G20 Osaka Summit

Enjoying the Food Culture of Osaka, Kansai, and Japan at the “Live Kitchen”

“Live Kitchen,” located adjacent to the Dining Area in the IMC, is an exciting “performance kitchen” where visitors can see cuisine unique to Osaka and the Kansai area, as well as to Japan, prepared right in front of their eyes.

Known as "Japan's Kitchen," Osaka has a rich food culture, as you would expect of a city that even has a special word meaning to ruin oneself by dining too extravagantly. We have set up a variety of food stalls in the LIVE KITCHEN area, offering you to drop by casually and enjoy authentic Osaka and Kansai food as you wander. You can also find specialty foods from disaster affected areas including sea urchin and sea squirts, soft-serve ice cream, and other tasty treats.

Enjoying the Food Culture of Osaka, Kansai,  and Japan at the “Live Kitchen”
TAKOYAKI

TAKOYAKI

One of the must-try foods of Osaka. Easily eaten as a snack, and bite-sized too.

OKONOMIYAKI

OKONOMIYAKI

The representative Konamon dish made with a base of flour and cabbage. You can add meat, sea food or any other ingredients. At some restaurants, you can grill it yourself.

KUSHI-KATSU

KUSHI-KATSU

Kushi-katsu is deep fried meat, vegetables and more. This Osaka comfort food is a staple with its renowned taste and reasonable price.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Made in Japan

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Made in Japan

Japan’s alcoholic beverages have created quite a splash on the global scene, even winning international awards. Exports have hit record highs for 7 consecutive years, with 2018’s value totaling 61.8 billion yen.
Japan produces a distinctive array of spirits, from the traditional sake rice wine, shochu (typically made from sweet potatoes) and awamori (from Okinawa) to wine, beer, whisky, gin and plum wine.

SOBAMESHI

SOBAMESHI

Kansai natives enjoy mixing and matching their carbohydrates, combining noodles and rice in the same dish. Sobameshi (buckwheat noodles + rice) emerged from this unique food culture and remains a Kansai favorite.

UDON/RAMEN NOODLES

UDON/RAMEN NOODLES

Delectable Kansai-style udon and Kyoto-style ramen noodles, made here in Osaka, the best place to enjoy flavorful and aromatic dashi soup stock.

SNACKS

SNACKS

The Snack Kitchen offers finger foods made from ingredients sourced in disaster recovery areas as well as right here in the Kansai region. Feel free to munch on your favorite snack while viewing the various displays in the Exhibition Space.

CANNED FOODS

CANNED FOODS

Get to know Japan’s eclectic canned food culture. Enjoy various tasty treats from around Japan, including canned Miyagi oysters and other delicacies from disaster recovery areas, in the canned food tasting corner.

SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM

SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM

Soft serve ice cream is frozen at -5 ℃ to -7 ℃, which prevents it from hardening like ice cream. With fewer and smaller ice crystals, soft serve ice cream is known for its smooth, pleasing consistency and fresh sensation.