Middle Eastern

Osaka's first authentic falafel restaurant serving a falafel set, rice bowl with salad and farafel, tortilla chips, etc. No longer using fish sauce as of Oct 2020. Open for dinner every day except Friday. Located 7 min from JR Tobushijyo station JR東部市場駅. Open Mon 11:00am-6:00pm, Thu 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-6:00pm.

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16 Reviews

First Review by Vegeiko


Points +902

21 Aug 2023


I found a small falafel stand on a street corner. Since I’m vegan, I told myself I could have a bite to eat and went in. I was incredibly shocked. The falafel was cooked to perfection, crunchy yet soft. The hummus was perfect, with the texture also being smooth and just so flavorful, along with hummus with tomato. I ended up ordering another plate, and didn’t regret it for a second. The price is also very good for the quality you’re getting. Overall, an incredible discovery which I hope to come back to soon!

Pros: Crunchy food, Great service, Amazing quality

Cons: None



Points +24

15 May 2023

Best falafel of my life

I had the best falafel sandwich of my life today at Gold Falafel. The falafel were huge, perfectly cooked, lightly crisp on the outside, fluffy, flavorful, and hot on the inside. Served with fresh greens, pieces of eggplant, and lightly browned sweet potato. I chose tahini dressing and fresh local pickles. The pita was fresh and warm, as warm as the welcome when we walked in the door.

Pros: Best falafel in the world, Friendly, Yummy

Cons: loved everything


Points +222

09 May 2023

Crunchy top falafel & mouthwatering donuts

We visited the restaurant twice since it was so delicious and the owner was so kind and welcoming! The salty donuts were mind-blowing 🙏

Pros: Big portions, Amazing falafel quality, The kindest restaurant owner in whole Osaka


Points +31

09 May 2023

Gold and delicious falafels

The pitas with falafels are amazing and really good, delicious small donuts also 🥲.

Pros: Welcoming, Well made, Generous


Points +114

18 Apr 2023

It tasted really well

It was not only falafel, it was authentic and good falafel.
The staff was also really kind hearted people!


Points +463

18 Feb 2023

Adorei os falafel

Fazia muito tempo que não comia falafel. Ótima variedade

Pros: Falafel saborosos, Ótima variedade

Cons: Difícil acesso.


Points +2848

12 Dec 2021

Very delicious! Great service

Great food, place, I love it! Everything was very reasonably priced. Definitely worth visiting for everyone who wants to eat some falāfil.


Points +148

16 Jan 2021


As the title says

Pros: Big falafel, Tasty, All vegan now

Cons: Bus needed to get there


Points +79

01 Nov 2020

Best falafel

I've eaten many falafels before, but couldn't expect eating my best one in Japan.
We took the garlic and soy milk yogurt ones, such a delight. We also tried their delicious donuts, you can't go wrong with the apple cinnamon flavor 😋
And finaly their homemade ginger ale and pineapple syrup which you have the option to drink with soda 😍
In brief, I highly recommend this place 😊


Points +293

01 Aug 2020

All vegan!

Just been there today and the nice lady told me everything is vegan now! So would give 5 stars if possible!

Super nice lady working there, speaks good English, food is fresh made, so it takes a bit longer but so worth it.
Good food and super cute shop!

Pros: All vegan, Fair price


Points +30

03 Jul 2020

Best falafel in Japan

This is a cute little falafel place in a residential area but I can assure you that it is worth the walk there/a detour. I was there in May and to be honest, had my best falafel in Japan. If I lived closer I would be a regular!

You get a good size of a falafel in pita bread for a good price. You can eat in (though not now during corona) or in a park next to the place. And the owner also offer home made mini donates that are super jummy

Pros: Small and cozy, Possible to eat there or Take away , Home made!

Cons: A bit off


Points +22

Mostly Veg
14 Jun 2020

Best falafel in town

Best falafel in town. Highly recommended.


Points +160

08 Feb 2019


Everything tasted really fresh and delicious. Very impressed that all the sauces were vegan. Highly recommend!


Points +62

22 May 2018

Amazing Falafel

This place does amazing falafel pittas and delicious home made chips (made to order) owner was super friendly. We tried to go back for a second time and it was closed so the owner came out and gave us 8 FREE vegan donuts as an apology for being closed it was so kind and they were really yummy.


Points +24

21 Nov 2017

Delicious food and lovely chef/owner

The falafel pita was seriously so good, and my boyfriend LOVED the mini doughnuts. We bought probably 8 to take home, and when we tried them we went back for more. Owner gave us some free extra doughnuts which was great.


Points +2797

25 Feb 2017

First Farafel in Osaka!

I love Indian and middle-eastern foods! They are so exotic and pleasant to my taste buds! I was so glad to find this place by chance from my vegan catoonist Natsumi's blog. The owner fell in love with Farafel in Germany and thought this amazing food is not yet well-known here in Japan, so he and she decided to introduce it here in Osaka! What a good decision!!

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