Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Sushi…. is the internationally acclaimed dish that represents the Japanese cuisine.
If you are in Osaka, or Japan in general, this is a type of dish you definitely want to try to truly experience the Japanese cuisine.
Sushi is a simplest form of cooking: a combination of fresh fish or other ingredients, rice, vinegar, and served without too much condiments or sauce.
This is also the reason why the chef’s skills will shine through from the selection of the right kind of fish, knife skills, rolling/holding of rice, etc.
I will guarantee you that sushi you will enjoy in Japan is unlike other sushi you may experience abroad.
Here are 5 Best Sushi Restaurants in Osaka.
Local tells Top 5 best Sushi restaurants in Osaka!
1.Sushi dokoro HIROKAWA/すし処 広川HIROKAWA is an esteemed sushi restaurant that has gained the Michelin one star in 2011.
It is located in a back alley where no one would expect to find a Michelin stared restaurant.
It is rather difficult to find since there is no big signage for the restaurant.
Once you enter the restaurant, it is a completely different world than outside.
The Japanese traditional decor is simple yet elegant.
The owner of the restaurant is a highly professional chef from the southern part of Japan.
His southern charm will warm you as you indulge yourself in the best sushi Japan has to offer.
They offer two Omakase courses(13,500 yen or 16,000 yen), a range of sushi recommended by the chef, might be a nice way to enjoy the chef’s skills as well as the freshest ingredients.
Hirokawa is located near Kyobashi Station.
2. Kurosugi/黒杉Kurosugi is another Michelin starred sushi restaurant in Osaka.
They purchase all of the ingredients in Japan, and are safe, seasonal, and fresh.
They use less sour vinegar for their rice, here akazu (red vinegar) that is slightly on the sweeter side, which goes perfectly with the fresh and unadulterated fish.
The beautiful sushi are placed on the hand painted tiled dish… inviting you to take a picture or two.
Their lunch set menus are fairly reasonable ¥5,400 for male, ¥3,800 for female.
If you want to indulge yourself, go for the kaiseki (traditional course meal) style dinner course.
All of the courses are “omakase”.
Based on the price of the course, the variety of the sushi and the number of food served will vary.
You will get the best set of Japanese dishes and sushi that will fill your stomach and soul.
3.Harasho/原正Harasho is one of the best sushi restaurants in Osaka, known to be extremely difficult to reserve your seat.
If you book well in advance, or get extremely lucky, you will be able to enjoy the unique, creative sushi and other dishes that Harasho is known for.
You can indulge yourself in the freshest cuts of sashimi from all over Japan, and know why this small restaurant is so popular.
Though you can’t really guess from its exterior look, but inside you will be able to enjoy the very traditional, typical esteemed sushi restaurant feel.
You can enjoy the chef’s skills right in front of you, as the chef prepares your meal.
Recommended here is “omakase” or Chef’s recommendation.
The closest stations are Tanimachi Kyuchome Station on Subway, or Uehonmachi on Kintetsu Line.
Next,let’s go to one of the most reasonable sushi restaurants in Osaka!
4.Endo Sushi/ゑんどう寿司This is a great sushi restaurant with the 100 years of history, that has become very popular among the locals as well as tourists.
Started near the central market, Endo sushi has opened a branch in the convenient location of Kyobashi as well as Bangkok.
Maze, is a popular dish, which comes with 5 kinds of sushi that are either recommended by the chef or of your choice.
Don’t forget to try “Ajibou” which is a rolled sushi with cured horse mackerel, with some shiso leaves (Japanese basil).
They have an English menu, so perfect place for tourists to enjoy the authentic Japanese restaurant.
5.Yakko Sushi/奴寿司Tenjinbashisuji shopping street is the place to go if you want to eat fresh sushi at a reasonable price, as it is a competitive ground for great sushi restaurants.
But let me share my personal favorite, Yakko sushi.
You can enjoy fresh sushi, extremely friendly staff without going bankrupt.
Usually with around ¥3,000 you can have a fairly nice lunch or dinner here.
Try their omakase course, to see what’s in season!
Yakko Sushi is in Tenjinbashi area.
I hope you’ll enjoy the best sushi in Osaka!
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