Top 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]

Publish-date: Dec 14 2017 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 14 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 14 affordable restaurants and izakaya (Japanese pubs) serving Japanese cuisine in this district.

1.Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

1.Tsukasa Hankyu Grand Bldg. BranchTop 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: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 am) 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am – 9:30 pm (L.O. 8:45 pm) 
[Saturday] 11:00 am – 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Following Hankyu Grand Bldg.
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,300 JPY
Address: 28F, Hankyu Grand Bldg., 8-47, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Sakura – Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

2. Sakura – Hankyu Grand Bldg. BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3.Hokkaido Shintokucho Tsukadanojo Hankyusanjunibangai Branch

3.Hokkaido Shintokucho Tsukadanojo Hankyusanjunibangai BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4.Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch

4.Trick Umeda HEP Navio BranchTop 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: None
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)

5. En E-ma Branch

5. En E-ma BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6.Sozaian Umeda Branch

6.Sozaian Umeda BranchTop 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: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None *Some irregular days
Average price: 3,300 JPY
Address: 9F, Umeda Pal Bldg., 1-10, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. UMAIMON Umeda Branch

7. UMAIMON Umeda BranchTop 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]

This izakaya, located in Umeda Pal Bldg. alongside restaurants and karaoke stores, is around a 5-minute walk to the southeast of Osaka-Umeda Station. It provides customers with a new way of enjoying meat. While the classic [3 Types of Mixed Steak – Chicken, Pork, Beef] and the [Pork Loin Steak] have exquisite flavors, the most recommended item on the menu has to be the [Meat Bar Course], which comes with an all-you-can-drink option for 2 - 3 hours. A variety of original cuisine is also available, from grilled chicken wings to minced beef bolognese. A variety of tables are available to ensure that this izakaya can be enjoyed in multiple scenarios – from dates to banquets!

UMAIMON Umeda Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm – 1:00 am 
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm – 4:00 am
[Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 7F, Umeda Pal Bldg., 1-10, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Ginpei Grand Front Branch

8. Ginpei Grand Front BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Unzen Hankyu Sanbangai Branch

9. Unzen Hankyu Sanbangai BranchTop 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] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B2F, Hankyu Sanbangai South Bldg., 1-1-3, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Mamesuke Osaka Marubiru Branch

10. Mamesuke Osaka Marubiru BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Tanagokoro Osaka Marubiru Branch

11. Tanagokoro Osaka Marubiru BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Shabu-shabu, Katsura, Osaka Marubiru Branch

12. Shabu-shabu, Katsura, Osaka Marubiru BranchTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Kyushu Umaka Umeda

13. Kyushu Umaka UmedaTop 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
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Umeda Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch

14. Umeda Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae BranchTop 14 Recommended Restaurants and Izakayas around Osaka / Umeda Station [Japanese Cuisine Edition]

This izakaya serves fresh seafood and meat, and is located on the 5F of Excel Umeda Bldg., which is around a 5-minute walk north of the Osaka-Umeda Station. While it has a substantial a la carte menu, consisting of dishes such as the [Kuroge Beef Grilled on a Ceramic Plate] and [Assortment of Fresh Sashimi], the course menu is strongly recommended. The [Megumi Course] uses an abundance of seasonal vegetables in its 8 dishes, such as the [Caramelized Satsuma-imo and Kurobuta Pork, Assortment of 3 Types of Sashimi, and the Rikyu-fried Chicken]. Those who wish to have a small bit of luxury without overeating should try the [Kuzushi Kaiseki Course] - a 10-course meal with the main being the [Gyusuki Small Hot Pot]. Only 5 servings of this limited course meal are available per day! All the tables are in private rooms to provide every customer the chance to relax with ease.

Umeda Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm – 00:00 am (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
Source: hitosara(Japanese)

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.

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Publish-date: Dec 14 2017 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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