50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka

Welcome to Osaka, where all your food dreams come true at the ‘Kitchen of Japan‘. This sprawling city will never leave you with an empty stomach. Every way you turn there is some delicious meal to try. It’s no doubt why I chose Osaka as the city to begin my Japan trip!

50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka - Kinryu Ramen

Exploring Dotonbori in Osaka

I love Osaka for it’s relaxed and fun atmosphere,  like street food vendors lining the streets in Dotonbori and the rabbit warrens of bars and izakayas that are open till late. There are so many great things to try when you are in Osaka, like authentic Okonomiyaki, deep-fried skewers called Kushi Katsu and Gyoza served fresh and hot at 3 am.

Are your taste buds drooling right now? Well prepare for my 50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka!

MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS LISTED BELOW ARE PLACES YOU CAN GET A MEAL FOR UNDER 1000 YEN MAKING IT GREAT FOR BUDGET TRAVELLERS.

Some traditional meals may be more expensive, I will indicate this ($$$) symbol.

When I went on my three-week trip I budgeted 1100 yen for lunches and 3000 yen for dinner. If you want to find out more about how to budget for a 1 week, 2 week or 3 week trip in Japan check out my budget guide here.

I put together my 50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka from spending a good 6 months before my trip reading through neverending Trip Advisor recommendations, Lonely Planet Guides, blog reviews and heaps and heaps of Youtube videos. These might not be the fanciest restaurants that Kyoto has to offer but it’s the kind of good, heartwarming food that will leave you craving more.

The following list is in no particular order, you just need to try all of them!

LET’S BEGIN WITH MY 50 BEST PLACES TO EAT IN OSAKA!

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  1. AjinoyaOkonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) – Japan, 〒542-0076 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nanba, 1 Chome−7, 大阪市中央区難波1丁目7−16現代こいさんビル2F
  2. Kushi Katsu Daruma Kushi Katsu (deep-fried skewers) – various locations in the Dotonbori/Namba area
  3. KokopelliBeer & Hamburgers – 1-4-5 Namba 1-0-5, Chuo-ku , Osaka , Osaka prefecture 542-0076 TM building 1F
  4. Kani DorakuCrab (look out for the restaurant with the big crab) ($$$) -〒542-0071 1-6-18, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
  5. D-Sons 18 Takoyaki – various locations in the Dotonbori/Namba area
  6. Imai HontenUdon ($$$) – 〒542-0071 大阪府大阪市中央区道頓堀1丁目7−22
  7. Ikkaku Juicy Chicken – 〒542-0085 大阪府大阪市中央区心斎橋筋2−6−6-14 アクロスビル
  8. Takoyaki Wanaka Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki – Various locations such as Shinsaibashi, Amerikakura, Osaka Castle and Shin Osaka Station
  9. Eggs n ThingsJapanese Pancakes – Japan, 〒542-0086 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nishishinsaibashi, 2 Chome−10−2−CriceNikko 階, 1
  10. LiLo Coffee Roasters Good Coffee – Japan, 〒542-0086 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nishishinsaibashi, 1 Chome−1−10-28 心斎橋Mビ<
  11. Kuromon Ichiban Market fresh seafood market – Japan, 〒542-0073 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nipponbashi, 2 Chome−3−2
  12. Toki Sushi 150 yen Sushi – Japan, 〒542-0075 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nanbasennichimae, 4, 中央区難波千日前4
  13. Oretachi No Curry Yacheap curry and ramen – Japan, 〒542-0075 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nanbasennichimae, 14, 大阪市中央区難波千日前 14−13
  14. Naruto Taiyaki HonpoTaiyaki – 2 Chome-1-1 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0011, Japan
  15. KonshinyaCheap Ramen – 2丁目-4-3 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0011, Japan
  16. GramFancy Japanese Pancakes – Japan, 〒556-0005 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi, 3 Chome−8−25 光ムセンビル
  17. Holo HoloCoffee Shop serving cheap lunch specials – Japan, 〒556-0011 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Nanbanaka, 2 Chome−7−25 ナンバビル1F
  18. Yoshinoya690 yen beef bowls – chain store with various locations
  19. Matsuya500 yen beef bowls – chain store with various locations
  20. Kamekichi french lunch set for 1200 yen – 〒540-0027 大阪府大阪市中央区鎗屋町1丁目3−13

    50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka - Daruma Kushi Katsu

    Trying Kushi Katsu at Daruma in Dotonbori

  21. SanmadegoTsukemen Ramen – Japan, 〒540-0012 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Tanimachi, 3 Chome−2, 中央区谷町3丁目2−6 園田ビル 1F
  22. Asushoku MorinomiyaHealthy lunch sets under 1000 yen – Japan, 〒540-0003 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Morinomiyachūō, 2 Chome−1, 大阪市中央区森ノ宮中央2-1-70 もりのみやキューズモールBASE 1F (located in Q Mall)
  23. TorikizokuYakitori chain restaurant – various locations
  24. Mos Burgerfamous Japanese burger chain restaurant – various locations
  25. Sugared Berriesdessert shop – 1 Chome-11-11-20 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0002, Japan
  26. YataisakabaIzakaya – Japan, 〒530-0056 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Toganochō, 9−9-21 ホワイトレジャービル1F
  27. Kame SushiSushi – 2 Chome-14-2 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0057, Japan
  28. Osaka OshoGyoza – Japan, 〒530-0051 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Taiyūjichō, 6−9 日野商事ビル
  29. Yukari ChanOkonomiyaki & Yakisoba – 2-4 Komatsubarachō, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0018, Japan
  30. Uncle Rikuru’s Cheesecake Famous fluffy Japanese cheesecake – Various locations

    Uncle Rikuro's Cheesecake

    Buying Uncle Rikuro’s Cheesecake

  31. Nissei famous Cremia icecream – 1 Chome-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0012, Japan (located in Hankyu Department Store)
  32. MaguroyaIzakaya specialising in Tuna – Japan, 〒530-0012 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Shibata, 1 Chome−15, 番7号
  33. Okonomiyaki Kiji – voted the best Okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka – Japan, 〒531-0076 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Ōyodonaka, 1 Chome−1−90 梅田スカイビル (in the basement level of the building)
  34. TeppanyakienTeppanyaki – Japan, 〒531-0076 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Ōyodonaka, 1 Chome−1−90 梅田スカイビルB1 (basement level of the building)
  35. Okonomiyaki ChitoseOkonomiyaki – 1-11-10 Taishi, Nishinari-kuOsaka 557-0002, Osaka Prefecture
  36. Hakata Ippudo Ramen – 3-1-17 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-kuOsaka, Osaka Prefecture
  37. YaekatsuKushi Katsu – 3-4-13 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-kuOsaka 556-0002, Osaka Prefecture
  38. Yakumido500 yen curry (including vegetarian curry) – 2 Chome-2-10 Haginochaya, Nishinari-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 557-0004
  39. Traveler’s Bar Osaka TacosTacos – 1-3-24 Taishi, Nishinari-kuOsaka 557-0002, Osaka Prefecture
  40. NanbanteiYakitori – 4-5-7 Nanba, Chuo-kuOsaka, Osaka Prefecture

    50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka - Okonomiyaki at Teppanyakien

    Okonomiyaki at Teppanyakien

  41. UnatotoUnagi (eel) – Nishitenma, KitakuOsaka 530-0047, Osaka Prefecture
  42. MaidreaminMaid Cafe – 4-16-15 Nipponbashi Naniwa-kuOsaka 556-0005, Osaka Prefecture
  43. Gyozaoh!Gyoza Izakaya – 2-4-14 Dotombori, Chuo-kuOsaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  44. Kimu KatsuPork Katsu (pork cutlet) – 1-9-19 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku | Osaka Shochikuza B1FOsaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  45. HarukomaSushi – 5-5-2 Tenjinbashi, Kita-kuOsaka, Osaka Prefecture
  46. Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi HontenOmurice – 2-7-27 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-kuOsaka 542-0086, Osaka Prefecture
  47. Moonshine Karaoke BarDrinks, bar food and lots of singing! – 2-12-8 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-kuOsaka 542-0086, Osaka Prefecture
  48. Melonpan IceMelon Pan Icecream Sandwich – 1 Chome-4-19 Dotonbori, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
  49. Japanese Sweets Champion Mattari PurinMilk Pudding -1 Chome-9-17 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu
  50.  Kyuyamutei Curry Shopcurry under 1000 yen – Tanimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
    (within Karahori shopping street)
50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka - Dango and Daifuku

Bonus Tip: Try spring time festival food inside Osaka Castle Park

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I HOPE MY 50 BEST PLACES TO EAT IN Osaka INSPIRES YOUR TASTEBUDS. WHICH RESTAURANT DO YOU WANT TO VISIT THE MOST? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS

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