30 Best Places To Eat in Osaka - Osaka Food Guide

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One thing you will discover when you visit Osaka is that this is a food-loving city as evidenced by its many food enthusiasts and award-winning eateries in virtually every block. In this city, people understand the need to keep their culinary tradition alive, and that’s why you will often encounter queues in many eateries. Arguably, there is nowhere else in Japan where you will meet people with such zeal, which is not surprising considering the food in Osaka’s restaurants is daring, innovative, and, of course, savoury. Read on to find the best places to eat in Osaka, and have a flavourful time in Japan.

1. Curry Yakumido

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Curry has been heavily embraced in many parts of the world, especially Japan. In Osaka, there is a fine restaurant called Curry Yakumido, which serves some of the best curry diets in the city. Here, everything from the flavor to aroma is spectacular; the ingredients are fresh and well balanced to give out the best results. What’s more, Curry Yakumido has an inclusive menu that caters to the needs of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. In terms of drinks, the restaurant has a range of whiskeys that complements the food perfectly. The staff here is very friendly and fluent in English, so do not worry if your Japanese is a bit rusty.

Curry Yakumido

Address: 2 Chome-2-10 Haginochaya, Nishinari Ward, Osaka, 557-0004, Japan

Website: Curry Yakumido

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 8pm (closed on Sun)

2. Chibo

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Situated in the vibrant Dotombori Arcade is Chibo, one of the most popular joints for okonomiyaki in the city. Around Dotombori, it is usually a daunting task for many visitors to find a nice place to eat, considering the variety of eateries in the area. The food in Chibo never disappoints. The okonomiyaki in Chibo is well-griddled and stuffed with a generous amount of beef, tiger prawn and pork, and finally topped with cabbage, grated yams, red ginger, and eggs. If this cuisine does not sound yummy enough, you can also try other specialties like stir-fried noodles, yakisoba, monjayaki, and shrimp.


Address: Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Dotonbori, 1 Chome−5−5 1~6F Dotonbori Building Senbo

Website: Chibo

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 11am - 12am

3. Kuma Kafe

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If you thought that it is only in the USA where you can get excellent hamburgers and pizzas, you are wrong. Visit Kuma Kafe near Osaka Aquarium for excellent Japanese versions of some of these diets. Kuma Kafe is a hard place to miss; it is located just a minute walk from another famous landmark called Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel. Here, all burgers are prepared from scratch with well-toasted bread, perfectly grilled meat, tasty sauce, and fresh vegetables, a combination that brings out the best of flavor and aroma. Also, if you love crispy and well-seasoned fries, Kuma Kafe is an excellent destination for such delight.

Kuma Kafe

Address: 4 Chome-4-15 Chikko, Minato Ward, Osaka, 552-0021, Japan

Website: Kuma Kafe

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 4pm (closed on Mon)

4. Okonomiyaki Chitose

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Okonomiyaki Chitose is another great food spot for the famous Japanese pancake. In this restaurant, the okonomiyaki is well-balanced with eggs, shredded cabbage, flour, seafood, and savory sauce, among other ingredients. Besides the nutritional aspects of the okonomiyaki in this restaurant, the variety and creative designs of the diet makes the dining experience a pure delight. What’s more, the food in Okonomiyaki Chitose is not overpriced, and with just 1000 JPY (9 USD), you can enjoy a variety of dishes, including their flavorful Modan yaki served with pork or yakisoba, which is essentially stir-fried noodles that have been accessorized with seafood, vegetables, and savory sauce seasoning.

Okonomiyaki Chitose

Address: 1 Chome-11-10 Taishi, Nishinari Ward, Osaka, 557-0002, Japan

Website: Okonomiyaki Chitose

Opening hours: 12pm - 3:30pm, 5pm - 8pm (daily)

5. Shichifukujin

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The beautiful alleys of Tenma are famous among the locals for good food. Situated in these streets and just a walking distance from the railway station is Shichifukujin, a great spot to enjoy an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Some of the highlights in Shichifukujin include seared maitake mushrooms, grilled shishito peppers, and garlic roasted asparagus served with soy sauce. Those who need some protein in their diet, you can add a deep-fried egg to your order. Too much of deep-fried foods can be harmful to one’s health hence the need to top up the order with oden whose nutritional composition has been found to balance out the fat in many foods.


Address: Japan, 〒530-0001 Osaka, Kita Ward, Umeda, 1 Chome−11−4 , 2nd basement floor

Opening hours: 11:30am - 11pm (daily)

6. Gyozaoh Dotonbori

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Gyozaoh Dotonbori is recognized all over the city for outstanding customer service, fantastic ambiance, and delicious food. The staff has a good command of spoken English, which makes ordering and food discussions easy even for foreigners with limited understanding of Japanese. If you love mackerel, the pickled version in Gyozaoh Dotonbori will definitely blow you away. In addition to that, you can try the pan-fried dumplings, and chicken with lemon sour or homemade apple highball for those who need something strong. On the other side, vegetarians can substitute the meat options on the menu with foods like edamame paired with soy or sesame sauce.

Gyozaoh Dotonbori

Address: 2 Chome-4-14 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Website: Gyozaoh Dotonbori

Opening hours: 5pm - 1am (daily)

7. Fujiya 1935

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Fujiya 1935 is an award-winning family business that has been around for almost a century. Over the years, the restaurant has undergone many changes which have seen it through the tough economic times in Japan. In terms of space, Fujiya 1935 is spacious and well-partitioned to boost the dining experience. Upon entering, you will be ushered into a waiting room where you will be served complimentary tea before savoring into the main course in a private dining room. The dining room is well lit, ventilated, and equipped with cozy furniture. In addition to that, there are birch trees in every corner of the room, which further boosts the image and ambiance of the cubicle.

Fujiya 1935

Address: 2 Chome-4-14 Yariyamachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0027, Japan

Website: Fujiya 1935

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm (closed on Sun)

8. Taiko Sushi

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As the name hints, Taiko Sushi is an excellent spot for sushi. One of the things that make Taiko’s sushi stand out from other restaurants in the city is the variety of fish in each roll. In some of the cases, you will find some of the rolls packed with generous amounts of shrimp tempura, masago, vegetables, and cream cheese to dilute the intense flavors of the traditional ingredients. In other cases, the chef adds a creative twist to the recipe by substituting the spinach with avocado and shrimp with soft shell crab or salmon to make sushi rolls that are very rich in the essential omega-3 oils.

Taiko Sushi

Address: 4 Chome-7-10 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan

9. Harukoma Honten

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A short drive from Taiko Sushi lies another excellent joint for sushi lovers called Harukoma Honten. In Harukoma Honten, the unagi sushi served with clam miso soup never disappoints; it is, in fact, one of the dishes that keep customers coming back to the restaurant again and again. The secret is in the ingredients. Here, the tuna rolls are not overly refrigerated; they are usually served fresh to avoid contamination by harmful pathogens that form when stored for extended periods. The staff is also very informative, and you will learn fascinating facts about some of the ingredients like eel, which I found out to be very poisonous unless cooked.

Harukoma Honten

Address: 5 Chome-5-2 Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0041, Japan

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 10pm (closed on Tue)

10. Ajinoya

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Bib Gourmand-certified restaurant, Ajinoya specializes in okonomiyaki and yakisoba, among other signature dishes in Osaka. For approximately seven decades that Ajinoya has been in existence, it has perfected the craft of making okonomiyaki to the extent of consistently serving diners with soft, fluffy, and tasty Japanese savory pancakes. In Ajinoya, the okonomiyaki is prepared on a hotplate in front of the customers for them to admire the art and to give them confidence in regard to the authenticity of ingredients used. Alongside okonomiyaki is Ajinoya’s special yakisoba, which features noodles, meat, eggs, spices, vegetables, and oyster sauce. If you like it with bonito flakes, there is plenty to sprinkle on both dishes.


Address: Japan, 〒542-0076 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nanba, 1 Chome−7−16 Hyundai Koisan Building 2F

Website: Ajinoya

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 12pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

11. Takoyaki Yamachan Honten

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Takoyaki is a common snack in Osaka, but the quality varies from one restaurant to the other. One of the best places to enjoy the bite is Takoyaki Yamachan Honten. The restaurant serves fresh takoyaki with different creative twists to cater to the dining needs of each customer. For those who prefer takoyaki in its original form, you can order the plain crispy one. Alternatively, you can try the octopus balls with different appetizers such as cheese and blue seaweed. An important point to note in all these cases is that takoyaki is served scalding hot and so you should be cautious not to burn yourself.

Takoyaki Yamachan Honten

Address: 1 Chome-2-34 Abenosuji, Abeno Ward, Osaka, 545-0052, Japan

Website: Takoyaki Yamachan Honten

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 10:30pm

12. Binbiya

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Binbiya is a luxurious izakaya that specializes in seafood dishes. You can even tell from its name which loosely translates to fish in the local dialect. The menu in this restaurant is seasonal, but guests are always guaranteed a fresh line of exquisite delicacies. These include a variety of fresh-cut sashimi ranging from the striped horse mackerel to rare sea urchin from Hokkaido. A signature and must-try dish in Binbiya is the sardine delicacy, which has been simmered with umeboshi, otherwise known as pickled plums, to tenderize the meat as well as get rid of the fishy smell.


Address: 1 Chome-7-26 Sonezakishinchi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0002, Japan

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5:30pm - 1am; Sat: 5:30pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

13. Shinsaibashi Madras 5


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Have you ever tried the Japanese version of curry rice? If not, Shinsaibashi Madras 5 in the quite Amerika-Mura is an excellent spot to savor its saucy charms. In Shinsaibashi Madras 5, there are plenty of great choices, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. You can choose from the tomato or meat-based curries with brown rice and different toppings available at the restaurant. The tomato-based curries are suitable for diners with strict dietary requirements like vegan food. Unlike in many area restaurants, the curry in Shinsaibashi Madras 5 is not overly spicy but well flavored with moderate spice levels to attract even those who can’t tolerate spiced diets.

Shinsaibashi Madras 5

Address: 2 Chome-7-22 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan

Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)

14. Jinsei

Jinsei is a small but great sushi restaurant nestled in the beautiful alleys of the Shinsaibashi district. Here, the sushi is prepared with fresh-cut tuna and pampered with perfectly balanced spices that appeal even to those tasting the meal for the first time. Besides the taste, customers also applaud the restaurant for its creative sushi designs and presentations. In terms of seating, Jinsei has a counter style that brings customers up close with the action in the kitchen. As you plan your visit to Jinsei, please note that this is a popular joint among the locals and foreigners hence the need to reserve your seat early in advance.


Address: 2 Chome-1-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085, Japan

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

15. Kani Doraku Dotonbori Honten

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Situated in Dotonbori, the famous tourist destination in Osaka is Kani Doraku Dotonbori Honten. The restaurant features a giant crab billboard, which makes it easily identifiable and an iconic joint. After you are done exploring the towering neon signs and other attractions in Dotonbori, it is always a great idea to stop by Kani Doraku for a hearty meal of succulent crab. Upon entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by stunning views of crabs in containments; these views give customers a rough idea of what to expect in terms of size and types of crab on the menu. Some of the crab crafts worth trying include chawanmushi, sashimi, and sushi.

Kani Doraku Dotonbori Honten

Address: 1 Chome-6-18 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Website: Kani Doraku Dotonbori Honten

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

16. Honkogetsu

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Honkogetsu is the perfect destination for tourists looking for the ultimate kaiseki experience in Osaka. The restaurant is nestled in the city center with easy access to many areas of interest, including shopping malls, temples, bars, and modern theatres. So as you explore these areas, remember Honkogetsu holds fantastic deals for your dining needs. To begin with, Honkogetsu has an inviting atmosphere and superb customer service. On the first floor, you will find a counter seating arrangement that appeals to those interested in the views more than privacy. The upper floors are usually less congested and feature private dining rooms, which are ideal for romantic dates and other private events.


Address: 1 Chome-7-11 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 8pm (closed on Sun)

17. Kashiwaya

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If you value quality over quantity, Kashiwaya would be a perfect fit for your dining needs. Kashiwaya always strives to provide clients with top-quality dishes made from fresh and carefully selected ingredients that are tailored to the diner’s preferences. Those with certain food allergies are advised to disclose such information during reservation. In this restaurant, a favorite choice for many customers is the two-person dining experience whereby couples are ushered in a private room to converse in privacy as they enjoy their meals in total tranquility. The food courses are also well-spaced, and so you will have ample time to relax before indulging your taste buds in the next delicacy.


Address: 2 Chome-5-18 Senriyamanishi, Suita, Osaka 565-0851, Japan

Website: Kashiwaya

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 1pm, 6pm - 7:30pm (closed on Sun)

18. Ogawatei Torachan

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If you are a meat lover, there is no other place in Osaka where you will find better yakiniku than in Ogawatei Torachan. In this restaurant, the meat is usually tender and sweet, owing to the fact that it is sourced from heifers that have been brought up in the best conditions possible. Ogawatei Torachan serves a three-course meal from as low as 4,000 JPY to 7,000 JPY (36 USD - 63 USD). These prices are flexible, and so you should feel free to order what you can manage in terms of cost and quantity. Lastly, Ogawatei Torachan is spacious and well-furnished with cozy furniture, which further boosts the dining experience.

Ogawatei Torachan

Address: 2-15 Obasecho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, 543-0028, Japan

Website: Ogawatei Torachan

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)

19. Sumiyakisyouten Yo

Sumiyakisyouten Yo offers an outstanding izakaya fare consisting of delicious food and a variety of local drinks. The menu is extensive, but it is, unfortunately, not in English. Nonetheless, the food images are clear, thereby allowing customers to identify some of the dishes at a glance. Once you have identified what you want, just point it out to whoever is attending to your request and you will be served up to your satisfaction. In Sumiyakisyouten Yo, the chicken liver yakitori is one of the most requested dishes. The yakitori here is like no other; it is well-skewered, nicely seasoned and grilled to bring out its signature taste and texture.

Sumiyakisyouten Yo

Address: Japan, 〒550-0014 Osaka, Nishi Ward, Kitahorie, 2 Chome−16−14 Merche Kitahorie 1F

Website: Sumiyakisyouten Yo

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 1:30am; Fri - Sun: 5pm - 3am

20. Unagiya Unagi

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Unagi is the Japanese equivalent for freshwater eel, which is a common ingredient in many of the local recipes, especially kabayaki. The best place to enjoy such delicacy in Osaka is Unagiya Unagi. The restaurant has excellent customer service and a relaxed ambiance, which makes dining onsite truly delightful. One of the things that make the unagi in Unagiya standout out from the rest is the way it is usually grilled to produce a crispy surface and soft-flaky interior. Also, the accompanying tare sauce is prepared with a mild taste that does not overshadow the main meal but allows its natural flavors to dominate.

Unagiya Unagi

Address: Japan, 〒532-0011 Osaka, Yodogawa Ward, Nishinakajima, 4 Chome−5−22, Nishinakajima Building

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm; Sat: 11am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

21. Osakana-ryori Asai

Osakana-ryori Asai is a traditional restaurant that features an open kitchen with an à la carte menu. As an open kitchen, customers in Osakana-ryori Asai have the unique opportunity to watch the chef as they work on your order; it is a fascinating as well as an educative experience that you cannot afford to miss when in Osaka. Osakana-ryori Asai’s menu is packed with delicious dishes that are usually served in beautiful platters to make the dining even more memorable. So, depending on your budget, you can try everything here from simple mocha bites to more creative fares like their signature tuna sashimi.

Osakana-ryori Asai

Address: 1 Chome-6-19 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0083, Japan

Website: Osakana-ryori Asai

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

22. Wagyu Matsushita

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Wagyu is a class of Japanese cattle that produces tender, marbled meat with a unique buttery soft taste. Given these qualities, the meat is often priced more than your regular beef. In Osaka, you can find a comprehensive menu of this delicacy at Wagyu Matsushita. The restaurant serves wagyu in different forms, namely raw, grilled, and roasted. If you want it raw, the beef tongue sashimi in Wagyu Matsushita would be an excellent choice. Alternatively, you can try the yakiniku that overflows with juices from every savory bite. To balance the diet, the meal is topped with nutritious broccoli, pansy flowers, and other vegetables.

Wagyu Matsushita

Address: Japan, 〒530-0002 Osaka, Kita Ward, 5, 1-5-9 Sonezaki Shinchi REX Building 6F

Website: Wagyu Matsushita

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

23. Kogaryu Takoyaki

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Kogaryu Takoyaki is a relatively small but bustling take-out restaurant in Osaka that specializes in Takoyaki, a famous Japanese snack. To produce brown takoyaki with a soft internal texture, the chefs in Kogaryu combines the following elements in elegant proportion. First of all, the nugget neither made too large to avoid undercooking nor too small to give customers value for their money. Also, the nuggets in Kogaryu Takoyaki are well-cooked as compared to other places where I found them to be dry and unpleasantly creamy due to under or overcooking. Some of the recommended toppings to go with your takoyaki include cheese, seaweed flakes, and mayonnaise.

Kogaryu Takoyaki

Address: 2 Chome-18-4 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan

Website: Kogaryu Takoyaki

Opening hours: 10:30am - 8:30pm (daily)

24. Horai Ebisubashi honten


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Nikuman is a Japanese equivalent for baozi, the famous Chinese buns which are consumed as morning or evening snacks. This family of snacks is available in several joints in Osaka, but the quality in 551 Horai Ebisubashi honten is unmatched. Here, the nikuman is fairly large, soft, and filled with juices that fill the mouth with flavors after every bite. As you prepare to leave the restaurant, you can order some to go; the chef ensures your order is reheated and well-packaged for later consumption. Even though there is the takeaway option, dining in the restaurant is equally delightful, considering it is spacious and furnished with cozy furniture.

551 Horai Ebisubashi honten

Address: 3 Chome-6-3 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan

Website: 551 Horai Ebisubashi honten

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

25. Bistrot d' Anjou

Finding a restaurant with a foreign menu in Osaka could be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the city. We have identified a lovely place called Bistrot d’ Anjou, where you can indulge in a delicious European fare. Bistrot d’ Anjou is not new to the ways of the city as it has been in operation for the past four decades. Over that duration, the chefs have mastered ways of integrating brasserie and local fare to produce classics that you cannot find anywhere else. An example is their delicious escargot served with parsley butter and Japanese spices.

Bistrot d' Anjou

Address: Japan, 〒542-0085 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Shinsaibashisuji, 2 Chome−6−18 Shinsaibashi Hayakawa Building

Website: Bistrot d’ Anjou

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 9:30pm

26. Osaka Tacos

Taco cuisine is rooted in Mexican culture, but over the years, it has found its way to other countries, including their neighbor, the US, and distant nations like Japan. As you plan your next trip to Japan, you cannot fail to include Osaka tacos to your itinerary; this is one place that is guaranteed to satisfy your thirst for authentic Mexican diets. First of all, Osaka Tacos is very considerate, and that’s why their menu includes vegan, vegetarian or non-vegetarian options. Try their tacos, tacos rice, or nachos alongside any drink in their range of beers; this combo never disappoints.

Osaka Tacos

Address: 1 Chome-3-24 Taishi, Nishinari Ward, Osaka, 557-0002, Japan

Opening hours: Fri - Wed: 7pm - 3am; Thu: 8pm - 3am

27. Nobanno Namba Osaka

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Are you looking for a place which is a bit conservative to enjoy a nice quiet meal? Look no further, Nobanno Namba Osaka has you covered with everything you would wish for in terms of great food and values. Nobanno Namba Osaka specializes in Swahili dishes, particularly biryani. Indeed you have heard about beef, chicken or even mutton biryani but have ever imagined there could be vegetable biryani? On that note, visit Nobanno Namba to find out more about these and other spectacular halal food from Bangladesh. The restaurant also has a nonsmoking policy, which makes the atmosphere conducive even for kids.

Nobanno Namba Osaka

Address: 2F 11 1 1 Dotonbori, 1, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Website: Nobanno Namba Osaka

Opening hours: 10:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm (daily)

28. Okonomiyaki Kiji

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The daily queues in Okonomiyaki Kiji are an indication that whatever the restaurant serves must be incredible. This could not be further from the truth considering the sweet aroma of grilling okonomiyaki that hits customers from the moment they walk into the restaurant. The food is prepared in front of the diners to give them a chance to learn a thing or two about their order. For instance, as you watch the chef work on the Okonomiyaki, you will discover you do not need to add dough in your yakisoba; in fact, you can use eggs and still get the same results.

Okonomiyaki Kiji

Address: Japan, 〒531-0076 Osaka, Kita Ward, Oyodonaka, 1 Chome−1−90 Umeda Sky Building B1F

Opening hours: Fri - Wed: 11:30am - 9:30pm (closed on Thu)

29. Tokumasa Udon Morinomiya

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As you can be deduced from its name, Tokumasa Udon Morinomiya is essentially an udon restaurant. However, it is important to note that there are other delicacies here worth trying. For instance, there is a variety of rice dishes, tonkatsu beef cutlet, and pork katsu. Of all these foods, nothing beats their super thick and perfectly spiced curry udon paired with crab cream croquet. Tokumasa Udon Morinomiya is usually a great place to visit, especially if you are looking to explore other attractions in the area. As you may have noticed, most dishes in the restaurant are energizing, and they are as such guaranteed to keep you powered during your sightseeing tour.

Tokumasa Udon Morinomiya

Address: 1 Chome-16-22 Morinomiyachuo, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0003, Japan

Website: Tokumasa Udon Morinomiya

Opening hours: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9:45pm (daily)

30. Kigawa

Posted by Karl Hendrik Chusuey on Sunday, 2 April 2017

Kigawa offers an exceptional dining experience that will leave you feeling special and appreciated. This is one place you can walk in any day without a reservation and still find a peaceful spot to enjoy your meals. Also, with its full kappo fare, guests have the luxury to choose from a range of creative plates that are filled with a bundle of tantalizing textures and unique flavors. Each dish in Kigawa is prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients and served in a relaxed ambiance. Some of the dishes you must try include their sashimi course, fish diets, and simmered assorted vegetables. Their abalone is also superb; it has the right tenderness and some bit of acidity from lemon juice.


Address: 1 Chome-7-7 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Opening hours: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (daily)

Spot the top food joints in Osaka Japan

As can be seen, Osaka has many eateries, which can be quite confusing, especially for first-timers to decide exactly where and what to eat. Break out of this dilemma by visiting any of the above-mentioned restaurants on our list.

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