Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Takoyaki is local specialty of Osaka.
People in Osaka love Takoyaki very much. Osaka has takoyaki restaurants on almost every street corner.
They are differences in taste between each restaurants.Some Takoyaki restaurants are famous,but not taste good.
I would like you to introduce very good, top 5 best restaurants in Osaka.
Local tells Top 5 best Takoyaki restaurants in Osaka!
1.Tamaya/玉屋I know this takoyaki restaurant since the opening.
When I had this Takoyaki for the first time,I was surprised because it was so so good.
The secret of the taste is they use lobster for stock.
I’ve had many Takoyaki in Osaka. So far Tamaya is the best Takoyaki restaurant in Osaka. The soup broth is made from lobster. That makes their takoyaki so special.
There are 5 kinds of sauce, Curry, Soy sauce, Ponzu(Citrus sauce),Sauce and Salt. I recommend you to choose salt.
Address: 1-3-4,Kokubunji, Kita-ku,Osaka
Location: 3 minutes from Subway Sakaisuji-line Tenjinbashisuji 6 chome station exit 2
Phone: 06- 6358-0866
Open Hour: 11:30～24:00
Closed: Tuesdays, Monday(Once a month)
2.Aiduya Umeda shop/会津屋 梅田店
Aizuya was established more than 70 years ago. Takoyaki is originated in this restaurant.
This restaurant was introduced by TV program many times.
You can enjoy Takoyaki without a source.
Address: 3-2-136 Umeda, Kita-ku,Osaka
Location: 3 minutes from JR Osaka Sakurabashiguchi exit.
Open Hour: Mon-Fri 11:00 ～22:00 Sat,Sun,National holidays 11:00 ～21:00
Closed: No fixed holiday
3.Dotonbori Akaoni/道頓堀 赤鬼There are many takoyaki restaurants in Dotonbori area, and I especially recommend Dotonbori Akaoni among them. There are two shops in dotonbori area.
Dotonbori Akaoni is a Takoyaki restaurant that was awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016.
This shop was introduced by Japanese & international TV program many times.
They serve a variety of unique takoyaki dishes such as takoyaki soaked in a special soup, takoyaki with Kakigori(Kakigori is a Japanese summer desert made of shaved ice),and Takoyaki with melted cheese on top.
Takoyaki with Kakigori(summer special) is a really surprise for me, they created this dish so that customers can enjoy the takoyaki even in the summer.
The recommended item is Takoyaki with melted cheese on top.
You can enjoy the perfect harmony of fluffy takoyaki and melted cheese.
They believe fresh Octopus is the crucial factor of the takakoyaki, so they use raw octopus to make takoyaki whereas most of the takoyaki shops use the boiled one.
That makes their takoyaki specially tasty.
Takoyaki of Akaoni is a must-eat food when you come to Osaka!
1)Akaoni Main Shop
Address: 1-2-3, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location: 5 minute from Subway Midosuji-line Namba station,5 minutes from Subway Sakaisuji line or Sennichimae-line Nipponbashi station
Open Hour: 10:00 ～ 22:00
Address: 1-3-12, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location: 5 minute from Subway Midosuji-line Namba station,5 minutes from Subway Sakaisuji-line or Sennichimae-line Nipponbashi station
Open Hour: 12：00～22:30
Closed: Irregular holiday
4.Yamachan’s Takoyaki/たこ焼き やまちゃんYamachan’s Takoyaki is conveniently located close to Abeno Harukas in Tennoji area.
Takoyaki is Slightly crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
The broth is made with more than 10 kinds of ingredients including fruits, vegetables,dried bonito and sea kelp.
You can enjoy takoyaki with variety of source such as Ponzu(Citrus Sauce) or original soy sauce.
Address: 1-1-34, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Location: 3 minutes from JR Osaka Tennouji station or Subway Midosuji-line Tennoji station.
Open Hour: Mon-Sat 11:00～23:00, Sun, National holidays 11:00～22:00
Closed: Third Thursday
5.Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka Namba/たこ焼き道楽 わなか 難波店Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka is also one of the most popular Takoyaki restaurant in Osaka.
There are 6 restaurants in Osaka, Namba, Sennichimae, Amerikamura, Tenyon, Tenroku, and Kuromon-ichiba.
There is always a long queue in front of the restaurant.
Address: 3-7-24, Namba, Chuo-ku,Osaka
Location: 3 minutes from Midosuji-line Namba station 11 exit.
Open Hour: Mon,Tue, Thu-Sun 10:00～22:00
Price: ～1000 yen
I hope you enjoy the best takoyaki in Osaka!
If you want to become a Takoyaki Master and Make the Specialty of Osaka, you can learn it in English here:Voyagin
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