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Osaka Kaiseki Guide: 4 Best Kaiseki Restaurants in Osaka


Looking for traditional fine dining in Osaka? This guide highlights our top picks for Osaka’s best kaiseki restaurants!


Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese multi-course fine dining. It’s mainly focused on the ingredients’ seasonality, freshness, and aesthetic. Each dish is small yet artistically arranged in a way that the flavors and textures of the featured ingredients are at the forefront.


Kaiseki in Osaka is a bit different from Kyoto, which is considered the center of kaiseki cuisine in Japan. Osaka’s kaiseki offers a unique twist through its use of casual and vibrant food presentation.



In addition, Osaka’s kaiseki restaurants put emphasis on seafood. Considering the prefecture is closer to the ocean, you can expect tons of seafood on the menu.

Osaka chefs might incorporate well-known Osaka dishes or flavors into the kaiseki experience. While kaiseki traditionally has a fixed menu, Osaka restaurants offer some flexibility.


Here are some of the best kaiseki restaurants in Osaka:

1. Taian

Located on a quiet street in Nagahoribashi, Taian offers a classic kaiseki experience with a focus on authentic Japanese cuisine. As a three-star Michelin restaurant, you can expect no less. Taian features a monthly omakase course that borrows top-notch ingredients from France and other countries but, of course, puts respect on the traditions of Japanese cuisine.


Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 5:30-10 PM (closed on Monday)

Contact: +81 6-6120-0790

Address: 1 Chome−21−2, Shimanouchi, Chuo Ward, Osaka



2. Rakunshin

This one-star Michelin restaurant offers nothing short of an exceptional kaiseki experience in Osaka, boasting fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. From the caviar to the sea bream, the ingenuity of the chef is next-level. And with its modern interiors featuring Japanese design and Italian aesthetic, Rakunshin is a must-visit.


Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 1 PM, 5:30-9 PM (closed on Monday) 

Contact: +81 6-6451-2323

Address: 1 Chome-6-14 Fukushima, Fukushima Ward, Osaka



3. Asai

This one-star Michelin restaurant offers different multi-course meals, all featuring seasonal dishes. Many first-timers have been in awe of the service they receive at Asai, so you can expect no less from them.


Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 5-11 PM (closed on Sunday)

Contact: +81 6-6243-7100

Address: 1 Chome−6−19, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka



4. Nishi-shinsaibashi Yuno

This one-star Michelin restaurant offers a kaiseki experience with a more modern, relaxed atmosphere. Nishi-Shinsaibashi Yuno offers a menu based on traditional Naniwa (Osaka’s old name), centering on rare vegetables from across the country.


Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 6-10 PM (closed on Monday)

Contact: +81 50-5486-0558

Address: 1 Chome-10-35 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka


 

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