The Umeda area is one of Osaka's leading commercial districts. It is also a battleground for restaurants and bars, and many are appropriate for events, parties and nights out with friends. This article introduces 10 restaurants in the Umeda area that are perfect for events. They are in easily accessible locations, and you can invite many guests. Each restaurant has its special features such as unique all-you-can-drink plans and fantastic night views. They all have so much to offer, so you may have a hard time picking one!
1. Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch
Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch, a popular restaurant in the Umeda area, offers shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) in single-size pots. The secret to its popularity is that each person gets their pot regardless of party size so that it can be enjoyed at their own pace. There are three courses appropriate for events and parties - [Deluxe Beef Loin Shabu-shabu Course], [Special Select Black Wagyu Shabu-shabu Course] (shabu-shabu of a type of high-quality beef), and [All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-shabu]. Of course, there are all-you-can-drink options as well. The restaurant can accommodate parties for up to 60 guests, so it is an excellent place for large events. It is a popular venue, so be sure to reserve early during the busy seasons.
Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch
: [Weekdays and Saturday] Normal hours: 11:00 - 05:00 (last order 04:30) / Lunch 11:00 - (last order 15:30) Lunch menu is available. (We also have a dinner menu available) [Sunday and national holidays] Normal hours: 16:00 - 23:00 (last order 22:30)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPYAccess
: A 2-minute walk from Nishi-Umeda station. A 7-minute walk from Osaka or Umeda stations.Address
: 2-1-15 Umeda , Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details Reservation
2. Ginpei Kitashinchiten
Ginpei Kitashinchiten is a restaurant where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine made with carefully selected ingredients and a wide range of sake (Japanese alcohol). The fresh fish is procured directly from Minoshima Fishing Port in Wakayama Prefecture, and the sashimi, in particular, is said to be outstanding. The recommended menu item is the [Sashimi Assortment]. The sashimi that is served on top of a bed of packed ice is enjoyed fresh with specially selected soy sauce and wasabi. There are seats at tables and horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table) appropriate for a variety of groups from large parties to a night out with a few friends. The party courses are all highly satisfying and come with sea bream rice and bottomless drinks. They are also perfect for business dinners, and workplace get-togethers.
Open: [Weekdays/Saturdays/Day before holidays] Lunch 11:30 am -2:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5 minute walk from Kitashinchi station.
Address: 1F Hatsune Building, 1-5-4 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
3. Teppanyaki & Wine KAi, Kitashinchi Branch
Teppanyaki & Wine KAi, Kitashinchi Branch is a restaurant that serves stylish teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) and other dishes that are a treat for both your eyes and your palate. The restaurant combines a cheery atmosphere with a sense of luxury, and is appropriate for various occasions. The after party-plan, which is ideal following a wedding reception and other events, is popular for its reasonable price of just 3,000 JPY per person including bottomless drinks. There are two large party rooms that are said to be the largest in the area - One with horigotatsu seating with a capacity of 38, and an annex that accommodates up to 60 guests. There are terrace seating and a cloakroom, and the restaurant will help with the planning of a variety of events, so it is perfect for parties and get-togethers.
Teppanyaki & Wine KAi, Kitashinchi Branch
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) *The phone line is not busy between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Online reservation will be easier after 5:00 pm.Closed
Open on Sunday if the following Monday is a National HolidayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPYAccess
: From Nishi-Umeda Station, exit through the South Ticket Gate, and walk straight along the underground passageway to the C60 Exit and turn right. The restaurant is on Kitashinchi Main Street.Address
: B1F, FOODEAR Bldg., 1-3-23, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
4. Sozaian Umeda Branch
Sozaian Umeda Branch is located on the 9th floor of a building, and is famous for its view of Umeda at night. There are 19 private rooms that are perfect for nights out and business dinners. The option that is particularly popular for groups is their 3-hour all-you-can-drink course with 8 items including smoked Kocha-duck, pasta, and more. It can be upgraded for 500 JPY per person. There are many more courses for parties and other events, so if you want to have a party in this stylish restaurant with a great view, be sure to reserve early.
Sozaian Umeda Branch
Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am) *10% service charge applies
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am) *10% service charge applies
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY *Courses with all-you-can-drink from 2,480 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Umeda Station
5. Kai Honten Kamosu
Kai Honten Kamosu is a restaurant where you can enjoy outstanding food and wine in a space that has the feel of a hideaway. It is in a convenient location within walking distance of three stations and is perfect for large parties. The restaurant has a modern Japanese atmosphere, resulting in a sophisticated space. There are private rooms of various sizes that can be used for everything from small dinner parties to large events. The most popular party course is the [Kamosu Course] (5,500 JPY), which comes with their ultra-premium all-you-can-drink option. The all-you-can-drink includes a staggering 27 sake labels and 10 types of wine, a content befitting its title of ultra premium all-you-can-drink.
Kai Honten Kamosu
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm *Cash only at lunchtime
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Exit C-80 of Nishi-Umeda StationAddress
: B1F, Dohama No.2 Bldg., 1-1-15, Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
6. Ginpei Annex Branch
Ginpei Annex Branch is located in an alley one street in from the main road. It is a Japanese restaurant with a feel like a hideaway. All its private rooms have horigotatsu seating, which is appropriate for relaxed parties and events. The recommended menu is the [Specialty Sea Bream Rice] with kombu (seaweed) stock as its base. Though it is lightly flavored, it has an incredibly deep taste. Dinner courses are designed around the sea bream rice. There are also all-you-can-drink plans that are recommended for large groups, parties, and welcome or farewell events.
Ginpei Annex Branch
: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pmClosed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 1F of Dojima Plaza Bldg., next to Hotel Elsereine OsakaAddress
: B1F, Dojima Plaza Bldg., 1-5-30, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
7. Jinosuke Umeda Chayamachi Branch
Jinosuke Umeda Chayamachi Branch is a restaurant on the 8th floor of the fashion building NU chayamachi in Umeda. It serves up original Japanese dishes starring Japanese yam from the foothills of Mt. Oyama in Kanagawa Prefecture. The restaurant is designed to resemble a Kyoto townhouse and consists primarily of cozy semi-private tatami rooms. Popular menu items include [Offal Hot Pot], [Beef Tongue], and [Seafood Dishes]. There are five different soups for the [Offal Hot Pot], so you can enjoy a different flavor each time you go. There are two courses for parties: the luxurious [Great Value and Luxurious Healthy Course] centered around Japanese yam and beef tongue, and the [Seasonal Large Plate Party Course with All-You-Can-Drink] where everyone can share the food that's served on large plates.
Jinosuke Umeda Chayamachi Branch
: Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)Closed
*In accordance with NU chayamachiAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,300 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from the Chayamachi Exit of Umeda Station. On the 8th floor of NU chayamachi.Address
: 8F, NU chayamachi, 10-12, Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
8. Kita Shinchi O Nabeya Main Branch
Kita Shinchi O Nabeya Main Branch is like a large stage that shows off all the great foods of Osaka, including the Kansai-style [Oden] (hot pot of various ingredients), [Motsu-ni] (simmered offals), and [Kushiage] (deep-fried skewers). It is always full with locals and tourists who come to experience their Osaka flavors. The secrets to the deliciousness of their simmered dishes are their special and splendid large pots, which are stunning to look at and create a sense of excitement. This restaurant has low counter seating and private rooms appropriate for drinks among small groups and business dinners. The private rooms are designed in the style of a Kyoto townhouse and are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the evening.
Kita Shinchi O Nabeya Main Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
[National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Kitashinchi Station. Enter the alley by Suehiro Main Branch and walk straight. It is on the right.
Address: 1-9-24, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Fukuya is a yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant and izakaya (Japanese pub) perfect for a special date or a party with friends around a grill. The private rooms that accommodate between 4 and 10 people are popular and recommended for nights out and business dinners. The most popular course for parties and events is the [Course with All-You-Can-Drink and Outstanding Grilled Food]. It is a great deal that includes 11 carefully selected meat cuts and bottomless drinks. You can add a birthday cake as an option, so it is also recommended for birthday parties. This is a restaurant to visit if you want something a bit more special than your usual get-together.
Open: [Saturday, National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Monday - Thursday] 5:30 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
[Friday] 5:30 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY *Courses with all-you-can-drink start from 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Kitashinchi Station
Address: 1-7-5, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
10. Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Building Branch
Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Building Branch is a restaurant on the 28th floor of a building where you can enjoy food and drinks with a view of the city at night from 100 meters up in the air. It is a rare restaurant that serves Tosa food, which is the regional cuisine of Kochi Prefecture and has private rooms that are perfect for business dinners, small parties, and nights out (note, however, that the private rooms do not have the nighttime views). [Ryoma Sarahachi Course] and [Shabu Shabu Hinoki Course] are some of their popular party courses. If you are going for a small business dinner or night out with just a few people, choose one of the tables from which you can see the lovely nightscape.
Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Building Branch
: [Monday - Thursday] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
*In accordance with Hankyu Grand Bldg.Average price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,300 JPYAccess
: Within a 10-minute walk of Higashi-Umeda Station and Nishi-Umeda StationAddress
: 28F, Hankyu Grand Bldg., 8-47, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.