There are a million and one sushi joints in Japan, but picking the right one is always a challenge. While the majority of sushi there is relatively fresh and good quality, some exceed others by far. Without breaking the bank, what is a great sushi place in Osaka?

This was an unexpected, but wonderful find when I was in Osaka for a business trip. I was craving sushi and when you google sushi in Osaka (even in the area that I was staying at) there were too many to count. So I did the job for ya. Here is a great little hole-in-the-wall that has one of the best sushi experiences I’ve had in Osaka.

Junchan Sushi near the Dotonbori area is located in a central area with a ton of other restaurants surrounding it. If you walked by Junchan, you would never look twice with it’s discreet entrance. However, what they serve inside is anything but discreet, the sushi was the best I’ve had in Osaka.

The shrimp was succulent and had a great texture. I have become a shrimp fan

My two favorite fish to order. Tuna and Salmon = Melt in Your Mouth Goodness

My favorite for the night. The eel was fresh and the eel sauce wasn’t too sweet and didn’t cover the taste of the eel

We asked the Chef to serve up his recommendations

The squid was soft and not rubbery.

The pictures really do not do it justice, but trust me when I say this, this sushi place is absolutely delicious. When I went the first time, I just ordered my favorites (and a few of my colleague’s favorites as well) and they exceeded my expectations. Prior to this trip, I wasn’t the biggest fan of squid or shrimp but what they had was fresh and inviting. This isn’t the fanciest sushi place, but it certainly is full of good quality fish. You can also order the Chef’s choice (Omakase), whatever you decide, the food they serve will definitely be worth the visit. Satisfaction guaranteed.