This 3-hour Osaka Night Food Tour will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of Minami (South) Osaka. Starting on the bright and busy Doutonburi area we will learn about Glico man, a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon who inspired a nation and a company! Similar to Shibuya (its counterpart in Tokyo) the lights and sounds of Dotounburi often lead you astray to overly-commercialized restaurants with queues of tourists outside. We want to take our guests to places they would certainly miss without a locals guidance. We will take secret alleys not long after we begin the tour toward the shrine wedged out of sight from the average passerby.
We will sample Kushikatsu, (deep fried meat and veggie skewers) a local take on Yakitori and we will surprise you with a Michelin rated street food stop for Osaka’s favorite snack– Takoyaki! (a kind of grilled octopus fritter) Next, travel down a more narrow alley and see some of the more unconventional restaurants and pubs. Your guide will then lead you to a local dinner spot. This shop is an Izakaya or local pub with seasonal dishes that will intrigue and delight. You will enjoy yakitori (grilled skewers), sukiyaki (a delicious simmered beef hotpot), tempura other regional dishes and 1 drink. This spot is very local, you will not find tourists here! Try a draft beer or Nihonshu (rice wine) with your tasty meal.
From there, we will show you a famous building full of hidden unorthodox bars, one after another. Every 5 feet there is a new door with a new adventure to be had. This area gives you the retro, artsy feel of a very hip and very unique cluster of bars. Finally finish off with a tasty local street food dessert! As you say farewell to your guide you can explore more on your own in this fascinating part of town.
Taste a wide range of Japanese seasonal dishes, for example:
Dinner at a regional restaurant, one drink and dessert included
There may be substitutions and changes on the food based on season and availability
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided.
〒540-0003 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Morinomiyachūō, 1 Chome−１-４5
The meeting point is in front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-bashi in Dotonbori, Our guide will be holding an Arigato Japan sign.
Address: 1-8-19 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka. (大阪市中央区道頓堀１丁目８−１９)