- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
Ichimatsu is the newest of just 3 yakitori restaurants in Osaka to earn a Michelin star. It's a small (12 seats) restaurant that's become difficult to reserve due to its popularity and incredibly delicious Hinai Chicken yakitori. If you're looking for the best yakitori in Osaka, Ichimatsu just might be it.
Searching for the best sukiyaki in Osaka? Your search is over. Kitamura has been open in the same location in Shinsaibashi since 1881 and is so delicious that it earned a Michelin star.
Yuno is one of the top kaiseki (traditional Japanese) restaurants in Osaka. The chef serves delicious food that incorporates local Osaka produce and presents his dishes in beautiful arrangements that are as beautiful as they taste! The restaurant has a Michelin star and is a superb option for those seeking a traditional and delicious Japanese meal in Osaka.
Ginza Yamaji is one of the best places in Ginza to get a high-end kaiseki course meal. If you've got the money to spend, you won't regret choosing Yamaji for a fancy dinner night in Ginza.
Oryori Yamada is a small, local Hokkaido restaurant run by a husband and wife that serves some truly outstanding Japanese 'kaiseki' course meals. The restaurant has only been open since 2017, so it is still relatively unknown but is well worth the visit for anyone searching for an excellent Japanese Kaiseki meal in Sapporo.
Takuzushi is one of Sapporo's top spots for super high-quality sushi right now. The stylish sushi shop serves super fresh sushi using the best ingredients of the season and a special red vinegar rice 'shari' that perfectly balances the flavor. If seeking high-quality sushi in Sapporo, you can't go wrong with Takuzushi.
Kappo Iwaki is a truly outstanding Michelin-starred restaurant in Osaka's Kitashinchi, near Osaka and Umeda Station. The food here is traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine, the highest form of Japanese cooking. Anyone looking for a memorable and delicious meal that features the best of the season's ingredients should give the omakase course at Kappo Iwaki a try!
Hokkaido is known throughout Japan as the best place to get the very freshest ingredients, be they vegetables, meat, or fish. Japanese traditional cooking (sometimes called 'kappo') is the very best way to prepare fresh Japanese ingredients and bring out their flavors. One of the top Kappo restaurants in Hokkaido is called Kisui, which is located in Sapporo.
Takagaki no Sushi is a newcomer to the Tokyo sushi scene, offering incredibly fresh, impeccable sushi served in a cozy and intimate setting (an old building from the Taisho era with just 6 counter seats). It's still unknown among tourists, but that's likely to change very soon!
Kushikatsu is a local Osaka specialty and is one of the foods that every visitor absolutely has to try while in the city. There are many famous kushikatsu restaurants in Osaka, but none quite so fancy as 'Kushikatsu Bon,' which serves a fantastic omakase kushikatsu course worth dreaming about!