rice and white bean curd!
And those toppings ... they’re ... sweets made from things like tapioca and jelly! Wow! That’s quite a mental leap between what it looks like and what it tastes like; we hope you’ll have fun with it!
They have to be gyoza. They have to! But no. They’re not. They’re sweet potato paste wrapped in sweet glutinous gyuhi rice and lightly grilled with a blowtorch. They’re the perfect sweets!
Sky Buffet 51’s lunch and dinner buffets boast a menu of more than 80 dishes of both Japanese and western cuisine made with seasonal ingredients. The desert buffet (normally 12 dishes) will see a total of seven limited edition “trick food” items.
〇 “Okonomiyaki” pancakes
〇 “Takoyaki” profiteroles
Pancakes and profiteroles, topped with “mayonnaise” made of chocolate sauce and whipped cream, with white chocolate “katsuobushi” and matcha “aonori”.
〇 “Kara-age” sata andagi (Okinawan donuts)
Sata andagi (Okinawan dough buns) fried like kara-age, adorned with “cabbage” made from chocolate.
〇 “Fried gyoza” sweet-potato mochi rice buns
Sweet potato paste wrapped in sweet glutinous gyuhi rice and lightly grilled with a blowtorch.
〇 “Beer” jelly (large / small)
With the delectable fizziness of soda, this jelly is perfectly safe for kids to enjoy.
〇 “Nigiri-zushi” Japanese-style sweets * Only available during dinner serving hours
These are delicately prepared sweets with “rice” made from chewy mochi rice and white bean curd, and toppings made from things like tapioca and jelly.
〇 “Maki-zushi” roll cakes * Only available during dinner serving hours
With black cocoa crepes made to look like seaweed, a roll cake made from ingredients like whipped cream and jelly.
Trick Food Fair
September 1 (Saturday), 2018 - January 31 (Thursday), 2019
Sky Buffet 51, Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower 51F
1-2-1 Benten-cho, Minato-ku, Osaka
(Directly connect to Bentencho Station
on the JR Osaka Loop Line and Osaka Metro Chuo Line)
Lunch 11:30 am–3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
Dinner 5:00 pm–10:00 pm (last order 9:30 pm)
(Open 365 days/year)
Cost for one person for the 80-dish buffet
(Incl. tax and service charge)
Weekdays: Adult 2,970 yen, child (under 13) 1,782 yen
Weekends/holidays: Adult 3,326 yen, child (under 13) 2,019 yen
Weekdays: Adult 5,108 yen, child (under 13) 2,494 yen
Weekends/holidays: Adult 5,702 yen, child (under 13) 2,851 yen
Seats 118 (private rooms available)