15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

Publish-date: Oct 02 2018 Update-date: Nov 19 2018
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15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

Renowned as the city of "kuidaore" (eat till you drop), Osaka offers a wide range of gourmet spots. If you're not fluent in Japanese, a menu translation in your language can be a true life-saver for a carefree meal! Here are 15 delicious eateries with multilingual menus in Osaka.

1. Tofu and Osaka Cuisine Noritake Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Osaka-Uehommachi, Kaiseki)

1. Tofu and Osaka Cuisine Noritake Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Osaka-Uehommachi, Kaiseki)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

This place offers kaiseki (traditional Japanese course cuisine). In its atmospheric Japanese-style interior, you'll be served delicacies made with seasonal vegetables and seafood. One of the most popular courses is called [Moriga Tofu Course]. It comprises a series of healthy and colorful dishes made with tofu from a famous Kyoto shop called "Moriga," and it's an excellent option for vegetarians. In particular, in their [Hiyayakko] (cold tofu with various condiments), the flavor of soybeans combined with a mellow aroma creates a sophisticated sweetness, unlike anything you've tasted before. 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Tofu and Osaka Cuisine Noritake Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka, 6-1-55, Uehon-machi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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2. Izakaya Souna (Awaza, Japanese Cuisine)

2. Izakaya Souna (Awaza, Japanese Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

This izakaya offers seasonal cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. Since the owner took part in a research project on frozen and thawed foods, the freshness is beyond exceptional. That means that you can safely have [Raw Oysters] from the popular Horyomaru Suisan, or the super fresh [Nodoguro Yaki] (grilled rosy seabass). Another popular menu item is the [Atsugiri Tonkatsu], a thick pork cutlet cooked slowly at a low temperature. Of course, there's plenty of beverages, including delicious sake (a type of Japanese alcohol) varieties carefully selected by the owner himself. 
Menu available in; English

Izakaya Souna

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPY
Address: Room 104, La Moule Itachibori, 3-5-26, Itachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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3. Sumibi Yakiniku Tsurugyu (Nippombashi, Yakiniku)

3. Sumibi Yakiniku Tsurugyu (Nippombashi, Yakiniku)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

Tsurugyu is a yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant loved by many gourmands. They serve Tajima beef, a brand highly appreciated for the umami (Japanese savory taste) of its lean meat. The most recommended cut is the [Premium Loin]. It is beautifully marbled and has a fantastic melt-in-the-mouth texture. Here, you also get to savor the rare [Chuck Eye Steak], of which just 2kg is available per cow. Let them recommend you the wine that best matches with your food, as they have a wide offering. 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Sumibi Yakiniku Tsurugyu

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:15 pm)
Closed: Monday
*If it's a national holiday, it will be closed on Tuesday instead
Average price: 7,000 JPY
Address: 3-5-14, Kawaraya-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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4. Kuromon Hamato (Nippombashi, Japanese Cuisine)

4. Kuromon Hamato (Nippombashi, Japanese Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

This traditional restaurant that specializes in fugu (pufferfish) is located inside Kuromon Market, which is considered the "kitchen of Osaka." They source the finest quality marine products, including top-grade, domestic pufferfish. You can enjoy it in several ways: [Tessa] (thickly cut fugu sashimi), [Fugu Karaage] - wherein it's deep-fried in high-quality cooking oil or a classic like [Tecchiri] (hot pot). First-timers should order the [Hama], a course that has all of the delicacies mentioned above. There is also the [Kotsuzake] - sake boosted with the bones of fragrantly grilled fugu - which only restaurants that specialize in fugu can offer. Do give it a shot!
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Kuromon Hamato

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:45 pm)
Closed: None *Closed on January 1 - 3
Average price: 10,000 JPY
Address: 1-21-8, Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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5. Shin-Miura Osaka (Osaka, Japanese Cuisine)

5. Shin-Miura Osaka (Osaka, Japanese Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

Savor various types of poultry in this traditional restaurant that was established in 1929! Tiles and wood create a retro atmosphere, where you can savor yakitori (chicken skewers), chicken sashimi, and duck roast, to name a few. Especially popular is the [Mizudaki], a hot pot of bone-in chicken and vegetables cooked in a thick chicken soup. This soup is made by boiling chicken bones for 8 hours, creating enhanced umami and a collagen-rich creaminess. The menu comprises of seasonal dishes, rare alcoholic drinks, and carefully selected sake. 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Shin-Miura Osaka

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O.), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: Inside Takimi Koji, B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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6. Ura Namba Sakaba Uoden (Namba, Japanese Cuisine)

6. Ura Namba Sakaba Uoden (Namba, Japanese Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

You can reach this seafood restaurant in 2 minutes on foot from Namba Station. The chef visits 3 different markets every morning to buy the best products available. What's delivered to your table is a daily selection of carefully chosen seafood from all over. If you don't know what to order, you can taste and compare different fresh fish sashimi with the [Special Sashimi 6 Variety Assortment]. Also, don't miss their boiled delicacies, which are made with a fantastic dashi (broth). You can even have your favorite fish cooked as you like, such as grilled with salt or deep fried, by ordering the [Toretore Local Seasonal Fish].
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified)

Ura Namba Sakaba Uoden

Open: [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Sunday] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Monday - Thursday] 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: December 31, January 1
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Sennichimae Central 2nd Bldg., 9-17, Namba Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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7. One More (Namba, Bar)

7. One More (Namba, Bar)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

One More is a quiet bar and lounge. Inside, you can stretch your legs and let the owner treat you to his carefully selected drinks. From top-quality champagne to Californian wines, the lineup is endless. Yamazaki, Hibiki, Taketsuru, and many more Japanese whiskeys, as well as popular shochu (another type of alcohol) brands like Kannoko and Kaido, are just a few examples of what you can find there. If you go for the first time, you can get a 90-minute all-you-can-drink service, so rest assured that you won't get bad surprises on the bill. 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

One More

Open: From 8:00 pm
*Closes according to final reservation time
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
*Open for reservations on these days
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 8F, Nippo Soemon Eight, 5-11, Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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8. Shin Washoku Miyake (Osaka, Japanese Cuisine)

8. Shin Washoku Miyake (Osaka, Japanese Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

If you want to enjoy Japan's fantastic cuisine, try Shin Washoku Miyake, a restaurant inside the Umeda Sky Building. Here, you'll get to savor the flow of the seasons while looking at a lovely garden from a huge glass wall. The [Shokado Bento (reservation required)] comes highly recommended. It's a rectangular box with separated sections, stuffed with delicacies cooked in every traditional Japanese manner possible - sashimi, grilled, scorched, and fried! You'll be captivated not only by its deliciousness but also by how beautifully arranged it is!
Menu available in; English

Shin Washoku Miyake

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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9. Ching Ming Daimaru Umeda Branch (Osaka, Chinese Cuisine)

9. Ching Ming Daimaru Umeda Branch (Osaka, Chinese Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

This restaurant is easy to access because it's in a facility directly connected to Osaka Station. It offers authentic Chinese food in a casual atmosphere. Especially worth mentioning are their shark fin-based delicacies. In fact, here, you'll get to enjoy the luxurious flavor of dishes like the [Shark Fin Stew (around 60g)], in which a blue shark tail fin is stewed whole, or the [Shark Fin Gyoza], which are dumplings with a pleasantly chewy texture. You'll also find lots of alcoholic drinks, including wines and shaoxingjiu (Chinese alcohol made from rice or millet), that have been carefully selected by the restaurant's sommelier.
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Ching Ming Daimaru Umeda Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
*Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O.5:00 pm)
Closed: New Year's Day
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 14F, Daimaru Umeda, Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Store, 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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10. Ajikitcho Bunbuan (Hommachi, Kaiseki)

10. Ajikitcho Bunbuan (Hommachi, Kaiseki)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

Enjoy kaiseki in this Japanese restaurant with modern Japanese design and a tranquil atmosphere. The menu changes on a monthly basis to be able to offer you the best ingredients each season, just like how the early summer displays new green leaves. Starting from soups of seasonal seafood, you'll be served an array of stunningly arranged and sophisticated delicacies, as typical of Japan's food culture. If you're on a strict budget, drop by for lunch for reasonably priced kaiseki. 
Menu available in; English

Ajikitcho Bunbuan

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 18,000 JPY / [Lunch] 7,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Hommachi Garden City, Hon-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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11. PROSSIMO (Shinsaibashi, Italian Cuisine)

11. Prossimo (Shinsaibashi, Italian Cuisine)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

You'll feel at home in the casual atmosphere of this Italian restaurant. Their most popular dish is the [Homemade Ham Assortment]. Spices, citrus, and herbs are wisely combined with hams according to their different properties, resulting in an outstanding and very diverse tasting experience. Another must-eat is the [Charcoal-grilled Homemade Salsiccia Wrapped in Neck Meat (100g)], served with a well-balanced sauce of seasonal fruit, pork bones, and red wine. The combination of herbs and charcoal smells fantastic, and the arrangement on the plate is gorgeous. 
Menu available in; English

PROSSIMO

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: B1F, 1-12-14, Higashi-Shinbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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12. Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Steak Miyazaki-kan (Shinsaibashi, Teppanyaki)

12. Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Steak Miyazaki-kan (Shinsaibashi, Teppanyaki)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

This place is directly managed by a manufacturing and sales company of Miyazaki beef, one of the highest quality brands of Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). Appreciated for its melting texture and rich umami, Miyazaki beef tenderloin, loin, and lean meat are all delicious. Don't forget to order one of the restaurant's many wines that match divinely with the superb fat of the beef. You may also like their teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) foie gras and fresh seafood-based dishes. Come for lunch if you want to enjoy a high-class meal at a reasonable price!
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Steak Miyazaki-kan

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
*Lunch is from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: None
*Lunch service will be stopped on August 11 - 16
Average price: 10,000 JPY
Address: 1F, IS Bldg., 2-1-32, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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13. Kappa Ramen Honpo Sennichimae Branch (Namba, Ramen)

13. Kappa Ramen Honpo Sennichimae Branch (Namba, Ramen)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

This is the main branch of a ramen restaurant chain with 27 locations, most of which are located in Osaka. Their ramen's main feature is the soup, prepared by meticulously boiling pork bones of the same type for as long as 8 hours, resulting in a rich yet not too pronounced flavor. [Kappa Ramen] is their flagship item. You can choose from 3 different versions: the [Koime] (strong) soup is enriched by sweet lard, the [Assarime] (light) contains a seafood-flavored oil, and there's even a spicy one for the bravest! 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified)

Kappa Ramen Honpo Sennichimae Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, IS Bldg., 2-1-32, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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14. Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch (Shinsaibashi, Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

14. Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch (Shinsaibashi, Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

You're going to love this well-established shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) spot. Their course meals can meet any need: from convenient all-you-can-eat plans to pricy courses starring Kobe beef and other high-ranked Kuroge Wagyu. There are also a-la-carte dishes, such as the unmissable [Kumamoto Fresh Horse Sashimi]. With both individual seats and private rooms, the restaurant can accommodate all numbers of customers. 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified)

Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
*Lunch is from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
*Closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Address: 2-1-15, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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15. Yakiniku Rikimaru Umeda Ohatsu Tenjin Branch (Higashi-Umeda, Yakiniku)

15. Yakiniku Rikimaru Umeda Ohatsu Tenjin Branch (Higashi-Umeda, Yakiniku)15 Recommended Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

In this yakiniku restaurant, you can find a huge all-you-can-eat plan that includes 100 items. Their yakiniku menu offers a rich variety of high-quality beef, chicken, and pork cuts, such as their favorite dishes like loin steak and thickly cut steak. If you're struggling to make a decision, you can taste the most popular items altogether with their [Assortment]. The drinks menu is equally varied, with 70 different options. As for the atmosphere inside, it's lively and cozy, making this restaurant suitable for families as well. 
Menu available in; English, Chinese (Simplified)

Yakiniku Rikimaru Umeda Ohatsu Tenjin Branch

Open: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Sun Plaza Sonezaki Bldg., 2-8-12, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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What's your favorite restaurant on the list? Read it carefully and go enjoy local food while you're in Osaka!

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Publish-date: Oct 02 2018 Update-date: Nov 19 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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