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Dotonbori Street Food and Restaurants: 9 Best Places to Eat in Dotonbori

Updated: Jul 9, 2023

Wondering where and what to eat in Dotonbori? Our Dotonbori Street Food and Restaurants Guide highlights the best places to eat around the area.

Osaka is a foodie’s haven. It was not named “Japan’s Kitchen” for nothing. In Osaka, you will find so many local delicacies that are quite popular not just for locals but also tourists, such as takoyaki, gyoza, yakiniku, and melon pan.

Also known as Osaka’s heart, Dotonbori is home to a big concentration of restaurants in Osaka. This Dotonbori Street Food and Restaurants Guide gives you a sneak peek at what to indulge yourself while in Osaka.

9 Best Foods in Dotonbori and Where to Find Them

Without further ado, here are the best places to eat in Dotonbori:

1. Crab Dishes at Kani Doraku

For anything crab, head to Kani Doraku. This iconic seafood restaurant is recognizable by its giant moving crab signage. We highly recommend you to try grilled crab, crab sashimi, and crab hot pot.

2. Okonomiyaki at Mizuno

Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake made with flour, eggs, cabbage, and other ingredients. It is often topped with a variety of sauces and toppings. Okonomiyaki Dotonbori Mizuno is a popular spot for okonomiyaki in Dotonbori where they are made with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection.

3. Dragon Ramen at Kinryu Ramen

Ramen is a noodle soup made with a variety of broths, noodles, and toppings. Kinryu Ramen is a popular spot for ramen. Kinryu Ramen serves up bowls of rich, flavorful ramen that are sure to satisfy. Be sure to try their signature dish, the "Dragon Ramen."

4. Tempura at Dotonbori Imai Honten

Tempura is a seafood or vegetable dish that is battered and deep-fried. Dotonbori Imai Honten is a popular spot for tempura. They use fresh, high-quality ingredients to create tempura that is light and crispy.

5. Sushi at Yokozuna

Sushi is a dish of vinegared rice topped with seafood or vegetables. Yokozuna serves up fresh, high-quality sushi that is prepared by skilled chefs. With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find something to your taste.

6. Ramen at Ichiran

Another great option for authentic ramen is Ichiran. Known for its outstanding bowls of ramen, Ichiran provides a unique dining experience. Guests sit in individual booths, and you can customize your ramen by choosing the broth strength, noodle texture, and toppings.

7. Kushikatsu at Kushikatsu Daruma

Kushikatsu is a skewered deep-fried meat, vegetable, and seafood. They are often dipped in a sweet and savory sauce. Kushikatsu Daruma is a popular spot for kushikatsu where they are cooked right in front of you, and the flavors are amazing.

8. Sushi at Harukoma Sushi

Another option for sushi lovers, Harukoma Sushi offers a fantastic dining experience. This conveyor belt sushi restaurant serves a wide selection of fresh and delicious sushi, and you can grab plates as they pass by on the conveyor belt.

9. Osaka-style Okonomiyaki at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu

If you are looking for authentic Osaka-style okonomiyaki, Tsuruhashi Fugetsu is worth a visit. They serve both traditional and modern variations of this savory pancake, and you can even grill it yourself at the table.


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