An Ngon certainly lives up to its name, meaning “it’s delicious” in Vietnamese. A long-time fixture in Osaka’s South East Asian cuisine scene, it first opened its doors 1998. The cozy restaurant that seats around 50 is adorned with traditional masks and other Vietnamese decorations and boasts an extensive menu with all the classics like fresh spring rolls with either shrimp or pork, and pho (rice noodle soup) with either beef, chicken, or just vegetables. If you’re looking to recapture an epicurean memory from a trip to Vietnam where you had a tasty dish that you can’t remember the name of, An Ngon has a full English menu with pictures to help guide you. A standout dish is món bún: rice vermicelli (thin rice noodles) and grilled pork balls in a savory broth with a side of fried spring rolls and adorned with fresh herbs galore, all for under ¥1,000. Course menus in this stylish and comfortable space are around the ¥3,000–¥4,000 mark and private functions can be booked for groups of 20 to 50.
Open: Lunch 11:30am~5pm; Dinner 5pm~11pm
Access: Yotsubashi Subway Stn, 5-min walk
Wheelchair Access? yes
Is Kansai Scene available here? yes