Osaka is one of the most popular cities to eat delicious Japanese food in Japan. There are over 200 restaurants listed on the Michelin Guide in Osaka including 99 Michelin-starred restaurants. You can taste various Japanese food with the highest quality from sushi and tempura to Japanese traditional Kaiseki dishes in Osaka. Here are 5 best Michelin Star restaurants in Osaka in 2019!
*Please note that all these 5 restaurants are almost impossible to get a seat without booking in advance!
1. Shunsaiten Tsuchiya
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.
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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: 5,000–6,000 yen (Lunch)/15,000–20,000 yen (Dinner)
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.
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Access: 1 min walk from Shinfukushima Station (新福島駅)
Want to experience the highest quality of one of the most popular Japanese food Sukiyaki in Osaka? Kitamura (北むら) has been serving Sukiyaki with an authentic Kansai Style in Osaka for over 100 years. The restaurant is rewarded with Michelin one star. Luxury Wagyu beef is simply seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, mirin (sweet sake) to stimulate the natural taste of ingredients. In addition, it’s also recommended to eat the Wagyu beef in another way: ShabuShabu style.
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Access: 6 mins walk from Shinsaibashi Station (心斎橋駅) Exit No.6
Hours: 16:00–22:00 (Monday-Saturday)
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Price: 10,000–15,000 JPY
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!
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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.
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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: 20,000–30,000 yen
Genre: Kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal)