One of our favorite things to do while traveling is indulging in local food! What made us fall in-love with Japan is their delicious delicacies. From fresh sushi, tempura, udon, ramen, miso soup, and much more. Japan is one of the best culinary countries in the world and we’re here to share the best places to eat in Osaka, Japan!
10 BEST PLACES TO EAT IN OSAKA, JAPAN
1. ICHIRAN RAMEN
Ichiran is a famous restaurant where you can eat at your own booth. It’s the best ramen we have ever tasted! When we go back to Japan, Ichiran will be our first stop to get our ramen fix. We love that you can customize the ramen to your liking. The broth is spectacular!
Genrokuzushi is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant with great prices! We’ve eaten here multiple times and will go back again! Reid absolutely loves their tuna belly!
3. OKONOMIYAKI MIZUNO
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Osaka okonomiyaki at Mizuno. If you've never had it before, definitely try this regional delight. Mizuno's specialty is its yam-based okonomiyaki (though we tried a handful of other options as well!). Made right there at your table! #okonomiyaki #yakisoba #yakisobanoodles #osaka #osakajapan #osakafood #japanesecuisine #japanesefood #mizuno #okonomiyakimizuno #mizunookonomiyaki #japan #2015
Mizuno is a popular eatery specializing in Osaka-style Okonomiyaki pancakes, served with a range of toppings. It’s definitely a must when visiting Dotonbori!
4. KUSHIKATSU DARUMA
Kushikatsu Daruma is located in Dotonbori where you can indulge in a variety of fried skewers. They have options from chicken, beef, quail eggs, shrimp, hot dog, and a variety of vegetables in the mix.
Ajinoya is a restaurant featuring traditional okonomiyaki, savory Japanese pancakes fried at the table.
Hanadako is a great place to enjoy a famous dish – takoyaki! Their known for their classic sauce and mayonnaise combo
7. MELONPAN-ICE AMERICA-MURA
When walking pass this place, it’s hard not to try it out – it smells so good! Definitely try a melonpan-ice from Melonpan-ice America-mura. If the line is long, just know that it’s worth the wait!
8. KANI DORAKU
Kani Doraku is a famous restaurant with a large crab billboard at Dotonbori. It’s a restaurant chain that specializes in crustaceans and other seafood.
Dine at Chibo restaurant for your Okonomiyaki fix! Which is basically a “pancake” made of flour, egg, cabbage filled with ingredients of your choice. Once cooked, the okonomiyaki is topped off with okonomiyaki sauce (like a Japanese version of plum sauce), a mayonnaise sauce, seaweed powder and bonito flakes.
You can’t miss Kukuru at Dotonbori! It’s a place to get your takoyaki (octopus balls) fix – one of Osaka’s famous street food.
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