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[Osaka] Dotonbori (道頓堀): Where Osaka’s Heart Shines Bright

Osaka’s Iconic Culinary and Entertainment Hub

The “Dotombori Shopping District” in Osaka is an emblematic tourist attraction, renowned and popular. It was named Dotombori in 1615 after Yasui Doton completed the canal using his personal wealth. Over time, it evolved into a hub for theatrical and Kabuki entertainment, and the proliferation of teahouses contributed to its present status as a culinary and live entertainment center.

The district’s captivating charm primarily lies in its cuisine, offering a myriad of gourmet delights like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and kushikatsu. As a representative tourist destination of Osaka, the Dotombori Shopping District showcases flamboyant dining establishments with distinctive and ostentatious signboards along the Dotombori River, including the iconic Glico sign and the Kuidaore Taro doll.

Abundant with specialty takoyaki shops, okonomiyaki vendors, and kushikatsu establishments, it provides ample opportunities to savor Osaka’s culinary treasures. Situated close to Namba, it holds symbolic significance for the citizens of Osaka.

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Okonomiyaki Mizuno (お好み焼き 美津の): Your Must-Try Okonomiyaki Haven in Dotonbori

Okonomiyaki Mizuno is a popular restaurant in Osaka’s Dotonbori district, specializing in Kansai pancakes. Established in 1945, it offers a variety of fresh ingredients procured daily from Kuromon Market. The restaurant has two floors with a counter and iron griddles on the first floor and table seating with private teppan on the second floor. The signature dish, Yamaimo-yaki, made from mountain yam batter without wheat flour, is highly recommended. Negi-yaki, featuring green onions, pork, and kimchi, is another notable dish. The unique taste of their okonomiyaki reflects the personal touch of the chefs and preferences of the diners.

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Kushikatsu Daruma – Dotombori: Discover Authentic Delights – Your Go-To Guide!

Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori is where a mesmerizing tapestry of flavors awaits. Prepare to be delighted with a stunning array of 40 meticulously crafted menu options, leaving food lovers spoiled for choice, and their taste buds eagerly dancing in anticipation.

At the heart of this culinary artistry lies kushikatsu, best savored fresh off the fryer. Each delectable morsel comes with a golden rule – the sauce that accompanies it must never be double-dipped. This isn’t just about etiquette; it embodies the proprietress’s unwavering dedication to hygiene and cost efficiency, ensuring an unparalleled dining experience.

The article below covers the Shinsekai Main Store.

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