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Taian Restaurant


Taian: Osaka's best "bang-for-your-buck"

Taian is an excellent restaurant that's considered one of the "best-bang-for-your-buck" place in town. Opened in 2000, head chef Hitoshi Takahata aims to create dishes "that leave an impression". We would say he has largely succeeded, and we are not alone; Taian is one of only four three-star Michelin restaurants in Osaka after all.

With a Zen garden just outside the window, guests almost always feel relaxed inside this quaint place that can seat up to seventeen people. Taian's speciality includes grilled meat such as wagyu beef, miso fish, and anago (sea eel). Their vegetables are local and seasonal making each experience different, no matter what time of year you come. Appetisers include chrysanthemum, oyster mushrooms topped with tonburi (a seed used in Japan as a food garnish), and a Japanese potato soup.


  • 5:30pm – 10:00pm, daily; Closed on Mondays
  • (+81) 6-6120-0790
  • Yamamoto pine building 1F, 1-21-2, Shimanouchi, Chuo District, Osaka, 542-0082.
  • 3-minute walk from Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line Nagahoribashi Station; 6-minute walk from Subway Sennichimae Line Nippombashi Station.