Such is Osaka’s love of good food there’s even a local saying which translates as ‘to eat oneself bankrupt’. The phrase encapsulates the city’s appreciation of properly cooked, seasonal dishes, so whether you choose a 100-yen-a-plate sushi conveyor or a Michelin-starred restaurant, you can be sure you’ll eat well in Osaka.
Luxury & Grand Recommendations
Yamamoto pine building 1F, 1-21-2, Shimanouchi, Chuo District, Osaka, 542-0082.
Taian is an excellent restaurant that's considered one of the "best-bang-for-your-buck" place in town.
1-5-1 Dojima, Kita District, Osaka, 530-0003
If you're looking for seafood on Osaka's seafront, Koryu should be your number 1 option.
2-5-18 Senriyamanishi, Suita-shi, Osaka, 565-0851
You would think you are entering a tea ceremony, but that's by design.
1-9-11-1F Edobori, Nishi District, Osaka, 550-0002.
Hajime finds beauty within the harmony and balance of space, earth, and nature, and expresses this through his cookery.
Mid-range & Affordable Recommendations
24K building 2F, 1-1-11, Dotonbori, Chuo District, Osaka, 542-0071.
When it comes to food in Osaka, one must check out Dotonbori Street.
1-4-15, Dotonbori, Chuo District, Osaka, 542-0071.
Like so many other great restaurants in Osaka, Mizuno is located on Dotonbori Street, and it has been serving okonomiyaki for over 70 years.
Nanbanaka, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0011.
Ippotei is a small restaurant founded back in 1933 which specialises in flower-inspired cuisine.
1-5-5, Dotonbori, Chuo District, Osaka, 542-0071.
Located on Osaka's famous food street Dotonbori, Chibo is the perfect place for you to try some of the best okonomiyaki,("Japanese pancakes") in town.
Budget & Economical Recommendations
11-19 Nanbasennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0075.
Street food is Wanaka's speciality. You should, by all means, try out their takoyaki.
1F – 2F, 3-2-28, Namba, Chuo District, Osaka.
After a night of savoury Japanese cuisines, remember to head to Rikuro Ojisan no Mise for dessert.
6-7 Kakudacho, Kita District | 1F, Osaka 530-0017.
If you are looking into grabbing a quick bite in Osaka, then Ippudo Umeda is a place you should consider.
2 Minamisenba, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0081, Osaka Prefecture
Their dishes are famous for starting out tasting sweet when you start eating, but becoming increasingly spicy, which makes this type of curry addictive.