fugu One of Osaka speciality in Winter is fugu. It is estimated that 70% of all the fugu eaten in Japan is consumed in Osaka. Fugu is also called “tessa ” in Osaka dialect.

I rarely go to fugu restaurant, but I know some famous fugu restaurants in Osaka.

I would like to introduce the top 5 best fugu restaurants in Osaka!

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Local tells Top 5 best Fugu restaurants in Osaka!

1.Zuboraya Dotombori

zuboraya One of the most famous fugu restaurants in Osaka is Zuboraya, a small restaurant chain found in the south osaka area.

Zuboraya uses entire fugu fish for dish. Fugu skin is used as a sashimi, fugu fins are served as Japanese Sake.

You can find inflated puffer fish hanging down in front of the Zuboraya restaurant. Some staff can speak English.

Address:1-6-10, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location:5 minutes from Subway Midosuji Line Namba Station Exit 14,
5 minutes walk from Kintetsu Line Osaka-Namba Station
Phone: 06-6211-0181
Open Hour: Mon-Sat 11:00〜23:00(L.O.22:30)
Closed: No fixed holidays
Price:(Lunch)1000~2000 yen (Dinner)5000~8000 yen.



2.Genpin fugu Houzenjinoseki

IMG_0339 Genpin fugu is also small restaurant chain in Japan.

You can enjoy variety of fugu dish, like bbq fugu which is seasoned with soy sauce,boiled cold fugu skin, and deep fried fugu etc.

They are tourist friendly. They have English and Chinese Menu.

Address:1-1-13 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location:5 minutes from Midosuji -line Namba station
Phone: 06-6213-9444
Open Hour: Mon-Fri 12:00〜15:00(L.O.16:30) ,16:00〜24:00(L.O.23:00)
Sat,Sun,Holidays 12:00~24:00(L.O.23:00)
Closed: No fixed holidays
Price:(Lunch)2000~3000 yen (Dinner)5000~8000 yen



3.Fuguyoshi kitashinchiten

fuguyoshi They serve only fresh torafugu(tiger puffer) the best of all puffer fish at a reasonable price.

All the rooms are private. You can enjoy delicious fugu dish in the quiet private room.

English menu is available. Chinese speaking staff is available too.

Address: Mainichisangyou Bldg. Ichibankan B1,1-3-8,Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku,Osaka
Location: 3 minuites from JR Tozai-line Kitashinchi station
Phone: 06-6347-0029
Open Hour: Mon-Sat 16:00〜23:00
Closed: Sundays,Holidays
Price: (Dinner)8000~10000 yen

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4.Yumefuku Ohatsutenjin

yumefuku They serve various fugu dish like deep fried fugu, fugu sushi or tecchiri at a reasonable price.

They recommend “Kukai” course which use one whole fugu. You can enjoy delicious fugu while while listening to jazz.

Address: Umeshin 21 Bldg. B1,2-2-1 Sonezaki,Kita-ku,Osaka
Location:5 minuites from Subway Tanimachi-line Higashiumeda station exit 7
Phone: 06-6361-2402
Open Hour: Mon-Sun17:00〜24:00(L.O.23:00)
Closed: No fixed holidays
Price:5000~6000 yen



5.Takoyasu

takoyasu Takoyasu was established in 1929. It is the best fugu restaurant in Osaka.

This Michelin 2 star awarded restaurant receives a high rating of review.Shirako chawanmuchi and tetchiri is very popular menu.

They do their best to pleasure customers with real fugu

Address:1-15-5, Yuunagi, Minato-ku, Osaka
Location: 5 minuites from Subway Chuo Line Asashiobashi Station Exit 7
Phone:06-6571-1525
Open Hour:Mon – Sun 12:00 – 22:00
Closed: Early January
Price:10000~30000yen


Japanese people love eating fugu in Japanese-style stew, nabe, fried, in roasted fin sake or other hot dishes.It will keep your body warm after you eat it. Enjoy fugu dishes in winter time in Osaka!

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