What to eat in Osaka: 6 must try food (plus fun facts about Japan)

Let’s be honest from the start , we went back to Japan just to eat Japanese food. In this post, I will tell you what you should eat while in Osaka. Just remember this is just a simple Guide for Japanese food, based on our own experience.

I’ve narrowed a list of 6 dishes that you definitely must try if you are going to Japan for the first time. You can also find other dishes in my post:  16 things you didn’t know about Tokyo



Try to find a Conveyor Belt Sushi restaurant. These restaurants are all around Japan and you can find delicious, fresh and cheap sushi and sashimi. You can place your order or just pick up a plate from a belt – prices depend on the color of the little plate.

sushi2. Japanese Curry

It is very different from Indian curries. This delicious dish is also very popular in Japan. It is commonly served with rice and breaded deep-fried chicken, beef or pork.


3. Katsudon with Udon soup

Udon is our favorite noodle. Around Osaka, we found many good restaurants where we could order Udon soup with Katsudon. These fixed menus are very popular in Japan.


4. Okonomiyaki

This is a pancake with a mix of everything. This mixture recipe may include egg and flavor (of course), vegetable, seafood or meat. There is a special sweet sauce at the end and mayonnaise.



5. Nigiri

OMG!, every time I see this photo and I want to go back to Japan. Nigiri in simple words, is a block of sushi rice, with fresh fish on top, such as salmon, shrimp, anguilla and so on.


6. Gyoza

Chinese dumplings with soy sauce. Very popular in Japan and the perfect food with drinks.



Our favorite beers: Asahi and Sapporo


















Facts about Japan

  • Work hard play hard. Kanpai! (cheers)

    Drinking with co-workers in very important in Japan. Usually, they go out after office hours and party hard. They even drink with their boss!. I’m not kidding, they party hard and spend a lot of money on drinks and food. Nice!




Yakitori (grilled meat or vegetable) goes pretty well with drinks

  • Fruit is expensive

    As you can see in the photo below, fruit is expensive in Japan – 3350 Yen is around 32 US$ or 29 EUR. Giving fruit as a gift is very common.



Do also love Japanese food?. Are you ready to go to Japan? Let me know in you comments below what is your favorite dish


Author: Fiorella

Fiorella is the author of Chica On The Road. She is a Peruvian girl, who loves to travel. She lived in Bolivia, Italy, Australia, United States, Canada, Germany, and Southeast Asia. She created this travel blog to inspire others to travel more and share travel tips. She is now learning Italian and still traveling.

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