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Seafood: Fugu (Blowfish)



Takoyasu Description

Takoyasu is a renowned restaurant that specializes in fugu cuisine, located in Osaka, Japan. With a history dating back to 1929, this establishment has been serving exquisite fugu dishes for generations. As you approach the restaurant, you'll notice a traditional noren curtain adorned with a depiction of a fugu fish, gently swaying in the breeze, welcoming guests to indulge in the allure of natural torafugu.

What sets Takoyasu apart is their commitment to using only the finest quality torafugu sourced from the East China Sea. The menu offers a variety of courses that allow diners to fully appreciate the unique flavors and textures of fugu. Each dish is meticulously prepared by skilled chefs who have inherited the traditions and techniques passed down from the restaurant's founder.

One of the highlights of dining at Takoyasu is the ever-changing size of the fugu fish, which adds an element of surprise to each visit. Depending on the season, you may encounter fugu weighing over 6 kilograms, resulting in a truly unforgettable culinary experience. The courses are expertly crafted, ensuring a perfect balance from start to finish, showcasing the sophistication and elegance of this longstanding establishment.

Step into the serene and refined ambiance of Takoyasu, where you can savor the authentic flavors of fugu in a traditional Japanese setting. Whether you choose the Teppi Course, the Kue Nabe Course, or the Hamo Nabe Course, each dish is a testament to the culinary mastery and hospitality of the third-generation chef, Koji Kimura. Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of fugu cuisine at Takoyasu, a true gem among Osaka's dining scene.

Takoyasu Overview


1-chōme-15-5 Yūnagi, Minato Ward, Osaka 552-0004


+81 (0) 6-6571-1525


5 minute walk from Asashiohashi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Takoyasu Reviews

Takoyasu Google Average Rating



Great service and food quality. The waitress was so friendly and spoke great English, and they explain how to eat every dish in English as well. It’s my first time trying Fugu and the fish they have are the large ones that are extra chewy, so the texture is kind of unexpected and interesting. The after meal dessert is crown melon from Shizuoka, worth usually 200-300 usually dollars for a whole melon, and is the softest and juiciest I’ve have ever.


Not cheap for sure, but worth a try. To be honest, sashimi tastes so so, but the hot-pot soup and porridge are really awesome.


This was my first time eating Fugu and I'm glad I went to this restaurant! The service was great and the food came quickly. I suggest you make a booking as the place is rather tiny.

The set menu costs ¥20'000 per person. Drinks are quite inexpensive. You can get side dishes which cost around ¥4000-5000 each. All up not cheap at all but since it's something I'll do only once in my life I'm glad I went there as you know the food is prepared with the highest attention and professionalism.

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