Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station

Publish-date: Dec 22 2018 Update-date: Apr 27 2019
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Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station

Osaka is a major tourist area in Japan, and Osaka Station is a hub for tourists, so it follows that there are many restaurants in the surrounding neighborhoods. Here are 30 especially recommended spots in this area.

1. XEX WEST (Japanese Cuisine)

1. XEX WEST (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
An Italian restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, and a bar are all combined on one floor at this chic restaurant, with the luxurious interior creating a refined atmosphere. Italian choices include authentic Neapolitan pizza, pasta, and steaks, while Japanese options include sushi and tempura, all of which display the impressive talents of the skilled chef. One especially good choice is the [8-Piece Edomae Nigiri Sushi] (3,800 JPY), a sumptuous dish made using carefully-chosen fresh seafood. Watching the staff at the counter making sushi while you eat here is part of the fun, too!

XEX WEST

Open: Lunch 11:00 am -4:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
[Salvatore] 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, [An] 11:00 am -3:30 pm, [The BAR] 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (last order 12:00 am)
[Salvatore] 6:00 pm-12:00 am (last order 11:00 pm), [An] 6:00 pm- 1:00 am (last order 12:00 am) Bar 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (last order 1:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,650 JPY
Access: By foot from the following stations: 1 minute from Hanshin Umeda station, 1 minute from Nishi-Umeda station on the Yotsubashi line, 2 minutes from the Sakurabashi exit of the JR Osaka station, 5 minutes from Umeda station on the Midosuji line
Address: Herbis Plaza Ent 7F, 2-2-22 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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2. Ching Ming Daimaru Umeda Branch (Chinese Cuisine)

2. Ching Ming Daimaru Umeda Branch (Chinese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
This spot provides diners with authentic Chinese food in a relaxed setting. There are a large number of must-try dishes here, made with the impressive skill and techniques one would expect of a Chinese specialty spot. The ingredients' savoriness is fully preserved in these creations, and every single one showcases the authentic Chinese flavors. Diners can sample opulent Yoshiki shark fin with the featured [Whole Stewed Shark Fin] (around 60g for 6,000 JPY). This dish has a wobbly texture and bursts with the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the dashi (broth) when bitten into. Anyone who tries this dish is sure to love it! The [Shark Fin Gyoza] (1 piece for 430 JPY), consisting of handmade dumplings, are another recommended choice.

Ching Ming Daimaru Umeda branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm) 
Closed:
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: JR Osaka Station - 0 minute walk (directly connected), Hanshin Umeda Station - 3 minutes walk, Subway Umeda Station - 3 minutes walk, Hankyu Umeda Station - 5 minutes walk 
Address: 14F, Daimaru Umeda, Daimaru Matuzakaya Department Store, 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka (Map)
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3. Japanese Cuisine Hachiko (Japanese & Kaiseki Cuisine)

3. Japanese Cuisine Hachiko (Japanese & Kaiseki Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Experience Japanese dishes, including nabe (hot pot) featuring a premium selection of seasonal vegetables, at Japanese Cuisine Hachiko! The [Kaiseki Meal] (5,000 JPY) consists of numerous delicious-looking dishes centered around stewed and grilled items, the very essence of Japanese cooking. The seasoning used in this dish further brings out the umami of the ingredients, resulting in truly excellent flavors. There are many nabe course options for diners to choose from here, another plus, such as the [Beef Shabu Course] (6,000 JPY), the [Seafood Nabe Course] (5,000 JPY), and the [Hachiko Nabe Course], made with seasonal seafood and pork in a miso (soybean paste) soup. No matter what you are in the mood for, there's always an option for you.

Japanese Cuisine Hachiko

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm / Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Higashi Umeda Station on Subway Tanimachi Line / 6 minutes walk from Umeda Station on Subway Midosuji Line
Address: 2-8-9, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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4. Shin-Miura Osaka (Japanese Cuisine)

4. Shin-Miura Osaka (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Diners here can sample mizutaki (soup with a simple broth), a specialty from Hakata in Fukuoka, as well as many chicken dishes. The [Mizutaki Course] (4,000 JPY) is a popular option, notable for its cloudy soup made from chicken stock that has been stewed for 8 hours, fully releasing its delicious umami. Bone-in chicken and vegetables are also stewed in the soup, and finally, specially-made ponzu (citrus-seasoned soy sauce) is added for flavor before enjoying! The rich soup and simple flavors of the ingredients form a remarkable balance. This restaurant also boasts a large sake (Japanese alcohol) selection, including seasonal choices and rare brands. You are guaranteed to love the combination of sake with the chicken dishes here!

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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5. Shin Washoku Miyake (Japanese Cuisine)

5. Shin Washoku Miyake (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Garden views add to the elegance when enjoying a meal at Shin Washoku Miyake. Absolutely no preservatives or color additives are used here, allowing the true flavors of each season to shine, and their food has also been praised by many tourists from abroad. One featured item here is the [Unagi Hitsumabushi] (3,980 JPY for 2 people), wherein rice is cooked in a stone pot only once the order has been placed, and is then topped with lusciously soft unagi (eel). First, enjoy the flavors of the rice and eel coated in special salty-sweet tare (sauce) on their own, and then create ochazuke (pour green tea or broth on rice) by adding dashi. You'll be able to taste sublime flavor!

Shin Washoku Miyake

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from the central north exit of JR [Osaka Station] / 10 minutes walk from Chayamachi exit of Hankyu [Umeda Station] / 10 minutes walk from the exit 5 of [Umeda Station] on the Subway Midosuji Line
Address: B1F, Takimi-koji. Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka (Map)
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6. Chayamachi Koshitsu Robata Rakube (Japanese Cuisine)

6. Chayamachi Koshitsu Robata Rakube (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
This restaurant has a modern Japanese aesthetic and consists exclusively of private seating, the ideal setting for savoring Japanese cuisine! One notable feature here is the large menu, which features such choices as sashimi, stewed items, fried items, single-item dishes, and nabe, all of which are made with ingredients discerningly selected from regions throughout Japan. Standard orders here include the [Jitamago no Umasa] (980 JPY), consisting of salty-sweet eel wrapped in a dashimaki-tamago (rolled omelette with dashi), as well as the [Shrimp and Uni Mayo-yaki] (680 JPY), a combination of top-quality shrimp, uni (sea urchin), and mayonnaise. However, you have to try the many seasonal specials, such as the [Oroshi-kabura and Yuzu Buri Shabu Course] (4,000 JPY) - the fatty buri (amberjack) and yuzu make a phenomenal combination!

Chayamachi Koshitsu Robata Rakube

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am -3:00 pm
[Weekdays, Days before holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Saturdays] Hours 11:30 am - 12:00 am
[Sundays, Holidays] Hours 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,150 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from the Chayamachi exit of Umeda station on various Hankyu lines
Address: 2F Kaisei Chaya-machi Bldg., 6-18 Chaya-machi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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7. KATSUDON (Japanese Cuisine)

7. KATSUDON (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
KATSUDON specializes in katsu-don, which is a bowl of rice topped with egg and tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet). Normally, the toppings sit atop the rice, but the [Katsu-don] (750 JPY) here is notable for presenting each element separately. You can, of course, put the tonkatsu on top of the rice and enjoy them together as the dashi coats everything, or you can eat the meat as a main dish and enjoy the rice on the side. This succulent tonkatsu is made using domestically-raised pork loin and is paired with fluffy eggs. Taste this flavor once and you will certainly not be able to forget it!

KATSUDON

Open: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 700 JPY
Access: 15 minutes walk from the central north exit of JR [Osaka Station], or 15 minutes walk from the Chaya-machi exit of Hankyu [Umeda Station]. Located 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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8. BONNE RACLETTE (Italian Cuisine)

8. BONNE RACLETTE (Italian Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
BONNE RACLETTE offers cheese dishes from around the world, along with reasonably-priced wine. This restaurant is based around the concept of offering dishes that feature "the best combinations of cheese and wine", resulting in a large selection of dishes which are all highly authentic in flavor. One especially renowned dish here is the [Parmigiano-Reggiano Kama-bonara] (1,400 JPY (plus tax)). The creation of this dish involves a real performance, as the pasta is mixed and tossed in a large bowl made of cheese! What's more, this creation is sprinkled with shredded cheese, resulting in a fabulously rich and utterly irresistible taste!

BONNE RACLETTE

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from the North Central Gate of Osaka Station, and 10-minute walk from Chayamachiguchi of Umeda Station. Located in Takimi-koji on B1F of Umeda Sky Bldg.
Address: Takimi-koji, B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodo Naka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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9. INASE zushi (Japanese Cuisine)

9. INASE zushi (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
This spot offers Japanese food made with fresh ingredients procured every single day. You can enjoy sushi, sashimi, tempura, and more here, all of which are bursting with seasonal flavors. One particularly good choice is the [Unadon] (2,600 JPY (plus tax)), a rice bowl dish of eel that is a must-try item when experiencing Japanese cuisine! Premium domestically-raised unagi is cooked and topped with a secret tare, imparting it with an exceptional salty-sweet flavor. You must eat tare-coated rice and unagi together in one bite in order to best savor this delicious dish. This option is a good deal for the price, as it also comes with chawanmushi (savory egg custard) and clear soup.

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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10. Kome-dokoro Sarasa (Japanese Cuisine)

10. Kome-dokoro Sarasa (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Kome-dokoro Sarasa proudly serves rice from Fukui that is cooked in a lava rock pot. Every grain has a glossy shine, enabling diners to enjoy truly sparkling sushi rice. There are many dishes here that pair outstandingly well with this rice, such as the recommended [Yaki-buta], an especially popular choice. This juicy, aromatic pork is cooked with the skin on, and the simple salt and pepper seasoning begs to be paired with rice and drinks!

Kome-dokoro Sarasa

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 880 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from [Umeda Station] on each line. In Takimi-koji on B1F of Umeda Sky Bldg.
Address: B1F, Takimi-koji, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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11. Niitaka (Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

11. Niitaka (Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
This restaurant offers shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) and sukiyaki (hot pot stew) in a retro setting evocative of the Showa era. The [Matsu Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Nishoku Nabe] (2,800 JPY per person (plus tax)) allows you to sample both options at once, and it includes Kuroge Wagyu beef loin, a selection of vegetables, and udon (thick noodles). Thanks to the meat's high quality and the abundance of vegetables, this meal is quite healthy, too! Furthermore, there is an all-you-can-eat option available as well, perfect for dining out with the family.

Niitaka

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: In Takami-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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12. Teppanyaki En Sky Bldg. Branch (Teppanyaki)

12. Teppanyaki En Sky Bldg. Branch (Teppanyaki)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
There are a variety of choices here, from Kobe beef and seafood to okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes), all of which are prepared as teppanyaki (grilled on an iron griddle). Your food will be served piping hot to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the ingredients' umami. Kobe beef, Japan's leading brand of beef, can be had for an inexpensive price here, and since you're in Osaka, it would be a shame not to try the okonomiyaki as well! This dish has a fluffy batter with a generous yet balanced helping of sauce and mayonnaise. You won't be able to resist its superb flavor!

Teppanyaki En Sky Bldg. branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from Umeda Station on each line
Address: B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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13. Wagokoro Shunsai (Japanese & Kaiseki Cuisine)

13. Wagokoro Shunsai (Japanese & Kaiseki Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Enjoy a kaiseki meal (traditional Japanese course meal) at Wagokoro Shunsai while taking in the view of the expansive trees beyond the windows. Seasonal flavors meet dashi, a must-have in Japanese cooking, in the dishes here. This spot is known for its commitment to discovering new gourmet flavors, and out of all the choices it offers, the dish that best represents this restaurant has to be the [Seasonal Original Gelée] (300 JPY (plus tax)). The essences of premium ingredients like kombu (seaweed) and katsuo-bushi (bonito flakes) are extracted with water and formed into gelatin, which are then combined with seasonal items that change depending on the time of year. Simple, high-quality flavors are paired with teppan cooking, an essential element of Japanese cuisine. There are also generally around 30 kinds of sake on offer here as well, all of which are carefully selected and make excellent accompaniments for your meal!

Wagokoro Shunsai

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from Umeda or Osaka Station. Inside the Takimikoji on B1F of Umeda Sky Bldg. 
Address: B1F, Takimi-koji, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
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14. Kushi-no-Bo Sky Bld. Branch (Japanese Cuisine)

14. Kushi-no-Bo Sky Bld. Branch (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Guests at Kushi-no-Bo can savor the taste of kushi-katsu (fried skewers), an Osaka classic. One reason for their popularity is the fresh lard used in frying these delicacies, resulting in a light and crispy product that is not overly fatty. One particular highlight is the [Asparagus Skewer], an entire fried asparagus! The asparagus is wrapped in pork belly, lightly breaded, and then garnished with mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce once fried. The juiciness of the vegetable and pork combine well and create a wonderful flavor. There are a number of seafood options here as well, such as the [Shima Shrimp Wrapped in Shiso Leaf] and the [Smelt-Whiting], where you get a whole fried fish!

Kushi-no-Bo Sky Bld. branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
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Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from the Chaya-machi exit of Hankyu [Umeda Station] / 10 minutes walk from the exit No.5 of [Umeda Station] on the Subway Midosuji Line / 10 minutes walk from the central north exit of JR [Osaka Station]
Address: Takimi-koji, B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka (Map)
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15. Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch (Japanese Cuisine)

15. Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch (Japanese Cuisine)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
This all-private-room restaurant offers many original culinary creations. The menu here consists primarily of course meals that include appetizers, sashimi, stewed and fried items, rice, and dessert - an utterly satisfying array of dishes! These courses' reasonable prices are a reason for their popularity, offering options such as the [Megumi Course] (3,500 JPY, only offered Sunday - Thursday), a 2-hour all-you-can-eat-and-drink course that is a really unbeatable deal. You can also order classic Japanese choices like tempura, chirashi-zushi (sashimi on top of rice), and appetizers that can also be enjoyed as snacks with alcohol.

Ichirin Osaka Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1). Also closed on February 5.
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 5F, excel Umeda Bldg., 2-3-9, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)

16. Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch (Izakaya)

16. Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch (Izakaya)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
This private room-only restaurant offers jidori (local chicken) dishes and other items typical of an izakaya (Japanese pub). There are a variety of options here featuring jidori, selected for its excellent quality and seasoned simply to fully bring out its natural umami. This chicken is seared in the [Aburi-yaki Sampler] (3 varieties for 980 JPY, 5 varieties for 1,450 JPY), and presented as [Sansho Nabe] (1,280 JPY per person) wherein chicken and vegetable soup is seasoned with sansho (strong Japanese pepper) and chili peppers. Both of these dishes are popular choices! In addition to chicken, there are also sashimi, pizza, fries, and many other izakaya-style options to choose from!

Trick Umeda HEP Navio Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1). Also closed on February 5.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 6F, HEP Navio, 7-10, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)

17. Umisuzume Umeda Branch (Japanese Cuisine)

17. Umisuzume Umeda Branch (Japanese Cuisine)
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Diners at Umisuzume can relax in one of this restaurant's elegant private rooms while enjoying chicken and fish dishes, as well as a few drinks. Thanks to the numerous all-you-can-drink courses available here, this restaurant has earned a reputation as an excellent location for parties and large banquets! For example, the [Umisuzume Course] (4,000 JPY, with 2-hour all-you-can-drink included) features both this spot's prized fresh seafood and jidori, a phenomenal deal! Sashimi, seared chicken, sushi, and even dessert are included; there's no way you won't be stuffed by the end of this course!

Umisuzume Umeda Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Lei's Umeda, 2-1-21, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)

18. Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch (Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

18. Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch (Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Shabutei, a specialty shabu-shabu restaurant, offers a quiet dining atmosphere for enjoying dishes made using high-quality meat. Dip premium Kuroge Wagyu and Kobe beef in the restaurant's celebrated sesame sauce and enjoy! The menu consists primarily of courses that include an aperitif, a vegetable sampler, udon, and dessert. One particularly good deal is the [Premium Wagyu Shabu Course] (2,800 JPY (plus tax)), which provides diners with the chance to enjoy A5-ranked Kuroge Wagyu beef for a very reasonable price. Not only is the meat itself deliciously sweet and filled with umami, but its essences also seep into the soup, creating a heavenly broth for stewing the vegetables and udon in as well!

Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch

Open: [Weekdays and Saturday] Normal hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 am (last order 4:30 am) / Lunch 11:00 pm - (last order 3:30 pm) Lunch menu is available. (We also have a dinner menu available)
[Sunday and national holidays] Normal hours: 4:00 pm - 11:00 am (last order 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from Nishi-Umeda station. A 7-minute walk from Osaka or Umeda stations.
Address: 2-1-15 Umeda , Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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19. Gaburi Osaka Umeda Branch (Izakaya)

19. Gaburi Osaka Umeda Branch (Izakaya)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Visit Gaburi for hearty portions of meat and delicious wine! There are a number of satisfying options here that are ideal for sharing with a large group, such as the [450g Beef Tomahawk Grill Bone-In Ribeye] (3,999 JPY (plus tax)) or the [Beef Sirloin 1-Pound Steak] (3,999 JPY (plus tax)), an item with a limited number of servings per day. The [Aged Hamburg Steak] (1,299 JPY (plus tax)) is another excellent option; a superb dish made using aged meat grilled on a teppan. This hamburg steak is bursting with meaty juices and exudes a rich aroma, a perfect match with wine.

Gaburi Osaka Umeda Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 9F, Lei's Umeda, 2-1-21, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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20. Sozaian Umeda Branch (Izakaya)

20. Sozaian Umeda Branch (Izakaya)
Unparalled Access! 30 Restaurants Around Osaka Station
Take in the nighttime views of Osaka while enjoying drinks and single-item dishes at this restaurant! Great care is taken in selecting ingredients here, especially with regard to the beef's cleanliness and quality, one reason for this spot's popularity. In fact, this restaurant's Joshu beef has even been approved for export to America, a rare feat indeed. The [Seared Joshu Beef Sushi] (500 JPY (plus tax)) features the fatty flavors of top-grade beef and sweet sushi rice, a combination that will melt in your mouth. And if you want to experience this meat's umami fully, then the [Meat Sampler Plate] (1,680 JPY (plus tax)) is just the thing for you!

Sozaian Umeda Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
Closed: None *Occasional irregular closures
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 9F, Umeda Pal Bldg., 1-10, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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21. bills Osaka (Gastropub)

21. bills Osaka (Gastropub)
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This cafe is famous for its ricotta pancakes, but you can enjoy all sorts of dishes at breakfast, lunch, or dinner here! [bills] has locations around the world, but you can only try the [bills "Takoyaki" Donuts with White Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla, Dried Pineapple, and Green Tea]  (800 JPY (plus tax)) at the Osaka location. Takoyaki (octopus balls) are a classic Osaka dish, but this take is all bills, as the typical ingredients like katsuo-bushi (bonito flakes) are substituted for dried pineapple, resulting in a highly photogenic hit dessert!

bills Osaka

Open: 8:30 am - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Depends on LUCUA's hours
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Address: 7F, LUCUA 1100, 3-1-3, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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22. Yanba (Izakaya)

22. Yanba (Izakaya)
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"Tasty. Inexpensive. Fun!" is the main concept behind Yanba. One good thing to know about this spot - almost every dish and drink here shares the same, reasonable price! One featured option you are sure to enjoy is the [Fresh Butter-Cooked Hotate] (300 JPY (plus tax)), where scallops are cooked before your very eyes in an entertaining performance! The thick, meaty scallops only become tastier the longer you chew, and the soup filling the plate, made from a shell, is notable for its highly concentrated umami. Delicious!

Yanba

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 11:15 pm (L.O. 10:45 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:30 pm - 11:15 pm (L.O. 10:45 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Address: 4-28, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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23. Nakanoya LUCUA Osaka Branch (Seafood Izakaya)

23. Nakanoya LUCUA Osaka Branch (Seafood Izakaya)
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This restaurant offers a variety of fish dishes cooked how you like, from sashimi and stewed items to grilled items, all made with the freshest fish delivered daily directly from the regions where they're caught. Nakanoya is completely committed to using only the freshest fish brought in that day, so it is half-price after 8:00 pm! Since nothing but the freshest fish are used, the selection changes every day, but ending your meal with the [Rice Cooked in a Stone Pot] (serves 2 - 3 people) is always a good choice! An entire fish is placed atop the rice before it is all cooked in a stone pot, preserving all of the umami of the fish and imparting its flavor to the rice, resulting in an unbeatable creation!

Nakanoya LUCUA Osaka Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Irregular *Closed 1 day per month
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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24. MITSUKE Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch (Italian Cuisine)

24. MITSUKE Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch (Italian Cuisine)
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Enjoy the views from this restaurant's 31st-floor location as you savor your meal! Ingredients change to reflect the seasons here, and both the original Italian and Japanese creations are quite popular. This spot can accommodate any and all parties, as it offers wide table seating, seating for couples near the windows, counter seating, and private rooms with cushions. The [Stewed Mangalica Pork and Tomatoes] (1,180 JPY (plus tax)) is one recommended choice here; a dish made with the very best pork from Hungary that is lovingly stewed with tomatoes and white wine, and then accented with Italian pepper spread. The meat's umami and the richness of the sauce will definitely make you want to pair a glass of red wine with your meal!

MITSUKE Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) *Dining time limited to 2 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays
Closed: None *Hours depend on Hankyu Grand Bldg. hours of operation
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 31F, Hankyu Grand Bldg., 8-47, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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25. Sakura Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch (Japanese Cuisine)

25. Sakura Hankyu Grand Bldg. Branch (Japanese Cuisine)
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Savor Japanese cuisine in the refined atmosphere of this restaurant while taking in the nighttime views. Meat and fish are carefully selected for their quality from a number of regions, and there are some 20 choice varieties of sake available to pair with your meal as well. This selection changes to match the seasons. One popular dish here is the [Sendai Beef Rice Cooked in a Stone Pot] (1,580 JPY per person), a dish featuring ginger-scented rice topped with beef coated in salty-sweet tare, a taste of pure luxury. At the end of the meal, add oxtail soup to make ochazuke (tea or broth poured over rice) and get 2 meals out of 1!

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 (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular (Hours depend on Hankyu Grand Bldg. hours of operation), 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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26. YI-FU Osaka Maru Bldg. Main Branch (Sichuan Cuisine)

26. YI-FU Osaka Maru Bldg. Main Branch (Sichuan Cuisine)
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This opulent restaurant offers authentic Sichuan cuisine. There are many options here made with premium ingredients, such as shark fin, awabi (abalone), and Peking duck, but it really comes as no surprise that the most highly recommended option is Sichuan's classic [Deluxe XO Sauce Mapo Tofu] (1,500 JPY (plus tax)), cooked in a stone pot and replete with the luxurious flavors of the restaurant's house-made XO sauce and dried scallops. This rich, spicy flavor is utterly addicting! Thanks to the stone pot it is served in, this dish will stay hot as long as you require.

YI-FU Osaka Maru Bldg. Main Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 8F, Osaka Maru Bldg., 1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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27. Tanagokoro Osaka Maru Bldg. Branch (Japanese Cuisine)

27. Tanagokoro Osaka Maru Bldg. Branch (Japanese Cuisine)
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Tanagokoro has a chic interior design and offers Japanese cuisine made using only the finest ingredients, such as fresh fish and Wagyu beef. One popular feature here is the course meals with unlimited drinks included, which change every month and showcase the highly skilled staff's cooking abilities. These courses include appetizers, sashimi, grilled and fried items, rice, and even dessert! Naturally, dishes can be ordered a-la-carte as well, such as the visually impressive [Fresh Sashimi Sampler] (1,980 JPY (plus tax)). You can get your fill of fresh seafood delivered directly from production areas and hand-picked by the head chef.

Tanagokoro Osaka Maru Bldg. Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: Irregular, Beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 5,250 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 8F, Osaka Maru Bldg., 1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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28. Blue Bird Umeda Hankyu Bldg. Office Tower Branch (Italian Cuisine)

28. Blue Bird Umeda Hankyu Bldg. Office Tower Branch (Italian Cuisine)
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This gastropub consists exclusively of seating for couples, with 2-person couches arranged side-by-side to create an environment perfect for dates! In keeping with the stylish decor, this spot also takes great pride in presenting its food in stylish arrangements. Many classic Italian dishes like hors d'oeuvre, carpaccio, pasta, and risotto can all be had here, but one of the most decadent options has to be the [Kuroge Wagyu Sirloin Bite-Size Steak] (1,780 JPY). This must-try steak is cooked on lava rocks, greatly enhancing its umami. There are also many drink options here, such as wine and cocktails, including one option that is based on a birthstone motif and comes in 12 varieties - the unusual [Mixology Birthstone Cocktail] (780 JPY)!

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Open: Dinner 5:00 pm  - 11:30 pm / Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (last order 3:00 pm) / Cafe  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed: December 31 / January 1
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address:15F, Umeda Hankyu Bldg. Office Tower, 8-1, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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29. Shabu-Shabu Katsura Maru Bldg. Branch (Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

29. Shabu-Shabu Katsura Maru Bldg. Branch (Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
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This stylish Japanese restaurant, consisting entirely of private rooms, offers shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Kuroge Wagyu beef, discerningly selected from around the country, is used in the dishes here. The course options are one popular choice and include an appetizer, salad, udon for the end of the meal, as well as dessert. One particularly popular course is the [Yonezawa Beef Shabu-shabu or Sukiyaki Course] (9,500 JPY each). Yonezawa beef is considered to be one of Japan's three major Wagyu beef brands and is known for its wonderful balance of fatty marbling and meat, not to mention its melt-in-your-mouth texture. Drink options include beer, sake, wine, and shochu (Japanese alcohol), so you can easily enjoy your favorite drink along with your meal.

Shabu-Shabu Katsura Maru Bldg. Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm 
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Address:1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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30. MA・TSU・RI (Izakaya)

30. MA・TSU・RI (Izakaya)
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Fresh, seasonal fish and sake are the order of business here at MA・TSU・RI. Over 50 kinds of sake are available, as well as a large selection of single-item dishes! Freshness is prized here and is on full display in popular options such as the [Sashimi Sampler] (3 varieties for 480 JPY, 5 varieties for 680 JPY, 7 varieties for 880 JPY) and the [Fresh Carpaccio] (780 JPY). You also have to make room for the [Fried Octopus] (520 JPY), a must-try izakaya-style dish! This crisply-fried octopus releases its delicious juices as you chew, and it's recommended that you add a squirt of lemon for a bright accent. Of course, it pairs outstandingly well with sake!

MA・TSU・RI 

Open: [Sunday - Thursday,Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (last order 4:00 pm) [Friday,Saturday,Day Before Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Rakutenchi Bldg., 5-1, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 22 2018 Update-date: Apr 27 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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