30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori

Publish-date: Dec 20 2018 Update-date: Dec 31 2018
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30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori

There are many sights to see in Osaka's Shinsaibashi, Nanba, and Dotonbori areas, not to mention many restaurants as well! Here are 30 spots in these areas that are perfect for taking a break from sightseeing or getting lunch.

1. Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Steak Miyazaki-kan (Shinsaibashi / Teppanyaki)

1. Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Steak Miyazaki-kan (Shinsaibashi / Teppanyaki)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Diners here can sample the flavors of Miyazaki beef, the very pinnacle of Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) brands! Miyazaki beef has been victorious 2 times running in the "Wagyu Olympics" (Japanese National Wagyu Beef Competition), held every 5 years. This restaurant offers a [Lunchtime Special Course] (from 3,800 JPY) that allows diners to experience Miyazaki beef's signature melt-in-your-mouth quality and superior umami (Japanese savory taste) for a reasonable price! The 3 varieties of steak included are lean beef, loin, and tenderloin, and diners may also choose from sizes of 100g, 150g, or 200g, making this dish customizable depending on what and how much an individual wants to eat.

Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Steak Miyazaki-kan

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (last order 10:00 pm) open for business as usual over the New Year period / lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: From Midosuji Line Exit 6, a 3-minute walk to the east on Europe Street.
Address: 1F IS Building, 2-1-32 Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Chuo-ku, Osaka (Map)
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2. Lumiere (Shinsaibashi / French Cuisine)

2. Lumiere (Shinsaibashi / French Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Lumiere's food is based on the theme of "vegetable gourmet." The dishes may focus mainly on vegetables, but diners will certainly not feel that anything is missing while enjoying this healthy French cuisine. This famous restaurant has been awarded a star for 7 years in a row, but the prices are still quite reasonable, such as the [Healthy Lunch Course] (3,500 JPY (plus tax)), which includes 3 dishes, as well as bread, dessert, and a drink! This artfully-made food is picture-perfect and abounds with beautifully fresh colors. Simply watching the food being brought out will bring an unbidden smile to your face!
*There is a 10% service charge

Lumiere

Open: [Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Sunday, Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 7,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station (Midosuji Line). Right out of South number 8 exit from the Crysta Nagahori parking lot.
Address: 3F Unagidani Block, 1-19-15 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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3. Tabiji Kitchen (Yotsubashi / Cafe)

3. Tabiji Kitchen (Yotsubashi / Cafe)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
The weekday lunch menu changes every week at this cafe-style restaurant where diners can sample cuisine from 5 different countries! You will feel like you are taking a trip and sampling the local cuisine when trying dishes like the Portuguese [Spicy Chicken] (1,200 JPY) or Brazilian [Feijoada] (980 JPY), a stew of pork, beef, sausage, bacon, and beans. Of course, prices do vary depending on the dish, but generally, options start at an inexpensive 880 JPY.

Tabiji Kitchen

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
[Sunday] 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Yotsubashi station no. 6 exit on subway Yotsubashi Line.
Address: 1F and 2F, 1-14-20, Kita Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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4. Hormone Yakiniku Shichifuku Namba Branch (Namba / Yakiniku)

4. Hormone Yakiniku Shichifuku Namba Branch (Namba / Yakiniku)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Just looking at the picture tells you how hearty and impressive the meals are here! This restaurant's most famous dish is the [Harami-don] (890 JPY), a donburi (rice bowl dish) heaped with tender outside skirt steak. You are guaranteed to be satisfied by this option, which comes with meat coated in delicious tare (sauce), egg, and a large helping of vegetables. Furthermore, there is a [Large Rice + Double Meat Mega-mori] (1,650 JPY), especially for hungry diners!

Hormone Yakiniku Shichifuku Namba branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit No.12 of Namba Station on Subway Midosuji Line
Address: 1F/2F, Torikan Bldg., 4-2-8, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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5. Teppan Steak Atout (Shinsaibashi / Teppanyaki)

5. Teppan Steak Atout (Shinsaibashi / Teppanyaki)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This high-end restaurant specializes in teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on iron griddle) dishes using primarily Kuroge Wagyu beef from Kyushu and offers mainly course options in the evening. You can also enjoy teppanyaki at lunchtime here, though, which includes a performance by the chef as they cut up the meat! The [Yanbaru Agu Pork Steak Lunch] (1,100 JPY) is highly recommended, and features deliciously smooth, rich, and fatty Agu pork! This meat is cooked just right, resulting in a piece of pork that is both tender and juicy while also boasting the wonderful seared exterior that is signature of teppanyaki. Soup, salad, and rice come with this set.

Teppan Steak Atout

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: Two minute walk from exit #5 from Shinsaibashi Station on the Midosuji Line, on the second floor of the Nippo Promenade Shinsaibashi building on the road side.
Address: Nippo Promenade Bldg., 1-19-8 Higashi Shinsaibashi , Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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6. Meijiken (Shinsaibashi / Western Cuisine)

6. Meijiken (Shinsaibashi / Western Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Meijiken has been in business for 92 years, and its unchanging flavors have won it a loyal fan base. The [Skewer Set with Soup and Rice] (930 JPY) includes a fried skewer made with round steak, as well as a cream croquette skewer containing shrimp and macaroni. The crisply-fried batter is a pleasure to bite into, and the beef skewer is full of meaty umami. The cream croquette has a deep, rich flavor, and its soft, creamy interior forms a pleasant contrast with the crisp exterior.

Meijiken

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (last order at 9:30 pm) (closed on weekdays from 3:50 pm- 5:00 pm) Lunch from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; lunch menu changes daily.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPY
Access: From Shinsaibashi, walk south along Shinsaibashi Suji Shopping Arcade. Turn left at the south east of Daimaru and you will see it 70 metres ahead.
Address: 1-5-32 Shinsai Bashi Suji , Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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7. fine diner & salon bar 7-NANA- (Shinsaibashi / Italian Cuisine)

7. fine diner & salon bar 7-NANA- (Shinsaibashi / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
There are a-la-carte items offered here, but the [Premium Lunch Set] (1,680 JPY) is an unbeatable deal, including an appetizer, pasta, a main dish (with bread or rice), dessert, and a drink! The price may be low, but this authentic lunch course still offers diners a variety of pasta and main dish options to choose from. 
This restaurant's welcoming atmosphere is another secret to its success, as they also offer a [Kid's Hamburg Steak] (800 JPY), specially made for the smaller diners here. The stylish interior design is based on a "modern safari" style, and the casual atmosphere is the perfect setting for a relaxing meal.

fine diner & salon bar 7-NANA-

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Saturday,Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:00 pm)
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Shinsaibashi Station on Osaka Municipal Subway lines. Go west from No. 3 exit. Located in the 10th floor in Raster On Shinsaibashi.    
Address: 10F, Raster On Shinsaibashi, 4-5-8, Minami-Semba, Chuo-ku, Shinsaibashi, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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8. Naniwa Kappo Kigawa (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)

8. Naniwa Kappo Kigawa (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
The chef here, the second in the restaurant's 50-year history, trained in French cuisine in order to expand their cooking skills. The methods used to prepare the food at Naniwa Kappo Kigawa are by no means limited to Japanese cooking techniques, as the goal here is to simply make food that diners will find delicious.
For example, hamo (daggertooth pike conger), a summer ingredient in the Kansai region, is used in the [Hamo Consommé - Grilled Hamo and Yuba-Wrapped Kuruma Prawn]. This consommé soup is made with dashi (broth) from hamo backbone, which is combined with aromatic grilled hamo, shinjo (fish balls), and soft Kuruma prawn in a single bowl, and then garnished with dill. Dishes like this showcase the chef's bold fusion of French and Japanese cuisines, a feat that has drawn even other famous chefs to this location to sample the food. But why go here in the evening when you can relax and enjoy the [Hana Course] (5,500 JPY (plus tax)) at lunchtime?

Naniwa Kappo Kigawa

Open: Lunch 11:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Dinner 5:00 P.M.-9:30 P.M. (Tuesday-Sunday, holidays, the days before holidays)
Closed: Mondays
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Namba Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line
Address: Dotonbori 1-7-7, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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9. Trattoria ALBERO (Sakuragawa / Italian Cuisine)

9. Trattoria ALBERO (Sakuragawa / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Trattoria ALBERO is popular for its lunchtime pasta and pizza, as well as its salad bar! If you order the [Pasta Set] (1,000 JPY) or [Pizza Set] (1,200 JPY), you can also help yourself to the salad bar, offering over 10 varieties of vegetables! The colorful pasta and pizza are both delicious. The artfully-arranged dishes here display the chef's distinct cooking sense, as this chef is versed in both French and Italian cuisines. There is terrace seating here as well, ideal for families.

Trattoria ALBERO

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, Holidays, Days Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Sakuragawa Station on Osaka Municipal Subway, Sennnichimae Line / 5 minutes walk from Sakuragawa Station on Hanshin Namba Line
Address: 2-2-30 Saiwai-cho, Naniwa-ku, Osaka , Osaka (Map)
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10. Fukushige Horumon Osaka-shinmachi Branch (Yotsubashi / Yakiniku)

10. Fukushige Horumon Osaka-shinmachi Branch (Yotsubashi / Yakiniku)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This restaurant, located in a remodeled old house, has a bright, stylish atmosphere and is lively all day long. A popular dinner choice here is the [Outside Skirt Steak] (750 JPY), made using excellent A4-ranked Kuroge Wagyu beef from Kagoshima topped with a house-made tare - a simply irresistible combination! The meat is first marinated in a sweet tare and then cooked, after which it is dipped into a spicier variant that is sure to make your mouth water. If you would like to experience these flavors at lunchtime, try the [Steak Harami-don] (850 JPY). The outside skirt steak's umami will burst inside your mouth from the very first bite. The taste is so delicious that you will break into a smile without knowing it!

Fukushige Horumon Osaka-shinmachi Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm (last order 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (last order 11:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: One minute walk from Yotsubashi Station on the Osaka Subway Yotsubashi Line.
Address: 1-8-9 Shinmachi , Nishi-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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11. Kappa Ramen Honpo America Mura Branch (Shinsaibashi / Ramen)

11. Kappa Ramen Honpo America Mura Branch (Shinsaibashi / Ramen)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
There is only one kind of soup used in the ramen here, which is lovingly stewed from pork bones and other ingredients for 8 hours. This lard-based tonkotsu shoyu (pork bone and soy sauce) ramen is rich in flavor, yet has no unpleasant odors, making it a hit with customers. Furthermore, the straight noodles, made in-house and containing no additives or preservatives, are a good match for the soup. When ordering, diners can specify both noodle softness and soup richness to create their personalized bowl of ramen. If it's your first time eating here, then you should definitely order the [Kappa Ramen] (750 JPY).

Kappa Ramen Honpo America Mura Branch

Open: 11: 00 am - 4:00 am 
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Shinsaibashi Station on Midosuji Line
Address: 1F, Haitsu Shinsaibashi , 1-15-9, Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka , Osaka (Map)
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12. Shinise Shabu-Shabu Senmonten Shabutei Shinsaibashi Branch (Shinsaibashi / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

12. Shinise Shabu-Shabu Senmonten Shabutei Shinsaibashi Branch (Shinsaibashi / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This restaurant specializes in shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), offering this dish at both dinner and lunchtime so that diners can experience the flavors of high-quality pork and beef in shabu-shabu.
One attractive feature of dining here is the sesame tare, made in-house specifically for shabu-shabu! Sesame seeds are cooked and ground in a time-intensive process, resulting in a flavorful sauce with a heady aroma that is perfect for fully bringing out the umami of the meat. There is also ponzu (citrus-seasoned soy sauce) available, which has a clear mandarin orange flavor that balances the fattiness of the meat, making diners feel like they can just keep eating forever! Diners can choose from a variety of ranks and types of meat when ordering dishes like the [Pork Shabu Set] (80g of premium pork for 885 JPY) or the [Beef Shabu Set] (100g of premium beef for 1,490 JPY).

Shinise Shabu-Shabu Senmonten Shabutei Shinsaibashi branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: Take Exit 6 from Shinsaibashi Station of the Midosuji subway line, turning right after emerging outside. Turn left at the first corner, and the restaurant will be approximately 50 meters ahead on the left.
Address: 1-4-11 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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13. trattria e bar Buono ! (Nagahoribashi / Italian Cuisine)

13. trattria e bar Buono ! (Nagahoribashi / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This restaurant has a warm, welcoming atmosphere perfect for enjoying a relaxed meal. The popular choice here is the pizza, topped with cheese imported from Italy and prepared in the restaurant's special oven. At lunchtime, diners don't stop themselves eating just Italian food, as there are also Spanish and other Western-style options to choose from - all for a reasonable price!
One especially popular menu item here is the [Stewed Hamburg Steak Lunch] (950 JPY), an Italian hamburg steak filled with mozzarella cheese and stewed with a special tomato sauce. The cheese and tomatoes pair phenomenally well with the juicy meat's umami, and the dish also comes with a salad and house-made focaccia bread or buttered rice. This item is only made in limited numbers, so be sure to order it as soon as possible!

trattria e bar Buono!

Open: [Weekday / Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am -3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: From Nagahori-Bashi Station on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, walk around five minutes.
Address: Tokan Mansion Nagahoribashi, 1-9-26 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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14. BAMBOO CAFE (Namba / Asian Cuisine)

14. BAMBOO CAFE (Namba / Asian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
When you visit this restaurant, located inside the Namba Parks shopping complex that's a 1-minute walk from Namba Station, you will feel like you've taken a trip abroad thanks to the diverse Asian food on offer here!
Eat the fill of your favorite dishes with the buffet, a lunchtime highlight! Singaporean chili chicken, pad thai, massaman curry - there is something from every country here, and the buffet allows you to sample all of these various dishes. You have 90 minutes to enjoy the buffet, and on weekdays, it costs 1,380 JPY for adults and 980 JPY for children (ages 4 - 12). However, it is 1,880 JPY for adults and 1,080 JPY for children (ages 4 - 12) on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays.

BAMBOO CAFE

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 7F of Namba Parks, directly connected to the central / south exits of Namba Station on Nankai Electric Railway
Address: 7F, Namba Parks, 2-10-70, Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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15. Curry & Café Karma - Karma Namba Parks - (Namba / Indian Cuisine)

15. Curry & Café Karma - Karma Namba Parks - (Namba / Indian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This authentic Indian curry restaurant is located in Namba Parks, and the major draws here are the highly authentic curry and a wide variety of naan! Naan is a common sight at Indian restaurants, but diners here can choose from flavors such as cheese, fruit, garlic, and honey, in addition to the regular plain naan, all of which are so delicious that they can be enjoyed all on their own. Try the [Lunch Set D] (1,280 JPY (plus tax)), which comes with 6 varieties of special naan.
The curry here is made with authentic spices brought from India, but diners can have spice levels adjusted depending on their preferences, allowing everyone from children to spicy food enthusiasts to fully enjoy their meal!

Curry & Café Karma - Karma Namba Parks -

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,280 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from the central exit of Namba Station on the Nankai Main Line. On the 6th floor of Namba Parks.
Address: 6F, Namba Parks, 2-10-70, Namba-naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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16. Buon'Agio (Namba / Teppanyaki)

16. Buon'Agio (Namba / Teppanyaki)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Buon'Agio offers diners top-tier Kuroge Wagyu beef served in a casual atmosphere. Be sure to order the lunchtime [150g Aged Outside Skirt Steak] (1,500 JPY (plus tax)), a great option to sample this meat's flavor that also includes salad, rice, and soup. This outside skirt steak has just the right amount of fat to make it tender and juicy, and there is a 300g option (2,700 JPY) for hearty eaters as well. This is the same deliciously-prepared steak that you would get for dinner, but offered at a very reasonable price!

Buon'Agio

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Last entry 9:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Last entry 9:00 pm
Closed: Wednesday *Open on national holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Chiyonoya Bldg., 2-4-10, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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17. SH'UN (Namba / Wine Bar)

17. SH'UN (Namba / Wine Bar)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This wine bar is distinct for combining lightly battered and crisply fried skewers with a wine selection boasting some 500 varieties for diners to choose from! The sommelier will choose a fitting option from this massive selection that will pair well with your skewers. Guests can, of course, enjoy the refined atmosphere of this wine bar in the evening, but it also has a large selection of lunch courses. The [Petit Midi] (4,150 JPY (plus tax)) is an original creation that features 6 original skewers, including an amuse bouche, an appetizer, and even dessert! Every single skewer is utterly delicious and packed with seasonal flavors.
*There is a 10% service charge.

SH'UN

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Monday, Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 6F, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, 5-1-60, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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18. Ikariya Shokudo Osaka (Namba / French Cuisine)

18. Ikariya Shokudo Osaka (Namba / French Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This popular French and Italian spot is a self-styled "herb bistro", an entirely new genre! The herbs used to season the fresh vegetables, fish, and meat here include not only Western options such as thyme and rosemary, but also incorporate traditional Japanese flavors like shiso (perilla), sansho (strong Japanese pepper), and wasabi, imparting the food with new flavors and aromas. Lunchtime diners have a variety of main dishes to choose from, all of which come with bistro appetizers and access to the salad bar. One recommended choice is the [Rosemary Chicken] (1,980 JPY (plus tax)).

Ikariya Shokudo Osaka

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,800 JPY
Address: 9F, Osaka Takashimaya NAMBA DiNing MAiSON, 5-1-18, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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19. J'adore Shinsaibashi (Namba / Italian Cuisine)

19. J'adore Shinsaibashi (Namba / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This dining cafe offers guests authentic Italian cuisine in a casual, open setting that will make you feel as if you've stepped into a holiday villa!
Lunch here features pancakes, a trendy item these days. The [Chef's Pancakes] (1,100 JPY) features pancakes with a hearty helping of toppings and also includes the lunch buffet salad, bread, soup, and a drink. It's buffet-style here, so fill up your plate as many times as you like! This chic spot has a bright atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a pleasant conversation.

J'adore Shinsaibashi

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Cafe 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None *Closed December 31 and January 1
Average price: [Dinner] 2,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 8F, 2-5-5, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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20. Dining&Bar BLEU (Namba / Chinese Cuisine)

20. Dining&Bar BLEU (Namba / Chinese Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
The brilliant interior at this chic Chinese restaurant near the riverside is conceptualized as an opulent cruise ship. A popular order here is the [Yodare Chicken], available as part of an affordable set meal at lunchtime, too. This dish, representative of Sichuan cooking, is sure to make your mouth water (the name "yodare" literally means "drool")! While the flavor is initially light, the peppers and sansho add depth and spice. Try it once, and you'll be hooked! 
The [Spicy Sichuan Yodare Chicken Lunch] (1,180 JPY (plus tax)) includes an appetizer, dessert, and access to the drink bar, guaranteeing a fully-satisfying Chinese meal!

Dining&Bar BLEU

Open: [Monday - Thursday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,318 JPY / [Lunch] 1,598 JPY
Address: 2F, Canal Terrace Horie Higashito, 1-5-26, Minami Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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21. Tavola36 (Namba / Spanish & Mediterranean Cuisine)

21. Tavola36 (Namba / Spanish & Mediterranean Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Tavola36, located on Swissôtel's top floor, has been dubbed "the restaurant above the clouds" because, on clear days, you can see all the way to Mt. Rokko to the north and to Mt. Kongo to the south! While taking in the views, you can also enjoy the [Lunch Buffet] (4,200 JPY for adults, 2,100 JPY for children (4 - 12 years old)) on weekdays, or the [Lunch, Brunch, Lunch Buffet with Sparkles] (5,800 JPY for adults and 2,268 JPY for children (4 - 12 years old)) on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays. Dessert is also included so that you can transition into tea time directly from lunch.
*There is a 10% service charge.

Tavola36

Open: [Monday - Thursday] Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:30 am, Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O.), Bar 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:30 am, Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O.), Bar 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 36F, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, 5-1-60, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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22. Chikuchikuya Namba Branch (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)

22. Chikuchikuya Namba Branch (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This restaurant evokes the feeling of a machiya (traditional Japanese townhouse), featuring a counter made from a single piece of wood and private rooms with views of the restaurant's garden. Diners here can experience the flavors of Kyo-ryori (traditional Kyoto cuisine) while savoring the reserved, elegant atmosphere. The recommended [10-Dish Lunch (Take)] (1,880 JPY (plus tax)) is beautifully arranged and showcases the freshness on which Chikuchikuya prides itself. This hearty option is sure to satisfy you, as it includes meat and sashimi, as well as stewed, fried, and steamed items, all for a reasonable price. Kyoto's famous fried dishes with namafu (wheat starch) are also present here, boasting a pleasantly springy texture that you must be sure to try!
*The meal pictured is the banquet course, not the lunch course.

Chikuchikuya Namba Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 3-7-11, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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23. Hotaru (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)

23. Hotaru (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Hotaru, a Japanese restaurant located on the 8th floor of Hotel Ichie, which is directly connected to Namba Station, boasts both great views and a 70-year history. There are many lunch options available here, allowing diners to match their meal to their mood and budget. The top recommended choice is the [Hotaru Bento] (1,360 JPY), a favorite ever since the restaurant opened. Fried shrimp and sashimi are inside the black bento box, along with grilled items and many other beautifully-arranged morsels! Stop by and enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine for a reasonable price at lunchtime.

Hotaru

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 am (L.O. 10:00 pm)
*Children of elementary school age and younger are not permitted to enter at dinnertime
Closed: Beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 8F, Hotel Ichie, 1-6-8, Namba Naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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24. Bistro Mauvais Garçons (Shinsaibashi / French Cuisine)

24. Bistro Mauvais Garçons (Shinsaibashi / French Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Go up this restaurant's stairs, facing the bustling street of Shinsaibashi, and you will find yourself in a cute, Western-style spot. The chef here has experience cooking for many esteemed individuals thanks to working as the state chef for Syria, and the comfortable bistro atmosphere and reasonable prices allow diners to experience authentic French cuisine in a pleasant and relaxing environment. The [Chef's Choice Lunch] (850 JPY), offered here on weekdays, comes recommended. Furthermore, the [Chef's Choice Course B] (2,980 JPY) is another highly recommended option, beginning with 4 varieties of tapas, then proceeding with an appetizer, soup, seafood dish, granita, a meat dish, and dessert! This is the perfect choice for anyone looking to sample a variety of tasty tidbits one after another.

Bistro Mauvais Garçons

Open: Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPY
Address: 2F, Nisso Shikoku Bldg., 2-4-4, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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25. Horai Honkan (Namba / Chinese Cuisine)

25. Horai Honkan (Namba / Chinese Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This spot is renowned for its delicious pork buns. There is also an all-you-can-eat option offered at lunchtime that allows diners to order the same dishes available in the a-la-carte section! This deal offered from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, presents diners with choices of over 30 dishes and lasts 120 minutes (last order is 30 minutes before the end). It is 2,700 JPY for adults, 1,350 JPY for elementary school-age children, and 750 JPY for children aged 3 - 5 years old. This option is good for people who prefer to avoid buffet-style dining, and it offers access to the menu's single-item choices for a really great price! The 1st floor here is the store area, so why not pick up some of their famous pork buns on your way home?

Horai Honkan

Open: 11:15 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 3-6-1, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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26. Antica Osteria Dal Spello (Namba / Italian Cuisine)

26. Antica Osteria Dal Spello (Namba / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Diners here can enjoy wine from Italy along with authentic Italian cooking! Great attention is paid to detail here, from the olive oil, exactingly chosen for its flavors, to the pasta and focaccia, hand-made daily at the restaurant. The [Pranzo Pasta Lunch] (1,000 JPY) is a great way to experience these authentic flavors at an inexpensive price. Everything great about this spot is on display in this course, as it includes an appetizer sampler, a choice of one of the three pasta varieties of the day, and bread baked right at the restaurant.

Antica Osteria Dal Spello

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: Room 3, 1F, Koei Bldg., 4-7-5, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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27. Tempurayasan (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)

27. Tempurayasan (Namba / Japanese Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
This specialty tempura restaurant usually has around 100 varieties of tempura on offer, including many rare choices. These tempura feature the seasonal ingredients purchased by the head of the restaurant every morning. Dishes here are reasonably priced even in the evening, but there are better deals to be had at lunchtime, such as the [Shrimp Ten-don], which goes for only 600 JPY! You will love the crisp batter, as well as the soft, fresh, umami-laden shrimp inside! The personable staff and homey atmosphere are other attractive features of this spot.

Tempurayasan

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Monday *Open if Monday is a national holiday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 105, Namba Legal House, 3-7-8, Namba Naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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28. Ceppo (Shinsaibashi / Italian Cuisine)

28. Ceppo (Shinsaibashi / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
If you come here for lunch, starting from 11:30 am, you can try the [Premium Kuroge Wagyu Handmade Hamburg Steak with Special Demi-glace Sauce] (1,050 JPY), limited to just 10 servings per day. In this dish, a rich demi-glace sauce covers an extravagant hamburg steak, made with Kuroge Wagyu beef! Forming this beef into a hamburg steak seals all of the meat's delicious fat and umami in for a juicy final result. And for an extra 50 JPY, you can add a topping of sunny-side-up egg or cheese!

Ceppo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday *Open on Sunday and closed on Monday in the event that Sunday and Monday are consecutive national holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Address: 102, 1F, Jungeimachi Urban Life, 4-9-6, Minami Senba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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29. Check Room Service (Shinsaibashi / Italian Cuisine)

29. Check Room Service (Shinsaibashi / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Check Room Service is located inside the OPA shopping complex, directly connected to Shinsaibashi, making it convenient for taking a break when shopping or on rainy days. The [Pasta Lunch] (1,480 JPY) here includes access to the drink bar, a green salad, the soup of the day, the pasta of the day, and sourdough bread! The chef at Check Room Service has experience working as the head of a hotel kitchen, and their culinary creations help the ingredients realize their full potential. There are also 18 private rooms of varying sizes available so that groups of customers can be easily accommodated.

Check Room Service

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Hours dependant on OPA hours of operation
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 11F, Shinsaibashi OPA, 1-4-3, Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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30. Restaurant en vue (Yotsubashi / Italian Cuisine)

30. Restaurant en vue (Yotsubashi / Italian Cuisine)
30 Recommended Lunch Spots in Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Dotonbori
Restaurant en vue is a stylish, tucked-away spot decorated in a classic-modern style with chandeliers and a fireplace. The [Andouille Lunch] (2,800 JPY, must be ordered in advance on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays) includes an appetizer sampler plate, pasta, stewed seafood and tomatoes, bread, a specially-made dolce, and a drink! The chef's time spent training in a number of areas across Europe has resulted in authentically-flavored Italian courses that are sure to delight diners!

Restaurant en vue

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: cor202, 1-71-1, Kita Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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Restaurants that may be out of reach for dinner are often much more affordable at lunchtime, so keep these spots in mind when you are looking to take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a relaxing lunch!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 20 2018 Update-date: Dec 31 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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