Onigiri is the soul food for Japanese people.
Oigiri have been beloved by Japanese for people since ancient times.
When I was a child,my mother used to make Onigiri for the lunch box.
I loved it!!
Onigiri is synonymous with the phrase “taste of home” and it is a staple of Japanese comfort food.
There are some Onigiri Special shops in Osaka, and I would like to recommend you top 5 Onigiri Speciality shops.
It’s popular onigiri special shop in Osaka, but there was no customers when I visited there.
A staff told me it’s because most of the customers use delivery service.
I ordered “Higawari Bento日替わり弁当(500 yen tax included)”,which includes two onigiri(you can choose your favorite onigiri), miso soup and side dishes.
She made onigiri in front of me.
It was simple yet heart-warming hand-made onigiri just like my mother made.
Oigiri and miso soup here were excellent!
Only Japanese menu is available, so I listed some of the menu below.
焼きたらこ(Yaki-Tarako):Grilled Cod Roe
鮭マヨ(Sake Mayo):Grilled salted salmon chunk with mayo
明太子(Mentaiko): Spicy cod roe
炊き込み御飯 (Takikomi-Gohan):Japanese Mixed Rice
鳥唐揚げ(Tori-Karaage):Deep Fried Chichen
ツナマヨ(Tuna Mayo):flaked tuna mixed with mayo.
鮭(Sake):Grilled salted salmon chunk
Japanese noodle is also available.
Enjoy a warm and “taste of home” onigiri here at Onigiriyama!
Location:5 minutes from Subway Yotsubashi-line,Kitakagaya station
Open Hour: Mon-Sat 7:00～15:00
Closed: Sundays,Public holidays
2.石 おむすび/GOKU OMUSUBIThe shop provides onigiri made with carefully selecting rice,salt and water to make the best onigiri.
It’s a bit expensive compare to other onigiri shop but you can enjoy high quality onigiri.
I chose Tuna Mayo Mentaiko(flaked tuna and Spicy cod roe mixed with mayo).
If you want to enjoy the pure and genuine taste of rice, you should definitely try Shio Musubi (onigiri with slightly salt) at GOKU OMUSUBI.
Address:Dojima Underground Mall 8, 1 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka
Location:5 minutes from Subway Yotsubashi-line,Noshiumeda station
Open Hour: Mon-Fri 8:00～14:00
Closed: Satudays,Sundays,Public holidays
3.新潟ゆのたに心亭/Niigata Yunotani KokoroteiNiigata Yunotani Kokorotei is take-away onigiri shop chain with a total 16 branches in Japan as of 2016.
The shop provides onigiri made with carefully selected rice from Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan’s most famous rice producing areas.
They explained that when they make onigiri, they puts their heart toward customers who eat onigiri.
The shop is located in Hankyu Department Store in Osaka.
It tastes good even cold.
Address: Floor B1 of Hankyu Department Store Umeda, 8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Location:5 minutes from Subway Midosuji-line Umeda station
Open Hour: Sun,Mon,Tue:10:00～20:00,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat:10:00～21:00
4.Echigoya Jinbei Hanshin Department Store/越後屋甚兵衛 梅田阪神店
Echigoya Jinbei make onigiri mixed with Koshihikari rice from Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture and Aromatic Rice.
It has more than 15 kinds of onigiri such as ebiten(Prawn Tempura) onigiri or edamame onigiri.
Ebiten is very big so it’s little tail sticking out from onigiri!
This shop is good for those who want to enjoy rare onigiri.
Address: Floor B1 of Hanshin Department Store 1-13-13,Umeda,kita-ku, Osaka
Location:5 minutes from Subway Midosuji-line,Umeda station
Open Hour: Mon,Tue:10:00～20:30,Wed-Sat:10:00～21:00,Sun,Public holidays:10:00～20:00
5.Onigiriya Hitotsubu Umeda branch /おにぎり家一粒 梅田店
Onigiriya Hitotsubu provides made-to-order onigiri.
They use carefully selected rice, salt, and seaweed to make onigiri.
It provide more than 30 kinds of onigiri!
The shop is situated near the Hankyu Umeda station,(You can see the shop from the kinokuniya book store),so you can easily drop by.
Address:Hankyu Umeda San Square 8-47,Kakuda-cho,Kita-ku,Osaka
Location:3 minutes from Hankyu Umeda Station.5 minutes from Subway Midosuji-line,Umeda station,
In Japan, you can find onigiri at convenience stores easily.
But the taste of freshly hand-made onigiri with no additive is the best.
Enjoy authentic onigiri and experience the soul food of Japanese at these onigiri speciality shops!