Kyobashi is known as the doorway to East Osaka. It is also a place for good food and entertainment. While there are many choices for lunch spots, here’s a selection of 5 places with great food - from those priced reasonably to ones that are a bit more luxurious - that you won’t want to miss! What lunch will you go for today?
1. Jardin De Ran
Jardin De Ran is a popular but well-hidden French restaurant. At dinner, you can enjoy French wines and French home cooking that has been prepared with care. While most people think of French food as expensive, fine dining, this is a restaurant that charges very reasonable prices for both lunch and dinner. Check out their [Daily Lunch] that costs only 850 JPY! A salad, soup, main dish, bread or rice, and a dessert or drink are included in the set. Why not come here and savor a classy lunch for a change?
Jardin De Ran
Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner from 6:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm), Morning 7:00 am - 11:00 am (L.O. 11:00 am) *Only the morning menu is served
*Please call the restaurant directly regarding lunch hours
Average price: 3,000 JPY *Courses from 3,000 JPY
Access: Turn right after exiting the South Gates at Fuse Station. Go down the stairs and cross the road, and then turn left and keep heading straight. It is around a 1 - 2 minute walk after Puchi Road Shopping Street.
Address: 1-3-14, Ajiro Minami, Higashi Osaka-shi, Osaka
2. Restaurant CHATEAU
Restaurant CHATEAU is located on the 12F of KKR Hotel in Morinomiya. Since the restaurant is located high above the ground, you’ll be able to enjoy a lovely view of Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) and the area around it. It’s a great location for lunch! There are 3 different course meals for lunch that cost either 3,500 JPY or 4,500 JPY. Their popular hors d'oeuvres platter, [Bistro Lunch], is limited to just 20 servings per day. Their [Horaku Kaiseki], limited to 30 servings a day, is made with 20 different ingredients. The visually pleasing and delicious dishes in this course meal represent each season. The last option is the [Anniversary Course], made with ingredients such as red snapper and Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). At 4,500 JPY, it’s very reasonably priced. This restaurant is a top choice for dates or special occasions.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk westwards from North Exit of Morinomiya Station
Address: 2-24, Banba-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
3. La rosa
The owner-chef honed his skills for many years in a hotel restaurant. The food here is made with a focus on the basics and traditional methods. Pasta features heavily on the lunch menu. Their [Pasta Lunch] is a daily pasta that’s created by the chef. For 840 JPY, you’ll get pasta, bread, salad, and a drink. If you aren't satisfied with just that, you can get the pasta set with an additional dessert for just 1,200 JPY. The additional sweet treat will give you the boost that you need for the rest of the day!
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 5-minute walk towards Kyobashi from Exit 1 or 5 of Tsuruhashi Station
Address: 5-38, Sanadayama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
4. OSTERIA ARANCIA
This restaurant is particularly famous for their ravioli and pasta that are handmade in the restaurant itself! The chef, having spent time honing his craft in Italy, serves up delicious Italian dishes. Within its snug atmosphere that resembles a restaurant in an Italian village, they offer a [Pasta Lunch] that you’ve got to try. For 850 JPY, you will get an appetizer, pasta of the day, baguette, and herb bread. Add a drink to the set for just 100 JPY! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy authentic Italian food for under 1,000 JPY.
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] From 5:30 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 8 of Tanimachi 4-chome Station
5-minute walk from Exit 5 of Tanimachi 6-chome Station
Address: 1F, Canal Court Uchikyuhoji, 3-1-10, Uchikyuhoji-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
5. Camera Piuma
This restaurant was built on the concept of the Italian osteria (place which serves wine and simple food), so care was taken to keep the prices reasonable. There was no compromising in the quality of the food or the trendiness of the restaurant, though! Their main selling point is that there is no fixed menu. They only decide on the dishes to be served for each day after they procure fresh ingredients, meaning that you can always order something new. Come here for reasonably priced yet delicious Italian food for lunch!
Open: From 6:00 pm *Please call the restaurant directly regarding lunch hours
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from both Kyobashi and Osakajokitazume Stations
Address: 2F, N Studio Bldg., 2-9-24, Kata-machi, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.