【Osaka】 4 shops recommended by locals at “Kuromon Market,” a treasury of fine food.

Speaking of fine food, Kuromon Market would come to mind.

Lined with many shops such as seafood restaurant and wagyu beef shop, it is very popular among foreign tourists as well as locals.

This time I introduce shops offering “take-out” food.

It is suitable not just for eating around, but also for bringing for picnic or hiking or bringing it back to the hotel to eat. In other words, the charm of take-out food is that you can eat it whenever and wherever you like.

Simmering oden is the landmark ☆ Home cooking is served at a Japanese delicatessen, “Ishibashi Shokuhin.”

An authentic flavor of the restaurant is nice, and yet, relaxing home cooking is also nice.

If you feel like eating Japanese home cooking, here is the place.

Home dishes which have long been loved with locals are lined up there.

I have seen many tourists halted in front of the shop, tempted by the nice smell of dishes at the shop front.

Among their dishes, oden is especially great since soup stock is permeated well into ingredients.

Many people take a video or photos of simmering oden and upload them on SNS./p>

Dishes displayed at the shop front vary, depending on the season. Among them, boiled fish such as flounder and mackerel is great, since the fish meat is tender and also sweet and salty flavor has permeated into it.

At the end of the year, osechi-ryori (or special new year’s cuisine) is available here.

Name of the shop Ishibashi Shokuhin
Tel 06-6632-0433
Address 2-2-20 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Business Hours 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Closed Sunday Holiday
Payment Cash only

For those who want to take time to enjoy dishes, you can eat in the shop as well ◎ Somehow nostalgic “Sakura Shokudo”

Inside the shop, you can eat tasty Japanese food reasonably.

Well-balanced and filling set menus are good for lunch! They are popular among locals including nearby office workers.

At the shop front, oden in which the broth has permeated well, is simmering!

Because of its convenience, oden is good when you feel a little hungry, and also it is suitable for eating while walking.

This shop is good for those who want to enjoy Japanese home cooking.

Name of the shop Sakura Shokudo
Tel 06-6631-8000
Address 2-11-4 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Business Hours 8:00 am ~ 7:00 pm
Closed Irregular
Payment Credit cards and smartphones accepted

Once started eating this, you can never stop. “Kawako Honten”

The shop has a long history as it was established more than 60 years ago, and they still work on product development to create new items. Therefore, you can still find a new way of eating seaweed.

Since they use good quality seaweed for their products, each piece is crisp and yet it would get loose softly in the mouth. So, you can eat it easily.

Various kinds are sold, and you can find the one you like by trying free samples.

The popular item is the additive-free “Genki-kun.” With cute illustration and its plastic package which makes it easy to carry in the suitcase without getting any damage, it makes a nice souvenir.

Though it is seasoned, a firm seaweed flavor still remains in the product.

Name of the shop Kawako Honten Shobee
Tel 06-6633-2500
Address 2-13-13 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Business Hours 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday Holiday
Payment Credit cards and smartphones accepted

Kaitenyaki sold at “Hana-no-ki” has a cute look.

When you feel a little hungry, local food of Osaka such as takoyaki or okonomiyaki is just nice. Smell of the sauce sharpen the appetite.

Osaka’s takoyaki is crisp outside and runny inside. Okonomiyaki is fluffy and has sweetness of cabbage.

Obanyaki made at the shop front has the design of its mascot character “Mo’on-chan.” Inside is filled with either red bean paste or custard cream.

Having a good balance of soft, moist sponge and slightly sweet filling, it is loved by people in Osaka.

Name of the shop Hana-no-ki
Tel 06-6641-1069
Address 2-21-33 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Business Hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday Holiday
Payment Cash only

*The information here in is as of March 2020.