Guided tour

Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Backstreet Osaka Tours
Guided tour

Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

Activity provider: Backstreet Osaka Tours
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From US$ 90.43 per person

Likely to sell out

Eat a whopping 10 Japanese dishes and try out 2 drinks at some of the most mouthwatering and authentic eateries in Osaka.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 9 participants


  • Delight your taste buds with the diverse flavors of up to 10 Japanese dishes
  • Go off the beaten path and discover the authentic delicacies of Osaka
  • Dine at popular local stalls and establishments in the Shinsekai district
  • Venture into a fascinating world where traditional cuisine meets history
  • Enjoy a tasty takoyaki, kushikatsu, and an abundance of edamame and karaage
Full description
Explore the hidden gem of Shinsekai with your guides and discover the real Osaka. Osaka’s Shinsekai district is a vibrant place combining modern and traditional cuisine. Fill your belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan. Discover hidden, original establishments which have been chosen by two local expert guides. Wander in and around the markets that serve traditional Osakan food for an authentic local experience.  Make your way to the first eatery, a takoyaki, or battered octopus balls, stall. Then visit an Izakaya restaurant and sample some authentic Osakan kitsune Udon along with japanese style chicken wings. Also taste the locally invented kushikatsu, which are lightly deep-fried vegetables, meats and seafood on skewers. Head off the beaten path and visit a cosy, traditional Japanese restaurant you will get dishes of mouthwatering nikudoufu or beef and tofu stew, original yakitori or skewered beef assortments, plus an alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage. Then visit specialized delicious gyoza dumpling establishment. The last dishes of the night will be at a unique Japanese eatery. Enjoy a tonpeiyaki, or pork omelette plus an abundance of edamame and karaage, Japanese fried chicken with spices. Another drink of your choice here is included. Finish off the night at a market eating Japanese castella cake shaped as the local mascot of Shinsekai.
  • Food at 1 stall, 1 market, 1 classic eatery, 1 izakaya, and 1 specialized restaurant (10 dishes in total)
  • 2 drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Dobutsuen-mae Station (Midosuji Line), exit 1, at the top of the stairs. (In front of the "Family Mart" convenience store)

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  • Very occasionally the above establishments might be fully booked or closed for business. In this case we will go to alternative locations.
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4.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

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Hey guys, food tour in Osaka is generally a must. So many tasty dishes come from this area and need to be tried. And this one here is simply a perfect match when you enter the food paradise Osaka. Andy guided us through the area, giving funny and informative stories about the history and specialities of the dishes. We were not just having great food of many different places, absolutely full at the end of the tour, but also really fun. Enjoy! 🤤

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March 30, 2023

We had such a blast during this food tour with Kevin! We got the inside scoop on details about the city, food & culture and we went places we never would have known about how to find or even how to order. Kevin was hilarious and super fun - highly recommend as a must for a trip to Osaka. Thanks Kevin!

March 30, 2023

The Restaurants were interesting, the food was good, but the second guide seemed to be hungrier than us i wished for more explanation, more behind the Scenes knowledge and a bit more interaction with the restaurant owners. The last stop was kind of awkward, as the owner constantly took pictures of us but overall a nice experience

March 30, 2023

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