Top 17 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]

Publish-date: Dec 21 2017 Update-date: Mar 12 2020
Author: SAVOR JAPAN
Top 17 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]

The northern side of Osaka Station - home to JR, subway, and private railways - is fondly called “Kita”. This area is one of Japan’s leading shopping and entertainment areas. Here are the top 17 affordable restaurants and izakaya (Japanese pubs) serving Japanese cuisine in this district.

1.Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

1.Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Located on the 28F of Hankyu Grand Bldg. on the southeastern side of Osaka-Umeda Station, this Tosa cuisine restaurant serves traditional dishes from Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku. The word "Tosa" comes from the old name of Kochi Prefecture. Their signature dish is the [Katsuo no Tataki] – thinly sliced and roasted bonito. This dish is lightly seared, which gives it a slightly different taste from raw bonito. The infamous Kochi cuisine, [Sawachi Ryori], consists of an assortment of delicious sashimi, sushi, and other broiled ingredients, all served up on a large platter. Smaller side dishes are also available on the lunch menu. Why not come here to enjoy delicious Tosa cuisine while overlooking the amazing 100m-high scenery?

Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed:Irregular(It follows Hankyu Grand Building's regular holiday.)
Average price:Dinner: 6,000 JPY / Lunch: 2,300 JPY
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2. Sakura – Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

2. Sakura – Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Visitors can enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine at this restaurant, which is located on the 27F of Hankyu Grand Bldg., on the southeastern side of Osaka-Umeda Station. All the meat served at this restaurant is raised domestically – such as Tajima Beef from Hyogo Prefecture, and Matsusaka Pork from Mie Prefecture. All the seafood, such as bluefin tuna, horse mackerel, and mackerel, is also seasonal and fresh, caught in the waters off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture. The [Goka Sakana-mori 7-ten Mori] is highly recommended, and consists of the restaurant’s finest sashimi. The [Kokusan-gyu to Matsusaka-buta no Niku Nabe], served in beef bone soup with vinegar sauce, is also extremely popular. Other options include the [All-You-Can-Eat Lunch with Tai Meshi] or the banquet plan. The view from the window is breathtaking, and can be enjoyed from a variety of table styles.

Sakura – Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

Open: Lunch 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular *According to Hankyu Grand Bldg. Beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 8-47, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map
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3.Hokkaido Shintokucho Tsukadanojo Hankyusanjunibangai Branch

3.Hokkaido Shintokucho Tsukadanojo Hankyusanjunibangai Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Tsukadanojo is located on the 30F of Hankyu Grand Bldg., on the southeastern side of Osaka-Umeda Station. The floors dedicated to food and drinks in this building are fondly called “Hankyu Sanju-niban Gai”. The [Shintoku Free-range Chicken] is raised on the restaurant’s very own poultry farm in Shintoku Town (Shintoku-cho) in central Hokkaido. Vegetables and cheese are also directly shipped from here. The [Munemi Tataki Yama-wasabi] is highly recommended. It consists of semi-raw, lightly grilled slices of Shintoku free-range chicken. The spiciness of the horseradish combines amazingly well with the flavor of the semi-raw chicken. Why not enjoy this dish with some Hokkaido wine?

Hokkaido Shintokucho Tsukadanojo Hankyusanjunibangai Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Closed: None *Closed December 31 – January 1 
*Check with the restaurant for opening days and times during the beginning and end of the year.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Address: 8-47, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map
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4.Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch

4.Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Located on the southeastern side of Osaka-Umeda Station, this izakaya is located on the 6F of HEP Navio Bldg., which resembles the bow of a ship. The free-range chicken on the menu is obtained from a variety of locations across the country. The [Aburi Yaki Mori-awase 3-shu-mori] is highly recommended. Fresh chicken slaughtered the same morning is lightly grilled on charcoal, and then served semi-raw in the [Asabiki-dori Momo Tataki] - an exquisite dish which emphasizes the great texture of chicken. Private rooms and horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu tables) are available, enabling visitors to stretch their legs and relax without having to worry about disturbing others.

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), Dinner 5:00 pm – 00:00 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 (Map)
SourceIn Traditional Chinese only

5. En E-ma Branch

5. En E-ma Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
En can be located on 5F of E-ma Bldg., which also hosts another new tenant, Umeda Burg 7 (a cinema complex), on its upper floors. This building is a 5-minute walk south of Osaka-Umeda Station. Enjoy a variety of ingredients that are grilled on an iron griddle! Their signature dish is the [Okonomiyaki] (Japanese savory pancake), which is an exquisite dish topped with a delicious sauce and mayonnaise. An a la carte menu is also available, consisting of items like the [Kuroge Wagyu Beef Steak], [Yakisoba] (fried noodles), and [Kushiyaki]. The Kushiyaki can even be ordered by the skewer! A [Enkai Course] is also available alongside the a la carte menu. They have counter seating, as well as private rooms for those who wish to dine with a large group.

En E-ma Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) 
[Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:15 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular *According to E-ma
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Address: 5F, E-ma, 1-12-6, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

6.Sozaian Umeda Branch

6.Sozaian Umeda Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
This izakaya serves both meat and seafood. It is located on the 9F of Umeda Pal Bldg., which is around a 5-minute walk southeast of Osaka-Umeda Station. Customers shouldn’t miss out on the healthy, lean meat in the [Homemade Roast Beef] dish, the condensed richness of the [Pork and Vegetables Seiro-mushi (steamed in a bamboo steamer)], as well as the seasonal selection of seafood in the [Assortment of 5 Sashimi]. There is also a 3-hour (2 hours at weekends) [All-You-Can-Drink Course], which includes 7 - 11 delicious dishes. Making good use of their high location, this izakaya is also proud of its array of private rooms, where food and drinks can be enjoyed alongside a magnificent view of the city.

Sozaian Umeda Branch

Open: [Sunday - Thursday,Holidays] Dinner 16:00 - 02:00 (last order 01:00)[Friday,Saturday,Day Before Holidays] 16:00 - 05:00 (last order 04:00)
Closed: There is an indeterminate holiday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
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7. Ginpei Grand Front Branch

8. Ginpei Grand Front Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Located on the 8F of Grand Front Osaka South Bldg., which is just north of Osaka-Umeda Station, this izakaya serves a wide variety of Wakayama Prefecture-inspired original cuisine. All the ingredients are shipped to the kitchen daily. The most well-known dish has to be the [Tai Meshi], where sea bream is cooked alongside Japanese rice. A variety of sashimi and seafood is served up on a pile of ice in the [Otsukuri Moriawase], while the [Ni-zakana Ryori] can be enjoyed with either water or shoyu (soy sauce). Both perfectly bring out the delicious flavor of the original ingredients. Make the most of your time by enjoying delicious seafood cuisine with some sake (Japanese alcohol) in this relaxing izakaya.

Ginpei Grand Front Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 8F, Grand Front South Bldg., 4-20, Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

8. Unzen Hankyu Sanbangai Branch

9. Unzen Hankyu Sanbangai Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Unzen is located on the B2F of Hankyu Sanbangai South Bldg., which is a shopping mall attached to Hankyu Umeda Station (on the northeast side of Osaka-Umeda Station). Here, you can enjoy [Unzen-yaki], which refers to grilling ingredients - such as meat, fish, or vegetables - on a skewer over the intense heat of an iron griddle. Established in 1950, this restaurant has its very own original dipping sauce, as well as a brown sauce flavored with shoyu and vegetables, a yellow-colored plum sauce, and 3 types of finely ground arashio (roasted salt). The [Omakase Course] is highly recommended. The chef will grill a variety of ingredients for you until you are full.

Unzen Hankyu Sanbangai Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular *According to Hankyu Sanbangai
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Address: B2F, Hankyu Sanbangai South Bldg., 1-1-3, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map
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9. Mamesuke Osaka Marubiru Branch

10. Mamesuke Osaka Marubiru Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
This izakaya is located on the 3F of the cylindrical Osaka Marubiru, which is around a 4-minute walk south from Osaka-Umeda Station. It serves up seasonal Japanese cuisine. No shoes are allowed inside of the old Kyoto townhouse interior. Both your eyes and your tongue will be amazed by the [Otsukuri Unkai-mori] - a highly recommended dish where the sashimi is served "floating" on clouds (“unkai” literally means “above the clouds”). Lots of flavor is packed into the restaurant’s signature dish, the [Thickly-sliced Grilled Gyutan (beef tongue)]. The [Dengaku], with its 7 types of seasoning, tofu, and namafu (wheat starch), is also highly recommended. A lunch menu is available, as well as an all-you-can-drink course.

Mamesuke Osaka Marubiru Branch

Open: 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: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Osaka Marubiru, 1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map
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10. Tanagokoro Osaka Marubiru Branch

11. Tanagokoro Osaka Marubiru Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
The chef of this original cuisine restaurant uses their keen eye to choose the best seafood from the fishing port, as well as the freshest vegetables from the farm. Located on the 8F of the cylindrical Osaka Marubiru, which is only a 4-minute walk south from Osaka-Umeda Station, this restaurant also proudly serves sashimi from its live fish tank. Luxurious ingredients, such as spiny lobster, sea bream, and blowfish are also available. The chef deftly brings out the natural flavors of the rich and tender [Marbled Wagyu Beef Rare Cutlet]. The wooden interior of the restaurant creates a relaxing atmosphere. Horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu tables) are available in private rooms, allowing customers to relax and stretch their legs as they eat.

Tanagokoro Osaka Marubiru Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Closed: Irregular *According to Marubiru, Beginning and end of the year (December 31 – January 1, January 10)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,250 JPY Banquet average of 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 8F, Osaka Marubiru, 1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map
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11. Shabu-shabu, Katsura, Osaka Marubiru Branch

12. Shabu-shabu, Katsura, Osaka Marubiru Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
This Japanese restaurant serves up traditional Japanese hot pot cuisine, such as [Shabu-shabu] (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) and [Sukiyaki] (hot pot stew). It’s located on the 2F of the cylindrical Osaka Marubiru, which is only a 4-minute walk south from Osaka-Umeda Station. The restaurant uses [Yonezawa Beef], [Kyoto Beef], and the world-famous [Kobe Beef] in its dishes. Meat is dipped into boiling dashi (broth) for the infamous [Shabu-shabu]. You can also add rice to the remaining dashi to create the deliciously rich [Zosui]. Both table seats and private rooms with horigotatsu are available.

Shabu-shabu, Katsura, Osaka Marubiru Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
[Lunch] 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Osaka Marubiru, 1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

12. Kyushu Umaka Umeda

13. Kyushu Umaka Umeda
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
This izakaya serves local Kyushu cuisine, and is located on the B1F of Higashi Hankyu Bldg., which is only a 5-minute walk east from Osaka-Umeda Station. The restaurant name, Umaka, means "delicious" in the Kyushu dialect. Shochu and sake (both Japanese alcohol) pair amazingly well with delicious Kyushu cuisine, including the infamous [Oyogi-ika] – fresh squid sashimi. The transparent, chewy texture of the raw squid is something that shouldn’t be missed! The [All-You-Can-Drink Banquet Course] is also highly recommended, as it includes dishes made using Kyushu seasonings and ingredients shipped from Kyushu itself. They have a charming room with a relaxed atmosphere called "Private Room with Fish Tank", which is ideal for a special date.

 Kyushu Umaka Umeda

Open: 5:00 pm – 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: 3,500 JPY Banquet Budget: 4,000 JPY (Average)
Address: B1F, Higashi Hankyu Bldg., 1-1, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Map
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13. Kushiage Osaka Ryori cuisine d'Osaka Ryo

14. Kushiage Osaka Ryori cuisine d'Osaka Ryo
Top 17 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Kushiage Osaka Ryori cuisine d'Osaka Ryo is a stylish restaurant with an “Osakan food culture” theme. One might mistake it for a bar from its ornate exterior, but one step in and you will be greeted by a casually atmospheric interior. The restaurant is very particular about the ingredients they use for their signature [Kushiage (fried skewers)] menu, which includes traditional vegetables and local brand meats such as Inunaki pork. The restaurant favorite is the  [Omakase Course (6,500 JPY)], a set that comes with 10 chef's choice skewers along with appetizers featuring seasonal ingredients. Cuisine d'Osaka Ryo also has a wide selection of 200 wines from all over the world,that will definitely enhance your meal.

Kushiage Osaka Ryori cuisine d'Osaka Ryo

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Holidays, Day before Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm) Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Monday, Second Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: An 8-minute walk from Minami-Morimachi Subway Station. Head east on National Highway 1, and take a left one signal before "Nishitenma" Crossing. It will be on your left.
Address: Shoei Bldg. 1F, 4-2-7 Nishi Temma , Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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14. Kitashinchi Hechimon-ya

14. Kitashinchi Hechimon-ya
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
In Japan’s kitchen, Osaka, lies the long standing dining bar Kitashinchi Hechimon-ya. Inside the restaurant you can dine at their low table counter seats, table seats with ample natural lighting, or relax with your meal on their sofa seats. One can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine that only uses ingredients carefully handpicked from all over Japan by the chef-owner. The [5-Piece Assorted Sashimi (1,800 JPY)] is popular amongst those who want to enjoy fresh sashimi, as well as the [Parboiled Conger Pike with Crab Cinegar], the price of which depends on the quality of the stock at the time when dining.

Kitashinchi Hechimon-ya

Open: [Weekdays / Saturday] Lunch 11:30-13:30 (Lunches are limited, we recommend that you book in advance.) / Dinner 17:00-00:00 (last order 23:00) Drink last order 23:30
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Take the JR Tozai line to Kitashinchi Station, and leave from exit 3. It is on the second floor of the building located two buildings to the left of Daikoku Drug.
Address: Matsuki Kosan Bldg. 2F, 1-5-21 Sonezaki Shinchi , Kita-ku,Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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15. Kushikatsu Sakaba Tenma Branch

15. Kushikatsu Sakaba Tenma Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Kushikatsu Sakaba Tenma Branch is a restaurant which serves gluten-free Kushikatsu (pork cutlet on skewers). The restaurant has a nice, friendly attitude that makes it easy to step into, and is equipped with table seats as well as cozy sofa seats. They use special friers that keep the facility from smelling oily, and keep it comfortable. Their healthy gluten-free, low calorie and carb Kushikatsu have been a sure hit among customers! They serve an interesting dish they call [Unijo (1,690 JPY)], which is an assortment of skewers served with Uni (sea urchin), and a fondue-style uni sauce. This popular dish is served only to 5 customers a day.  As its sauce is rich, it is easy to eat even for those that aren't too fond of uni.

Kushikatsu sakaba Tenma branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 0:00 am) [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 0:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from [Tenma Station]
Address: 7-7 Ikeda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka Map
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16. Shin-Miura Osaka

16. Shin-Miura Osaka
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
Established in 1929, Shin-Miura Osaka specializes in serving poultry dishes and sake (a kind of Japanese alcohol). It is located at the corner of Takimi-koji, a restaurant street that recreates the retro towns of Japan that was built on the B1 floor of the Umeda Sky Building. Their signature [Mizudaki (chicken hot pot)] uses a chicken stock recipe passed down from generation to generation since its establishment. The combination of vegetables, chicken on the bone, and the soup rich in collagen is delectable to say the least! A popular choice is the [Mizudaki Course (4,200 JPY)] which adds side dishes along with the mizudaki itself. Their sake selection is carefully picked each month from breweries all over Japan to ensure that it goes well with their dishes.

Shin-Miura Osaka

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 15 minutes walk from the central north exit of JR [Osaka Station] / 15 minutes walk from the Chayaguchi exit of Hankyu [Umeda Station] / 15 minutes walk from the exit No.5 of [Umeda Station] on the Subway Midosuji Line
Address: Takimi-koji ,B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka (Map)
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17. Meat Bar & Grill -GABURICO- Osaka Umeda Branch

17. Meat Bar & Grill -GABURICO- Osaka Umeda Branch
Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]
At Meat Bar & Grill -GABURICO- Osaka Umeda Branch, you can chow down on their incredible all-you-can-eat meat towers. GABURICO is popular for their designer-approved stylish private rooms and hefty portioned meals. A restaurant favorite is their [All-You-Can-Eat Cheese Tower (1,229 JPY)], which only three groups of customers can order per day. This extravagant mountain of cheese and meat is guaranteed to get you hooked from the first bite! The all-you-can-eat is limited to 75 minutes from Sunday to Thursday. If all-you-can-eat is not your thing, they also have an a la carte menu, as well as some of the most creative craft beers on tap!

Meat Bar & Grill -GABURICO- Osaka Umeda branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from [Osaka Station]
Address: 9F, LEI's Umeda, 2-1-21 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka  (Map)
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The spacious underground shopping mall which connects Umeda Station and Osaka Station together is home to a large number of restaurants that are often sitting side-by-side. Why not find your favorite while commuting?
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 14 2017 Update-date: Mar 12 2020
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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