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Top 8 Recommended Breakfast Gourmet Spots at Osaka City Central Wholesale Market and Kizu Wholesale Market! Plus, Enjoy a Bath!

On mornings when you have work, many women skip breakfast in the hustle and bustle, don’t they?
On mornings when you’re traveling, try getting up early and having a leisurely breakfast.
Doing so will fill you with a special sense of comfort.

Osaka has long been known as “the nation’s kitchen,” and is now also known as a city of gluttony.

There are markets that gather fresh seafood, so you can enjoy a fish breakfast. If you go with friends, you can wake each other up without worrying about oversleeping!

If you’re traveling to Osaka, try spending a lovely morning time at the market.

Want to have a good breakfast when traveling!

Even if you want to have a proper breakfast, it’s hard to find time to eat leisurely in your busy daily life, and you often end up with something simple or skipping it.

Why not take your time for breakfast on your trip, a chance to enjoy a richer time than usual?

Enjoy breakfast at the “market” in gourmet city Osaka

Osaka, known long ago as “the nation’s kitchen,” is now renowned as a city of gluttony.

If you travel to Osaka, you’ll look forward to a delicious breakfast.

If you’re wondering where to go, I recommend the shops inside “Osaka City Central Wholesale Market” and “Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market.”

These markets gather delicious things like seafood and seasonal vegetables, and many shops are open from the morning, so you can enjoy a satisfying breakfast.

“Osaka City Central Wholesale Market” with famous stores on its vast grounds

The “Osaka City Central Wholesale Market” is located in Fukushima Ward, Osaka City.

The nearest station is JR Loop Line “Noda Station,” about a 10-minute walk from the station.

It’s a vast area where fresh fish and vegetables are gathered from all over the world.

The restaurants are open to the public, not just to traders, so check their business hours and head out.

Information

Osaka City Central Wholesale Market

Address
1-1-86 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Access
1) 10 minutes on foot from “Noda Station” on the JR Loop Line 2) 10 minutes on foot from “Tamagawa Station” on the Subway Sennichimae Line
Business Hours
9:00〜17:00
Regular Closing Days
Sundays, national holidays, temporarily closed twice a month, New Year holidays (12/31〜1/4)

Central Market Endo

Fresh and Delicious “Grab Sushi”

The sushi restaurant “Endo,” with over 100 years of history, is known for its “Grab Sushi,” where instead of forming the rice, warm rice is gently grabbed and topped with the ingredient.

The restaurant opens around 5:00 AM and is popular enough to be fully booked from the morning.

What most people order is the “Jou-maze,” which is a set of five pieces of chef’s choice sushi.

If you have any dislikes, they’ll ask beforehand, so make sure to let them know.

If you ask for seconds, another set of five different pieces will be added.

Each piece is fresh and voluminous, and needless to say, delicious.

You’ll also want to try the red miso soup, blended with several kinds of miso.

It pairs perfectly with sushi! It’s an indispensable menu item at this restaurant.

Information

Central Market Endo

Tamagawa, Noda (JR), Awaza / Sushi

Address
1-1-86 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, inside Osaka City Central Wholesale Market
Business Hours
5:00~14:00
Regular Closing Days
Sundays, national holidays
Average Budget
¥6,000~¥7,999
¥5,000~¥5,999

Dining Place Daiki

Choose Seafood, Meat, or Udon Depending on Your Mood

“Dining Place Daiki ” is a friendly restaurant with the charm of a local diner.

Its seafood bowls, made with fresh seafood, are extremely popular, beloved by market workers and the general public alike.

The restaurant’s famous seafood bowl is a popular menu item that many people visit just to enjoy.

With market-freshness, your stomach will be fully satisfied from the morning.

There are also a variety of set meals and à la carte dishes, making it hard to choose just one.

The set meals range from fish dishes like grilled fish and sashimi to meat dishes like ginger pork and tonkatsu.

There are also noodle dishes like udon and soba, so you can choose whatever you feel like eating that day.

Information

Daiki

Tamagawa, Noda (JR), Awaza / Seafood, Tonkatsu, Bowl

Address
1-1-86 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, inside Osaka City Central Wholesale Market, Market East Building 1F South 4th Street Q-4
Business Hours
[Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat] 4:00~13:00
Regular Closing Days
Wednesdays, Sundays, national holidays
Average Budget
Up to ¥999

Miyoshi Dining Hall

Choose Your Side Dishes in a Self-Service Style for a Happy Feeling

The homely atmosphere of “Miyoshi Dining Hall” is irresistible.

It opens around 4:00 AM. You can select your favorite side dishes from those lined up on the counter in a self-service style.

The counter is lined with homemade dishes such as fresh fish used in simmered and grilled dishes, as well as other homely dishes.

There’s also mom’s taste in dishes like tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) and sesame-dressed dishes.

Of course, there are also market-unique side dishes like fresh sashimi.

Enjoying a little side dish and sashimi from the morning can make your whole day feel happy.

Information

Miyoshi Dining Hall

Tamagawa, Noda (JR), Awaza / Dining Hall

Address
1-1-86 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, inside Osaka City Central Wholesale Market
Business Hours
4:00~15:00
Regular Closing Days
Sundays, National Holidays, and other market business days
Average Budget
¥1,000~¥1,999

Central Market Dining Hall(Maido Ookini)

Fun with Customizable Set Meals.

The “Central Market Dining Hall” is located on the 2nd floor of the market’s east building. Although a bit hard to find, this restaurant is worth seeking out for its delicious, low-priced, and generously portioned dishes.

The “Four-item Set Meal” comes with one main dish, three small side dishes, rice, miso soup, and even includes dessert and coffee.

The side dishes change daily, featuring seasonal ingredients.

Deciding how to combine them is a delightful dilemma, and with three side dishes, you can enjoy a well-balanced meal.

It’s a recommended restaurant for those concerned about beauty, as you can have a healthy meal right from the morning.

Information

Central Market Dining Hall

Tamagawa, Noda (JR), Awaza / Dining Hall

Address
1-1-86 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, inside Osaka City Central Wholesale Market, Market East Building 2F
Business Hours
7:00~14:00
Regular Closing Days
2nd Wednesday, 4th Wednesday, Sundays, National Holidays
Average Budget
Up to ¥999

The 300-Year-Old Kitchen of Osaka: “Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market”

The “Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market,” supporting the stomachs of Osaka residents, is conveniently located about a 4-minute walk from the Midosuji Line’s “Daikokucho Station” and about 5 minutes from the Nankai Electric Railway’s “Imamiyaebisu Station”.

It’s a market with a welcoming atmosphere for both regular customers and tourists, offering a range of shops where you can easily shop and enjoy delicious meals.

Information
Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market
Address
2-2-8 Shikitsu-Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
Access
Midosuji Line/Yotsubashi Line: About 150m east from Daikokucho Station; Sakaisuji Line: About 500m west from Ebisucho Station
Business Hours
Varies by shop
Regular Closing Days
Sundays (Closed on Sundays in July, and also on 10th, 15th, 24th of the month)

Maruyoshi

Fresh and Luxurious Yet Affordable and Satisfying

There are many popular shops in the Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market, but “Maruyoshi” stands out among sushi restaurants for its cost-performance.

It’s the ideal place for those who want to indulge in sushi in the morning but prefer to keep the price reasonable!

Even if you order a sushi platter, it’s more affordable than typical sushi restaurants. Of course, since it’s in the market, everything you eat is fresh.

While the sushi is delicious, the specialty of the restaurant is the “Seafood Bowl”.

The bowl is overflowing with the bounty of the sea, making you wonder where to start.

It’s voluminous, but so delicious that you’ll finish it in no time.

Information

Maruyoshi

Daikokucho, Imamiyaebisu, Ebisucho / Sushi, Seafood Bowl, Eel

Address
2-2-8 Shikitsu-Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market
Business Hours
5:00~13:00 [Wed] 8:00~13:00
Regular Closing Days
Sundays
Average Budget
¥3,000~¥3,999

Kanae Sushi

Excitement at an Established Store Serving “Grab Sushi”

“Kanae Sushi,” popular alongside “Maruyoshi,” is a place where you can enjoy Osaka’s unique “Grab Sushi.”

The fluffy texture of rice that melts in your mouth offers a unique experience different from typical sushi, definitely something to try when in Osaka.

The restaurant focuses solely on nigiri, without offering other dishes like seafood bowls.

A standard serving of nigiri assortment includes 8 pieces.

The toppings are generously sized, ensuring a substantial volume.

The overflowing uni (sea urchin) is exciting to behold and deliciously rich. If you want to satisfy your hunger with fresh fish, this is definitely a place to visit.

Information

Kanae Sushi

Imamiyaebisu, Daikokucho, Ebisucho / Sushi

Address
2-2-8 Shikitsu-Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, inside Kizu Wholesale Market
Business Hours
4:30~13:30, Night by reservation only
Regular Closing Days
Sundays, National Holidays, Irregular Wednesdays
Average Budget
¥2,000~¥2,999

Mitsuwa Shokudou

Savor Osaka’s Specialty “Meat Rolls”

“Mitsuwa Shokudou” is a set meal restaurant in the market, offering a menu with fresh ingredients unique to its location and a wide variety of à la carte dishes.

The taste of the meat was great too~

The signature dish of the restaurant is the “Meat Roll Set Meal.”

Meat rolls, beloved by Osakans, are a specialty where sweet and spicy simmered beef is wrapped in a dashimaki tamago (Japanese omelette).

The seasoning makes you want to eat more and more rice, and you’ll find yourself eating heartily even in the morning.

The “Sashimi Set Meal” with fresh sashimi is, of course, delicious too. You might want to eat everything, so it could be a good idea to share with friends.

Information

Mitsuwashokudou

Daikokucho, Imamiyaebisu, Ebisucho / Dining Hall

Address
2-2-8 Shikitsu-Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, inside Kizu Wholesale Market
Business Hours
4:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Regular Closing Days
Sundays, National Holidays, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Average Budget
¥1,000~¥1,999

Kawakami Shop

Indulge in Perfectly Grilled Eel

“Kawakami Shop” is an established eel specialty store dating back to the Meiji era.

The shop opens around 5:00 AM, so you can enjoy delicious eel from the morning.

It’s nice to indulge yourself once in a while when traveling.

The eel is grilled to a crisp on the outside while keeping the inside fluffy, in the Kansai style.

Unlike the Kanto style, it’s not steamed, offering a different texture.

Their popular “Unagi Tamago Roll,” eel wrapped in fluffy tamagoyaki, is a must-try.

Takeaway eel is also available.

Eel bento boxes are delicious even when cold, so it’s a good idea to buy one for lunch if you’ve already eaten breakfast at another shop.

Information

Kawakami Shop

Daikokucho, Imamiyaebisu, Ebisucho / Eel, Bento

Address
2-2-8 Shikitsu-Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, inside Kizu Wholesale Market
Business Hours
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Regular Closing Days
Sundays, National Holidays, Market Holidays, Wednesdays
Average Budget
¥3,000~¥3,999
¥2,000~¥2,999

Super Public Bath “Taihei no Yu Namba Store” on the Second Floor of the Market

In the heart of Osaka Minami, near Namba, is the super public bath “Taihei no Yu Namba Store.”

Its most unique feature is its location. It’s a super public bath situated on the second floor of the over 300-year-old “Osaka Kizu Regional Wholesale Market.”

Due to its location above the market, the “dining area” inside offers fresh seafood directly from the market, which is the biggest charm of “Taihei no Yu Namba Store.” Its allure has even been featured on TV! Super public bath gourmet using chef’s choice fresh fish is an exclusive benefit here.

Information

Address: 2-2-8 Shikitsu-Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
Phone: 06-6633-0261
Business Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM (Last entry at 12:00 AM)
Regular Closing Days: Open daily
■ “Taihei no Yu Namba Store” Bathing Fees
・Adults: 850 yen (Members: 800 yen)
・Children: 400 yen
・Infants: Free
■ Equipment
・Sale of Towels: 100 yen
・Sale of Bath Towels: 400 yen
・Rental Towel Set: 150 yen
・Razor (Men & Women): 120 yen
・Toothbrush: 100 yen

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