If it’s classy Vietnamese you’re after, Rive Gauche is the closest thing to Vietnamese fine dining in Osaka. Nestled in a white stone building in the Yodoyabashi business district of Osaka, entering this comfortable and spacious restaurant feels like being transported to somewhere in Europe. The A and B course sets on the dinner menu come highly recommended at ¥3,800 or ¥4,500 per person respectively. If you order course A, you’ll be treated to fresh and deep-fried spring rolls, steamed chicken with sour sauce, the Vietnamese version of okonomiyaki called bánh xèo, sauteed tamarind prawns, roasted chicken or grilled pork, a steaming bowl of pho, and finally a Vietnamese coffee or lotus tea. The tasty Vietnamese pancake with nuoc cham sauce is to be eaten with your hands wrapped in lettuce leaves, but it comes with handy picture instructions and the friendly staff are more than happy to demonstrate. If you get the slightly pricier B course set, ready yourself for all the Course A items plus some delicious fried soft shell crab, a seafood or mincemeat soup, and a Vietnamese dessert to finish off.
Open: Lunch 11:30am~3pm; Dinner 5:30pm~10:30pm
Access: Yodoyabashi Subway Stn, 1-min walk
Wheelchair Access? yes
Is Kansai Scene available here? yes