By Emiko, a native Osakan who ate her way around her hometown’s food scene many times before swapping the bright lights of Doutonburi for London.
Edited by Holly Stark
There’s a reason why Osaka is known as the food capital of Japan. After all, Osaka is called kuidaore city; in Japanese meaning “to ruin oneself by extravagance in food.” Among the city's hidden gem cafes and incredible restaurants, today you’ll find a new trend comprising some of the ultimate instagram worthy food in Osaka. As well as streets packed full of tiny local eateries and world class restaurants, Osaka is home to a well kept gourmet secret of traditional regional foods, restaurants and cafes; the Kansai region of culinary delight. From high-quality Uji green tea to Izushi culture to hearty soul food like okonomiyaki, take your taste buds on an adventure through the Kansai region, and get ready to feast on the weird, wonderful and most instagrammable food in Osaka. Wondering where to eat in Osaka? Kickstart your trip with my Osaka food guide for must-try Japanese foods, secret places in Osaka, Osaka speciality food and the most instagram worthy restaurants in Osaka.