11 Stylish Cafes in Nakazaki-cho

Publish-date: Feb 28 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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11 Stylish Cafes in Nakazaki-cho

Osaka's Nakazaki-cho, in Kita-ku, is a old-fashioned nostalgic area filled with restaurants that are hidden away, making this a very fun area to walk around and explore. In contrast to the area around Umeda Station undergoing redevelopment, many old houses remain here, and draw new life from the restaurants and cafes located within. The number of restaurants in this popular area have multiplied, and ranges from secret local spots to well-known destinations. Here are 11 of these stylish cafes in the Nakazaki area!

1. KOHOKU

1. KOHOKU
This restaurant and bar tucked away in a standalone building has an elegantly subdued atmosphere. The food here consists mainly of hearty, authentic, and delicious Italian cuisine that pairs well with their large selection of drinks. KOHOKU's courses include an all-you-can-drink option, and the course menu starts at 3,300 JPY, which is sure to satisfy. It’s the perfect choice for parties! Their drink menu features a wide range of cocktails, and is a hit with the guests! The [House Lasagna] is another popular choice, a dish made from scratch with the pasta sheets being boiled for each order. This spot is lively at lunchtime as well, as it offers options such as a set meal that changes daily, as well as many varieties of pasta!

KOHOKU

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: 1F, Tsuruno Bldg., 2-8, Tsuruno-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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2. Italian J'adore

2. Italian J'adore
Savor a meal at Italian J'adore in a setting designed to evoke a Mediterranean resort! The chef here crafts authentic Italian cuisine and previously worked at a top hotel. Dining here at lunchtime will allow you to enjoy a salad, bread, and a drink from the buffet, along with the main dish. There are even 8 to 10 delicious bread to choose from! Pancakes and French toast are offered at tea time, the perfect choice for chatting with friends and enjoying a refined afternoon. Also, be sure to get a seat on the terrace when the weather is good!

Italian J'adore

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tea time 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
[Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Closed 12/31 - 1/2
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Umeda Station, 7-minute walk from Higashi-Umeda Station, 10-minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: 1F, Asahi Plaza, 4-11, Tsuruno-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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3. Restaurant Olivier Le François

3. Restaurant Olivier Le François
This authentic French bistro is hidden away in Osaka's Nakazaki-cho area. The restaurant's exterior looks utterly Parisian, and even features a small moulin rouge (red windmill)! Be sure to order the [Bouillabaisse]. The regional soup from Marseilles uses stock made with fish scraps and contains many ingredients such as fresh lobster, sea bream, Japanese seabass, yellowback sea bream, scallops, mussels, and Asian hard clam. This generous-sized soup is bursting with umami (Japanese savory taste) and should be eaten with bread. Enjoy the superb cuisine while surrounded by the utterly French interior at Restaurant Olivier Le François!

Restaurant Olivier Le François

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch From 12:00 pm until sold out (1,400 JPY (plus tax)), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
*Can accommodate private events. Banquet course available.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY (Courses 3,500 JPY, banquet cuisine from 3,000 JPY) / [Lunch] 1,400 JPY (Includes appetizer, main dish, and bread. Diners can select their choices and create their own course)
Access: 2-minute walk heading northwest from Exit 4 of Nakazakicho Station.
Address: 1F, Eins Bldg., 1-8-24, Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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4. Diner Soragame

The owner here is a music lover, so relax and enjoy the delicious dish with carefully-chosen wine, shochu, or sake (Japanese alcohols) in good music. You are sure to get hooked on the delicious flavors of the original smoked creations here, which are lovingly prepared daily by the smoker. The popular recommendation here is smoked bacon! They are particular about their house-made bacon, which is made by steeping a large piece of pork belly, which is then dried before being smoked. This bacon pairs well with the quail tartare, and is simply addictive! Great thought has been put into choosing the antiques, small accessories, and furnishing of this spot as well, which, together with the laid back music in the background, create a relaxing atmosphere.

Diner Soragame

Open: Dinner 5:30 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am), Tea time 2:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Coop Nomura Umeda A Bldg., 4, Tsuruno-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Garakucha

Relax and enjoy a leisurely time at this tea house, where the sound of the water feature of the garden can be heard. This spot is located in an elegantly remodeled house from the Showa era, and it feels as though you are going to visit an old friend at their house when dining at Garakucha! Covered in a black sugar and ginger sauce, the handmade [Tofu Shiratama] (rice and tofu dumplings) is moderately sweet, and pairs well with any and all of the teas here. The handmade [Black Sesame Pudding], made with healthy ingredients and displaying the natural aromas and sweetness of sesame, is another popular choice! The teahouse atmosphere of the Showa era further enhances the flavors of your meal! Garakucha also offers rooms that are ideal for small gatherings with friends or club meetings.

Garakucha

Open: 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed: Thursday *May occasionally close on other days
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Address: 1-9-12, Nakazaki Nishi, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Tsudoiba Mitra

This free space and cafe is built in a remodeled row house which is 100 years old. The simplicity of the restaurant serves to highlight the Showa-style features of this old house. The menu is focused on diet-friendly options, a plus for health-conscious guests. Don't be misled by the word "diet," though - the portions here are hearty, and you are sure to be satisfied with the generous servings of vegetables. Savor a variety of flavors and aromas with these fresh, delicious dishes, whose gentle flavors will make you feel like you hit the reset button for your whole body! There is also a one-coin menu available here that is great value for money, and this casual, popular spot is a fun place to stop by even when dining alone!

Tsudoiba Mitra

Open: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Address: 4-1-20, Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Herb Cafe SORA

The herbs featured in the creations at Herb Cafe SORA are quite tangible, and this cafe offers an original blend herbal tea, personally made by the owner, made to be enjoyed by even those who never tried herbal tea. The [Vitamin Blend Herb Tea] is an excellent choice for anyone tired from work and daily chores, while the [Rose Flower Blend Herb Tea] is good for your skin especially. No matter what you are looking for, there's sure to be just the right tea for you here! This spot doesn't stop at drinks, though - salads, sandwiches, and cakes featuring a variety of herbs are also available!

Herb Cafe SORA

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday] 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Address: 13-19, Naniwa-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Creperie Stand Chandeleur

The authentic, unassuming crepes here are sure to satisfy any customer. Only the finest ingredients are used at Creperie Stand Chandeleur in the pursuit of truly delicious, authentic flavors. Some of these ingredients include French flour and the very best salt from France, made in the Guérandes salt marshes by one of a mere 220 licensed artisans, as well as special butter from Échiré, known as the "best butter in the world." Other crepes do not compare to these masterpieces! The menu changes every month, resulting in many limited-time choices featuring seasonal ingredients. You can also get take-out crepes, so you can enjoy these scrumptious crepes from the comfort of your own home!

Creperie Stand Chandeleur

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Address: 1F, Umeda Gate Tower, 1-9, Tsuruno-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. RICH GARDEN Umeda Nakazaki-cho Branch

RICH GARDEN has many delicious options such as pizza and steak, but their standout dishes are the 100% beef hamburgers. You have to try the [Bacon Cheese Burger] here, featuring thick-cut bacon and minced beef that is a sheer pleasure to sink your teeth into! The beers on offer here hail from around the world, including Japanese craft beers, and are the perfect accompaniment for your hamburger. Beer lovers are sure to love this place as well. The stylish cafe and bar interior makes it a popular spot for hosting parties!

RICH GARDEN Umeda Nakazaki-cho Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday] 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk fromm Nakazakicho Station
Address: 2-3-14, Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Brewpub Center Point

Enjoy Texas-style BBQ and fresh beer brewed in-house at Brewpub Center Point! This restaurant incorporates a small-scale brewery and serves the finished product in the restaurant! The undeniable star here is the [Brisket], a classic Texas barbeque option. This meat is well-seasoned with a secret spice blend, and then cooked for 8 - 10 hours, a lengthy process that results in meat so meltingly soft and moist that it would bring tears to your eyes! There are also usually 4 kinds of house beer available, all brewed on the premises, which pair phenomenally well with the food. You are guaranteed to love this combination!

Brewpub Center Point

Open: [Sunday, Saturday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Dinner 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Monday - Friday] Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 4-minute walk from Nakazakicho Station, 6-minute walk from Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station
Address: 2-5-8, Ukida, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Pizzeria da ciro

Savor homemade Italian cuisine at this pleasant pizzeria! The chef's creativity is on full display in the pasta and wood-fired pizza, two must-try items. The [Assortment of Neapolitan Appetizers] is also noteworthy, and incorporates many seasonal flavors and offers over 10 varieties of handmade appetizers. Start your meal with this, and you will gain a full understanding of the flavors and quality of the restaurant! Diners with special requirements will also be happy to know that this spot offers macrobiotic, vegan, and sugar-free options. Furthermore, the picturesque interior here depicts open skies and a blue sea, evoking an image of a trattoria found in the resorts of southern Italy.

Pizzeria da ciro

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Nakazakicho Station
Address: 101B, Prima Classe, 3-4-13, Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 31 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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