The highlight of your Osaka trip! Eat ‘till drop! Restaurants and vendor hopping
As the old saying goes, Osaka is where you end up spending all your money on food. It offers plenty of good food you just can’t miss! Among soul foods of Osaka, we will first introduce a store best known for takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and revered as its originator.
Takoyaki originator “Aidu-ya Umeda Branch”
This takoyaki restaurant is close to the Tamade Station on Yotsubashi Line, Osaka Municipal Subway. The taste perfected more than eight decades ago has been handed down for generations. Aidu-ya’s takoyaki is all about the flavor of Japanese dashi (soup stock) and octopus. They don’t put the sauce over takoyaki. Check out their Umeda Branch in Umesan Koji at JR Osaka Station. They taste great right off the grill but stay great even after a couple of hours. Don’t miss authentic takoyaki from Osaka.
●Aidu-ya Umeda Branch
●06-6346-3444●Umesan-Koji, 3-2-136 Umeda, Kita ward, Osaka City, Osaka
●Mon-Sat: 10:00-22:30 (last order 22:00) Sun & holidays: 10:00-21:30 (last order 21:00) ● No holidays
The holy ground of Kushi katsu! (skewered and deep-fried meat) “Osaka Shinsekai—Original Kushikatsu Restaurant—Daruma”
If you visit Tsutenkaku, Osaka’s Eiffel Tower, you have to eat here! The restaurant is that famous. Because you share dipping sauce with other patrons, their iron rule, “no double-dipping,” is equally well known. Enjoy sizzling and juicy meat in the heart of lively Osaka.
●Daruma Shinsekai Central Branch
●06-6645-7056● 2-3-9 Ebisu Higashi, Naniwa ward, Osaka City, Osaka
●11:00-22:30 (last order 22:00) ●No holidays (Except for January 1st)
Pantheon of Osaka Soul Foods “Honke Otako Hozenji Branch”
On Hozenji Yokocho still filled with an air of old day Osaka, “Honke Otako” offers you an array of Osaka soul foods including fluffy okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and takoyaki. We recommend this place for those who want to try all the best foods in Osaka at once. The food is cooked on the grill right in front of you and satisfies your palate with a perfectly matched signature sauce.
●Honke Otako Hozenji Branch
●06-6213-1888●1-1-6 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka
●11:30-23:00● No holidays
*The above information was last updated on September 21, 2016. For more details, please contact each facility directly.
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