Perfect for Post-Work Relaxation or Dining on a Business Trip - Top 13 Gourmet Destinations in and around Shin-Osaka Station

Publish-date: Jan 17 2018 Update-date: Nov 24 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Perfect for Post-Work Relaxation or Dining on a Business Trip - Top 13 Gourmet Destinations in and around Shin-Osaka Station

Known as the gateway to Osaka, Shin-Osaka Station is more than just a station for regular trains and shinkansen (bullet trains). It is also known as a bustling destination for business and sightseeing, making it a home to some of the best gourmet destinations within Shin Osaka. If you are dropping by to wait for your shinkansen ride, looking for a nice meal, or just roaming around the area, read on: this article features 13 gourmet restaurants located within the station as well as the surrounding area.

1. Ushimasa

1. Ushimasa

Ushimasa is the perfect destination for those who love offal dishes. It is a 10-minute walk away from Shin-Osaka Station. Serving lunch from Tuesday to Friday, they are known for their affordable set meals like the [Akami Set] (lean beef meat set) for 980 JPY and the [Daily Special Horumon (Offal) Set] that includes small and large intestines for 880 JPY.





The restaurant has counter seats for solo diners and tables for those dining as a group. The meat or offal of your choice is grilled on a hot plate over charcoal, so you can grill it according to your own pace and style.

Ushimasa

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm 
[Tuesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed: Monday (including National Holidays)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,980 JPY (Includes All-You-Can-Drink) Weekend-only Party Plans (4,280 JPY) / [Lunch] 880 JPY with a large assortment of meat and offal available for grilling
Access: Around a 10 minute walk from Shin-Osaka Station
Address: 1F, 2-6-16, Nishi Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

2. Kappo Hassai Shin Osaka Branch

2. Kappo Hassai Shin Osaka Branch

Located 6 minutes by foot from Shin-Osaka Station, Kappo Hassai is a restaurant standing in a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle of Shin Osaka. If you want a luxurious dining experience where you can enjoy dishes with a generous serving of seasonal ingredients and precious sake (Japanese alcohol) direct from the distillery, this place is a must-try!
Most of their dishes are best enjoyed with sake, but with the restaurant owner's expertise in sake, he can recommend the sake brand that best complements your dish. If you plan to go out for a date or a party with friends, try Kappo Hassai.

Kappo Hassai Shin Osaka Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Restaurant also caters for afternoon parties (3:00 or 4:00 pm), as well as group lunches for 4 persons or more. Call the restaurant for more information.
Closed: Irregular *Restaurant is temporarily closed every Sunday. Also, they accept group lunch from 4 persons or more.
Average price: [Dinner]  5,000 JPY 
Access: 2-minute walk from Higashimikuni Station Exit 4
6-minute walk from Shin-Osaka Station Exit 2
Address: 1F, Sun Palace Shin Osaka, 2-13-1, Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

3. Rodan Shin Osaka East Exit Branch

3. Rodan Shin Osaka East Exit Branch

Rodan is a 1 minute walk from Shin Osaka Station. As the name of this izakaya (Japanese pub) suggests - a word derived from "fireplace" - you can enjoy chicken skewer slowly grilled over binchotan (Japanese white charcoal).
Aside from serving delicious yakitori (grilled chicken skewer), they are also known for their great care in preparing vegetables. They have unique dishes such as salads and concentrated original cocktails made from Kyo-Yasai (traditional vegetables from Kyoto) direct from their supplier in Ohara, Kyoto. If you want to relax while dining or having a few drinks, this is the perfect place.

Rodan Shin Osaka East Exit Branch

Open: 4:00 pm-12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) 
Closed: None 
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY 
Access: 1 minute walk from Shin-Osaka Station East Exit
Address: 1-1-36, Nishi Awaji, Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

4. Cielo

4. Cielo

Cielo is one of the go-to dining destinations in Shin Osaka when it comes to authentic Italian dishes. Pass through the trees adorning the restaurant's entrance and you will see the restaurant's clean and fresh interior.
For lunch, you can choose from 3 kinds of appetizers, 5 kinds of pasta dishes, and a wide variety of desserts and after-meal drinks at a surprisingly affordable price of 1,000 JPY.
The restaurant's atmosphere changes for dinner, making it perfect for dates and other special occasions. Come and see it for yourself.

Cielo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm-11:00 pm *Reservations not accepted for lunch
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY - 4,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 6-3-13, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

5. Daidomon Esaka Branch

5. Daidomon Esaka Branch

Daidomon is a long-established Yakiniku restaurant that has been patronized by local diners for 45 years. It is said that their regulars and even tourists are drawn in by the powerful combination of domestic Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) and their secret sauce, which has been used since its establishment.
They use their [Special Shoyu (soy sauce)-based Sauce] for lean meats and [Special Miso Sauce] for offal. Diners can enjoy full-flavored meat that is best enjoyed with a bowl of rice.

Daidomon Esaka Branch

Open: [Lunch] 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (LO 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY *Restaurant arranges various meal courses / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Esaka Station
15-minute walk from Shin-Osaka Station
Address: 2-3F, Daidomon Honbu Bldg., 9-22, Toyotsu-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

6. Teuchimen Yasuda

A well-known restaurant near Shin-Osaka Station, Yasuda takes great care in noodle preparation. They make their noodles entirely from scratch, including kneading (by hand or foot) and shaping them by repeatedly hitting them against the table.
Their best seller is the [Iriko Jio]. It is made of clear salt-based soup with thick noodles, 2 slices of chashu (marinated braised pork belly), bamboo shoots, and green onions, all combined in a subtle flavor that exquisitely matches its simplicity. It is said that many diners enjoy the soup with [Konbu Meshi] (rice with kelp) or [Katsuo Meshi] (rice with dried bonito shavings).
The restaurant is also visited by diners from afar, so if you are a ramen enthusiast visiting Shin Osaka, make sure to go to Yasuda.

Teuchimen Yasuda

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O.), 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O.)
[Weekends, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O.) *Restaurant may close earlier if it runs out of soup base
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] up to 999 JPY / [Lunch] up to 999 JPY
Address: No.106, Shin Osaka Heights, 1-21-2, Higashi Nakajima, Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

7. Arata

Located close to Shin-Osaka Station, Arata is known for their beef offal dishes. Reservations are not required, but it is almost always filled with people who have lined up outside.
They offer a wide variety of dishes at reasonable prices, with most of them costing 400 JPY, such as [Wafu Motsu Nikomi] (Japanese-style stewed offal), motsu sashimi (offal sashimi), kushiyaki (grilled meat on skewers) and other dishes with tan (tongue). A wide variety of their dishes, which can be enjoyed with their best-selling drink [Highball] (mixed alcoholic drink), are so delectable that you can't help but eat to your heart's content.
The restaurant only has 10 counter seats, but it has an elegant and cozy atmosphere, so you can enjoy a relaxing dining experience.

Arata

Open: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Monday, Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Access: Nishinakajima-Minamigata Station
Address: 4-2-8, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

8. Moja Curry

Moja Curry is located inside Ajino Kouji on the 1st floor of Shin-Osaka Station building. If you love the taste of Japanese curry, this restaurant must be on your list.
Along with being strategically located near the station, the restaurant offers generous serving of curry, so it is perfect for those who would like to grab a quick yet satisfying meal. It is also perfect for those who love to eat spicy food, as diners can choose the spiciness of their curry from 10 to 1000.
However, their curry dishes do not offer only spiciness. In addition to the spicy curry taste, it also has an addictive umami (Japanese savory taste) and a unique sweetness that may be the reason behind their popularity.
They offer classic curry dishes such as [Normal Curry] and [Katsu Curry] (fried pork cutlet with curry sauce), but they are also home to the original [Beef Curry with Green Onions], which is the restaurant's best-selling dish.

Moja Curry

Open: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: Shin-Osaka Station
Address: 5-16-1, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

9. Fan-Fan

Fan-Fan is recommended to those who like to enjoy food while building up their stamina. Home to authentic Szechuan cuisine, the restaurant is constantly featured on numerous TV shows and magazines because of its flagship dish [Szechuan Chen Mapo Doufu], which is served in a hot pot.
The numbing spiciness of hana-sansho (Sichuan pepper) in their dishes is not only spicy - it also provides a deep flavor that will make you sweat, keeping your body warm.
The level of spiciness and serving size can be adjusted according to your preference - perfect for those who are not accustomed to eating spicy food but would like to taste authentic Szechuan cooking. Despite the spiciness, their dishes will surely make you come back for more.

Fan-Fan

Open: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (LO 2:30 pm) *Reservations not accepted for lunch
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (LO 10:30 pm) *Until 10:00 pm on weekends and national holidays (LO 9:30 pm)
Closed: Second and third Tuesday of the month (kindly refer to the calendar as it may vary depending on the month)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY - 3,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 3F, Azado Bldg., 4-3-9, Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

10. Kohaku Shin Osaka Branch

Located in the restaurant area of Shin-Osaka Station's shopping center, Kohaku is well-loved by locals because of their [French Oden]. This dish is the reason that the restaurant is always bustling with people lining up outside.
Although [French Oden] is an unfamiliar dish to many, it is a well-loved dish thanks to the exquisite compatibility of the stewed ingredients and their in-house French sauce. Another item in their menu is [Daikon no Porcini Mushroom] (white raddish with porcini mushroom sauce) (190 JPY), a surprisingly affordable dish smothered with the restaurant's original cream sauce. They also offer luxurious yet playfully creative dishes that are popular especially among women such as [Marugoto Tomato] (whole cooked tomato). The restaurant only has counter seats, so it is a nice destination even for solo diners.

Kohaku Shin Osaka Branch

Open: 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY - 2,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 2F, Arde Shin Osaka, 5-16-1, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

11. Unagiya

The restaurant adopts the Kansai style when cooking their ungai dishes, also known as [Harabiraki de Jiyaki] (cuts of eel from around the stomach, skewered and grilled without steam) instead of Kanto's [Sebiraki de Mushiyaki] (cuts from the back, grilled, steamed, then grilled again).
The restaurant serves lunch until 2 pm, and is filled daily with people lining up for their [Unaju] (eel on rice in a lacquer box) and [Una-don] (rice bowl dish with eel) which come in regular, special, and extra special varieties.
After lunch time, they offer a wide variety of dishes including 3 kinds of course meals, as well as eel dishes cooked in entirely different styles such as shirayaki (lightly broiled without any seasoning) and uzaku (eel and finely sliced salted cucumber salad dressed in sanbaizu (mixed vinegar)). Also, their take-out bento boxes can be requested for a certain time, and are a must-try for people on the go.

Unagiya

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 
[Saturday] 11:00 am - 7:00 pm *May close earlier once items are sold out
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, second and fourth Monday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY - 9,999 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY - 3,999 JPY
Address: 1F, No.3 Shin Osaka Bldg., 4-5-22, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

12. Sakanaya Stand Fuji

Fuji is located in Shin Naniwa Daishokudo inside Shin-Osaka Station. Although they have tables and seats, they offer their dishes at reasonable prices similar to that of a food stand, hence the name “sakanaya stand” (a food stand serving fish and seafood dishes). As their name suggests, diners can enjoy a wide variety of fresh seafood directly from fisheries, including popular and luxury seafoods at a wholesale price.
One of their best sellers, the [Assorted Fish], features 7 kinds of fresh seafood with the variety changing daily for 980 JPY. It is a surprising deal that should not be missed! They also have an à la carte menu and a wide variety of ji-zake (Japanese local alcohol) from all over Japan. It's so tempting to try them all!
Since the restaurant is located just inside the station, it is perfect for those on their way home from work or a business trip, or while waiting for their shinkansen.

Sakanaya Stand Fuji

Open: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food and Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY - 2,999 JPY / [Lunch] up to 999 JPY
Address: Shin Naniwa Daishokudo, 5-15-5, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

13. Teuchi Udon Toyoshige

A perfect dining destination for those who want to enjoy udon (thick noodles) with delicious dashi (broth) in Osaka, Toyoshige is located along the JR line, about a 5-minute walk from Shin-Osaka Station. During lunch, the restaurant is packed with locals and working people. It also features counter seats and an elegant interior loved by most diners.
The restaurant's thin and chewy noodles are made from home grown wheat from Kagawa, while the dashi is seasoned only with dried bonito. It may seem straightforward, but the dishes have a delicious flavor that will make you consume the entire bowl. At night, they serve a variety of dishes and alcoholic drinks. Why not have a bowl of udon after drinking to cap the night off?

Teuchi Udon Toyoshige

Open: Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Until 8:00 pm on Saturday and national holidays) *Open on national holidays
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] up to 999 JPY / [Lunch] up to 999 JPY
Address: 1F, Tatsuno Shin Osaka No.3 Bldg., 5-4-33, Nishi Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese only)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 17 2018 Update-date: Nov 24 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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