OSAKA FOOD TRIP GUIDE: What & Where to Eat in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is known as Japan’s kitchen. For any food lover out there, Osaka is your oyster.

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This Osaka Food Guide is based on my Osaka – Kobe – Naruto and Osaka – Kyoto – Nara travel narratives. Here’s a quick gastronomic list of all the amazing food you can try in Osaka.

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All items in italicized letters are food that I had the chance to try. Other items are food that I found through research with good reviews online but did not get to try during my Osaka trips. 

★ MUST TRY / FAVORITES! BEST FOOD IN OSAKA! 

OSAKA FOOD GUIDE: WHAT & WHERE TO EAT IN OSAKA, JAPAN

WHAT TO BUY AT JAPANESE CONVENIENCE STORES (7-ELEVEN / LAWSON / FAMILY MART) IN OSAKA, JAPAN?

  • Onigiris
  • Sushi
  • Mochifuwa Pancakes – Maple & Margarine

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  • The Seven Sweets Cheesecake 
  • Calpis 
  • Egg Sandwiches
  • Tsuta Instant Noodles
  • Nakiryu Instant Noodles
  • Ohayo Pudding – Original Jersey Milk, Baked Custard, Baked Cheese

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  • Cutlet Sandwiches
  • Ilohas Water
  • 7 eleven Potato Chips
  • Beef Bento
  • Corn Dog
  • Soft Boiled Egg
  • Potato Bun
  • Lawson’s Fried Chicken / Chicken Nuggets

WHAT & WHERE TO EAT IN NAMBA (DOTONBORI) / SHINSAIBASHI?

SNACKS / DESSERTS

  • Melon Pan Bread with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Rikuro’s Cheesecake ★★
  • Milk Craft Cream – Hokkaido Milk Soft Serve, Shake & Whipped Cream

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  • Ice Dog – Vanilla ice cream in a bun
  • Poppin Sweeties – Rose-shaped fruit ice cream
  • Pablo’s Cheese Tart
  • Alycon Creperie
  • Gufo Groovy Ice Cream – Rock Melon
  • Strawberry Mania – Daifuku 
  • Mattan Puttin Pudding 
  • Maison de Gigi Waffles 
  • Sign of the Food Dessert Food Court
  • Ninigi Mochi Daimaru 
  • Deglab Ice Cream

STREET FOOD

  • Creo-Yu Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki 
  • Kukuru Takoyaki – Black/Ninja Takoyaki

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  • Kogaryu Takoyaki
  • Kinnotorikara Fried Chicken
  • Juhachiban Takoyaki 
  • Daruma Kushikatsu
  • Torijiro Yakitori 
  • Kani Doraku Grilled Crab

RESTAURANTS 

  • Hozenji Yokocho
    • Katsudon owned by Chef Watanabe Tomoyo
    • Honke Otako Okonomiyaki
    • Odontako Takoyaki
  • Sushizanmai

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  • Steak Sakura – Kobe Beef Sushi

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  • Sukiya – Gyudon with 3 Cheese, Unagi & Gyudon
  • Horumon Mankichi – BBQ joint popular among locals! Accidental find! So good!
  • Yoshinoya – Beef Bowls 
  • Daiku Suisan Sushi

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  • Bokkoshi Ramen
  • Tori Paitan Ramen
  • Luke’s Lobster
  • Toki Sushi
  • Genroku Sushi
  • Mizuno Okonomiyaki
  • Ichiran
  • Matsusakagyu M
  • Hanamaruken Ramen
  • Izakaya Wakayoshi 
  • Izakaya Shinkawa Nishiya 
  • Ikkaku Young Chicken
  • Beef Cutlet Takeru Gyukatsu 
  • Kura Sushi 
  • Tempura Tarojiro 
  • 551 Horai
  • Oretachi no Curry Koji Labo 
  • Gyukatsu Motomura 
  • Sumibiyaki Unagi no Nedoko 
  • Ryukishin Ramen 
  • Yasubee Tsukemen 
  • Tsukemen Suzume 
  • Junchan Sushi 
  • Takashimaya Food Hall
  • Yoake Sushi 

GROCERY / MARKET 

  • Kohyo Aeon Supermarket 
  • Central Square Life Grocery OCAT – Mister Donut, Croquettes
  • KUROMON MARKET

WHAT TO EAT AT KUROMON ICHIBA (MARKET)?

SNACKS / DESSERTS

  • Strawberry Daifuku
  • Daiwa Koen Osaka Fruits & Cakes
  • Sakura Rice Ball
  • Maru Melon Soft Serve
  • Kyoho Grapes

KUROMON MARKET STREET FOOD 

  • Grilled Scallops with Butter & Soy Sauce

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  • Kuromon Sanpei – Crab with Potatoes & Cheese, Fish Roe, and Otoro & Salmon Sushi sets
  • Maruzen Meat – Wagyu Beef Matsusaka
  • Quail Egg Octopus
  • Maguroya Kurogin – Tuna Sashimi (Otoro)

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  • Unagi
  • Kobe Beef
  • Takoyaki Wakana Takosen
  • Croquettes
  • Oden
  • Ebinoya Tempura
  • Raw Uni

WHAT & WHERE TO EAT AT UMEDA / OSAKA STATION AREA?

SNACKS / DESSERTS 

  • MON CHER CREAM PUFF (CHOUX CREAM)! BEST CREAM PUFF I’VE EVER TRIED IN MY LIFE! MUST TRY! MUST BUY!

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  • Issindo Mochi
  • Croquant Zaku Zaku – Fried Cream Puff
  • Handel’s Cafe – Nagano Milk Ice Cream
  • Hankyu Department Store Food Hall Croquettes, Fruit & Cream Sandwiches, Pastries, Chocolates 
  • Bills Osaka – Ricotta Pancakes
  • Cheese All Star Milk Tea 
  • Le Bresso 

RESTAURANTS

  • Tsukemen Menya Takei

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  • Odoru Udon 

GROCERY / MARKET

  • Isetan Urban Market
  • Eki Marche
  • Hanshin Snack Park 

WHERE TO EAT AT SHINSEKAI?

  • Rokusen 
  • Tengu Kushikatsu 

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  • Mega Donki (Don Quijote)
  • Yaekatsu 

STREET FOOD (NETFLIX SERIES) JAPAN FEATURED RESTAURANTS

  • Izakaya Toyo Kyobashi 
  • Fue Okonomiyaki Kyobashi 
  • Umaiya Takoyaki Tenjo Nakazaki 

WHAT TO EAT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN (USJ)?

  • Frozen Butterbeer
  • Fish & Chips Platter and Rotisserie Smoked Chicken Platter from Three Broomsticks 

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  • Minions Cookie Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Turkey Leg

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WHAT TO BUY AT NORTH PLAIN FARM HOKKAIDO?  

  • Hokkaido Milk Soft Serve – BEST SOFT SERVE EVER! ★★

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  • Unsalted Butter

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  • Organic Sugarless Yogurt

READ: North Plain Farm Hokkaido Food Haul + Taste Test

MUST BUY OSAKA JAPAN FOOD SOUVENIRS 

  • Kyoho Grapes Jelly from Don Quijote
  • Kitkat Apple Pie
  • Azuki Pocky
  • Royce – Matcha Almond, Potato Chip Chocolate, Nutty Bar Chocolate
  • Tiramisu Chocolate
  • Bourbon Alfort Chocolate Biscuits
  • Rikuro’s Cheesecake
  • Crunky Hokkaido Corn Chocolate Bar

If food trips are your thing, OSAKA is definitely the best destination!

For detailed descriptions of the food items indicated in this list, please check out my Osaka travel narratives.

Follow @inspiringgratefultravels on Instagram and check out my OSAKA highlight for stories of our gastronomic experiences.

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