What to eat in Osaka

What to Eat in Osaka


2017.04.28

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

What to eat in Osaka

Osaka is often referred to as the nation's kitchen, thanks to the myriad of restaurants serving world class food located here. No matter if you prefer Kobe beef, okonomiyaki or traditional japanese soul food one thing is for certain -- no one leaves Osaka with an empty stomach.

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    Kuromon Food Market

    One place that no foodie should miss while visiting Osaka is the Kuromon food market. This long street has been populated by all sorts of food vendors for over 100 years. This market offers an interesting mix of things on offer. Here you'll find cheap street food dishes costing just a few hundred yen, next to stands specializing in luxury items such as crab and fugu with five digit price tags, catering towards high end chefs.

    Kuromon Food Market

    Kuromon Food Market

    Kuromon Ichiba Market
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    Kobe beef Ramen

    Osaka is not too far away from Kobe, the place where perhaps the world's most well renowned meat is bred. This means, of course, that there are plenty of restaurants in Osaka too, that specializes in this kind of amazingly tender meat. If you want to consume it with a twist, why not visit one of the shops specializing in Kobe Beef ramen?

    Kobe beef Ramen

    Kobe beef Ramen

  • 03

    Street food in Shinsekai

    Shinsekai is full of charming eateries and tachinomiya (standing only restaurants or drinking joints), specializing in many the kinds of street food that are usually associated with working class Japanese office workers, or salarymen. Here you will find everything from Yakitori and kushikatsu (deep fried skewered food) to Udon bowls as cheap as 250 yen.

    Street food in Shinsekai

    Street food in Shinsekai

    Shinsekai
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi
  • 04

    Okonomiyaki

    A kind of cabbage filled battered pancake and perhaps the most well known signature dish of them all from Osaka. Once you are in town we highly suggest that you try it out at least once. Comes with a variety of toppings including seafood, pork or with spicy kimchi.

    Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki

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    Takoyaki

    Takoyaki is a ball-shaped food that consists of diced octopus surrounded by batter, topped with dried bonito flakes, green onion, takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise. It’s one of the most well known street snacks in Osaka, and something you definitely should try while you’re in town. A word of warning though -- takoyaki is often served straight from the pan and the inside can be very hot, so be careful or you might burn your mouth.

    Takoyaki

    Takoyaki

  • 06

    Fried Momiji leaves

    Fried Maple leaves, or momiji as this tree is called in Japanese, is of the most popular edible meibutsu from the Minoh-area in northern Osaka. We would consider these more of a quirky thing to try rather than a proper delicacy. Nevertheless, this crunchy sweetened snack goes well with a hot cup of coffee or tea, while the beautiful shape also makes it very instagram-friendly.

    Fried Momiji leaves

    Fried Momiji leaves

    Kuromon Ichiba Market
    rating

    4.0

    3215 Reviews
    place
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 2-4-1
    phone
    0666310007
    opening-hour
    Each Depending on the store
    Shinsekai
    place
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi

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