Enjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Publish-date: Feb 20 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Enjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Umeda is an area in Osaka that's always crawling with tourists from both Japan and abroad. It's a true gourmet mecca, with restaurants of all genres, so while you're here, you'll most likely want to have an unforgettable food experience. Here is a selection of izakaya (Japanese pubs) and restaurants in Umeda where you can have a drink and chill with friends. Don't miss them when you come to Osaka!

1. Kyobashi Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch

1. Kyobashi Trick Umeda HEP Navio BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

First off is a restaurant that’s only 2 minutes on foot from Umeda Station, Kyobashi Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch. It only has private rooms, and can seat up to 50 customers. Some rooms even have a horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table)! Here, you can eat lots of dishes made with ji-dori (local chicken) stocked from all over the country. Party course meals start from 2,980 JPY. The most recommended one is the [Tori-zukushi Course], with 8 dishes that will allow you to savor ji-dori specialties, such as Nagoya Cochin and Omi Kokkei, which are 2 of Japan's top 3 ji-dori brands.

Kyobashi Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (Food L.O. 1:30 pm - Drinks L.O. 1:30 pm), 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 6F, HEP Navio, 7-10, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Sourcehitosara (Japanese)

2. Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch

2. Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Next, there is Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch - a Japanese restaurant with private rooms for up to 80 people. The restaurant has a modern Japanese interior, and has rooms to suit all kinds of customers, such as horigotatsu rooms, rooms with round tables, and even rooms for couples! For their delicious Japanese dishes, they use premium selected ingredients like Kobe beef, as well as horse meat from Kumamoto Senko farm. This farm's roots come from a specialty horse meat restaurant, established in 1789, called "Suganoya".

Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 5F, Excel Umeda Bldg., 2-3-9, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Sourcehitosara (Japanese)

3. Shoei

3. ShoeiEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

On the 2nd floor of Roman Club, Shoei serves authentic teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) dishes at reasonable prices, all while maintaining pretty high standards. Other than their special fatty seafood steak and premium Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) steak, they have a rich offering of seafood dishes. Additionally, they also make okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), which is a classic of Osaka. There are many different course meals, but the [Royal Anniversary Course (9,900 JPY)] is particularly recommended for those who want to have a special evening.

Shoei

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:15 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Every 2nd Sunday of the month (if Monday is a national holiday, it will be closed on the 2nd Monday instead)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY *Plus a cover charge of 300 JPY  / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 2F, Roman Club Bldg., 2-4-43, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Kuranosuke Umeda Main Branch

4. Kuranosuke Umeda Main BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Kuranosuke Umeda Main Branch is renowned for its many different course meals, including an all-you-can-drink plan starting from 2,980 JPY. Their classic [Meat Party - Standard - (2,980 JPY)] consists of 8 dishes, including chicken steak, while the [Ran (5,000 JPY)] includes a 3-hour all-you-can-drink plan with a beef shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) or beef steak as the main dish. Alternatively, starting from [Motsu Nabe] (offal hot pot) and [Yose Nabe] (another type of hot pot), they also have lots of other nabe (hot pot) options that are perfect for the winter season. If you're interested in trying something different, order the [Watagashi Suki-shabu (2,280 JPY plus tax)] - a fusion of sukiyaki (hot pot stew) and shabu-shabu topped with cotton candy.

Kuranosuke Umeda Main Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Day before National Holidays, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am) *May close earlier
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Lei's Umeda, 2-1-21, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Showa Maru

5. Showa MaruEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Recognizable for the large, iconic fishing flag hanging at their entrance, Showa Maru is a casual seafood izakaya that's often visited by locals on their way home from work. All their marine products are selected by the owner, who procures them daily from Yura Port (Yura-ko) to guarantee freshness and quality. Everything is delicious, whether you have sashimi or grilled dishes. One dish you must absolutely try is the [Showa Maru Sashimi Assortment (1,980 JPY)], but other than seafood, there are also lots of other interesting options like the [Kishu Umedori no Mizutaki].

Showa Maru

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday] 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 2,500 JPY - 3,000 JPY
Address: B2F, 23-2, Osaka Eki-mae No. 3 Bldg., 1-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Kyushu Umaka

6. Kyushu UmakaEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

This Japanese-style izakaya offers a relaxing space where you can enjoy specialties from Kyushu in Osaka. It's highly appreciated for its many flavors that are typical of Kyushu, like the classic [Oyogi Ika] (squid sashimi) and [Basashi] (horse sashimi). The [Kyushu Assortment (1,980 JPY)] is their flagship dish that allows you to taste multiple classics from Kyushu all at once. Course meals are also abundant, and you can have one with an all-you-can-drink plan and around 10 different delicacies starting from 3,500 JPY.

Kyushu Umaka

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Premium Friday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: B1F, Higashi Hankyu Bldg., 1-1, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Rozen

7. RozenEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Rozen's goal is to "entertain" you through food. They serve a large variety of Japanese dishes, starting with 40 different types of [Kushiage] (skewers grilled robatayaki-style over charcoal). While you should definitely try those, as they're their specialty, don't miss the [Hotate Ama-miso Robatayaki]. This incredible delicacy consists of meaty scallops with a garlic-rich miso flavoring that has been enchanting hordes of customers.

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)

8. Miyazaki Umaka Umeda Chayamachi Branch

8. Miyazaki Umaka Umeda Chayamachi BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Only 1 minute on foot from Umeda Station, this easily accessible izakaya gives you the opportunity to fill your stomach with delicacies from Miyazaki. Just after being taken from the restaurant's fish tank, the classic [Oyogi Ika (1,580 JPY)] can be served in a variety of ways: tempura, grilled with salt, or as sashimi. Alternatively, Miyazaki beef - another specialty - is sold by weight, so try ordering the [Sirloin (100g for 2,480 JPY plus tax)] or the [Rump (100g for 1,280 JPY plus tax)] in the quantity that you desire.

Miyazaki Umaka Umeda Chayamachi Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 3F, DD.House, 1-8-1, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. TERU Umeda Branch

9. TERU Umeda BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

Alcohol lovers will certainly recommend TERU Umeda Branch, which is a great place to enjoy some local drinks while in Japan. The owner, who is a sake (Japanese alcohol) enthusiast, selected over 50 famous brands of alcohol from all over the country, including lots of rare ones like [Juyondai] and [No.6]. As for food, they serve dishes made with both fresh fish and beef stocked daily from the market. Their signature dish is the [Gyu no Uniku Sushi (2 pieces for 580 JPY plus tax)], where vinegared rice is wrapped in beef and topped with uni (sea urchin). Since everything is super fresh, their [5-kind Sashimi Assortment (1,080 JPY plus tax)] is also quite popular.

TERU Umeda Branch

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Watanabe Five Bldg., 1-12-14, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. GOOD PROVISION

10. GOOD PROVISIONEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

You can find GOOD PROVISION on the 10th floor of Lucua Osaka, which is directly connected to Osaka Station. The wooden interior of this restaurant and cafe are characterized by stylish decorations and a breathtaking view of Umeda's skyline at night. Here, you can have many handmade dishes, including trendy food from New York. The [3-kind Grill Plate Assortment (3,900 JPY)] made with grilled domestic beef that's been dry-aged for 40 days, as well as the [Craft Cheeseburger (1,490 JPY)] with a 100% Angus beef patty, are their most popular dishes.

GOOD PROVISION

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,300 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 10F, Lucua Osaka, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Nikuzaburo Umeda Branch

11. Nikuzaburo Umeda BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

As the "niku" (meat) in the name may suggest, Nikuzaburo Umeda Branch is a bar that specializes in meat dishes. The chef personally selects the best meat to make lots of delicacies, such as the [1-Pound Steak (2,780 JPY)] and [Kunsei Aigamo Roast (720 JPY)] (smoked duck tenderloin). There's also a rich variety of nabe dishes that are perfect for this season. One of those is the [Tornado Budae-Jjigae (1,480 JPY)] (Korean army stew), which has a huge beef wrap topping. It has a uniquely addicting flavor thanks to its spicy seasoning.

Nikuzaburo Umeda Branch

Open: 4:00 pm - 3:00 am (Food L.O. 2:00 am, Drinks L.O. 2:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,800 JPY
Address: 3F, Lei's Umeda Bldg., 2-1-21, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. GABURI Osaka Umeda Branch

12. GABURI Osaka Umeda BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

GABURI Osaka Umeda Branch offers a stylish space and delicious meat. The photogenic dishes that they serve are made with premium meat selected by the chef. One example is the [5-kind MEAT Grill Assortment (3,990 JPY plus tax)] - a popular set comprised of premium chuck roll, Wagyu neck meat, Wagyu shank, beef tenderloin, and tri-tip. Another great thing about this place is that you can order an all-you-can-drink set starting from 980 JPY for 2 hours, even if you don't have a course meal!

GABURI Osaka Umeda Branch

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None *Closed on December 31 and January 1
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 9F, Lei's Umeda, 2-1-21, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Butchers Brooklyn Umeda Branch

13. Butchers Brooklyn Umeda BranchEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

This cool, Brooklyn-style restaurant has a vintage atmosphere with an open kitchen bar on the 1st floor, and tables and sofas on the 2nd. It serves grilled delicacies that enhance the flavor of high-quality ingredients like chicken and lamb. You should definitely try their renowned [Grilled Black Angus Beef Sirloin (1,990 JPY plus tax)]. They also have a large variety of draft and craft beers, which are perfect matches with grilled foods.

Butchers Brooklyn Umeda Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Monday *Please inquire about the beginning and end of the year
Average price: 4,000 JPY *Plus a cover charge of 400 JPY (plus tax)
Address: 1-2F, SER Towers, 4-6, Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Osteria al Corallo

14. Osteria al CoralloEnjoy These 14 Izakaya and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka with Your Travel Buddies!

A mix of "sea and warm wood" creates a warm atmosphere in the wooden interior of Osteria al Corallo, an Italian restaurant that's just a 1 minute walk from Hommachi Station. Here, you can savor dishes from Sicily or Italy’s Trentino Alto Adige region, made with plenty of seafood from the chef's hometown, Mie. Organic vegetables are stocked from contract farmers in Suzuka, wild game is directly delivered by a hunter from Mie, and their Iwashimizu pork comes from Kumano. Enjoy their excellent and nourishing dishes!

Osteria al Corallo

Open: [Thursday - Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Monday - Wednesday, Saturday, National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, Irregular (once a month)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Nakajin Bldg., 4-2-5, Kyutaro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

As you would expect from the city of "kuidaore" (eat until you pass out), Umeda has many delicious gourmet options. People in Osaka are friendly and welcoming, so if you're in the area, feel free to drop by one of its cozy restaurants!

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Feb 20 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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