There are a great many excellent restaurants and japanese izakaya pubs in the Kotoen area and the variety is suitable for a any taste and budget. One of the favorite italian places frequented not only by my wife Yoko and I, but by a good many of the English Conversation students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen, is Heaven’s Kitchen +Plus, just a couple of minutes straight west of Hankyu Kotoen Station. (Check out the school here : スミス英会話 甲東園)
This restaurant works very hard every day to support a wide demographic. Junior high school girls come for chatter and cold drinks, seniors come early for the fresh salads, couples come in droves for the great desserts and coffee, and families most likely for the hearty and nutritious meals. The common denominator here is value, and that can be had in spades at Heaven’s Kitchen +Plus thanks to the generous portions and the low prices.
A new store front has fairly recently been added. Perhaps some of you will remember the green motif that used to be there. Regarless of which design you prefer, the essence of the restaurant itself has only improved with time and the owner deserves to be successful.
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen 月謝制 Real Monthly Tuition English Conversation School