Osaka is the center of Japanese commerce! Everyone knows its many tourist attractions, like Tsutenkaku Tower, Abeno Harukas and Universal Studios Japan. Osaka is truly unique, and it's filled with so many eateries picking one may become a tough call. So, next time you head there for a date, pick one of these 13 recommended restaurants!
1. Umisuzume Umeda Branch
Umisuzume Umeda Branch is an izakaya with private rooms where you can enjoy chicken and live fish dishes. Their signature dishes are oshizushi (pressed sushi), scorched chicken legs, and a rare cutlet of tsuke-maguro (marinated bluefin tuna). The wooden interiors boast a Japanese-style modern design. Have a nice time with your special one surrounded by the warmth of wood interiors. The most recommended dishes are the [Young Chicken Karaage], the [Skewer Assortment], and other delicacies that go very well with alcoholic drinks. Plus, they have superb nabe (hot pot) options that will make the perfect subject for your photos to share on social media! Pick this one if you're planning a casual date.
Umisuzume Umeda Branch
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) Drinks L.O. 11:30 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk from Umeda Station / 2-minute walk from JR Osaka Station / 1 minute walk from Nishi-Umeda StationAddress
: 2F, Lei's Umeda, 2-1-21, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
2. Ginpei Kitashinchiten
At the Japanese restaurant Ginpei Kitashinchiten you can savor carefully selected seafood stocked from the fishing port of Wakayama Prefecture. You can pair your food with one of their countless sake available. Oozing out the true essence of Japan, the restaurant is perfect to have a relaxing date. Above all, don't miss their [Specialty Tai-meshi] (sea bream with rice). It's perfect if you're in the mood for a delicious iron pot delicacy. It's cooked with an original broth mainly made from dashi (stock) and kombu, enriched with fish head or fish pieces depending on the day. Alternatively, the [Sashimi Assortment] served with a selected soy sauce from Wakayama is super popular as well! Share this platter of premium fish from all over the country with your special one.
Open: [Weekdays/Saturdays/Day before holidays] Lunch 11:30-14:00 / Dinner 17:00-23:00
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. Cigar Bar Super nova Kitashinchi Branch
For your tranquil and refined date, pick [Cigar Bar Super nova Kitashinchi Branch]. It's a hideout for adults who like aged Cuban cigars. The modern interiors are complemented with a vintage-style bar counter. Here, have an [Invitación Mojito]. It's even won a grand prize at a mojito contest. You'll love its refreshing frozen texture and minty aroma. If you order the [Homemade Chocolate Assortment], you'll get an array of carefully selected products. They taste amazing with their cigars. Why not give it a shot to spice up your date?
Cigar Bar Super nova Kitashinchi Branch
: [Weekdays] 7:00 pm - 5:00 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 2:00 amClosed
: None (except for the beginning and end of the year)Average price
: 7,000 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from Kitashinchi Station / 5-minute walk from Umeda StationAddress
: 3F, Basara Bldg., 1-7-5, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
4. KAi Kitashinchi Branch
KAi Kitashinchi Branch is renowned as a hideaway for grownups. As you step inside, you'll find a vintage atmosphere ideal for a casual yet fancy date. Here, make sure to order the [Premium Wagyu Teppanyaki with Wasabi, Black Salt, and White Soy Sauce], cooked very simply so to bring out the authentic umami (Japanese savory taste) of the meat. It's made with Osaka's top-grade beef brand, called Naniwa Kuroushi, and it's grilled differently according to the meat quality. It's because the recipe is so simple, that you'll get to savor its original flavor, which makes this dish the most popular. This place is definitely recommended to couples that love meat.
KAi Kitashinchi Branch
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
*From 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm feel free to inquire by phone or online and they'll reply very quicklyClosed
*Open if the following Monday is a national holidayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPYAccess
: Access from Nishi-Umeda Station: from the South Gate, proceed straight in the underground passageway, take the [C60] exit and go right. It's inside Kitashinchi Hondori.Address
: B1F, FOODEAR Bldg., 1-3-23, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
5. Kitaichi Sakaba Umeda Branch
Kitaichi Sakaba Umeda Branch is an izakaya that offers delicious fresh seafood and has been featured countless times in the media! The interior is in perfect Japanese style. Soft lighting illuminates the tables, making the atmosphere perfect for couples. If you're both hungry for seafood, order the gorgeous [Yezo Course]! There's everything you could want from a seafood course: crab and daikon salad, 3-layer sashimi assortment, Kushiro octopus zangi (fried), ponzu-seasoned oysters directly delivered from Hakodate, and many more! Although, the course also includes meat dishes like grilled pork shoulder, so go for it if you want to savor delicious meat and fish to your heart's content!
Kitaichi Sakaba Umeda Branch
: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,800 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from Kitashinchi StationAddress
: 6F, Rei Kitashinchi, 1-5-18, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
Kokoya picks its ingredients after a thorough examination and prepares them so as to best bring out their natural flavor. Its Japanese dishes are all made with seasonal products directly stocked from Awaji Island. The modern Japanese interiors are made mainly of wood and create the perfect atmosphere for a classy date. Don't miss their [Awaji Beef Chuck Flap Steak] that is an incredibly tender and juicy cut of Awaji Beef. This is a great opportunity to savor steak made from chuck flap, which is a very small and rare cut. Once grilled, it's left to sit for a while so that the meat juices settle in, increasing the umami. It's recommended to season it simply with salt, wasabi, and a secret akegarashi sauce (made from malted rice and Japanese mustard).
: [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPYAccess
: Get off at Kitashinchi Station and walk 4 minutes. Take Yotsubashi Street heading south. Turn left at Dojima Avanza. It's on the 2nd floor of the building next to the National Motor Pool.Address
: 1-3-33, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
Stretch your legs and enjoy delicious food and drinks in the traditional Kyoto-style atmosphere of Takumi. It's super easy to access from Osaka Station! In its private rooms, each one with its own door, you'll be able to relax with your partner without even noticing the other customers. The most recommended item on the menu is the gorgeous [Splendid Alfonsino Seiro Nabe]! It's a seafood hot pot stew filled with plenty of tasty ingredients, and it's also the restaurant's specialty. Splendid alfonsino and other top-grade seafood are so beautifully arranged in the pot you'll want to take lots of photos! Aside from that, there are many other dishes for you to enjoy fresh fish, including the luxurious [Fresh Fish 5-kind Assortment].
: [Weekdays, Sunday] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
[Saturday] 4:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:30 am)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: 3,500 JPYAccess
: From Exit 11-21 of Kitashinchi Station, head south walking 10 minutes on the left, take the road in the south, turn right and you'll find the restaurant on the 3rd floor of Yoshitsugi building.Address
: 3F, Yoshitsugi Bldg., 1-5-23, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
8. Gaburi Osaka Umeda Branch
When you and your date are looking for a fancy place to indulge in meat dishes, head to Gaburi Osaka Umeda Branch! The menu contains lots of juicy and tasty meat delicacies you can have for a reasonable cost. The restaurant is equipped with private rooms, so you two will have all the privacy you need to enjoy your delicious meal. If you need a recommendation, order the [Bone-in Ribs Roast]! This meat dish reminds of a tomahawk, a type of Native American axe, with super heavy1 pound (450g) meat! Everything is perfect in this dish: the thickness, the umami, and the way it is grilled. You'll enjoy such an impressive sight!
Gaburi Osaka Umeda Branch
: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,980 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from [Osaka Station]Address
: 9F, LEI's Umeda, 2-1-21 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
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9. Nakanoya Lucua Osaka Branch
At Nakanoya Lucua Osaka Branch you'll be served fresh fish directly delivered from the production area every morning. With its modern design and wide interiors, this lovely Japanese restaurant is suitable for all sorts of customers. A dish you must definitely order is their luxurious [Sashimi Assortment], made with plenty of seasonal fish. Other than being extremely fresh, as it's directly stocked from the fishing port, it's also beautifully arranged! Despite its reasonable price, you'll get a super voluminous dish! It's perfectly fulfilling for a couple. Plus, you'll get a chance to savor rare fish you don't usually see in Osaka. Head here if you and your significant other like fish!
Nakanoya Lucua Osaka Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Only a few steps away from Umeda Station. It's about 60m from JR Osaka Station.
Address: 10F, Lucua, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
10. 29O Kitchen Umeda Osaka Ekimae Branch
29O Kitchen Umeda Osaka Ekimae Branch allows you to enjoy meat-based dishes in private rooms. The interiors recall those of a Balinese restaurant, so they're great for a couple looking for a place to eat and relax. If you're on date night, try the [Anniversary Course], which includes a 2-hour all-you-can-drink plan. It's a 7-dish set comprising an appetizer assortment, chicken pate, caesar salad, margherita pizza, and others. You can have them write anything you like on the dessert plate! Of course, there are also many other courses for regular dates.
29O Kitchen Umeda Osaka Ekimae Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:30 pm - 4:00 am (Food L.O. 3:00 am, Drinks L.O. 3:30 am)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY
All-you-can-drink plan start from 1,800 JPY (plus tax)Access
: 5-minute walk from Umeda Station. It's on the 1st floor underground of the building (Hakubasha Bldg. Part1) on the right of the entrance to Higashi-dori Shopping Street (east side of Shin-Mido Street).Address
: B1F, Hakubasha Bldg., 4-12, Dojima-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
11. Amana Umeda Branch
The skilled chef of Amana Umeda Branch makes incredible high-grade tempura. The careful selection of the ingredients together with the perfectly balanced batter create the ultimate tempura. There are private booths for 2 as well, so you can enjoy a relaxing dinner with your date. If you do, the ideal course to order is the [Rinka], which includes a 3-hour all-you-can-drink plan. Your table will be scattered with the best specialties of the restaurant: a 5-kind assortment of seasonal sashimi, roast beef with salad on the side, seared thick slices of beef tongue, and many more. Of course, you'll also get to taste their superb tempura.
Amana Umeda Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am) *Feel free to inquire if you're planning a banquet or private party for lunch.
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY Table charge 400 JPY / Service charge 10%Access
: 3-minute walk from Umeda Station / 3-minute walk from Higashi-Umeda Station / 5-minute walk from JR Osaka Station.Address
: 7F, Umeda Pal Bldg., 1-10, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
12. VOLTA Kitashinchi Branch
Super close to Kitashinchi Station, VOLTA boasts delicious wine and yoshoku (western-inspired cuisine) for grownups. There are so many dishes that will remind any Japanese of when they were little kids! The wine collection includes more than 100 different brands from all over the world. The interiors are designed like a western-style bar. The little lightbulbs hanging all over make the atmosphere so romantic! For your date, go for the [Course "For 2"]. The yoshoku specialist chef will do his best to treat you both with an array of beautiful and delicious dishes. The course is tailored to your budget, so what more could you ask for?
VOLTA Kitashinchi Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
[Saturday] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
[Sunday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Note: It's only open on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.Closed
: Irregular: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month *Open if the following Monday is a national holidayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk from the 11-5 West Exit of JR Kitashinchi StationAddress
: 1F, FOODEAR Bldg., 1-3-23, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
13. Amanoto Umeda Branch
With its fairytale-like blue, glowing aquariums and the stunning night view from its private rooms, Amanoto Umeda Branch is the place to go for a classy date with a special person. The several blue tanks with swimming fish inside create a romantic atmosphere that makes this restaurant unlike any other and perfect for a fantastic date night. The most recommended course is the [Premium Onami Course]. It's their specialty plan! Order it , and you two will get to enjoy a lot of seafood dishes, such as a creative salad with crab and vegetables, a 5-kind seasonal sashimi assortment, a tempura platter with red prawns and seasonal vegetables, and more!
Amanoto Umeda Branch
: [Weekdays, Sunday] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
[Saturday] 4:00 pm - 5:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,999 JPY Sea Bream Shabu-Shabu Nabe Course from 2,000 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk from Umeda Station / 2-minute walk from Higashi-Umeda StationAddress
: 6F, Hakubasha Bldg. Part 1, Dojima-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka MapMore Details
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.