Private tour

Osaka: Eat Like a Local Street Food Tour

4.4 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Osaka: Eat Like a Local Street Food Tour

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 196.86 per person

Join a local foodie and explore the Namba district and the famous Dotonbori area, Osaka’s renowned foodie destination. You can wander through tiny lantern lit alleyways as well as brightly neon-lit streets to discover the best hidden food spots.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Let a local personalize your food experience based on your tastes
  • Experience an evening like a local and eat the city’s favourite foods and street food staples
  • Learn about the origin and culture of many of the dishes you try, many of which were created and perfected here in Osaka
  • Explore the famous Dotonbori and discover the heart of Osaka’s food scene
Full description
There’s a reason why Osaka is known as the food capital of Japan, but as well as districts that are packed full of tiny local eateries and world-class restaurants, the city has an exciting and diverse street food scene. You'll be paired with a foodie local host ready to introduce you to their favorite izakayas and street food stalls. To really get a taste of local life, you can’t miss exploring Osaka’s street food culture, and what better way than with a local by your side to take you to the best vendors and food carts where the locals really eat. From delicacies you’ve never heard of such as okonomiyaki, to staples like yakisoba, you will discover all the best dishes and local specialties in Dotonbori. With your local by your side, you'll be able to really experience local life and immerse yourself in the vibrant street food culture. You can try dishes that have been perfected in this city such as oden, okonomiyaki, kushikatsu and takoyaki, sampling them from a food cart recommended by your local. You can get to know Osaka’s food scene as well as the traditional regional and Japanese dishes cooked up and served at all hours of the day by local vendors. Your host will take you to the spots where you can learn about the dishes and the local ingredients, as you taste the best of what Osaka has to offer. Spend time getting to know your local host, as you chat about your favorite cuisine and get some insider recommendations of the most authentic local places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip.
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a local host
  • 6 food tastings selected by your local host based on your preferences
  • 2 alcohol or soft drinks
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Additional food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Know before you go

  •  You will be contacted about your experience within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, interests and any dietary requirements so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you
  • Your local host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place (your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about where you’d like to shop, browse and stroll)
  • Your local host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy
  • Although this experience is mainly focused on street food, your local host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

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I wanted to have a later night type tour, so I booked it to start at 8. Turned out to be a mistake since the lines were insane for all the famous spots, and by the time we went back to try again they spots had closed. Fumiko was amazing though, and she rolled with it and found back ups that were also delicious! Loved the whole tour around Dotombori with my friend for the evening!

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May 2, 2019

The tour was one of a kind! We enjoyed all the food we were able to try and local areas we would not have ventured on our own. Highly recommend!

March 2, 2020

January 3, 2020

Product ID: 207831