This is the quintessence of Japanese cuisine! Honkogetsu is located in a beautiful wooden traditional building in a small alley near the Namba Station. Granted, Honkogetsu is pricey, you should expect to pay between 20,000 to 30,000 for a course meal, but once you start your dining experience you will understand why. This place has rave reviews and holds two Michelin stars. Every item is so exquisitely prepared. You can communicate with basic English here too. Come here for an unforgettable experience!
Yonematsu is another outstanding restaurant serving kaiseki. It is located at a 7 minute walk from the Fukushima Station. There is just a simple lighten sign written in kanji indicating this shops existence, and you've got to have a reservation to dine there. The interior is all wooden which creates an elegant relaxing, typically Japanese atmosphere. You are served here a beautiful, tasty and fragrant set of over 12 dishes when you order the 15,000 yen course. This is another sure value for dining on sublime kaiseki you'll remember!
Momen, located near the Shinsaibashi Station, is another flagship kaiseki restaurant in Osaka. You have got to make a reservation to go there. It is quite a small restaurant with only 10 seats. It has great reviews for being simple, yet serving dishes that are incomparably flavorsome and delectable. Only the best ingredients are selected by the chef which makes for amazing kaiseki! Courses are over 10,000 yen.
Aoki is located at a 3 minute walk from the Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchome Station. It can seat only up to 8 people and it is extremely popular so you must make a reservation here too. This place has 2 Michelin stars so you can be sure that you will be treated to an exceptional dining experience! There is only one option for a set meal and the chef decides what is served so you will have dishes that are in season, incredibly fresh and delicious. Expect to pay around 15,000 yen.
Koryu is located at a 3 minute walk from the Kitashinchi Station. You do not need a reservation here, and lunch courses are also available! Koryu is small, having just 12 counter seats. The very friendly chefs prepare your kaiseki dishes right before your eyes, and you should feel free to ask them questions! This place has a relaxed atmosphere. They are quite proud about the ingredients they use. Much of the vegetables come from local producers, and the fish is of the highest grade. Expect to pay from 15.000 to 20,000 for this unique experience.
Kaiseki dishes represent what's most beautiful about the Japanese food culture. Although expensive, why not treat yourself at least once to this amazing culinary experience! Osaka is a great place to try them, as there are excellent restaurants such as the ones presented in this article!