Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Osaka 2024

Top-rated Sushi and Tempura Restaurants in Osaka

Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Osaka

Osaka is one of the most popular cities to eat delicious Japanese food in Japan. There are over 200 restaurants introduced on the Michelin Guide in Osaka including over 90 Michelin-starred restaurants. You can taste various Japanese food with the highest quality in Osaka including sushi, tempura, kaiseki and wagyu.

In this article, I’m going to introduce some of the best Michelin starred restaurants in Osaka with a booking link to each restaurant. Please be advised that it is essential to book a table in advance for all listed restaurants.

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1. Taian

A kaiseki restaurant, Taian (太庵) is one of three 3-Michelin-star restaurants in Osaka. It opened in 2000, and has been receiving three stars for over 10 consecutive years since 2011. The chef prepare the dishes with carefully selected seasonal ingredients served with the omakase course.

Although it is a highly praised restaurant, the dishes served are simple without any over-the-top decoration or presentation so guests can focus better on the food and feel the delicate work of the craftsmanship in the sincere deliciousness that simply comes from the dishes. Also the restaurant offers modest prices comparing to many other Michelin starred restaurants. Enjoy Japanese kappo cuisine that incorporates Western ingredients while following Japanese tradition.

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Michelin Star: ★★★
Access:  3 mins walk from Hagahoribashi Station (長堀橋駅)
Hours: 17:30-22:00
Closed: Monday
Price Range: 20,000~
Genre: Japanese

2. Sushi Yuden

There are only 9 sushi restaurants in Osaka that are awarded with Michelin stars and one of them is Sushi Yuden (鮨 悠伝). The owner chef provides an exceptional culinary experience through the technique and hospitality cultivated from his working experience in a renowned luxury hotel.

The omakase course consists of the ingredients that are carefully selected by the chef himself who goes to the market everyday, even on his days off. He maximizes the flavour of the ingredients in the fine balance with vinegared rice. The restaurant has 8 seats at the counter table made from a single piece of over-160-year-old Japanese cypress that is over 160 years old, where you can indulge in fine sushi and the skill of craftsmanship right in front of your eyes.

▶ Make a reservation for Sushi Yuden HERE!

Michelin Star: ★
Access:  1 minute walk from Tanimachi 9-chome Station(谷町九丁目駅)
Hours: 17:30-23:00
Closed: Irregular
Price Range: 20,000 yen~
Genre: Sushi

3. Miyamoto


Miyamoto (お料理宮本) is a 2-Michelin-star Japanese cuisine restaurant located near Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street, the longest shopping arcade in Japan that spans 2.6km. The chef who has a many years of training at Honkogetsu, a famous kappo cuisine restaurant in Osaka, opened his own restaurant in 2012 with his wife. The restaurant has been receiving 2 Michelin stars for 10 consecutive years since 2013.

The carefully selected ingredients are prepared to bring out the authentic flavours, and while sticking to the traditions of Japanese cuisine, the chef fascinates the guests with an enterprising spirit and free ideas. The dining space is inspired by a traditional tearoom, where you can feel the beauty of wabi-sabi and a relaxing atmosphere.

▶ Make a reservation to dine at Miyamoto

Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 2 mins walk from Osaka Tenmangu Station (大阪天満宮駅)
Hours: 18:00~, 19:00~
Closed: Wednesday
Price Range: 20,000 yen~
Genre: Kaiseki

4. Hajime

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Hajime was founded in Osaka in 2008 by Hajime Yoneda who was selected as “the best representative chefs in the world” by the magazine “Le Chef”. With the theme of “A truly wonderful restaurant”, the Michelin 3-stars gastronomy restaurant offers 3 kinds of courses with creative French dishes: TASTING MENU STANDARD, TASTING MENU SHORT and VEGETABLE TASTING MENU. Have the one and only experience at every bite!

▶︎Book your seat of Hajime online in this link!

Michelin Star: ★★★
Access: 2 mins walk from Higobashi Station (肥後橋駅) Exit No.7
Hours: 17:30-20:30
Closed: Irregular (>>More details)
Price Range: 30,000–50,000 yen
Genre: French

5. Koryu

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There are four Michelin 3-star restaurants in Osaka, and Koryu (弧柳) is one of them. Koryu, located in Osaka’s north bustling area Umeda, serves Kaiseki dish (traditional Japanese course meal) in the unique Osaka style. Its Kaiseki dish cooked with well-selected ingredients is just perfect including fresh vegetables produced in Osaka, the best seafood in the day delivered from all over the country and top quality Wagyu beef.

Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 6 mins walk from Kitashinchi Station (北新地駅)
Hours: 12:00–14:30 (Lunch)/18:00–23:30 (Dinner)
Closed: Sunday and Holidays
Price Range: 20,000–30,000 yen
Genre: Kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal)

6. Teruya

Teruya (照屋) opened its doors in May 2018 and gained a Michelin star in 2021, 2022 and 2022. The chef trained and perfected his skills for over a decade at renowned establishments in Kyoto such as Kennin-ji Gion Maruyama, Iida and Japanese Cuisine Sakuragawa and now in its own restaurant offers a kaiseki course combining his personal preferences and the charms of Kyoto’s cuisine.

The restaurant is built around the concept of a museum and offers an extraordinary space that you will not find anywhere else.

▶︎Book your seat of Teruya online in this link!

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 6 mins walk from Tanimachi Kyuchome Station or Osaka Uehommachi Station
Hours: 18:00–19:00
Closed: Irregular Holidays
Price Range: about 29,700 yen
Genre: Kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal)

7. Masuda


A Michelin 1-star restaurant, at Masuda (桝田) the owner himself visits the Kuromon Market every day and carefully selects only the best ingredients for his restaurant. At Masuda they focus on seasonality and freshness, such as seasonal seafood and vegetables and they also make their own homemade food products from scratch. The menu, that changes every month, is a fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with a playful twist paying attention not only in taste but also in the presentation, with coloring and delicious plates.

▶︎Book your seat of Masuda online in this link!

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 2 mins walk from Shinsaibashi Station (心斎橋駅)
Hours: 18:00–21:00 (last entry 19:30)
Closed: Sunday, Public Holidays, Irregular Holidays ( New Year’s and Summer Holidays)
Price Range: around 28,000
Genre: Kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal)

8. Yugen


After 5 years at the Michelin-starred Ajikitcho Bunbuan, where he also served as head chef, Keisuke Mifune opened his own restaurant Yugen (幽玄) in 2019. He obtained one star in the Michelin Guide Osaka 2021, 2022 and 2023. Using ingredients procured mainly from farmers in the Kansai area, with vegetables and rice delivered from Fukuoka, his birthplace, they offer dishes with regional characteristics.

▶︎Book your seat of Yugen online in this link!

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 4 mins walk from Osaka Uehomachi Station (大阪上本町駅)
Hours: 12:00–14:00 (Lunch)/18:00–22:00 (Dinner)
Closed: Wednesday
Price Range: 12,650 yen (Lunch)/23,000–32,000 yen (Dinner)
Genre: Kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal)

9. Sushidokoro Kaihara

Not a Michelin star, but Sushidokoro Kaihara (寿司処かい原) is featured in the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand. Customers can enjoy the chef’s omakase course, meticulously select using the finest ingredients of the day.

▶︎Book your seat of Sushidokoro Kaihara online in this link!

Access: 3 mins walk from Tenma Station or 5 mins walk from Ogimachi Station
Hours: 17:00–22:00
Closed: Wednesday
Price Range: 8,800 yen
Genre: Sushi

10. Aka to Shiro

Aka to Shiro (あかとしろ)  is another Bib Gourmand sushi restaurant of the Michelin Guide in Osaka, serving Kanto style and Kansai style sushi. For tuna and blue fish they use red vinegared rice, which is Edo-mae sushi (Kanto style); while for shrimp and white fish they use rice with white vinegar and sugar, which is Kansai style.

▶︎Book your seat of Aka to Shiro online in this link!

Access: 2 mins walk from Oebashi Station or 5 minutes walk from Kitashinchi Station
Hours: 17:00–22:00
Closed: Wednesday
Price Range: 13,000–20,000 yen
Genre: Sushi

11. Shunsaiten Tsuchiya

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For top rated Tempura dishes in Osaka, Shunsaiten Tsuchiya (旬彩天つちや) with 2 Michelin stars is the most recommended. The restaurant offers the special Japanese food course meal including its specialty Tempura with brittle and fluffy texture. With its theme “Beautiful and delicious”, Shunsaiten Tsuchiya uses seasonal ingredients, for example matsutake mushrooms and gingko nuts in autumn. You can taste luxury drinks such as Japanese sake and wine which go well with its dish while communicating the chefs.

Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 15 mins walk from Esaki Station (江坂駅)
Hours: 12:00-15:00 (Lunch) / 18:00-22:00 (Dinner)
Closed: Sunday and Lunch time of Monday
Price Range: 5,000–6,000 yen (Lunch)/15,000–20,000 yen (Dinner)
Genre: Tempura

12. Amano

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Amano (あま野), the Michelin 1-star sushi restaurant, is a less known dining spot by foreign people in Osaka. It serves the authentic taste of Japanese sushi at a reasonable rate. You will be satisfied with the quality and quantity of its course dish including several a la carte dishes and 10 pieces of sushi. The dishes are cooked with well-selected seafood bought from the Seto Inland Sea and vegetables from all over the country.

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 1 min walk from Shinfukushima Station (新福島駅)
Hours: 18:00-23:30
Closed: Tuesday
Price Range: 15,000–20,000
Genre: Sushi

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