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This article will introduce five restaurants that love Osaka and serve local dishes made with Osaka-grown ingredients. Why not come here to enjoy some delicious home cooking, made with ingredients like locally harvested vegetables and favorite local seafood, while also enjoying Osaka's warm hospitality to the fullest? You may discover a new side to this great city!
1. Beni Sanzashi
The Japanese and Western fusion cuisine served at this restaurant makes the best use of delicious Sennan-harvested vegetables and seafood. This restaurant has been gaining attention due to the fantastic reviews are given by the locals of Izumisano. The chefs do not overwork the local ingredients, preferring to take advantage of their original, delicious flavors. Try their signature dish, the [Original Skewer Sampler], to understand the reason behind their popularity!
A welcoming, warm, and at-home atmosphere will greet you when you enter the restaurant.
Locally-grown vegetables and seasonal seafood are utilized to the max in their kushiage (deep-fried skewered ingredients).
Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
*Opening times will change in July 2018 to: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 3,300 JPY / [Lunch] 2,100 JPY
Access: Head west after leaving Iharanosato Station. Turn right at the Iharanosato Station Kudari intersection, which is at the first traffic light. The restaurant is a 5-minute walk down this road, to your right.
Address: 4-3-16, Shimo-Kawaraya, Izumisano-shi, Osaka (Map)
2. Restaurant Douce Douce
This restaurant serves delicious, authentic French cuisine that's packed full of locally-grown, fresh, organic vegetables. Come here to enjoy this delicious produce to the fullest! The name of the restaurant means “pleasant” and “kind” in French, and it sure does live up to its name!
The wooden interior of this French restaurant warmly welcomes customers.
This salad was made with organic vegetables grown at Magokoro Farm.
Restaurant Douce Douce
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Head left after exiting the East Exit of Fukai Station. Follow the tracks and turn left at the traffic light. Continue past two small roads for 5 minutes. The restaurant is located on your right.
Address: Grace Court Fukai, 3143-2, Fukai Mizugaike-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
3. Shukuin Shokudo Bal 47 - 47 (shina-shina)
The canteen-style cuisine served at this restaurant cannot be boxed into a specific genre. Their menu focuses on ingredients like fresh, local vegetables that have been cultivated and harvested by the owner’s classmates and juniors, as well as a wide selection of alcohol. Come here to enjoy freshly harvested ingredients!
You will no doubt want to come to this restaurant again due to its open and comfortable atmosphere.
All of the food, which are served with great care, make use of ingredients lovingly grown by the owner's friends.
Shukuin Shokudo Bal 47 - 47 (shina-shina)
Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Shukuin Station
Address: B1, 4-1-2, Shukuin-cho Higashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
4. Kushiage Osaka Ryori cuisine d'Osaka Ryo
This casual restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere and a bar-like appearance. Following the concept of "Osakan food culture", it offers delicious kushiage - an authentic dish from Osaka - made with local ingredients. Wash it down with some lovely wine!
Their private rooms can be used for 4 people or more, making them ideal for entertaining clients and business meals.
Taste the true essence of Osaka with ingredients like Inunaki pork, grown in Izumisano, or traditional Osakan vegetables.
Kushiage Osaka Ryori cuisine d'Osaka Ryo
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Monday, 2nd Sunday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY *Omakase Course costs 6,500 JPY, Puchi Course costs 4,800 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY *Lunch Course A costs 3,500 JPY, Lunch Course B costs 5,500 JPY
Access: 8-minute walk from Minamimorimachi Station. Head east along National Route 1, turning left at the intersection after the Nishi-Tenma intersection. The restaurant will be to your left.
Address: 1F, Shoei Bldg., 4-2-7, Nishi Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
5. Kitchen Bar Clutch
Enjoy Kawachi duck at this stylish and modern dining bar! It is known for its tenderness and refreshing, sweet fat. Try the [Seared Steak] to taste the difference from other ducks. It is also recommended to order the [Soup Pasta] and the delicious [Duck and Vegetables Ahijo], which are made with duck meat dashi (broth).
This stylish restaurant has a pleasant interior that combines art with wood.
Their [Pasta] and [Ahijo] are made with duck dashi.
Kitchen Bar Clutch
Open: 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
[Weekdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:15 pm)
Average price: 3,000 JPY
*Average cost for banquets is 4,000 JPY
Access: Exit Namba Station from Exit 25. Head north along Mido-suji for around 300m, and then turn onto Mitsudera-suji and head west for around 100m.
Address: 1F, Amemura Bldg., 2-9-18, Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)