This article will introduce 6 of the top places for lunch or dinner around the sophisticated area of Shin-Osaka. Shin-Osaka is an area in Osaka which attracts a lot of business people – those who were born in Osaka as well as those staying in a hotel nearby while visiting on a business trip. This article will surely make you want to visit some of the places on the list!
1. Trattoria Lo Scarpino
Having only opened in November 2015, Trattoria Lo Scarpino is a new restaurant which focuses on Italian cuisine. The restaurant takes pride in the look of its exterior – with extraordinary green walls and the Italian flag hung as a point of reference. The mature atmosphere of the restaurant makes it feel like a hidden getaway.
Inside, paintings are hung on the wall to further accentuate its sophisticated atmosphere. However, so that the restaurant doesn't appear too tense, Italian pop music are played in the background. The restaurant doesn't only care about its image – it also cares deeply about the food it serves. All dishes are so artistically presented that they can be fully enjoyed with both one's eyes as well as one's tongue! This has to be the ultimate Italian restaurant for those times when you just want to kick back and relax.
Trattoria Lo Scarpino
: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm),
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPYAccess
: 6-minute walk from both Shimo-shinjo Station and Awaji StationAddress
: 2-9-1, Shimo-Shinjo, Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaMore Details
Kyoshikanaihonten is an izakaya (Japanese pub) with an extensive menu made with a variety of carefully selected ingredients. Only 1 minute walk from Higashimikuni Station, the wooden exterior of this traditional Japanese-style house will no doubt impress. A variety of seating options are available for all occasions, such as counter seats, horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table) private rooms, table seats, and banquet rooms. This makes it the ideal location for dates and business meals as well as drinking parties. This restaurant pays a great deal of attention into stocking fresh seafood, with the fish available on the sashimi platter changing according to the season. There are also a wide range of non-seafood dishes on the menu which go great with alcohol, such as domestic beef sirloin steak and charcoal-grilled jidori (local chicken). An ideal location for those who wish to try a variety of dishes in one sitting.
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from Exit 1 of Higashimikuni StationAddress
: 2-37-9, Higashi-Mikuni, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaMore Details
3. Cake & Cafe Dining Bon’n’Bon
Bon’n’Bon is a cake cafe with an Italian twist along the banks of the Yodo River (Yodo-gawa). The sunny terrace seats of this cafe are extremely popular for taking a breather among the lush greenery of the embankment. While the location is fantastic, customers can also enjoy the extensive menu which covers dishes from breakfast to dinner. One dish that shouldn't be missed out on is the [Cheese Fondue] made entirely with milk from Jersey cows raised in Hiruzen Highlands (Hiruzen Kogen) in Okayama Prefecture. It really can't get better than relaxing and enjoying this cheese fondue on the sunny terrace seats!
Cake & Cafe Dining Bon’n’Bon
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 8:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) [Winter Season] Open from 9:00 am during November – March
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 8:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) [Winter Season] Open from 9:00 am during November – MarchClosed
: Irregular Average price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Juso Station. With the Yodo River directly opposite you, turn left and the restaurant is on your left-hand sideAddress
: 1F, 1-20-3, Juso Higashi, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaMore Details
This yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant is well-known for being off the beaten track. Although the nearest station is Shin-Osaka, it is still quite a walk to get to. This popular yakiniku restaurant only stocks meat from a meat wholesaler with 30 years of experience. Fresh Japanese Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) is stocked on a daily basis to ensure all customers can fill themselves up at a modest price. Counter seats are also available, making eating alone less of a daunting prospect. In fact, eating alone is highly recommended for those on their way home from work.
: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm,
[Tuesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pmClosed
: Every Monday (Including when a national holiday falls on a Monday)Average price
: [Dinner] 3,980 JPY [With The All-you-can-drink Deal] Weekdays [Exclusive Banquet Plan] (4,280 JPY) / [Lunch] 880 JPY. Super-sized servings of meat and offal also availableAccess
: A 10-15-minute walk from Exit 4 of Shin-Osaka Station towards Mielparque (Postal Center)Address
: 1F, 2-6-16, Nishi Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaMore Details
5. Shochu Kobo Arare
Shochu Kobo Arare, located only a 7-minute walk from Higashimikuni Station, is an izakaya which stocks over 100 varieties of shochu (Japanese alcohol) and umeshu (plum flavored sake). The interior has a Japanese flavor, with tatami-mat rooms as well as counter seats for those eating alone. With a reservation, customers can also enjoy this izakaya outside of its normal opening times. On top of that, pets are also welcome (anything up to small dogs)! Why not come here and enjoy a drink with your pet?
Shochu Kobo Arare
: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am) Reservations can be made outside these timesClosed
Closed one day per month Average price
: 4,000 JPY, the menu consists of a wide variety of great value dishes!Access
: 7-minute walk from Higashimikuni StationAddress
: 6-16-5, Higashi Mikuni, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaMore Details
Dainosuke is an izakaya which focuses on fresh seafood and is located only around a 3-minute walk from Juso Station. Fresh fish is lined up at the front of the restaurant to greet customers. Customers can enjoy freshly stocked, seasonal sashimi at this izakaya, as well as fresh sake (Japanese alcohol). This izakaya is so particular about providing customers with top quality freshness that it insists that sake should be drunk by the bottle. Besides seafood, classic izakaya cuisine such as oden and kushikatsu (various food skewered and deep-fried, most commonly meat, vegetables among others) are also available on the menu. An ideal point of call for business people on their way home from work!
: Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 amClosed
: Exit on the west side of Juso Station. The restaurant is on the left-hand side, when you come on to the shopping streetAddress
: 1-7-32, Juso Hon-machi, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaMore Details
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.