Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Okonomiyaki is one of the speciality food in Osaka. I often cook Okonomiyaki,but it is difficult for me to make a tasty okonmiyaki like Okonomiyaki restaurants,
There are many Okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka and each of them make their own tasty Okonomiyaki.
Some Okomomiyaki restaurants are popular among tourists, but not for locals.
I would like you to to introduce top 5 best Okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka.
Local tells Top 5 best Okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka!
1.Chigusa/千草Chigusa is not famous restaurants for foreign tourists,but it’s very popular among locals.I think Okonomiyaki here is the best in Osaka!
I know this restaurant because my mother often took me here to have a nice Okonomiyaki from my childhood. I know many Okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka, but none of the are as good as Chigusa. The Okonomiyaki sauce here is incredibly nice.
Address: 4-11-18, Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
Location:3 minuites from JR Osaka Loop line Tenma station, 10 minuites from Subway Sakaisuji-line Tenjinbashisuji 6 choume station 2 exit
Open Hour: 11:30～21:00
2.Mizuno/美津のMizuno is one of the oldest Okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka,which was built in 1945.
It was awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016.
They offer Osaka style okonomiyaki, mix every ingredients together in the bowl,and each okonomiyaki is cooked on the hot plate in front of your eyes at the table.
The most popular dish is Yamaimo-yaki(1,620 yen).
The batter is made from 100％ Yamaimo(yams) not using wheat which makes their okonomiyaki specially fluffy smooth.
You can choose from three ingredients including scallop,Pork Loin or beef loin.You can mix it if you want.
The ingredients are very big and they spread them throughout the Yamaimo-yaki.
It is very tasty!
There is always a long line of people during the lunch time in front of the restaurant,so I recommend you to visit during off peak hours(11a.m. or around 3 or 4 p.m. ) to avoid queuing.
English speaking staff is available.
Address: 1-4-15, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku,Osaka
Location: 3 minutes from Subway Midosuji-line Namba station,2 exit.
Open Hour: Mon-Sun 11：00～22：00
3.Sennichimae Hatsuse/千日前はつせHatsuse in one of the most famous Okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka. It’s popular among tourists and locals.
As this is self made Okonomiyaki, you can enjoy making it in a private room.English Menu is available.
Address: Hatsuse Bldg 2F 11-25 Sennichimae,Namba,Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location:3 minuites from Subway Midosuji-line Namba station exit B21
Open Hour: Mon-Fri 11:30～24:00(L.O.23:00) Sat ,Sun,Holiday 11:00 ～24:00(L.O.23:00)
Closed: No fixed holiday
4.Yukari Sonezakihont/ゆかり 曽根崎本店
This is “Self-cooked” Okonomiyaki restaurants, but you have the choice to prepare your own okonomiyaki or have it made by Chef in front of you.
You can choose many different kind of okonomiyaki like modernyaki, negiyaki, tonpeiyaki etc.I recommend the Okonomiyaki beer edamame(Green soybeans) set menu.
Address:(Sonezaki Ohatsutenjin Street) 2-14-13, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka
Location:3 minuites Subway Tanimachi Line Higashi-Umeda Station,5 minuites from Subway Midosuji Line Umeda Station
Open Hour: Mon – Sun 11:00 ～25:00, the following day(L.O.24:00)
Closed: No fixed holiday
The restaurant is located in the basement area of the Umeda Sky Building.
This restaurant is popular and you might have to wait for a table.
Modan-yaki and gyusuji okonomiyaki are very famous here which receive very good reviews on Internet sites.
Address: Umeda Sky Building basement 1-1-90 Oyodonaka Kita-ku Osaka
Location:15 minuites from Subway Midosuji-line Umeda station
Open Hour: 11：30～21：30（LO 21：30）
Almost every Okonomiyaki restaurant has the menu called modanyaki (okonomiyaki with yakisoba noodles inside) . I order modanyaki more than Okonomiyaki. It is so nice!!
Try one of these Okonomiyaki restaurant if you come to Osaka!
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