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12 gourmet for eating around in Osu Shopping District, Nagoya

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Osu is the origin of Nagoya’s trend of gourmet, sweets and culture.

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Lively and powerful Osu shopping district is so suitable for eating around because there are many gourmet spots.

Osu’s unique foods will be introduced here such as multi-national gourmet and rolled ice cream that are hot topic on SNS.

So please be looking forward to!

“Eating around” is fine, but “don’t eat while walking” in Osu

Before the introduction of stores, we have a request that we want you to keep.

Many tourists are visiting Osu shopping district and, among of them sometimes eat food while walking on the Osu Street.

Please stop it because it’s annoying other customers and shops.

So please eat around keeping mannars.

Recommended Gourmet for “eating around” in Osu Shopping District

“Rolled Ice Cream” / FUWA CANDY STORE

Unicorn 800 yen

FUWA CANDY STORE is a specialty shop of rolled ice cream that is a hot topic on SNS.

In a pop-colored shop mainly pink, colorful roll ice cream is handmade in front of customers.

Each rolled ice cream specialty store has its own individuality and, specialty of the store is the “two-layered rolled ice cream” that mixes and finishes two types of ice with different colors and flavors.

What we ordered is “Unicorn”, an ice cream topped with cotton candy, marshmallow, and whipped cream on two layers of strawberry and blue hawaii rolled ice cream!

Spread the base of the ice cream on the cold plate, and  shop clerk is rolling it.

The point of the FUWA CANDY STORE’s ice cream is that thick milk flavor.

Looking at it is fun and even tasting it is fun!

The photo on the left is “Beku”, motifed of the lion that has  newly launched in May 2019.

Also another notable ice cream is “Animal Ice” based on the concept of “the smallest animal” in the world!

You can enjoy ice cream of very cute animals such as tigers, pigs, chickens, elephants, pandas, rabbits with one coin (500 yen / tax included)

The picture of lion “Beku” is fresh yogurt-flavored ice cream, topped with marshmallow ears, coffee beans nose, and cornflakes mane.

Take one of the best photos that draws attention!

Information

Address:1st floor of the Shojo Building, 3-30-25 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Business hours:  11: 00-19: 00 (L.O.18: 30)
Regular holiday:  Tuesday
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Exit 9 at Kamimaetsu Station on the Meijo and Tsurumai Subway Lines

Goheimochi Rice Cakes / Osu Goheimochi Store

Osu Goheimochi Store is located just behind Osu Kannon.

A female store owner from Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, serving the taste of her hometown, Gohei Mochi, which opened in December 2018.

Gohei Mochi is baked rice cake topped with source such as miso.

180 yen / piece and, 150 yen / piece for 2 or more pieces

Using Goshihikari(rice) from Ena in Gifu, grown by a farmer who is a classmate of the shopkeeper, Gohei mochi is handmade in every morning.

There are two types, the classic “walnut plenty miso” and the “Nagoya red miso”, all of which are handmade in the shop.

Gohei-mochi is made by crushing cooked rice so that the texture of the rice grain remains a little, then rounding and sticking it on a skewer.

Then, carefully baked one by one after the order is placed, so they always provide fresh gohei mochi.

Baking slowly until it turns brown, then add homemade sauce.

The old-fashioned “walnut plenty miso” is a classic taste of Ena in Gifu.(left side in photo)

There are plenty of nuts such as walnuts, and it feels a little rich.

Aka(red) miso” made from Nagoya’s red miso has a slightly addictive on ginger flavor and a rich but refreshing aftertaste(right side in photo).

It is made of 3 bite-sized dumplings, so it’s easy for women and children to eat.

Gohei mochi is 180 yen (tax included) for one and 300 yen (tax included) for two, so it’s reasonable price.

Caution

Since the shop is operated by only one person, the number owner can provid per day is limited.

It will end as soon as it is sold out, so it is recommended to visit early!

Information

Address: 1st Floor, Kitano Building, 2-12-12 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Business hours: 11: 30-19: 00 (closes as soon as sold out)
Regular holiday: Wednesday / Thursday (For information on temporary business and closures, see Twitter)
Access: 2 minutes on foot from Exit 2 of Osu Kannon Station on the Subway Tsurumai Line

Mini barger, / ROCKIN ROBIN Osu store

Right next to Kamimaetsu Station on the subway Meijo Line / Tsuruma Line, “ROCKIN ‘ROBIN Osu Store” is standing.

It is a hamburger shop based on the concept of America in the 1950s.

The signboard menu is a hamburger made of 100% Japanese beef that is baked after receiving an order!

The photo shows “Eating Walk Sliders(walk and eat)” (540 yen per piece, 810 yen for 2 pieces, 1,080 yen for 3 pieces / tax included)

Sliding Eats Sliders(walk and eat)” is perfect for eating around because it is easy to eat with a bite size.

A cute mini burger is topped on a spicy potato, so it looks very cute.

The special buns developed for “ROCKIN ‘ROBIN” are sandwiched between Japanese beef patty sweetened with Hida beef, cheese, homemade tartar sauce and brown sauce.

You would feel that the hamburger is not like mini-sized because of the punchy taste of the homemade sauce, which has plenty of spices and, which overflows out of the buns.

The fried potatoes are also seasoned served with original spices, so the taste is unstoppable!

When you order “Eating Walk Sliders(walk and eat)”, you can choose the number of mini burgers from 1 piece (540 yen / tax included), 2 pieces (810 yen / tax included), and 3 pieces (1,080 yen / tax included).

It’s cheaper to order 2 pieces or more, so it’s good to ask and share with your friends, boyfriend and girlfriend.

Information

Address: Oda Building 1F, 3-44-20 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: 11: 30-22: 00 (L.O.21: 00)
No regular holiday
Access: 30-minute walk from Exit 8 at Kamimaetsu Station on the Meijo and Tsurumai Subway Lines

Scone sand / KANNON COFFEE

A coffee shop near Osu Kannon where you can take a break while walking around Osu.

KANNON COFFEE“, which celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2019, is a coffee shop known to those who know, that sometimes joins a famous festival.

We offer specially-made homemade drinks and baked confectioneries that do not use any preservatives, fragrances or colorings at reasonable prices.

They offer specially-made homemade drinks and baked confectioneries at reasonable prices, that do not use any preservatives, fragrances or colorings.

In addition to the standard hand-drip coffee, KANNON COFFEE offers a wide variety of menus, such as homemade caramel latte and homemade syrup soda.

3 or 4 new drinks menus are created in each month!

The “Scone Sand” in the photo sandwiches the seasonal food with homemade scones that is perfect for eating around osu.

The photo of left is “Strawberry and Mascarpone Salt Sand” and “Homemade Caramel Latte”.

Got attracted by the variety of menus, this time we ordered “Strawberry and Mascarpone Salt Sand” and “Homemade Caramel Latte”.

“Strawberry and Mascarpone Salt Sands” with fresh strawberry and mascarpone cheese cream accented with coffee flavor is truely a snack for adults.

Of course, compatibility with coffee is also excellent.

As the type of scone sand changes from time to time, you can be excited thinking like this, “What kind of flavor can I meet today?”

Exquisite scorch is added to the caramel cooked in the shop, and the “homemade caramel latte”, which is matched with espresso and warm milk, has a bittersweet taste and there are many male repeaters!

Shop clerks add charred to caramel cooked in the store and mix it with espresso and warm milk.

It is convincing that there are many male repeaters of “Homemade Caramel Latte” for its bittersweet taste.

Information

Address: 2-6-22 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Business hours: 11: 00-19: 00
Regular holiday: / none ※ There is a change only during the year-end and New Year holidays
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit 2 of Osu Kannon Station on the Tsurumai Subway Line

Cheese hot dog / “Hammadan” Korean street cuisine

Hanmadan is located along Shintenchi-dori street, behind the Otsu-dori streets, where you can easily enjoy Korean street food.

It is a homely shop run by a Korean father and a Japanese mother.

You will be attracted by the variety of menus.

First, what we would like to introduce is “Hottoku”, a Korean hot cake.

“Honey flavor”, which is a dough imported directly from Korea and wrapped with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts, is a popular menu.

More than 70% of customers order “Hottoku”.

After receiving the order, the dough is rolled and baked one by one on an iron plate as shown in the photo.

The owner says “It’s our commitment to grill the sides well”.

The baked “Hottoku” is crispy outside and moist inside!

The melted brown sugar’s mellow texture and the cinnamon were effective, and it would make everyone happy.

There are also cheese flavor and kimchi cheese flavor, so if you like cheese, try it!

The photo of left is “Cheese hot dock” (400 yen / tax included).

Plenty of hot mozzarella cheese is coming out of inside!

Another signboard menu is the Korean hot dog “Cheese Hot Dock”, which is popular among youngers.

Once you bite it, hot cheese stretches from inside.

The surface of “Cheese Hot Dog” of “Hanmadan” is coated by sugar, so it’s very crispy.

Sweet taste with plenty of ketchup and honey mustard is perfect for snacks or light meal.

Information

Address: 3-19-8 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: 11: 00-20: 00 (Closes as soon as sold out)
No regular holiday
Access: 4 minutes on foot from Exit 8 at Kamimaetsu Station on the Meijo and Tsurumai Subway Lines

Taiwanese baked paozu(steamed bun) / Paopaotei

Even in the Osu shopping district where the gourmet shops are crowded, many tourists are line up in front of “Paopaotei“.

Paopaotei specializes in bite-sized Taiwan baked steamed bun, run by shop owner who had been training underneath Taiwanese restaurants and saying, “I want to offer this flavor!”

“Paozu” is a baked steamed bun, and both dough and stuffings are homemade.

The stuffings are laid overnight to let the flavor adapt, but the green onions are chopped just before cooking to leave the “crispness”!

Carefully hand-wrapped by chefs and fermented like bread, making it chewy and firm texture.

Moreover, to pull out the chewy and firm texture, it is the Paopaotei’s style that boiling with plenty of hot water before baking.

There are two flavors of baked paozu: meat broth (Loupao) left in photo and plenty of cabbage (Zaipao) right in photo.

Both of them are 180 yen.

What we want you to eat for the first time is the juicy Loupao that overflows from once you bit it.

Loupao taste like a heavy xiaolongbao by mixing hand-made soup with plenty of collagen made from pork bones and vegetables into stuffings .

Zaipao is like a healthy Chinese buns are packed with roughly chopped cabbage and shiitake mushrooms.

Regulars of Paopaotei say “once eaten, you will be addicted”.

It’s worth eating even if you you line up in the row!

If you have space in your stomach, it is recommended to compare two of them.

Information

Address: 3-20-14 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: [weekdays] 11: 30-20: 00 [Saturday, Sunday and public holidays] 11:00-20:00 (ends as soon as sold out)
Regular holiday / Wednesday
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 8 of Kamimaetsu Station on the Subway Meijo and Tsurumai Lines

Taiwan Mencheese Dog & Miso Skewer / Osu-Menchi

At Osu-Menchi, you can taste unique menchikatsu(deep-fried minced meat)!

Menchikatsu patties include a salty koji as a secret ingredient, so you can taste delicious without oil.

What we highly recommend is “Taiwan Mencheese Dog” that arranges original menchikatsu into Taiwanese style.

Costs 550 yen for one.

It is a hotdog that sandwiches freshly fried cheese with Taiwanese menchikatsu and mayonnaise!

Don’t you think “What is Taiwan of Taiwan Menchikatsu” anyways?

That means a spicy minced meat made with leek and bean soy sauce.

There is also a gourmet “Taiwan Ramen” topped with spicy minced meat in Nagoya.

Even though it’s spicy, the Taiwanese Mencheese Dog tastes mild with creamy cheese and mayonnaise.

If you are not good at spicy foods, please try it.

In addition, “Miso Kushikatsu” is famous for Nagoya Gourmet, so it’s a must-try dish when you visit Nagoya.

“Miso skewers cutlet” costs 100 yen.

The popular beer bar Osu Menchi, which open from 11:30, welcomes lunch.

Please enjoy drinking beer with menchikatsu and kushikatsu!

Information

Address: 3-22-30 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: [Mon-Sat / Holiday] 11:30-22: 00 日 [Sun] 11:30-20:00
Regular holiday / Tuesday
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Exit 8 at Kamimaetsu Station on the Subway Meijo and Tsurumai Lines

Cheese tea / FORTUNER tea-box Osu store

FORTUNER tea-box is a shop where you can drink a new feeling drink, “cheese tea” which is one of the addicts born in Taiwan!

This is the second store of “FORTUNER tea-box”, which was a hot topic in Harajuku, opened in Osu in March 2019.

Cheese tea” is tea such as basic Chinese tea, black tea and fruit flavored tea, with plenty of whipped cream cheese on it.

We ordered a Chinese oolong tea “Tetsukannon” + tapioca topping (+50 yen / tax included).

The second one from left in the photo.

It’s delicious with the texture of soft cheese foam like rare cheesecake!

Although it looks sweet, it is easy to drink because the oolong tea is refreshing.

You can select the sweetness of the tea from four levels: sugar-free, modest, normal, and large.

So, it’s good to customize the taste for us.

Among the many flavors of tea, “Strawberry Cheese Tea” and “Cheese Milk Tea” are particularly recommended!

Please comparing two of them , exchange with your friends.

Information

Address: 1st floor of the Shojo Building, 3-30-25 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Business hours: 11: 00-19: 00 (L.O.18: 30)
Regular holiday / Irregular holiday
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Exit 9 at Kamimaetsu Station on the Meijo and Tsurumai Subway Lines

Brazilian fried gyoza & chicken croquette / OSSO BRASIL

Among many multinational restaurants in Osu Shopping District, the store emits presence is OSSO Brasil, a long-established Brazilian restaurant.

The staff are all Brazilian.

You can enjoy 4 flovors of Brazilian fried gyoza (pastel) is : beef, chicken, cheese, and cheese and tomatoes.

This time, we tried the beef flavor.

Minced beef and olive fruits are wrapped in crispy pie.

With the olive accents on the juicy meat, you can enjoy the whole dish without getting bored even with this volume.

You can enjoy the whole dish without getting bored even with this volume because of the accents of olive andjuicy meat.

Next we tyied was Chicken Croquette (Cosinha), which has drop-shaped form.

It is a simple and nostalgic flavor of Brazilian home-cooked chicken, wrapped by mashed potatoes.

It’s a bit of spicy chicken.

You will be addicted by potato’s moist feeling!

It’s the pleasure of eating around that you can eat fried food immediately.

Although it should be a bit hard? to eat around, we would like to introduce roasted chicken, the OSSO BRASIL’s specialty.(1,800 yen)

If you look around the restaurant where old and young, men and women, such and families are eating, you can almost always find this “chicken roast” on every table.

According to the concept, “If you step in, you’ll be in Brazil!”, you might forget that you are in Japan.

Why don’t you visit the OSSO BRASIL to get cheered by Brazilian atmosphere?

Information

Address: 3-41-13 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Business hours: 10: 30-19: 30
Regular holiday / Irregular holiday * Please contact the store directly
Access: 5-minute walk from Kamimaetsu Station on the Subway Meijo Line and Tsurumai Line

Taiyaki / Taifukucha-an

In front of Osu Kannon, they have been continuing more than 10 years, and reoped 2018.

Taifukucha-an is specialty store of taiyaki.

Nagoya Iccho Yaki, which is carefully baked one by one with its own mold, is loved by locals from children to the elderly as a traditional “Natural Taiyaki”.

Baked by rolling on a mold that weight 2kg that has been inherited from the predecessor, “Natural Taiyaki” is thin and crispy outside, but inside is hot.

Bean paste is modest in sweetness, and even though the bean paste is tightly packed to the tail, it is easy to eat.

So, there are many people who eat two or three fish!

It costs 173 yen.

Taifukucha-an offers homemade bean past flavor, custard and seasonal bean past that change every 2 or 3 months.

Cherry blossoms in spring, chestnuts in autumn, and sweet potatoes and purple potatoes in winter…

Let’s taste the four seasons of Japan with Taiyaki.

Information

Address: 2-18-2 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: 11: 00-19: 00
Regular holiday / Wednesday
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 2 of Osu Kannon Station on the Subway Tsurumai Line

ROLL ICE CREAM / ROLLY’S ROLL ICE CREAM KYOTO Osu Store

With a catchphrase of “Delivere Kyoto Kawaii putting on roll ice”, a roll ice specialty store that is boiling hot in Shibuya, the shop opened its first store in the Chubu area!

In addition to classic strawberry and chocolate flavor, you can enjoy “Japanese” ice cream designed by exclusive patissier, such as “Kyoto Hojicha Milk” and “Uji Matcha”.

Raw roll ice” rolled with fresh ice dough made in the store has a great reputation for not only its arrangement, but also fledged taste.

It’s enjoyable to see and delicious, so double surprise!

Here, there are limited menus only available at Nagoya Osu shop that are “Ogura Butter Roll” and “Dela Cafe Ole“.

“Ogura butter roll” (the left photo) is with luxurious topping of “Ogura Toast”, “Azuki Roll Cake” and “Shiruko Sand Stick” on Azuki × Whipped Butter × Vanilla Roll Ice.

“Dera Cafe Ole,” is a local menu like Nagoya where the coffee culture takes root!

“Dera” is Nagoya dialect which means very or great.

The rolled ice cream is a little adult taste of vanilla and coffee syrup.

And chocolate sauce and stick chocolate add moderately sweetness flavor.

It takes a few minutes to serve, but it is also the pleasure to watch when the rolled ice is being made in front of you.

Let’s enjoy a new feeling of entertainment!

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Information

Address: 2-20-28 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: 11: 00 ~ 17: 30
Regular holiday / Irregular holiday
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 2 of Osu Kannon Station on the Subway Tsurumai Line

Grilled beef steak on sushi / Meshi-makamaka

Meshi-makamaka is run by Makamaka group who is the winner of the “Nagoya Gourmet Championship” in 2017 and 2018.

Roasted Chita beef steak sushi” is the gourmet that uses Aichi’s leading brand beef!

“Grilled Chita beef steak sushi” is topped with lightly roasted Chita beef on top of two spices: small onion + ginger and white haired green onion + wasabi.

500 yen for one and 700 yen for three.

The flavor of Chita beef with the sweetness of the original sauce spreads throughout your mouth!

When you takeout, it will be served on the shrimp cracker, so let’s enjoy crispy taste finally.

For those who say, “I still have plenty of stomach!” or “I want to enjoy eating Nagoya-like food!”.

Ogura Cream Dog (Nago Dog)” which sandwiches bean paste with fresh cream is recommended.

300 yen for one and 500 yen for two.

Caution

As it is sold from 15:00, please be careful when going for Nago Dog!

 

 

Information

Address: 3-20-14 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: 11: 00-18: 00 (L.O.18: 00)
Regular holiday / Monday
Access: 5-minute walk from Kamimaetsu Station on the Subway Meijo Line and Tsurumai Line

Enjoy food in Nagoya and Osu Shopping District

how was the gourmet of Osu with various variations, from the traditional taste of store to the new feeling sweets that is hot on SNS?

Osu Shopping District where you can enjoy gourmet, shopping and street performances is the entertainment town in Nagoya!

Please come and visit.

This information is as of May 2019.

Please check the latest information on the official website.

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