Search for defining dishes in “Japan kitchen” of Osaka
Kuidaore, or eating until you drop is what people will talk about when it comes to Osaka’s food culture. The people of Osaka love food, and they make the city famous as a Japanese culinary highlight that any visitors to Japan should not miss out. And the best way to take in Osaka’s expansive culinary scene is to take a food tour with a local guide who know the locale well. You will traverse through some of the city’s foodie hot spots, visit street food stalls with long queues of diners waiting for their dishes, and savors various local dishes, such as takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), and kushikatsu (skewers of deep-fried meat and veggies). The best place to experience Osaka's culinary scene is the foodie’s mecca, Dotonbori, which is always teeming with diners and all types of eateries along its streets. For a nostalgic atmosphere, the renowned food district of Shinsekai is unbeatable with its kushikatsu shops and shogi parlors. Another major dining site is Doguyasuji shopping center where you can find everything related to food, even the plastic food models found outside Japanese restaurants.