Ganso Kushikatsu Daruma Honten

Japanese in Osaka

Daruma has branches around town, but for many Japanese a pilgrimage to the original shop in Shinsekai – opened in 1929 and said to be the birthplace of kushikatsu – is a necessary part of any visit to Osaka. There's room for maybe a dozen around the small counter. Start with the eight-piece assortment of perfectly crisp skewers.

There's a shop in Dōtombori, but the queue can be long.