Daruma （元祖串かつ だるま 新世界総本店）
About a 6 minute walk from Ebisu station, in the heart of Shinsekai, this place is the first branch of Daruma that opened in Osaka. You cannot say that you tried Kushikatsu unless you tried their kushikatsu! Enjoy the traditional taste of Osaka.
Just a few minute walk from Shinsaibashi station, hidden in the back street of Shinsaibashi, you can have a traditional experience with its unique menu such as salmon with tartar sauce, broccoli, mozzarella, and banana! They also have seasonal menu too.
Just a 2 minute walk from Doubutsu-mae station, and located in Shinsekai, you will see a long queue outside Yaekatsu. This place is very popular and only has its branch in Shinsekai, so if you are there you should go and try their kushikatsu!
Around a 5 minute walk from Shin Imamiya station, there is another place in Shinsekai where you can try Osaka's authentic kushikatsu. The chefs are very quick at cooking, so even if you are in a rush you can still enjoy satisfying amount of kushikatsu.
Just a 5 minute walk from Tenma station, this place serves the first glass of beer for only ¥100! On a hot summer day, this place is perfect to satisfy your cravings for energetic food and drinks. This place has more of Izakaya type of atmosphere, so you can drink, refresh, and eat!
Just about a 5 minute walk from Doubutsuenmae station, Echigen is a hidden famous kushikatsu place in Shinsekai. It might be a little tricky to get there, so be sure to note down the address, or you can always ask people!
Kushikatsu Bon is one of the top kushikatsu restaurants in Japan. It's actually one of three restaurants opened by the same chef, but it's the only one to receive a Michelin star. Unlike typical kushikatsu which is considered to be a fairly inexpensive "B gourmet' food, the kushikatsu here is on a different level. The ingredients used are ultra-premium and good enough that they could be enjoyed raw, let alone made into exquisite kushikatsu. You'll love the super fresh crab, shrimp, and other seafood, as well as the luxurious A5 chateubriand wagyu.