The 6 Most Delicious Takoyaki In Osaka!

*たこ焼き = Takoyaki

1. Aiduya

If you ask the people of Osaka: “Where is the founder of Takoyaki?” Most of them will reply “Aiduya”. It is purely because Takoyaki’s founder is Endo Tomeikichi, hence Aiduya can be said as the origins of Takoyaki.

The specialty in this store is that their takoyaki contains a huge piece of octopus and usually they do not eat it with any sauce. While most of the takoyaki is topped with some sauce on the top before eating, however, Aiduya’stakoyaki is different. The dough and octopus used in making takoyaki are the perfect match, it is still very delicious without the sauce!



Basic Information

・Name: Aiduya
・Address: 2-3-1 Tamadenishi Nishinari-ku Osaka Osaka
・Nearest station: 154 meters from Tamade
・Operating hours: 10: 00– 20:00
・Shop Holidays: Open all year round (New Year break)
・Price: ¥ 400 to ¥ 860
・Official Website:

2. たこ焼き道楽わなか(Wanaka)

「わなか」was originally a popular candy shop, but it is now developed into a popular food shop. The size of the takoyaki is like any other ordinary takoyaki, but the dough is mixed with bonito and seaweed soup, it tastes good and different.

There is many sauces to choose from: original flavour, soy flavour, salty flavour, spicy flavour and etc. If this is your first time, original flavour is recommended!



Basic Information

・Name: たこ焼き道楽わなかWanaka Co., Ltd.
・Address: Chuo-ku, Osaka City, NambaSennichimae 11-19
・Nearest station: Nakajimakoen station, walking distance 8 minutes
・Operating hours: 10:00 – 23:00 (Monday to Friday) / 9:00 ~ 23:00 (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
・Shop Holidays: Open all year round
・Price: ¥ 400 to ¥ 999
・Official Website:

3. Kougaryuu 甲賀流

「甲賀流」is located at the American Village at Nishishinsaibash, it is very popular among children. The mayonnaise mesh takoyaki is the most famous here.

After 40 years of operations, there is 12 branches of Kougaryuu across the nation. The takoyaki here is really famous, the most popular and attractive is the one that is cooked with grapefruit vinegar and topped with a lot of spring onion -「ねぎポン」(“Negipon”).

For the past 40 years, it remains its signature mayonnaise mesh. Compared to the other takoyakis, the dough used here is softer, it taste unique with the mayonnaise mesh.

The 「ねぎポン」——perfect match of grapefruit vinegar and spring onions.




Basic Information

・Name: Kougaryuu
・Address: 2-18-4 Nishishinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka Osaka
・Nearest station: Shinsaibashi station – walking distance 5 minutes Namba station walking distance 7minutes 232 meters from Yotsubashi.
・Operating hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (Monday to Thursday) / 11:00 ~ 22:00 (Friday, Saturdays, and pre-holidays)
・Shop Holidays: Open all year round
・Price: ¥ 300 to ¥ 999
・Official Website:

4. たこ焼18番 (Takoyakijuuhachiban)

The most popular one here is 「たこ焼き18番」!
The takoyaki dough is added with delicious soup and milk, the ingredient contains a large amount of 天かす(fried tempura batter),octopus, red ginger and cherry shrimp, rich in content and taste very special.
Due to the milk, it gives a “creamy” taste, very smooth, and you can’t find the same taste in any other shop~ ladies will love this taste very much.



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Basic Information

・Name: たこ焼き 18番道頓堀店(Takoyakijuuhachiban)
・Address: Chuo-ku, Osaka 1-7-21 Dotonbori くいだおれビル(KuidaoreBuilding) 1F
・Nearest station: 331 meters from Osaka Namba station
・Operating hours: 11:00 – 21:30
・Shop Holidays: Open all year round
・Price: ¥ 360 to ¥ 999
・Official Website:

5. Takoyakikun

It has a cute name “Takoyakikun” is located within 15 seconds walking distance from above mentionedわなか (Wanaka).
The takoyaki includes a large amount of 天かす(fried tempura batter) and you can pick your own sauce too.
All the sauces here have white wine added into them, it tastes very thick. And the tempura’s crunchy texture will enhance the overall flavour. It is a must try!



Basic Information

・Name: たこやきくん
・Address: C10-13 Nanbasennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka
・Nearest station: Namba Station, exit no.2
・Operating hours: 11:00 – 21:00
・Shop Holidays: Every Tuesday
・Price: ¥ 288 to ¥ 999
・Official Website:

6. Hanadako (はなだこ)

Hanadakotakoyaki contains big chunks of octopus. It is soft inside out, this is the king of Osaka Tokoyaki!
The sauce is slightly sweet, but the taste is not too strong, so do you are not deprived of its takoyaki taste.
而Moreover, this is the first most popular and well-known ネギマヨ(Negimayo) . With a generous amount ofshallots, it is the perfect match with takoyaki.
The shopis located near the Hankyu Umeda Station, very easy and convenient to reach!





Basic Information

・Name: たこやきくん (Hanadako)
・Address: 9-16 Kakudacho Kita-ku Osaka
・Nearest station: Umeda station, walking distance 3 minutes, in the Shin-UmedaShokudogai, about 28 meters.
・Operating hours: 11:00 – 21:00
・Shop Holidays: Open all year round
・Price: ¥ 420 to ¥ 999
・Official Website: