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
Minami Teppanyaki Restaurant
In the Swissôtel you will find the Minami Teppanyaki Restaurant, serving everything from sizzling seafood to succulent beef. Watch your chef prepare your meal at your table which has its own built-in iron girdle. The restaurant even has views of an inspiring Japanese garden to bring a relaxing Zen atmosphere to your dining experience.
Swissôtel Osaka, 5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 666 461 111
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
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Dotonbori’s Chibo is one of the many long-established teppan shops renowned for the great quality of their food. The okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake stuffed with cabbage and various fillings, is particularly outstanding. Chibo is a theater of food too, where your delicious meal is made right in front of you on the tepid. If there is a queue at Chibo,don’t worry; it moves quite quickly as there are four floors in the restaurant and you won’t be waiting for long.
1-5-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 122 211
Steak Misono Osaka
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