While travellers flock to Tokyo for its nightlife and Kyoto for its serene temples, serious foodies know that the best Japanese food can be found in Osaka. Kuidaore, or to ruin yourself through extravagance in food in Japanese, is the very spirit of Osaka that makes the bayside city one of the best culinary cities in the world.
The third-largest city in Japan earned the nickname of the nations kitchen in the Edo period (1603 - 1868) when it was the centre of Japan's system of rice brokers. The name stuck, and in present-day, references to how the city is a local favourite spot to dine in.
In a country where culinary prowess is the norm, the nickname certainly attests to the level of dining that can only be discovered in the Osaka. From fine dining to hearty street food, here is the ultimate dining guide to Osakas most iconic dishes and where to find them.
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