Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood

Publish-date: May 28 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood

Planning to have lunch in Osaka? That's a great chance to try those restaurants that are usually too expensive at dinnertime, but get quite affordable for lunch! Here is a careful selection of 15 popular eateries in Osaka where you can savor delicious sushi and kaisendon (seafood bowl dish).

1. INASE zushi (Osaka / Sushi)

1. INASE zushi (Osaka / Sushi)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Located in a shopping street only 10 minutes away on foot from Osaka Station, INASE zushi serves sushi and Japanese dishes made with fresh seasonal seafood, and it's super popular among the locals as well as tourists. Their signature dish called [Large Nigiri Set] (1,650 JPY) will guarantee your satisfaction in terms of both size and flavor. For lunch, it is called the  [Nigiri Large Set] and is even more reasonably priced at 1,100 JPY!

INASE zushi

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from the central north exit of JR [Osaka Station] / 10 minutes walk from the Chaya-machi exit of Hankyu [Umeda Station]. In Takimi-koji on B1F of Umeda Sky Bldg.
Address: Takimi-koji, B1F,  Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka (Map)
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2. Jimpachi (Yodoyabashi / Izakaya)

2. Jimpachi (Yodoyabashi / Izakaya)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Opened by a skillful sushi artisan with an several years of experience, this izakaya offers a large variety of options, from Japanese to yoshoku (western-inspired) dishes. Other than Japanese-style set meals like their [Daily Special Set] (limited to 50 servings per day) and the [Sushi Assortment Set], the lunch menu is also rich in yoshoku delicacies, such as the [No. 1 Popular! Hamburg and Fried Shrimp Lunch] or the [Loin Tonkatsu with Special Demi-Glace Sauce]. They all come for a the low price of 800 JPY!

Jimpachi

Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Smoking prohibited between 12:00 am and 1:00 pm / Evening trading only, on Saturdays [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Last order: 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Osaka City Subway's Yodoyabashi station, Midosuji line. 5-minute walk from Osaka City Subway's Kitahama station, Sakaisuji line.
Address: Nippo Yodoyabashi Bldg. B1F, 3-1-11 Koraibashi , Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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3. Gochisodokoro Shohachi (Izumi-Chuo / Japanese Cuisine)

3. Gochisodokoro Shohachi (Izumi-Chuo / Japanese Cuisine)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Surrounded by a lovely peach orchard, whose crimson flowers bloom in spring, this place offers delicious Japanese dishes.  In its private rooms, suitable for all situations as they can welcome from small groups to 60-people parties, you'll be served seasonal Japanese delicacies. For lunch, order their beautifully arranged [Gozen Basket] (1,290 JPY) and you'll get to taste sushi, tempura, grilled food, and other typical Japanese dishes. The dinner menu comprises from reasonably priced items to luxurious dishes, as well as colorful courses like the [Kaiseki Plan] (2,700 JPY and up).

Gochisodokoro Shohachi

Open: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed: -
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Access: Go south from the Kanechika Park intersection of the Yamadai-Isonokami Route for 500m. We have a courtesy shuttle bus.
Address: 748-1 Kanechika-cho , Kishiwada-shi, Osaka (Map)
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4. Sushihan Karamori (Hineno / Japanese cuisine)

4. Sushihan Karamori (Hineno / Japanese cuisine)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
The top product of this Japanese restaurant is delicious sushi made with carefully selected seasonal fish. From lively counter seats to relaxing tables and private rooms of all sizes, the restaurant is equipped for all sorts of customers who head there to enjoy its seasonal Japanese delicacies. If you go for lunch, make sure you have their [Chirashi (with Soup)] (945 JPY). It's a traditional type of sushi wherein sushi rice is topped with plenty of fresh seafood sashimi. It's different from the typical Edo-style sushi, so don't miss it if you want to try sushi in the Osaka way!

Sushihan Karamori

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm ( L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 7041-1, Hineno, Izumisano-shi, Osaka (Map)
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5. Nishimura (Ozaki / Japanese cuisine)

5. Nishimura (Ozaki / Japanese cuisine)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
This izakaya restaurant boasts a casual atmosphere and an incredibly diverse menu, ranging from seafood and sushi to delicious meat dishes. The most popular lunch item is their [Kamameshi Set] (from 1,250 JPY). You can choose from several ingredients for your kamameshi (rice, meat, and vegetables cooked in a small iron pot), including clams, eel, sea bream, and more. Above all, [Tako Kamameshi], wherein tasty octopus is cooked together with rice, is known nationwide as a local specialty from Izumo and it's the most representative dish of this restaurant! Rice cooked in the iron pot turns out so tasty and flavorful you could eat nothing else for the rest of your life!

Nishimura

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Address: 781-14, Shimoide, Hannan-shi, Osaka (Map)
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6. Shittoya (Mikkaichicho / Sushi)

6. Shittoya (Mikkaichicho / Sushi)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
At a 5-minute drive from Mikkaichicho Station, a huge stone statue will mark the spot where you can find this restaurant famous for its delicious sushi and kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course meal). It's equipped with counter seats, which are ideal for solo diners, and horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table) private rooms for groups. As for the food, the menu offers plenty of dishes made with seafood carefully selected from all over the country, starting with fresh fish caught in the adjacent sea. If you head there for lunch on a weekday, the limited edition [Mini Kaiseki] (1,380 JPY) comes highly recommended. For dinner, opt for the [Deluxe Nigiri] (3,502 JPY), and you'll be served sushi made with premium seafood.

Shittoya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday for dinner and Sunday / National Holidays for lunch
Average price: [Dinner] 3,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 27-30, Kusugaoka, Kawachinagano-shi, Osaka (Map)
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7. Sanoya (Honmachi / Japanese-style Izakaya)

7. Sanoya (Honmachi / Japanese-style Izakaya)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Sanoya is a casual Japanese-style izakaya located in a corner of Honmachi, one of Osaka's business districts. The restaurant is constantly crowded with customers hungry for the delicious food and renowned sake brands carefully selected by the owner. This restaurant is budget-friendly for both lunch and dinner. Lunch set meals start from 630 JPY. Order items like their [Sashimi Set] (980 JPY) and [Grilled Fish Set] (730 JPY) to savor the authentic deliciousness of Japanese cuisine this type of izakaya is known for. At night, don't miss their flagship dish called [Chef's Recommended Sashimi 6-kind Assortment  or 4-kind Assortment] (from 980 JPY).

Sanoya

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays *Open on Saturday upon reservation
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 630 JPY
Address: 2-4-1, Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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8. Yamanoya Ichiba (Honmachi / Izakaya)

8. Yamanoya Ichiba (Honmachi / Izakaya)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
At this izakaya called Yamanoya Ichiba, you'll get to enjoy seafood dishes made with seasonal fish and many popular sake brands selected by the owner himself. If you need advice for lunch, have one of their many kaisendon (rice bowl dish with seafood) topped with super fresh fish. For example, the [Odo Kaisendon] (780 JPY), topped with plenty of seasonal sashimi, and the [Crab Ikura-don] (990 JPY) are popular for their stunning colors. As for the set meals, you can have one for the low price of just 850 JPY!

Yamanoya Ichiba

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: B2F, Senba Center Bldg. No. 9, B221, 3-3-9, Senbachuo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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9. Yotaro Sushi (Izumisano / Japanese cuisine)

9. Yotaro Sushi (Izumisano / Japanese cuisine)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Boasting one of the largest catches of fish in Osaka, Izumisano's Fishery Cooperative Open-air Market can be considered the kitchen of the Senshu area. At a corner of this lively market sits Yotaro Sushi. They use products from the market, so both the freshness and deliciousness of their seafood are 100% guaranteed. Above all, you should absolutely try their famed specialty, the [Whole Eel Tempura] (600 JPY). This freshly fried eel is the perfect companion for both rice and alcoholic drinks. Also, their [Big Catch Kaisendon] (1,500 JPY) will allow you to enjoy about 12 different toppings!

Yotaro Sushi

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 5:00 pm *May close earlier
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 5:00 pm *May close earlier
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 1,500 JPY
Address: 2-5187-101, Shinmachi, Izumisano-shi, Osaka (Map)
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10. Sushi Amatsuka (Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome / Sushi)

10. Sushi Amatsuka (Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome / Sushi)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Sushi Amatsuka is a famed restaurant specializing in nigiri sushi and traditional kaiseki cuisine, with a high reputation among Osaka gourmands as well. As you step inside, you'll immediately feel the dignified atmosphere created by the counter made from a whole wooden board of a 300-year-old hinoki tree. Here, you can't not order nigiri sushi! The artisan will use the traditional techniques he inherited to craft your [Tsuke-maguro] (marinated tuna), [Kohada] (gizzard shad) and other types of old-school Edo-style sushi. If you want to taste lots of Japanese delicacies, there's a lunch course perfect for you called [Izumo] (5,000 JPY) that includes appetizer, nigiri sushi, and dessert.

Sushi Amatsuka

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Lunch course available until 2:30 pm
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Address: 5-5-13, Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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11. Mamesuke Umeda Maru Building Branch (Osaka / Japanese cuisine)

11. Mamesuke Umeda Maru Building Branch (Osaka / Japanese cuisine)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Right by Osaka Station, inside Umeda Maru Building, stands a restaurant called Mamesuke Umeda Maru Building Branch. In its elegant interiors, designed like a Kyoto machiya (old merchant's house), you can indulge on reasonably priced seasonal seafood and delicious sake. Popular for lunch, their [Nigiri Sushi Tray Ume] (1,480 JPY) is a convenient set with sushi made with fresh ingredients directly delivered from the local Kizu Market as the main dish, paired with chawanmushi (egg custard), tempura and other delicacies on the side. Alternatively, go for the [Jusaizen] (1,380 JPY) and you'll be served a tray with 10 different Japanese dishes.

Mamesuke Umeda Maru Building 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 Maru Bldg., 1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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12. Akiyama (Kitashinchi / Japanese cuisine)

12. Akiyama (Kitashinchi / Japanese cuisine)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Head to Akiyama if you want to enjoy colorful Japanese cuisine made with seasonal products, surrounded by the calm and warmth of wood. The most frequently ordered lunch item is the [Kaisendon Lunch] (from 1,000 JPY), topped with plenty of seasonal seafood carefully selected by the expert chef himself. Numerous slices of super fresh sashimi are stacked on the rice bowl to create a super filling and voluminous meal! For dinner, let the chef show off his skills by ordering the [Sushi Nigiri 5-kind Assortment] (from 2,500 JPY). As for the Japanese cuisine courses, they start from 6,000 JPY for 6 items.

Akiyama

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Denen Bldg., 1-2-23, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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13. Nakanoya Kyobashi Branch (Kyobashi / Izakaya)

13. Nakanoya Kyobashi Branch (Kyobashi / Izakaya)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Nakanoya Kyobashi Branch is an izakaya specialized in seafood that can be accessed within a minute's walk from Kyobashi Station. From casual set meals to authentic kaiseki courses made with seasonal products, they boast countless dishes from the Japanese tradition. At lunch, you should order one of their [Lunch trays], which are a sort of mini version of a Japanese course meal. Trays like their [Boiled Fish Gozen (with Udon or Soba)] (1,500 JPY) and the [Sashimi Gozen (with Udon or Soba)] (1,750 JPY) will give you the opportunity to savor authentic Japanese dishes at a very convenient price. Set meals start from 680 JPY.

Nakanoya Kyobashi Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:45 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:15 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,200 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPY
Address: B1F, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Keihan Kyobashi Bldg., 2-4-20, Higashinodamachi, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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14. Nakanoya Lucua Osaka Branch (Osaka / Izakaya)

14. Nakanoya Lucua Osaka Branch (Osaka / Izakaya)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
This lovely restaurant is inside Lucua, the department store right in front of Osaka Station. Their specialty is seafood of all sorts, stocked every morning directly from the production area and therefore always super fresh. In order to guarantee the freshness day after day, every night from 8 pm you get a 50% discount! If it's lunchtime and you're up for one of their seafood specialties, order the [Premium Nigiri Sushi Set (7 pieces) (with Soba or Udon)] (1,980 JPY)! Simple nigiri sushi is the best way to enhance the quality and taste of the toppings.

Nakanoya Lucua Osaka Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 10F, Lucua, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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15. Sohonzan (Korien / Sushi)

15. Sohonzan (Korien / Sushi)
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Having worked at the market for several years, the experienced owner of Sohonzan personally selects the best seasonal seafood available for his sushi and Japanese dishes. Both sushi and sashimi options are not only incredibly delicious but also voluminous and filling! If you drop by at lunch, have the [Premium] (1,500 JPY) lunch meal. In addition to 7 nigiri pieces, you'll get tempura, chawanmushi, red miso soup, and rice bowl all at once, for a bargain price. Sashimi lovers should try their [Kaisendon] (950 JPY), which is also served with chawanmushi.

Sohonzan

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 3-8, Korishinmachi, Neyagawa-shi, Osaka (Map)

If you appreciated the lunch options at these restaurants, why not try them for dinner next time? The menu options are even more classy and elegant at night, so give them a try!
Top 15 Lunch Spots in Osaka for Fresh Seafood
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: May 21 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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