15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Publish-date: Feb 21 2018 Update-date: Apr 09 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

If you're visiting Osaka with your significant other, you'll most likely want to pick romantic eateries to enjoy a lovely date night. So, here is a list of classy restaurants and izakaya (Japanese pubs) that would be perfect for such an occasion!

1. Ginpei Hanare Branch (Kitashinchi)

1. Ginpei Hanare Branch (Kitashinchi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

The Hanare branch of Ginpei is a 3-minute walk from Kitashinchi Station, and just a short distance on foot from one of the main streets. The interior is decorated in a Japanese style, and there are only private rooms for you to relax in complete privacy. Here, you can taste Japanese dishes that have been carefully prepared with top-quality ingredients. For lunch, they offer set meals and mini courses, while for dinner, you can choose from 3 courses that change on a monthly basis. These courses will allow you to taste their classic [Tai Meshi] (sea bream with rice).

Ginpei Hanare Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Dojima Plaza Bldg., Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Ju (Shinsaibashi)

2. Ju (Shinsaibashi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

This is a quiet yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant with a black-themed interior. Here, other than grilled Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) that's been directly delivered from wholesalers across Japan, they also serve lots of original dishes. Among them, their [Golden Chateaubriand (100g for 6,800 JPY)] is definitely the best. Order this luxurious fillet sprinkled with gold dust to make your date night much more special.

Ju

Open: [Tuesday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Wednesday - Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Sunday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 7,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: Arche 11 Bldg., 1-10-35, Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. XEX WEST (Umeda)

3. XEX WEST (Umeda)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

This restaurant is on the top floor of Herbis Ent, which is just 1 minute on foot from Umeda Station. Within a single floor, you'll find an Italian restaurant, an authentic Japanese restaurant, and a bar, so there's basically everything you need for your date night - from a broad selection of food, to drinks to finish it off! For lunch, there is a 1,550 JPY buffet (1,750 JPY on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays). It allows you to stuff your belly with 6 different kinds of Neapolitan pizza baked in a stone oven, as well as 6 different kinds of authentic Italian pasta dishes.

XEX WEST

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Salvatore] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
[An] 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
[The BAR] 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
[Salvatore] 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[An] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[The BAR] 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Salvatore] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[An] 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[The BAR] 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)  Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
[Salvatore] 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[An] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[The BAR] 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
*Based on Herbis Plaza Ent's closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,900 JPY
Address: 7F, Herbis Ent, 2-2-22, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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4. Steak House Ohmi (Kyobashi)

4. Steak House Ohmi (Kyobashi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

You can find Steak House Ohmi on the 6th floor of Keihan Mall, which is a hotel building that's directly connected to Kyobashi Station. Starting with domestic Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) steak, they offer a lot of teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) dishes. In its black-and-wood-themed interior, you'll find both chic table seats and private rooms. If you're looking for a special experience, it is recommended to sit at the counter and enjoy the view of the chef preparing your food right in front of your eyes. They have dinner courses starting from 4,500 JPY, as well as plenty of à la carte dishes. Some courses need to be booked beforehand, so make sure to check their website before you go!

Steak House Ohmi

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:45 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
*Course meals are served until 8:45 pm
Closed: Based on Keihan Mall's closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: 6F, Keihan Mall, 2-1-38, Higashi Noda-machi, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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5. KITCHEN BAR Clutch (Shinsaibashi)

5. KITCHEN BAR Clutch (Shinsaibashi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

KITCHEN BAR Clutch is characterized by its modern design incorporating a huge mural made by an artist from Amerikamura. Here, you can enjoy carefully prepared duck dishes. Made with Kawachi-gamo (Kawachi duck), which has particularly tender flesh and refreshingly sweet fat, the restaurant's signature dish called [Kawachi-gamo no Aburi Steak (2,180 JPY)] will make you fall in love with it at first bite. Part of this place's charm lies in the fact that it's open until 6:00 am in the morning. For lunch, it offers some healthy options, such as [Kamo Sui Set Meal (800 JPY)].

KITCHEN BAR Clutch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Amemura Bldg., 2-9-18, Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Mesa Estación (Umeda)

6. Mesa Estación (Umeda)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Mesa Estación sits on the 8th floor of a building that's just a minute's walk from Umeda Station. It's a stylish restaurant with mosaic tiles and colorful furniture where you can enjoy tempura dishes. They make sure to enhance the good qualities of each ingredient by adjusting the thickness of the tempura batter and the frying time accordingly. Beautiful antique glass plates or Shigaraki ceramics (Shigaraki-yaki) are used to serve the results. They also have a rich menu of alcoholic drinks that go great with their tempura!

Mesa Estación

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: 8F, NU chayamachi, 10-12, Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Jyujyu (Shinsaibashi)

7. Jyujyu (Shinsaibashi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Jyujyu specializes in dishes made with gyu-tan (beef tongue). They only use domestic Wagyu, paying great attention to the freshness of the meat so that it can also be served raw for dishes like sashimi and yukhoe. You definitely need to try the irresistible masterpiece of their chef, the [Noko Tongue Stew (2,200 JPY)], which is served with a demi-glace sauce. The interior is classy, and they offer private rooms for 2 - 18 people.

Jyujyu

Open: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 9,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Heiwa Bldg., 2-7-11, Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Kisshan Kita Shinchi Branch (Kitashinchi)

8. Kisshan Kita Shinchi Branch (Kitashinchi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Relax at the white table seats or in the cozy private rooms of this luxurious restaurant. For beef alone, it boasts a rich menu of about 50 different dishes made with top brands of Kuroge Wagyu, such as Matsusaka beef and Saga beef. They purchase their cattle whole. You can have them as yakiniku, as well as in sukiyaki (hot pot stew) and shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) courses. Pair your meat with one of their countless premium wines, carefully selected from two different sellers. The quality of these wines are strictly controlled.

Kisshan Kita Shinchi Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Closed on December 31 and January 1 - 4
Average price: 7,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Foodear Bldg., 1-3-23, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Truffle Soba Watanabe (Kitashinchi)

9. Truffle Soba Watanabe (Kitashinchi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Aiming to offer "Japan's best-tasting soba", Truffle Soba Watanabe has 2 flagship products: truffles and soba (buckwheat noodles). When stocking buckwheat flour from various parts of Japan, like Hokkaido, the 2 main requirements are making sure that its in-season and its compatibility with truffle. If you're interested in trying this combination, order their original [Truffle Soba]. Buckwheat is the base for their drinks as well: they serve soba shochu (Japanese alcohol) with ice cubes made from frozen soba tea, as well as Eddu Silver - a type of whiskey that you won't find anywhere else. As you might guess, it's also made out of buckwheat!

Truffle Soba Watanabe

Open: 6:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Taniyasu Plaisir Bldg., 1-5-9, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Mogura (Kitashinchi)

10. Mogura (Kitashinchi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

If you're looking for an affordable meal for just the two of you, walk 1 minute from Kitashinchi Station to get to this easily accessible restaurant. Inside, there are private rooms that can seat from 2 - 30 people, so it is ideal for private moments. Their menu focuses on creative Japanese cuisine, and includes over 300 types of alcoholic drinks. They also have courses with an all-you-can-drink plan that start from 2,780 JPY.

Mogura

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,300 JPY
Address: 2F, Kissho Bldg., 1-5-23, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Zenan Umeda Kita Shinchi Branch (Osaka)

11. Zenan Umeda Kita Shinchi Branch (Osaka)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Another conveniently located restaurant is the Kitashinchi branch of Zenan Umeda Kita Shinchi, which is a 5-minute walk from Osaka Station. It's divided into all types and sizes of private rooms that can seat from 2 - 50 customers, and they're all quiet and cozy. Their specialty is in-season seafood that's been directly delivered from the market. Their highly recommended [Sengyo Plan (from 2,999 JPY for 6 dishes)] course allows you to have different seafood - such as maguro (tuna), blow fish, and splendid alfonsino - prepared as you like them.

Zenan Umeda Kita Shinchi Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
[Saturday] 4:00 pm - 5:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 4F, Rei Kita Shinchi, 1-5-18, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Anagoya Noresore Osaka Fukushima Branch (Fukushima)

12. Anagoya Noresore Osaka Fukushima Branch (Fukushima)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

This restaurant can be found in a renovated row house that's just a 2-minute walk away from Fukushima Station. Their concept is "to offer the flavors of Awaji Island (Awaji-shima)". Their specialty, the anago (conger eel), is carefully selected and served in many different ways, such as kabayaki, sashimi, tempura, sukiyaki, and shabu-shabu. It can be matched to sake (another type of Japanese alcohol) from Awaji Island (Awaji-shima), or other seasonal brands from other parts of Japan. They also offer a rich variety of wines and shochu.

Anagoya Noresore Osaka Fukushima Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 6,000 JPY
Address: 5-11-9, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Bintoku (Sakaihigashi)

13. Bintoku (Sakaihigashi)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Bintoku's roots date back to the Edo period (1603 - 1867), and they opened in Sakai Higashi on November 2017. The inside is decorated in a perfect Japanese style, and they provide lots of private rooms where you can stretch your legs and enjoy a relaxing meal. Their Japanese cuisine, faithful to tradition, consists of gozen (high-quality set meals) for lunch and gorgeous Kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea) for dinner. A great perk of this place is that, starting with their [Hyotan Course (4,000 JPY)], their Kaiseki cuisine are quite reasonably priced for their quality. Enjoy the epicurean 150-year-old cuisine of this historical restaurant.

Bintoku

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 1-1-23, Kita Hanadaguchi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Rozen (Umeda)

14. Rozen (Umeda)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

The main goal of this place is to entertain you with food. They serve lots of Japanese delicacies, starting from over 40 types of kushiyaki (skewers) that are grilled robatayaki-style (in front of diners' eyes). While their specialty is kushiyaki, you might also want to try dishes like their [Hotate no Amamiso Robatayaki], which is loved by most of their regular customers. It consists of meaty scallops that are grilled and seasoned with a garlic-based miso flavoring.

Rozen

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Address: 5F, Chayamachi UG Bldg., 2-28, Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Hachiko (Higashi-Umeda)

15. Hachiko (Higashi-Umeda)15 Restaurants and Izakaya in Osaka Recommended for a Perfect Date

Head to Hachiko if you want to taste traditional Japanese courses, such as Kaiseki and nabe (hot pot). All their ingredients are domestic and directly stocked through a unique supply route that guarantees freshness and seasonality. There are several courses available, but their [Tecchiri Isshiki (from 8,000 JPY)] is the most recommended one, as it showcases multiple methods of preparing and eating blow fish.

Hachiko

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) *May be closed until evening on some days. Please inquire by phone.
[Saturday] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 2-8-9, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Being 1 of the 2 metropolises of Japan, Osaka offers a huge variety of trendy spots to eat in. If you're visiting with your significant other or travelling on your honeymoon, spend a special evening at one of these restaurants!

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Feb 21 2018 Update-date: Apr 09 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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