Delicious Food, Amazing Drinks and Deep Culture!
We’ll discover 5 delicious establishments on this Osaka food and drinks tour…1 restaurant, 1 specialized standing bar, 1 izakaya (Japanese style bar), 1 backstreet stall and 1 market and also explore the local drinks (craft beer, sake, chuhai, highball, plum wine, cocktails etc).
We will hop around some hidden locations while strolling through arcades & plazas rarely visited by foreigners.
You will taste and dine at some local favorites as well as food you have never tried. These establishments are off the beaten path and only places that locals would ever know.
Gastronomy & beverages are our focus but we strive to show you the authentic, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing area visiting some vintage, architecture which is steeped in history.
What We’ll Explore!
We will show you the hidden gems eateries & bars that you would never find without us.
1. Walk down quaint off the beaten paths, streets & arcades.
2. Eat the most unique, tasty food amongst friendly Osakans.
3. Taste some unique, infused, rarely known Japanese drinks.
4. Witness a region almost untouched by the western world.
5. See bizarre, quirky, retro “only in Japan” establishments.
6. Traverse through the interconnecting maze of alleys.
7. Set foot in one of Japan’s famous knife shops (extensive range).
8. Discover the true history of Japan that you have never heard about.
Whats on the menu?
TWO OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE:
OPTION 1: “ABSOLUTE FOODIE OPTION” 10800YEN
You will get the full range: Stalls, markets, standing bars, classic eateries, izakayas, restaurants….the whole spectrum.
-Entree (Stall): 3 x Osakan large takoyaki “battered octopus balls”, local oden (broth infused seafood, vegetables etc)
-Fish (Izakaya): Fresh “Maguro” Bluefin Tuna sashimi
-Side Course: Mouthwatering Nikudoufu “beef and tofu stew” PLUS 2 x original yakitori skewered beef (sauce & salt options), PLUS 1 alcoholic/non alcoholic drink
-Taste Testing: (Stall) 6 x gyoza (2 types) “dumpling filled with ground meat & vegetables”
-Classic Eatery: 6 x Osakan Kushikatsu which is lightly deep fried skewers (12 types available: asparagus, quail egg, prawn, kisu fish etc)
-Main course: (Restaurant): Osakan kitsune Udon bowl PLUS Tonpeyaki (Pork omelete) PLUS 2 x Karaage (Japanese fried chicken with delicious spices) PLUS 1 alcoholic/non alcoholic drink
-Desserts: (Markets): Taiyaki (redbean filled sweet).
OPTION 2: “DRINKS JAUNT OPTION” 7800YEN
*(Yes, you can change to “Foodie Option” whilst on the tour if you want, just pay the extra 3000yen)
Taste test, identify and understand the wide spectrum of all those amazing Japansese only drinks you never knew: Craft beers, sake, chuhai, highball, plum wine etc. We’ll explain the ingredients & flavors all in great detail, so you know what your drinking (of course haha)!
*You will get 2 drinks of your choice included (if you want more than 2 drinks, please pay for them yourself)
-Entree (Stall): 3 x large Osakan takoyaki “battered octopus balls”
-Taste testing (Stall): 6 x gyoza dumplings (2 types)
-Main dish: 1 x full bowl Osakan “Kitsune” Udon.
*We have other options available like ramen, soba, tempura, yakisoba, okonomiyaki etc
*Very occassionally the above establishments might be fully booked or closed for business so we will chose other just as high quality appetizing options.
*We are vegetarian & pescatarian friendly, just let us know in advance
About Deep Osaka Food & Drink Tours
Taking tourists to see a different angle of Osaka, going to parts of Shinsekai & the rarely visited, mysterious Nishinari. These are enclaves of amazing food & drink stalls, restaurants and establishments of all types. A food & drink lover’s paradise…..if you know where to go!
Guided in real Osaka, here you will fill the belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan and taste all those drinks you were always afraid to order. We have carefully chosen these hidden, original establishments in and around the markets serving totally traditional Osakan food & drinks (they don’t even have English menus). A genuine neighborhood den feel soaks in while the food & drinks penetrates the nostrils, tastebuds & stomach!
Remember our main objective is to feed your bursting appetite with delicious, local Osakan food and get you tasting some real tasty Japanese drinks….even getting you to try things you would have never had before (we’ll gauge how adventurous you are)…….you will leave feeling completely satisfied and full.
Osaka’s Shinsekai & Nishinari districts are a smorgasbord of tantilising food and drinks: exciting, fresh and a mix of old and new. Combine this with the history and culture….you’ll have a night to remember with us.
Get an inside look with our 3 professional tour guides.
-Andy who is 38 y.o half Japanese & half Australian (spent more than a decade of his life in Osaka)
-Luca, who is a 35 y.o. Italian (Italian, so obviously has a huge passion for food & drinks having always been employed in the hospitality industry and is well travelled having lived in Australia for 6 yrs,)
-Kevin, who is 39 y.o. Canadian (a food lover & drinker…to the core)
All have extensive knowledge of Osakan food, drinks, history and culture.
This Food & Drink Tour is listed with our other tour under “Backstreet Osaka Tours” on Trip Advisor.
It’s rated #1 tour in Osaka (and the whole of the vast Kansai region) with more than 600 Reviews, having 95% “Excellent 5 star” rating.
We hope this tour will be the absolute highlight of your Japan trip!:)
About Deep Osaka Food Tours T
We will explore the hidden gem of Temma. Rarely visited by foreigners and an enclave of amazing food stalls, restaurants and establishments. A food lover’s paradise…..if you know where to go.
Guided in real Osaka, here you will fill the belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan. We have carefully chosen these hidden “handcrafted” establishments in and around the markets.
We will venture briefly onto the Tenjimbashisuji shotengai, officially the longest shopping arcade in Japan. A genuine local’s den feel soaks in while the food penetrates the nostrils, tastebuds & stomach!
Getting off the shotengai we reach Ogimachi Park for some great views of downtown Umeda before heading to Temmangu Shrine. Dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, the Shinto deity of scholarship, Temmangu hosts the Tenjin matsuri. This is rated as one of Japan’s top three festivals. The shrine’s elegantly designed main hall makes it beautiful all year round.
Throughout the journey we will duck in restaurants and feed out bursting appetite.
Osaka’s Temma district is a smorgasbord of tantilising food: exciting, fresh and a mix of old and new. Combine this with the history and culture….you’ll have a night to remember with us.
Whats on the menu? T
You will get a full range of the exclusive gastronomics delights that will more than satisfy your pallete. We will go to : Stalls, fish markets, boutique eateries, izakayas, specialized establishments….the whole spectrum.
*Entree (Izakaya) : Large clam gently heated to perfection (with a drink)
*Fish (Markets) : Fresh “Maguro” Bluefin Tuna sashimi / Salmon sashimi
*Side Course (Boutique): 5 (meat, seafood, vegetables) mouthwatering, original, skewered assortments (with a drink)
*Main course: (Recognised restaurant): Shabu Shabu is quality thinly sliced meat (Beef or Pork, or both) with an abundance of vegetables cooked in your own individual hotpot
*Taste Testing: (Classy establishment) Game & local meat. A selection of Japanese wild boar, deer, beef, chicken
*Desserts: “Taiyaki” (Stall): A Japanese fish shaped cake with sweet red beans inside.
Note:We have other options available like gyoza, ramen, tempura etc
Note:Very occassionally the above establishments might be fully booked or closed for business so we will chose other just as high quality appetizing options.
NOTE: All the above restaurants are vegetarian friendly. We are happy to cater to vegetarians too.
What We’ll Explore! T
We will show you the hidden gems eateries that you would never find without us.
1. Walk down quaint off the beaten paths, streets & arcades
2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: Best eateries & bars
3. Taste some unique, infused, handcrafted, rarely eaten delicacies.
4. Take a glimpse at the locals in their real environment
5. Witness a region almost untouched by the western world
6. See bizarre & retro only in Japan establishments. Quirks & superstitions
7. Traverse through the interconnecting maze of shopping streets
8. Set foot in one of Japan’s famous knife shops (extensive range)
9. Discover a shrine that has a huge impact on Japanese culture
Deep Food, Deep Culture! T
Not only will we discover locations for exquisite food on this tour….but also the neighbourhood alleyways, walking arcades and plazas as we hop between the restaurants.
We strive to show you the authentic, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing area visiting some vintage, real, architecture which is steeped in history.
Get an inside look with our 2 professional tour guides.
*Luca, who is a 35 y.o. Italian (Italian, so obviously has a huge passion for food and always been employed in the food industry and is well travelled having lived in Australia for 6 yrs,)
*Andy who is 39 y.o half Japanese & half Australian (has lived in Osaka for more than 12 years)
Both have extensive knowledge of food, history and culture of the Osaka region. They can answer all your queries on this walking tour.