Top 11 Lunches at Osaka’s Food Paradise, Namba

Publish-date: Nov 24 2017 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 11 Lunches at Osaka’s Food Paradise, Namba

Namba is a flourishing district with tons of delicious food like takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake). Namba Walk – an underground shopping street that stretches from Namba to Nippombashi – has a wide variety of shops and many clothing stores. Many people visit to shop, so you can expect it to be quite busy. This article introduces 15 restaurants with awesome lunch menus for couples and families visiting the area.

1. Gochiso Marche

1. Gochiso Marche

If you walk 3 minutes from Namba Station, you’ll find the casual restaurant, Gochiso Marche. They have irregular holidays (except for New Years), so you can stroll in any day. Lunch time is around 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, and they offer a variety of dishes like stone oven Neapolitan pizza, fresh seafood, and charcoal-grilled yakiniku. It is recommended to try their [TEPPAN Niku Zanmai], which is an amazing meat plate that is heaped with beef sirloin, pork roast, and chicken. You can devour the meat with their homemade onion sauce and tartar sauce.

Gochiso Marche


Open: Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am
Closed: None (Closed for New Year's holiday)
Average price: Dinner:2,500 JPY / Lunch:1,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk (289m) from Nankai Namba Station on each line
Address: 3-1-29, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

2. Teppan Ryori Kobo Buon’Agio

2. Teppan Ryori Kobo Buon’Agio

If you’re looking for great teppanyaki, this is the place to visit. This casual eatery is only a 4 minute walk from Namba Station. They truly care about their ingredients – for example, their top grade Kuroge Wagyu beef is delivered straight from farms in Kyushu, and they get seasonal fish fresh from the marketplace. You should definitely try their reasonably priced lunch steak, [Jukusei Harami Steak] (150g for 1,500 JPY), which is served in an iron pan. It’ll give you a taste of Buon’Agio! Lunch is only served on weekends and national holidays, so come by when you don’t have work or when you’re on a date!



Teppan Ryori Kobo Buon’Agio

Open: [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays]Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday]Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday*Open on national holidays. Ask the restaurant for a specific holiday.
Average price: Dinner:10,000 JPY(5% service charge, 540 JPY seat charge) / Lunch:1,500 JPY
Access: 4 minutes walk from Exit 25 of Namba Station. You’ll find it soon after you turn west of Yoshinoya at the intersection of Midosuji and the shopping district of Dotonbori.
Address: 1F, Chiyonoie Bldg., 2-4-10, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)



3. Koshitsu Washoku Chikuchikuya Namba Branch


3. Koshitsu Washoku Chikuchikuya Namba Branch

This restaurant is suited for people who want to eat lunch in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The interior is designed like a Kyo-machiya (old Kyoto townhouse), making it a relaxing space where you can forget about the hustle and bustle of the big city. The head chef personally goes out to the market every morning to purchase that day’s freshest seasonal fish! The menu changes every day, because it is constructed around the best way to prepare the fish purchased that very day. They have private rooms with table seating that can fit 4 people, but they also have large and small private tatami rooms, so you can experience the best of both worlds. 

Koshitsu Washoku Chikuchikuya Namba Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: Dinner:4,000 JPY / Lunch:800 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Namba Station. Right by the north side of Marui (OIOI). 
Address: 3-7-11, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

4. Roman-tei VILLA Namba CITY Branch

4. Roman-tei VILLA Namba CITY Branch

This is a restaurant where you can have a taste of aged meat at a very reasonable price. You can find this 144-seat restaurant on the 2nd floor of Namba City South Building, which is just a 3 minute walk from Nankai Namba Station. It doubles as a wholesale butcher shop, which is why it can offer great quality meat at a cheap price. You’ll only be able to find dry-aged beef (a current hot topic) at this sort of price here! It is highly recommended to try their [Roman-tei Meibutsu Hamburg], which is so delicious that it doesn’t matter how many times you eat it, because it just gets better! Why not splash on some of their homemade demi-glace sauce as well?

Roman-tei VILLA Namba CITY Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: Dinner:4,500 JPY / Lunch:1,800 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Nankai Namba Station. On the 2nd floor of Namba City South Building.
Address: 2F, Namba City South Bldg., 5-1-60, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

5. Wa Dining Hotaru

5. Wa Dining Hotaru

This restaurant has an atmosphere that screams “Japan” from every corner. This is also reflected in the food, which is 100% faithful to Japanese cuisine. Every dish is stunning in terms of taste and looks, and this is partly thanks to Wa Dining Hotaru having been in business for around 70 years and counting. Their lunch sets – which come in large portions – are made up of delicacies taken from the sea and mountains. Located on the 8th floor of Hotel Ichiei, which is directly connected to Namba Station, you can view the townscape while having a grand and elegant time!

Wa Dining Hotaru

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) You need to make a reservation for lunch
Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) Please do not bring children under elementary school age.
Closed: Beginning and end of the year
Average price: Dinner:4,000 JPY 
3,500 JPY or 5,000 JPY ([Monthly Hana Kaiseki] *You need to reserve a day in advance.) / Lunch:1,500 JPY Lunch Menu 10 types in total (You can reserve for the dinner course too.)
Access: Directly connected to Exit 6 of Namba Station on Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line. 5 minutes from Namba Station on Osaka Municipal Subway Yotsubashi Line, Nankai Line, Kintetsu Railway, and JR Line.
Address: 8F, Hotel Ichiei, 1-6-8, Namba-naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

6. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka Japanese Restaurant Zuien-tei

6. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka Japanese Restaurant Zuien-tei

If you want to watch the beautiful townscape of Osaka while enjoying some authentic Japanese food, you need to come here. Everything about the restaurant feels incredibly welcoming – from the service to the food! From the installed table seats or sunken kotatsu seats, you can bask in the freeing scenery beyond the window. At night, you can enjoy a completely different view of Osaka while devouring your food. Why not enjoy a luxurious time at a conveniently located restaurant that’s been highly praised by women?

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka Japanese Restaurant Zuien-tei

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays]Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday ※Open if it is a national holiday
Average price: Dinner:6,500 JPY Night Kaiseki Menu starts from 6,500 JPY / Lunch:2,800 JPY Weekdays Only [Minato Gozen] starts from 2,800 JPY
Access: Directly connected to Exit 30A of Namba Station North Ticket Gate via various Osaka Municipal Subway Lines. Also directly connected to Namba Station on JR Line.
Address: 22F, 1-2-3, Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

7. Curry & Cafe Karma - Karma Namba Parks

7. Curry & Cafe Karma - Karma Namba Parks

Located on the 6th floor of Namba Parks, this ethnic restaurant is 3 minutes from the Central Gate of Namba Station on Nankai Line. The curry and ethnic spices used in this restaurant were brought from India, then adjusted to fit Japanese people’s taste buds. You can get all-you-can-eat naan with your lunch or dinner sets. Not only do they have naan meant for dessert, but they also have a whole host of drinks and even sweets! This is a fascinating restaurant where you can enjoy authentic curry and sweets.

Curry & Cafe Karma - Karma Namba Parks

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: Dinner:1,500 JPY / Lunch:1,280 JPY
Access: 3 minutes from Central Gate of Namba Station on Nankai Line. On the 6th floor of Namba Parks.
Address: 6F, Namba Parks, 2-10-70, Namba-naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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8. Tempura Specialty Store - Tempurayasan

8. Tempura Specialty Store - Tempurayasan

An 8 minute walk from the station, this restaurant has over 100 different dishes available and always serves the freshest food. It can achieve miraculous cost performance because the boss goes to the market every day to pick out the freshest stuff, resulting in most things only costing 100 JPY each! The restaurant has 8 homemade blends of salt that use Hakata salt as a base, as well as homemade tartar sauce and around 10 different types of homemade tempura dip. You can tell they really care about their food! Please try out the fried tempura that the boss put their heart and soul into!

Tempura Specialty Restaurant - Tempurayasan

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Monday※Open on national holidays and festival days
Average price: Dinner:2,500 JPY / Lunch:800 JPY
Access: 8 minutes walk from Namba Station on Nankai Electric Railway. Exit the station and go west. Turn left on the corner of Edion Arena Osaka, then turn right after 50m to find the restaurant.
Address: 105, Namba Regal House, 3-7-8, Namba-naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

9. Tajmahal Everest Namba Branch - NamasteTajmahal

9. Tajmahal Everest Namba Branch - NamasteTajmahal

Great for those that want to experience authentic Indian and Nepalese cuisine at a place that really shows off India. Thanks to their perfect mixture of spices, all their dishes have a fragrant and spicy aroma, as well as an extremely rich and deep taste. The interior is decorated with Indian tapestries, giving it an at-home oriental feel. You’ll definitely enjoy eating in this restaurant’s cozy, relaxing atmosphere! All their lunch sets have huge portions and come with all-you-can-eat freshly made naan or rice, so eat to your heart’s content!

Tajmahal Everest Namba Branch - NamasteTajmahal

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: Dinner:1,500 JPY / Lunch:800 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Daikokucho Station. Head 100m towards Nippombashi from Yotsubashi-suji and Motomachi-3chome intersection and you’ll find the restaurant on your left hand side.
Address: 3-15-7, Namba-naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

10. Sennichimae Hatsuse

10. Sennichimae Hatsuse

This is the place to go to eat local okonomiyaki! This is a well-established okonomiyaki restaurant that has been operating in Namba since the 20th year of Showa (1945). They only have private rooms (40 available), which makes the restaurant great for a wide variety of guests, including couples, celebrities trying to stay hidden, and families. The guests cook their own okonomiyaki, but because they use natural dashi (broth) and carefully select their flour, anyone can create delicious okonomiyaki! On weekdays, lunch time ends at 6:00 pm. They have a special type of okonomiyaki called [MIX Tama] that's discounted to 819 JPY if you're female.

Sennichimae Hatsuse

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
[Weekends, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: Dinner:2,000 JPY Pork Tama 735 JPY, Draft Beer 525 JPY / Lunch:1,000 JPY Weekdays until 6:00 pm, [MIX Tama] for females only 819 JPY
Access: Follow Namba Nankaidori Shopping Arcade on foot for 3 minutes after exiting from Exit B21 of Namba Station, and you’ll find the restaurant to your right. It’s inside an arcade center, so even if it rains, you won’t need an umbrella.
Address: 2F, Hatsuse Bldg., 11-25, Namba Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)

11. Mangyu Nihonbashi

11. Mangyu Nihonbashi

You can get authentic charcoal-grilled yakiniku at this yakiniku specialty restaurant. It is extremely popular in Nippombashi and Namba, which are both areas of Osaka. They serve top quality meat at a super reasonable price. The space is designed to remind you of charcoal, and the area is equipped with sunken kotatsu and table seating. For lunch, they have a variety of dishes, including their Lunch Yakiniku Set, other set meals, and donburi (rice bowl dishes). If you want a special treat, drop by on Saturday or national holidays to enjoy their limited [Lunch All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku for 60 Minutes] that’s available for a measly 1,280 JPY!

Mangyu Nihonbashi

Open: 11:00 am - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am) 
Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: Dinner:2,000 JPY They have a set menu, and you can enjoy your food with a glass of beer! / Lunch:590 JPY Enjoy your Yakiniku Set with an extra helping of meat.
Access: 2 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Nippombashi Station. Located along the Sakaisuji Line. You can also reach it by walking 5 minutes from Namba Station via various Electric Railway Lines.
Address: 2-5-5, Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: Hitosara (Japanese)




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Publish-date: Nov 24 2017 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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