Teppanyaki is derived from the word ‘teppan’, meaning iron girdle, and ‘yaki’, meaning ‘to grill’, thus creating an entire cuisine based on this principle. It is a must-eat when in Osaka, so check out our list of the top teppanyaki restaurants in this vibrant area of Japan.
Located on the 19th floor of the Gran Via Hotel Umeda, Teppanyaki Kiryu offers the finest Japanese beef and seafood. The rooms is set out so you can sit around a large iron girdle and watch the talented chef prepare your food with elegant execution and impeccable presentation.
Hotel GranVia, 3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 471 438
If you are looking for a place to try the renowned kobe beef, head to Steak Misono in Osaka. You can expect to pay above 10,000 yen for a set meal including 150 grams of beef, teppanyaki cooked vegetables and a well-cooked garlic rice. Steak Misono is costly but the chef is so incredibly skilled and every bite is so memorable, that the entire meal is worth the price. After all, Steak Misono was the birthplace of teppanyaki, so it’s only fair that they have one of the best restaurants in Osaka.
3F Star Building, 1-11-19 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 414 471
Juju sits in the heart of Namba and is a great place to try teppanyaki that’s a cut-above many other options here. Sit around a counter top with a built-in grill while you watch your chef cook your steak to perfection. You have the recommended option of a set menu, which will allow you to taste not only first-rate beef, but also the perfectly cooked prawns and an array of seasonal vegetables, but there are also a la carte options too.
2-1-7 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 132 939