Also known as ‘Japan’s kitchen’, Osaka is a foodie’s paradise. The Minami area – which includes the lively Namba, Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori districts – is filled with cheap and delicious eats. From street food to izakayas, you will be surprised and delighted by all that Japan’s kitchen has to offer.
This family-run restaurant in Dotonbori serves okonomiyaki, a kind of Japanese pancake that originated in Osaka. Seated at a counter table, you can watch your food grilled right in front of you or you can grill it yourself if you choose a private table on the second floor. The unique taste and texture has made Mizuno a firm favourite among locals. The yam flour okonomiyaki is a house speciality and long-time bestseller.
Elizabeth Lee also contributed to this piece.