There are many delicious yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurants in Osaka, the so-called "Kitchen of Japan". This article has carefully selected the very best from among these yakiniku restaurants, which all endeavor to serve wagyu beef of the highest quality. The extreme deliciousness will undoubtedly stir your emotions!
1. Mangyu Nippombashi (Nippombashi)
Mangyu Nippombashi is an increasingly popular charcoal-grilled yakiniku restaurant that's only 2 minutes away from Nippombashi Station by foot. The prices are all very reasonable, with 2-hour all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink courses starting from only 3,780 JPY for women and 4,080 JPY for men. For an additional 1,280 JPY, you can also add the all-you-can-eat Black Wagyu Yukhoe course (Korean dish of seasoned raw beef topped with an egg yolk). The special loin at this restaurant really is special, so why not try some for yourself (alongside other premium meats) in the luxurious 6,180 JPY course?
Mangyu Nippombashi (Nippombashi)
: 11:00 am - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am) *Lunch is from 11:30 am - 3:00 pmClosed
: Irregular (January 1 and 2)Average price
: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 590 JPYAddress
: 2-5-5, Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map More Details
2. Daidomon Esaka Branch (Shin-Osaka)
If you wish to enjoy luxurious meat cuisine, then this well-established restaurant in Suita-shi comes highly recommended! All of the meats, including Grade 4 No. 7 Awa Kuro beef, are carefully cut by hand. You won’t be able to stop yourself from licking your lips with joy when you taste their [Special Miso Sauce] drizzled on offal, or their [Special Shoyu] that is great at enhancing the flavor of lean meat. Both of these sauces have been loved by customers ever since the restaurant opened over 45 years ago. The specialty of the restaurant is their [Assortment of 3 Types of Skirt Steak] (1,290 JPY). [Special Reimen] (Korean-style cold noodles) (890 JPY) is another dish that's popular for rounding off a meal.
Daidomon Esaka Branch (Shin-Osaka)
: 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) [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 2-3F, Daidomon Honbu Bldg., 9-22, Toyotsu-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka Map More Details
3. Sakamoto Yakiniku-ten (Izumi-Fuchu)
Customers can rest assured that only meat of highest quality is served up at Sakamoto Yakiniku-ten! The chef not only goes to great lengths when carefully selecting the best Kagoshima Black Wagyu beef, but they also serve meat from Sakamoto Shoten - a premium beef wholesaler that sells beef from painstakingly raised cattle. There is also a large à la carte menu, which includes the popular [Reimen] (800 JPY). Splendidly cut horsemeat from Kumamoto is served as sushi in the extravagant [Horsemeat Sushi] (980 JPY). The unique flavor of horsemeat can be enjoyed in this unusual sushi dish.
3. Sakamoto Yakiniku-ten (Izumi-Fuchu)
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2-1-7, Higashi Toyonaka-cho, Izumiotsu-shi, Osaka )
4. Tamaichi (Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome)
This restaurant, which serves authentic Korean-style yakiniku and Korean home cuisine, is very popular among locals. All of the decorations and cushions were bought in South Korea, ensuring that all of the customers get into a Korean vibe. The luxurious menu contains over 100 different dishes, including the popular [Bulgogi] (Korean-style yakiniku) (4,000 JPY), [Samgye-tang] (ginseng chicken soup) (3,000 JPY), and hot nabe (hot pot) cuisine. The menu also includes the [Samgyeopsal Course] (3,200 JPY per person). This course can be ordered for groups of 4 or more people, and includes a number of Korean dishes, such as yakiniku, kimchi, soup, and noodles.
Tamaichi (Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome)
: 11:30 am - 11:00 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY *Course meals priced from 3,200 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPYAddress
: 17-4, Ikeda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map More Details
5. Kuroge Wagyu Dining YO-U (Nakafuto)
This Japanese-style stone grill yakiniku restaurant is located on the B1F of Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel. Customers can enjoy Grade A4 or A5 Black Wagyu beef from Kyushu with simple seasonings, such as wasabi or salt, to ensure that the true flavor of the meat shines through. Although lots of courses are available, the extravagant [Special Black Wagyu Beef Course “Kiwami”] (12,000 JPY) has to be the most delicious one, and it is highly recommended for those who wish to enjoy something that's a little bit special. This course includes delicious black wagyu special salted tongue and grilled fatty tuna sushi. Note that the restaurant requires prior reservations for visits on weekends.
Kuroge Wagyu Dining YO-U (Nakafuto)
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: Closed for dinner on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (subject to change)Average price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: B1F, Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11, Nankokita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map More Details Reservation
6. Yakiniku Takuchan (Minoh)
Despite the flippant anime-themed signboard, customers can rest assured that the quality of the meat and other food that's served here has way more to say for it! The owner uses their expert skills to select the most beautiful, finely marbled [Kagoshima Wagyu Beef]. This meat is stunning to look at even before it is grilled! There's also the [Special Salted Tongue] (1,280 JPY), which is so succulent that the meat juices gush out every time you take a bite. The restaurant also has an unusual drink dispenser with makgeolli (Korean rice wine), which is sold for 350 JPY a glass. It is surely a hot item for those who visit in groups!
Yakiniku Takuchan (Minoh)
: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pmClosed
: Monday (if it falls on a national holiday, Tuesday will be closed instead)Average price
: 3,000 JPYAddress
: 1F-103, Minoh Eki-mae Bldg., 1-2-6, Minoh, Minoh-shi, Osaka Map More Details
7. Yakiniku-dining Karubi-an Yao Branch (Kyuhoji)
If you want to enjoy all-you-can-eat yakiniku, then this has to be the restaurant for you! Not only does an all-you-can-eat A4-grade Japanese beef course cost only 3,980 JPY (plus tax), but an all-you-can-drink option is also available for an additional 980 JPY (plus tax)! The amazingly low prices of this restaurant are achieved by the special route that the restaurant uses to stock the A4-grade Japanese beef. The freshness of the meat is guaranteed, due to it being carefully hand cut only upon order. The restaurant is particularly proud of its beautifully marbled [Special Chuck Flap] and rich [Galbi Made with Japanese Beef] (Korean-style marinated yakiniku ribs).
Yakiniku-dining Karubi-an Yao Branch (Kyuhoji)
: [Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: Tuesday (if it falls at the beginning or end of the year, or on national holidays, it will be open)Average price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPYAddress
: 4-4-20, Minami Kamei-cho, Yao-shi, Osaka Map More Details
8. Kita Shinchi Sugahara (Kitashinchi)
The sophisticated atmosphere of this modern Japanese-style yakiniku restaurant is ideal for a special evening meal. A5-grade beef from 3-year-old cattle, which is said to be the best meat out there, is fused with the traditions of Japanese cuisine. All the meat is only cut upon order. Grilling it over Binchotan (a high-grade charcoal produced from Ubame oak) enables guests to enjoy the best aroma and juices of the meat. This restaurant is particularly proud of its [Special Yukhoe] (2,000 JPY (plus tax)). This raw dish goes amazingly well with their special sauce and eggs. Customers can rest assured that this restaurant has authorization to serve raw meat.
Kita Shinchi Sugahara (Kitashinchi)
Open: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 10,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Beerding Kitashinchi, 1-4-2, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
9. Tsuru-motsu Nakamozu Branch (Nakamozu)
Families and females are warmly welcomed at Tsuru-motsu - a restaurant owned by a meat lover who carefully selects A4-grade Black Wagyu beef from meat wholesalers. This restaurant has gained a great reputation for its irresistible meat cuisine that melts in your mouth, such as the [Chuck Rib] (790 JPY (plus tax)). As only a few kilograms of chuck rib can be harvested per cow, customers are often overjoyed to see it being sold at such low prices. Reasonably priced yakiniku and motsu (offal) nabe (hot pot) courses are also available here.
Tsuru-motsu Nakamozu Branch (Nakamozu)
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: ThursdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,500 JPYAddress
: 1F, Plum Heights, 3-9-9, Mozu Umemachi, Kita-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka Map More Details
10. Yakiniku Budouya (Senri-Chuo)
The samurai residence-like white walls of this restaurant are surely something to behold! Upon entering, the customers are greeted by a wall painting of a cow - the logo of the restaurant - before taking a seat in the spot's tranquil atmosphere. Serving predominantly Black Wagyu beef, this place stocks a variety of Japanese meat, all obtained via their own supply route. Rarer meats, such as Bizen Black Wagyu beef, Bizen beef, and Bizen Black beef - all delivered from Okayama Prefecture - are also available on the menu, as is the popular [Assortment of 3 Types of Offal] (980 JPY) that has a uniquely tasty texture and lacks any unpleasant smells, unlike your usual offal. Wine lovers will be happy to see the barrels of wine at the entrance - all available on draft!
Yakiniku Budouya (Senri-Chuo)
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) *No lunch on Friday, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:45 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,800 JPYAddress
: 6-15-19, Ina, Minoh-shi, Osaka Map More Details
11. Aburi Yakiniku Dining Juu (Shinsaibashi)
Why not enjoy a luxurious, high-quality yakiniku dinner in the relaxing atmosphere of Aburi Yakiniku Dining Juu in Shinsaibashi? The domestic Wagyu beef of this restaurant is delivered from carefully selected meat wholesalers from around the country. Although there are a large number of original dishes on the menu, the chef is most proud of the [Golden Chateaubriand Steak] (100g for 6,800 JPY). Rare cuts of beef fillet are luxuriously decorated with golden powder before serving.
Aburi Yakiniku Dining Juu (Shinsaibashi)
: [Wednesday - Sunday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: MondayAverage price
: [Dinner] 7,500 JPY *600 JPY service charge / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: Arshu 11 Bldg., 1-10-35, Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map
12. Yakiniku and Korean Style Teppanyaki Suzuran (Aramoto)
Only A5-grade Yamagata beef and Sendai beef are available on the menu at this sophisticated yakiniku restaurant, which has gained recognition from both the Yamagata Nikuushi Association and Sendai Beef Brand Promotion Council. As such, there is absolutely no doubt about the quality of the meat that Suzuran offers! Among the items available on the menu are a rare cut of [Yamagata Beef Oyster Blade] (1,600 JPY (plus tax)), [Special Salted Tongue] (2,000 JPY (plus tax)) of highest quality, and various offal. The restaurant is particularly proud of their tender [Special Outside Skirt Steak] (2,000 JPY (plus tax)). Dip it in the restaurant's homemade sauce for the ultimate experience.
Yakiniku and Korean Style Teppanyaki Suzuran (Aramoto)
: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: Monday (if it falls on a national holiday, the following day is closed instead)Average price
: 7,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Patora Y, 2-6-10, Aramoto Kita, Higashi Osaka-shi, Osaka Map More Details
13. Kiwami Yakiniku Mahoroba (Kitashinchi)
"Mahoroba" refers to "a great place". It is a word that appeared in Manyoshu - an 7th - 8th century anthology of Japanese poetry. Just as the name suggests, the modern style of this restaurant, combining Japanese and Western trends, makes it a great place to eat! Customers are recommended to make full use of the sommelier to help them choose the best wine to pair with the wide range of top-quality Black Wagyu beef available. Although all cuts of this meat are delicious, this restaurant is particularly proud of their [Kiwami Tail Soup] (1,800 JPY (plus tax)). This rich dish that has been slowly stewed for 2 days goes amazingly well with yakiniku.
Kiwami Yakiniku Mahoroba (Kitashinchi)
: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: 10,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Nakanishi Dojima Bldg., 1-3-16, Dojima Hama, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map More Details
14. Abeno Kisshan (Osaka-Abenobashi)
Located on the 12F of Osaka’s new flourishing landmark, Abeno Harukas, this restaurant serves top-quality, finely marbled Grade 5 Saga beef. This rich-flavored meat is so tender that it luxuriously melts in your mouth. Customers are able to enjoy it at a very low price, due to the restaurant stocking all of its meat as whole cows and cutting it on-site. The most popular menu option, [Finest Shabu Grilled Sirloin] (1,780 JPY), is highly recommended. This dish consists of thin slices of Black Wagyu beef that are simply dipped in ponzu (citrus-seasoned soy sauce), giving it a refreshing taste that you won't get tired of.
Abeno Kisshan (Osaka-Abenobashi)
: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) *Lunch is from 11:00 am - 4:00 pmClosed
: According to the facilityAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 12F, Abeno Harukas Dining Tower, 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map More Details
Though people are told that yakiniku originally came from South Korea, one tale says that its birthplace lies in Osaka. Regardless, it is clear that yakiniku has a strong connection with Osaka. It is like a mecca, with tons of spots that are filled to the brim with their unique colors, so please visit and search for your favorite restaurant!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.