Kuromon Market
Kuromon Market
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • SeLiNa141
    Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nostalgic little cafe outside Kuromon Market
    We reached there about 8am-ish when most of the shops were still setting up. We found this little nostalgic coffee shop, just outside the market, off the main street. (See photo for its name.) It was like travel back in time once we stepped into the cafe. It serves very, very affordable simple breakfast: a drink, an hard-boiled egg and a slice of toast for 160 yen. The coffee were made in a round bottom flask from the last century! It was just nice before we went for more adventurous food in the Kuromon Market.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Ross H
    Barcelona, Spain77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Visit
    I visited Kuromon market on a Monday lunchtime. I really enjoyed my visit. It was a lot of fun with a lot of restaurants and shops selling fresh seafood .. fish, pranwns, massive oysters and sushi including puffer fish. I found a small family stall at the very end and bought some sea urchin (uni) that was lovely and reasonable. This market is a genuine local market and in my view is a must visit when in Osaka.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 10, 2023
  • alohatripper
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,711 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pricier than Nishiki Market
    This seafood market is more well-known to Osaka visitors than Nishiki Market where I ate raw oysters and then a ramen lunch. Glad we did what tourists do at these wet markets. From all indications, the prices are higher. My 500 yen raw oyster at Nishiki is 900 yen here -- same size. After a while, they tend to look alike.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 11, 2023
  • ZenDark30
    Portland, Oregon4,292 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feast of Seafood
    Go hungry and leave satiated. A seafood lovers paradise, this market has foot long crab legs, palm sized scallops, perfect persimmons and so much more. That said, we feasted with our eyes as we had recently eaten. Vendors hawk their goods in a friendly voice and are liberal with samples to lure you in. Be prepared to spend an hour or so taking everything in.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 15, 2023
  • Paul
    Singapore, Singapore211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast sea of stalls selling seafoods
    This is a must go attraction in Osaka. There are many stalls selling different varieties of seafood. Go with an empty tummy for your breakfast there. You need to go early in order to avoid the crowd. You can also ordered it and eat it inside the shop for some of them. Most of them do accept visa/mastercard payments though some still accept cash only.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place to shop for local food and fresh seafood!
    If you like to buy, eat or see fresh seafood or local food and yet at a more reasonable prices (than supermarkets), probably this is the place to come. There are many shops selling these foods throughout the market and you can even buy them and get the shop to cook for you instantly to eat on the spot! It's a good place to visit to get to learn and experience locals' lifestyle and culture and there were so much to see, shop, and eat. In our recent revisit to Osaka, we came back to this market! And it was around 5pm when we arrived and the market was still very crowded, although a number of shops had ceased operations for the day. Many locals, rushed here to get their groceries home while tourists came here to sightsee and shop. We bought quite a number of items here (fresh fruits and bento sets) and walked about 5mins to Nipponbashi metro station to take the train back to Umeda where our hotel was located. It was a fun and interesting shopping experience here!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Emma C
    Godalming, United Kingdom3,059 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go Hungry
    Kuromon Market is like Nishiki in Kyoto but much bigger! You can get everything here from fresh fruit, seafood, and steak to takoyaki, roasted chestnuts (seasonal offering), and sweet potato crisps. It was a little more expensive than other markets we visited but it wasn't bad. If in Osaka, we'll definitely visit again.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 21, 2023
  • Merryheart
    Singapore, Singapore6,610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seafood lovers paradise
    This is a must go for seafood lovers. There are many stalls selling fresh & high quality seafood like otoro, kamatoro, Chutoro tuna cuts, gigantic scallops, fugu fish, sea urchin, oyster etc. offering the best ingredients we get in a sushi restaurant. One can select different preparations of either sashimi, sushi or grill. The market closes at 2pm so it is advisable to go in the morning to get fresher selections.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2024
  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia776 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you Like Seafodd a Good Stop
    We really enjoyed strolling through these markets. We arrive at 7:40 so about 20 minutes prior to most stall holders operating, but that was good we looked at what was on offer then went back through at 8am stopped and tried the ottoro which was not cheap but delicious. Then tried another stall sat down and had Eel on rice and squid on a stick. It was lovely not packed like the markets in Tokyo where it was soo busy that it was scary. If you like seafood markets and trying what is on offer this is a good place.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark5,521 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy an Exciting Street Food Lunch Here (Including the World's Most Poisonous Fish!)
    Whether you're into fish, meat, veggies, fruits, or sweets, you can find it all on Osaka's famous food street. So, the recommendation from here is to stroll from food stall to food stall and grab a bite wherever looks the most delicious to you. By the time you reach the end of the street, you'll surely be full. Among other things, you can buy skewers with the world's most poisonous fish, the fugu fish, at one of the stalls. If it's cleaned and prepared properly, you'll survive. In my opinion, fugu tastes a bit like sea bass - excellent, not sensational, but always exciting. Exciting street food is one of the reasons you came to Osaka, isn't it?
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 16, 2024
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Jason Wyngrade
62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This "market" is really just a short street with small shops that would be similar in nature to what you would find in an American strip mall - only Japanese.
Some reviewers have said the people were friendly and a few of them were, mostly the older shop owners who weren't so interested in getting your money. But there were plenty of rude or condescending shop keepers too. And plenty of locals who clearly didn't want you there.
I would chalk up the rudeness of the locals mostly to the fact that I am a really big guy and the street was crowded at that time and I frequently found myself in someone's way - but that is because they knew exactly what they wanted, where to get it and were in a hurry to buy and leave, I was a tourist window shopping.
You can find anything from the cheapest trinkets all the way up to expensive fashion on this street, so be prepared for a variety of situations and kinds of people.
Written March 13, 2020
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Priscilla T
Union City, CA756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We came late February when there was already a huge drop in tourist in Japan. For us, it was a great thing because the market was not busy at all during lunch hour and we did not have to dodge crowd.

It is a block of roofed strip mall near Nippombashi station, very short walk.

Shopkeepers were eager to offer samples and there were plenty of hand sanitizer stations around for us to use. We had takoyaki, warm soy milk, unagi kabayaki, etc. There are plenty of souvenir shops, from skin-care products to local crafts, at a large price range. One can spend a whole afternoon here just browsing the wares offered.

Some store does not take credit cards, so be prepared to come with some small bills.

If street food is what you desire, and you are hitting up Kyoto as well, I think Nishiki Market in Kyoto gives better food options.
Written March 15, 2020
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If you like to buy, eat or see fresh seafood or local food and yet at a more reasonable prices (than supermarkets), probably this is the place to come. There are many shops selling these foods throughout the market and you can even buy them and get the shop to cook for you instantly to eat on the spot!

It's a good place to visit to get to learn and experience locals' lifestyle and culture and there were so much to see, shop, and eat. In our recent revisit to Osaka, we came back to this market!

And it was around 5pm when we arrived and the market was still very crowded, although a number of shops had ceased operations for the day. Many locals, rushed here to get their groceries home while tourists came here to sightsee and shop.

We bought quite a number of items here (fresh fruits and bento sets) and walked about 5mins to Nipponbashi metro station to take the train back to Umeda where our hotel was located.

It was a fun and interesting shopping experience here!
Written December 15, 2023
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Brian T
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Stay away from Kuromon market. It's changed since my last time there in 2019 and now it's mostly owned by Chinese who jacked up the prices for tourists. Local Japanese will never shop there and If you want high prices then be my guest but I'll never go again
Written January 23, 2024
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Adcye
Malaysia590 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Be wary of the seafood shops you choose - I randomly walked in this restaurant (receipt attached)
They display big seafood items on the entrance. I ordered 2 scallops (singles) - but was served 2 small tiny ones instead.
The crab miso was also a disappointment- what was on display was much more than a thin layer of miso in the shell.
Complained but they just feigned pretense.
Written November 1, 2023
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Sia65
Singapore, Singapore736 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Interesting place to visit but 2 shops we tried had really awful and expensive seafood. The seafood was also not fresh. Better off eating at sushi conveyor restaurants. At one of the shops, one piece of unagi on egg omelette cost ¥1,000 and it wasn’t even tasty.
Written April 9, 2023
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SeLiNa141
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We reached there about 8am-ish when most of the shops were still setting up.

We found this little nostalgic coffee shop, just outside the market, off the main street. (See photo for its name.) It was like travel back in time once we stepped into the cafe.

It serves very, very affordable simple breakfast: a drink, an hard-boiled egg and a slice of toast for 160 yen. The coffee were made in a round bottom flask from the last century!

It was just nice before we went for more adventurous food in the Kuromon Market.
Written August 1, 2023
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BC_Sydney
Lindfield, Australia106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Been going back every time we're in Osaka, however over the years and perhaps due to COVID, we've noticed a drop in quality while an increase in prices. It is unfortunate. Good news is the shop at the end of the ally that has superb ice cream is still in business, never knew the name, but know how to get there. We either have the black sesame or green tea and the flavours are all still there - not compromising on ingredients and quality, which is why we really enjoyed traveling through Japan pre-COVID. Unfortunately I can't say that this is still the case based on our most recent visit.
Written November 13, 2022
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Paul
Singapore, Singapore211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a must go attraction in Osaka. There are many stalls selling different varieties of seafood. Go with an empty tummy for your breakfast there. You need to go early in order to avoid the crowd. You can also ordered it and eat it inside the shop for some of them. Most of them do accept visa/mastercard payments though some still accept cash only.
Written November 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PriscillaF
Perth, Australia1,900 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I had read that this market was worth the adventure. I did eat a lovely Japanese pancake here although overall would not suggest anyone go out of their way to get to this market. The seafood is quite over priced and I have found better prices and just as fresh quality elsewhere. Would I recommend, to be honest not really. It’s ok but nothing to rave about.
Written April 6, 2023
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