8 Yakiniku Restaurants in Umeda with Quality Meat and Great Value for Money (Osaka)

Publish-date: Jan 15 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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8 Yakiniku Restaurants in Umeda with Quality Meat and Great Value for Money (Osaka)

When you’re in Umeda, Osaka, and are in the mood for some delicious meat, these are the yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurants to visit! Check out these restaurants that offer quality meat at amazing prices. They’ll have something suitable for you, whether you’re looking for fresh A5-rank meat or fresh horumon (offal)! Bring along your family, friends, or significant other!

1. Matsushita Hondori Branch

1. Matsushita Hondori Branch

When A4 or A5-rank beef isn’t quite enough for you, this is the place to visit. The skillful staff age the beef to perfection, resulting in beef that has just the right amount of sweetness and umami (Japanese savory taste). Here, you can enjoy quality beef that only needs a light grilling. They purchase the whole cow, enabling them to provide customers with quality wagyu (Japanese beef) at reasonable prices. Try the popular [Matsu no Utage Gensen Course] (8,800 JPY) that lets you taste the best beef that Matsushita has to offer. Savor quality beef in this calm restaurant. It’s great for special occasions too!

Matsushita Hondori Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) 
[Saturday] 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 7,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Kitashinchi Station, 2-minute walk from Nishi-Umeda Station, 5-minute walk from Umeda Station, 5-minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: 6F, REX Bldg., 1-5-9, Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Eekatei Umeda Higashi-dori Branch

Come to this restaurant when you’re in the mood for an all-you-can-eat of quality meat! It’s perfect for when you want delicious meat, but don’t want to empty your wallet. The [109-hin Mega Tabehodai] (109-Dish All-You-Can-Eat) costs 2,790 JPY for men, 2,590 JPY for women, and 1,630 JPY for children under 12 years of age. You can also make a la carte orders. The premium Kuroge Wagyu (Japanese Black beef) is sliced upon order, so none of the delicious umami is lost. Just lightly grill the meat to bring out the exquisite flavor. They provide 5 types of homemade sauces (miso, ponzu (citrus seasoned soy sauce), shoyu, dorodare (special sauce), and Korean) to enhance the flavor of the meat.

Eekatei Umeda Higashi-dori Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Access: 8-minute walk from Umeda Station 
5-minute walk from Higashi Umeda Station
Address: 2-4F, Chubei Bldg., 10-4, Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

3. Yakiniku-no GYUTA Honjin Yodobashi Umeda Branch

This restaurant purchases carefully selected, local wagyu whole, and has it delivered straight from the butcher. That’s how they’re able to serve customers the freshest premium meats. Since they buy the cow whole, there is a wide selection of rare cuts like sirloin, misuji (oyster blade), and zabuton (chuck roll). Additionally, the beef is dry aged, which results in a more concentrated umami (Japanese savory taste). A popular menu item is the [Wagyu Yakisuki] (590 JPY). Just broil the meat lightly on both sides and dip it into the tsukimi sauce! The [Aburi-zushi] (lightly seared sushi) comes at 1,260 JPY for 3 pieces. You can only get this dish at yakiniku restaurants. The raw meat that melts in the mouth is an amazing experience that you won’t want to miss.

Yakiniku-no GYUTA Honjin Yodobashi Umeda Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Umeda Station, 2-minute walk from Osaka Station, 5-minute walk from Nishi-Umeda Station
Address: 8F, Yodobashi Umeda Bldg., 1-1, Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

4. Kobe Aburi Bokujo

This restaurant is a place where you can sample Kobe beef - the most expensive beef amongst the premium Kuroge wagyu brands - at a reasonable price. They bypass the market and procure the meat directly from the source to avoid extra costs, which allows them to provide quality meats at great prices to their customers. The [Kobe-gyu Tokusen Haneshita Rosu] (Premium Kobe Beef Loin) is a recommended item that’s available for 1,680 JPY. The beautiful marbling on the beef loin makes it deliciously tender. They also pay attention to other details, such as doing charcoal grills to add extra fragrance to the meat, which is already full of umami. The freshness of beef offal makes or breaks the dish, and here, they make sure to serve the offal on the day that they are delivered to ensure their freshness. They have many repeat visitors for a good reason!

Kobe Aburi Bokujo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) *Course Meals L.O. 1:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Access: 5-minute walk from Osaka Station, 5-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: 1F, Kyoei Bldg., 2-8-11, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: Official Website

5. Ryu-Nosu Umeda Main Branch

This yakiniku restaurant, located in a back alley, is popular for its wagyu and offal. The cows are purchased whole, and then shipped directly to the restaurant so that they can provide the best meats at great prices. They carefully select premium beef ranked A4 and above. The popular [Taisho Rib Rosu] (thickly sliced rib loin) is 3,000 JPY for 250g. The quality and beautiful marbling make this a premium cut of beef. There are other popular menu items besides the beef, like the [Kasu Udon] (udon with deep-fried offal, 630 JPY) that packs a delicious punch from the umami of the fried offal. There are many customers who visit just for this dish!

Ryu-Nosu Umeda Main Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 6:00 am
Closed: None
Access: 7-minute walk from Umeda Station
Address: 1F, Gokou Bldg., 2-16, Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

6. Seijiro 

Seijiro procures the best A4 or A5-ranked beef that’s in season, regardless of the origin of the beef. The reasonably priced restaurant is decorated like a traditional Kyoto townhouse, creating a relaxing dining atmosphere. Try the course menu that allows you to sample a variety of items. The cost will range between 4,000 JPY - 10,000 JPY. If there’s one item you should try from the a la carte menu, it would be the [Tsubozuke Karubi] (seasoned beef ribs) for 1,166 JPY. The beef is marinated in spicy soy sauce, giving it a deep and rich flavor. They also serve sashimi, and you can sample raw chicken liver brought in on the very day. The fragrance of the sesame oil and the unique texture of the liver is excellent. It’s an item that you’ve got to try!

Seijiro 

Open: [Monday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
[Monday - Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Access: Near Exit 11-23 of Kitashinchi Station, 3-minute walk from Nishi-Umeda Station, 5-minute walk from Umeda Station, 7-minute walk from Osaka Station
Address: B1F, Eiraku Bldg., 10-16, Sonezaki Shinchi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

7. Issho Kitashinchi Rikyu

Issho serves up quality meats (A4 rank and above) at great prices. Their skilled staff prepare the kuroge wagyu that the restaurant purchases whole. Purchasing the cow whole allows them to offer a variety of rare cuts as well. The [Rikyu Gentei 120-pun Nomihodai-tsuki Rikyu Premium Course] (120 minute all-you-can-drink course for 10,000 JPY) comes with unlimited servings of 15 different kinds of drinks. [Chateaubriand Steak], [Gokujo Kuroge Wagyu Akami 7-shu Mori] (7-kind assortment of wagyu sashimi), [Tenshi no Ebi] (shrimp), and more are served as part of the course. The dry-aged beef with its concentrated flavor also attracts repeat customers. Their dry-aged [Sirloin] and [Ribu Rosu] (thick sliced rib loin) come at 1,480 JPY each.

Issho Kitashinchi Rikyu

Open: [Monday - Friday] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Access: Near Exit 11-21 of Kitashinchi Station
Address: 2F, Zero Kitashinchi Bldg., 5-18, Sonezaki Shinchi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

8. Kushihachi Umeda Branch

Kushihachi Umeda Branch offers top-quality meat and an extensive lineup of alcohol. Located on a back alley in Umeda, the restaurant is like a secret hideaway. Be sure to try the [Tokusen Atsugiri Tan] (thick slice beef tongue) for 1,800 JPY. It goes very well with Kyoto Neri Shichimi (Kyoto 7-spice paste). The [Tokusen Sirloin] (sirloin special) is served with premium wasabi, and costs 3,800 JPY. The combination of the umami from the sirloin is perfect with the spiciness from the wasabi. Remember to order this when you visit!

Kushihachi Umeda Branch

Open: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY - 7,999 JPY
Address: 2-13-5, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese Only)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 15 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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