The food culture in Osaka is renowned throughout Japan, even giving the city the honorary title of “The Nation’s Kitchen,” or Tenka no Daidokoro in Japanese. The humble birthplace of okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancakes) and takoyaki (octopus balls), Osaka has a lot to answer for when it comes to inventive and delicious Japanese food. In fact, the city is so famous for its food that its even got its own motto: Kuidaore! This is a fun local word in Osaka that means, “eat until you drop!” The food culture of Kuidaore is so prominent in Osaka, with endless possibilities of street food, izakaya dining, and all-you-can-eat restaurants (known as tabehoudai). Prepare yourself to take on the challenge, this food tour in Osaka Namba will show you some of the best food in the city!
During this Osaka Namba and Dotonbori Food Tour, you’ll firstly head over to Kuromon Market. It’s a long-serving market in Osaka where local residents and chefs still buy high-quality produce and local ingredients, as well as fresh seafood. You’ll also visit the Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shotengai, a long shopping street that’s famous for selling high-quality professional knives and cooking equipment. Continuing on a foodie rampage, you’ll explore the busy Dotonbori area in the center of Osaka Namba, overflowing with people, bursting neon lights, and of course, street food galore! This Osaka Namba and Dotonbori Food Tour will introduce you to the unique food on offer in Osaka, enjoying the best of each area as you go. Through a number of tasty food and drinks, you’ll get to know the Osaka Namba area like a true local!
-Minced meat cutlet
-Yakitori (grilled chicken and leek)
-Oden (a special type of Japanese stew)
-Sushi with miso soup in a sushi restaurant
-Takoyaki (octopus balls) with a rice cracker
-Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake)
-Mixed fruit juice
Discover the culinary delights of the Kuromon Markets with amazing seafood and local produce
Visit Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, famous for its excellent kitchenware
Soak up the foodie frenzy in the fabulous Dotonbori, located in the center of Osaka Namba
Enjoy sightseeing and learning about local food in Osaka with a local guide
Try 7 different foods from Osaka along the route, as well as some other tastings as you go
A 3-hour food tour of Osaka Namba
Stops at the Kuromon Markets, Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, and Dotonbori
An English-speaking guide teaching you about local food culture in Osaka
Additional food, drinks, or souvenirs
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The meeting point is in at the Nippombashi Station, Basement Exit 10, via the Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line.
This tour strictly starts on time. Please be respectful of the other guests. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless.
Please notify us in advance if there are any food restrictions, preferences, and allergies e.g. gluten allergy, vegetarian, vegan, etc.
Minimum drinking age is 20 years and above in Japan. Alternative drinks will be served for participants who are under 20 years of age.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking.