Breakfast Buffet at Swissôtel Nankai Osaka

The Breakfast Buffet at Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is served daily from 6:30am to 10:00am at Tavola36, the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. Guests who booked a breakfast-inclusive package enjoy daily buffet breakfast for up to two persons.

Guests staying in Executive Rooms or Suites, as well as Platinum-level members of Le Club AccorHotels staying at Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, can choose to have the daily buffet breakfast at Tavola36 or the semi-buffet breakfast at the Executive Lounge.

The breakfast buffet spread at Tavola36 includes continental items, bread and pastries, fresh fruits and salads, Japanese, Chinese and Western hot dishes. There are also live cooking stations where guests can order egg dishes, yakisoba, and takoyaki. Free-flowing coffee, espresso, tea, and chilled fruit juices are also included in the buffet.

I don't normally eat Japanese for breakfast, but during my recent visit to Osaka, I made sure that I start my day with a typical Japanese breakfast. The breakfast buffet spread at Tavola36 has a huge station dedicated to Japanese breakfast dishes.

There is, of course, the classic Miso Soup. I customized my miso soup by adding tofu cubes, wakame (seaweeds), and topped with crunchy fu rolls.  No Japanese meal is complete without miso soup, so this is a must-try.

Here is a selection of typical Japanese breakfast dishes served at Tavola36. The most common ones are the Tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet), Satsuma-age (fried fish cake), Kamaboko (steamed fish cake), and Shiozake (salted salmon). Japanese people would normally eat these dishes with Tsukemono (pickled vegetables).

Rice is a staple in Japanese meals, and a typical Japanese breakfast must include steamed rice. It can be enjoyed in its plain form or can be topped with Nattō (fermented soybeans) which have been pre-mixed with Karashi (mustard) and Tare (sweetened soy sauce).

Here is another set of Japanese breakfast items I tried at Tavola36. There is a serving of Yakisoba freshly made at the live cooking station. I also had Sushi stuffed with pickles, a variety of Tsukemono (pickled vegetables), Inari sushi (tofu pocket), and a cup of Matcha on the side.

I also tried some of the Chinese dishes including the Rice Porridge which I topped with century eggs, youtiao, and cilantro. I also tried the steamed pork dumplings and the steamed pork barbecue buns.

One thing that surprised me in Japan was how sweet their fruits are. Everything in my bowl of fresh fruits was sweet. Even the cherry tomatoes and the bell peppers were sweet. Make sure you leave space for fresh fruits.

Guests who do not have breakfast included in their room rate are also welcome to dine at Tavola36 for breakfast buffet as a walk-in guest. The busiest time during breakfast buffet is between 8:00am to 9:00am.

36th Floor, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
Contact: +81 6 6646-1111
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