Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Osaka Area

  • Ichiran (Dotonbori Main Store)
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    4.0
    2333 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Souemonchou 7-18
    The Dotonbori Annex of the famous tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen restaurant Ichiran. The retro Showa fashioned store is adorned with tables where you can enjoy a conversation with friends or family over a bowl of ramen. Their tonkotsu broth is a closely guarded secret refined over many years. Come taste the unique flavor of their noodles paired with a secret blend of chili pepper in their tonkotsu ramen. Ichiran's famous solo counter spaces are also available for the single customer.

    Not a bad ramen. Its very popular, but nothing great in my book. The broth is good but very simple. A clean taste, in a very convenient location.

  • Kani Douraku Main Store
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    4.0
    1046 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-6-18
    One of the symbols of Osaka and the Dotonbori, this crab restaurant is easily identified by its giant moving crab sign. Here diners can enjoy fresh crab year round, sourced from locations such as the San’in region and Hokkaido as appropriate to the season. The restaurant’s signature menu option is its “kani-suki course,” with which diners can enjoy crab with the restaurant’s secret dashi stock. The colorful “kani kaiseki” course meal is also popular for parties and banquets. A popular destination for tourists, the restaurant also sells its special crab vinegar and crab rice gruel in convenient packages to take home as souvenirs.

    This restaurant is located near namba station. Its a restaurant that specializes in crab. The crab in this restaurant was very fresh and taste good. I love this restaurant!

  • Kuromon Sanpei Kuromon Market Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 1-22-25
    This fresh fish retailer is set up in the Kuromon Market, which has continued to operate since the end of the Edo period (1603-1868). The retailer started as Sanpei Fishery Co., Ltd., which handled salted salmon and fish eggs at the Osaka Central Wholesale Market. The inside of the store is lined with fresh seafood just purchased from the Osaka Central Wholesale Market. In addition to large packs for dealers, they also offer many processed items such as sushi and seafood rice bowls that can be easily purchased by tourists. With a dining area in one corner of the shop, you can enjoy a bento lunch box bought there right away.
  • Rikuro Ojisan no Mise (Namba Main Shop)
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 3-2-28
    This is a cheesecake specialty shop located in the Ebisubashi-suji shopping district near the Namba Station on the Midosuji Subway Line. The cheesecake with a base scattered with raisins soaked in homemade syrup, is baked in the kitchen in the store to provide customers with freshly baked cakes at all times. There is an eat-in space on the first floor and Riku Cafe ROOM is on the second and third floor. In the cafe, customers can enjoy freshly baked cake and sweets with originally blended coffee and tea.

    Está en una zona comercial, siempre hay gente haciendo cola para comprar la tarta rikuro para llevar,tarta de queso esponjosa. Pero podéis ir a la cafetería que está encima probarlo sentado con un...

  • Eki-Marche Shin-Osaka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 5-16-1 JR Shin-Osaka Station Campus/Conventional Line Wicket
    A shopping mall located inside the ticket gate area at JR Shin-Osaka Station located close to the Shinkansen transfer gate. Here shoppers can buy Unique Kansai region delicacies and treats to bring back with them, such as the famed pork buns of 551 Horai and the delicious cheesecake of Rikuro Ojisan no Mise. There are also a variety of snacks perfect for souvenirs as well as bento box lunches for sale. The facility is also host to numerous cafes and famous Kansai restaurants perfect for Shinkansen passengers waiting for their train. The mall constantly bustles with tourists and people on their way to work or school.
  • Kushikatsu Daruma Shinseikai Main Store
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    4.0
    372 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 2-3-9
    Kushikatsu Daruma head office is a very famous specialty kushikatsu (a grilled skewer) restaurant even for Shinsekai, a famous sightseeing place in Osaka. This well-established restaurant opened in 1929. It is also well-known as the birthplace of kushikatsu and often featured on TV and in magazines. It achieves a perfect balance by extracting the taste of ingredients with an uncompromising quality of batter, sauce and oil. The famous Original Kushikatsu, which is succulent beef in freshly fried crispy batter covered with sauce, has an irresistible taste. There are only 12 seats at the counter, so waiting in the queue is unavoidable.

    Our guide said he could eat 50 skewers. My question:WHY? In a city known for great beef, pork, seafood and vegetables, at this restaurant you get slivers of unremarkable filling in breaded skewers...

  • Fukutaro
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    4.5
    282 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Sennichimae 2-3-17
    Fukutaro located in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is an okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) restaurant and is famous with long queues. The most popular dish is the negiyaki using plenty of green spring onion produced in Osaka. It is an exclusive dish in which the homemade soy based sauce goes well with the flavor of the batter, and the Sujinegiyaki with beef sinew is particularly popular. As seafood such as octopus, scallops and oysters is purchased directly from Osaka Chuo Market, it is freshness itself. There is a range of okonomiyaki with a springy texture and a la carte menu items. Inside the restaurant, it offers an atmosphere of an old-fashioned okonomiyaki restaurant in downtown Osaka. Booking is not available.

    Amazing fresh food served. Staff are friendly and very helpful. The menu’s at the time unfortunately were only available in Japanese but the staff were kind enough to take me through in English...

  • Mizuno
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    4.0
    513 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-4-15
    A venerable okonomiyaki savory pancake shop located in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward founded in 1945 in the postwar devastated Minami area. This restaurant sees an unending line of patrons waiting to get in consisting not only of long-going regulars but also tourists from throughout Japan and the world. Harnessing the distinct deliciousness of the ingredients used, the shop’s okonomiyaki taste good even without sauce and are made according to an old fashioned, secret recipe passed down over the years. The shop’s most popular menu item is its “yamaimo-yaki,” a type of okonomiyaki made with Japanese yams instead of flour along with hearty portions of scallops, pork, and shrimp.

    Was in Osaka March last year and didnt go here because i dont wait in queues. Thanks to Corona, there were no Chinese tourist, hence, no queues to wait in. This place was so good, we went the...

  • Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka Sennichimae Main Store
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    4.0
    321 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nambasennichimae 11-19
    A venerable takoyaki octopus dumpling shop located next to Namba Grand Kagetsu in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward. Known as the orthodox paragon of the flavor of Osaka takoyaki, almost every day sees long lines of tourists and locals waiting outside the shop’s door. The shop’s vaunted dough, made with a kombu kelp and bonito dashi stock, is fried up crisp on the outside and chewy and viscous on the inside. In addition to standard takoyaki sauce, the shop offers soy sauce, a spring onion and salt sauce, and a seasonal sauce to popular acclaim. Eat-in space available.

    Osaka is the Japanese capital of street food and one of its signature dishes is takoyaki. In the area of Namba/Dotonbori Ive found Wanaka and during my holiday I ended up eating takoyaki there every...

  • Hard Rock Cafe Universal Citywalk Osaka
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    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Shimaya 6-2-61 Universal/City Walk Osaka 3./4F
    Hard Rock Cafe opened near the entrance to Universal Studios Japan in 2001. The spacious interior is divided into several zones with different décor themes. Throughout the restaurant there are displays of clothing worn by famous rock singers, including Lady Gaga, which are sure to interest rock fans. The menu consists entirely of American/Western foods, including hamburgers, fish & chips, sandwiches, etc. Hard Rock Cafe can also cater for parties, including after-parties for birthday and anniversary celebrations.
  • BW STATION (Subway Shin-Osaka Station Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 5-15-5 Subway Shin-Osaka Station North Concourse 'New Naniwa Diner'
    A beer and wine bar in the new Naniwa dining hall inside Shin-Osaka Station. Enjoy three extra cold chilled craft beers by TOKYO Sumidagawa Brewing; a Weizen, Amber, and Kolsch. The lunch menu offers rice with hashed meat, curry, and huge beef rice bowls. In the evening they offer meals such as deep fried Bicchu chicken thighs, and Australian wheat-reared sirloin steak to enjoy with your drinks.
  • 551 Horai Main Store
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 3-6-3
    At this main store, “551 Horai,” famous for the Osaka specialty butaman (pork buns), the first floor is a takeout shop, and the second and third floors are a restaurant. Besides freshly made butaman, the restaurant also offers Chinese set meals, a la carte dishes as well as a banquet menu. A popular dish on the menu is “Seafood Fried Noodles” with crunchy fried noodles covered with seafood such as shrimp, squid and scallops and a thick sauce. Original to this main store dishes such as “Fried Dumpling with Sesame” and “Chinese Potato” are popular dishes on the take out menu. The nearest station is Namba Station.
  • Rikuro-Ojisan no Mise (Eki Marche Shin-Osaka Store)
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    Osaka Osakashi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 5-16-1 JR Shin-Osaka Station prefix Conventional Line Ticket Gate Exchache Shin-Osaka
    This shop found in Shin-Osaka Station's Eki Marche Shin-Osaka sells Japanese and Western confections and pastries, with a focus on cheesecake. Their flagship product is also their most well-known, a fresh baked cheesecake branded with the logo of the shop. Their cheesecake is distinguished by the cream cheese imported directly from the factory in Denmark and the homemade base inset with syrup-soaked raisins. Other standard products include their smiling roll cake and thick custard flan. Home delivery options are also available.
  • Takoya Dotonbori Kukuru Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-10-5 Chalka Building 1F
    A takoyaki (octopus dumpling) shop located in the Dotonbori area of Osaka City’s Chuo Ward easily identifiable by its unique sign enwrapped by a giant octopus. This venerable shop is famous even in Osaka, the capital of takoyaki restaurants, and its dumplings are distinguished by their spongy and viscous texture. The “meibutsu bikkuri takoyaki,” only served at the main restaurant location, features huge chunks of plump wild octopus sticking boldly out of the dumplings. In the eat-in space, octopus shabushabu and dried octopus-based oden stew are served in addition to takoyaki and akashiyaki.
  • Mimiu Shin-Osaka Branch
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    Osaka Osakashi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 5-16-1 Shin-Osaka Station Building 1F/2F
    Mimiu is a Japanese cuisine restaurant that has inherited the traditions of restaurants in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture with a history going back 200 years. Mimiu's signature dish is udon suki (seafood and vegetable hotpot served with udon noodles) made using a special Kansai-style broth. To ensure that diners can enjoy the scent of freshly-sliced Sodabushi (dried Bullet Mackerel), every day just the amount of Sodabushi needed for that day is sliced up and delivered to each branch of the restaurant. Besides luxurious banquet-style dishes, Mimiu also offers a reasonably-priced lunch menu, including a Hina Suki set meal that combines Udon Suki with snacks. Mimiu (Shin-Osaka Branch) has a Draft Beer Set Meal not available at any other branch, which combines food options with draft beer.
  • Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi Main Store
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    4.0
    207 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-7-27
    A venerable “yoshoku” Japanese-style Western restaurant located in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward said to be the originator of omelet rice. It is believed that a dish created for a regular with a weak stomach who always ordered rice and omelets in 1925 became the model for the popular Japanese dish. The restaurant is housed in a tea ceremony house-style purely Japanese building and the omelet rice served here tastes extra special when eaten while seated on a zabuton cushion on the tatami mat floor. In addition to standard ketchup-based omelet rice, the restaurant also serves a wide variety of variations, such as hayashi sauce and beef stew-based versions.

    Serve authentic Japanese Omurice(Omelette rice) which is very very delicious. It is like a canteen kind of environment. But very nice spots to sit in. They have a lot of choices of Omu rice to...

  • American Village Kougaryu Main Store
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-18-4
    A famous takoyaki octopus dumpling shop located in America-Mura in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward said to be the originator of the “amikake mayonnaise” style of takoyaki, which is fast become the standard for takoyaki today. Since the shop was first opened, it has only used carefully selected, highest quality ingredients, including a specially made mayonnaise and select octopus. The dough, made with a dashi stock prepared from seven varieties of ingredients and mixed with Japanese yam, is flavorful, spongy, and addictive. In addition to standard takoyaki sauce, the shop also offers a negipon spring onion and yuzu sauce as well as a popular black pepper and salt mayonnaise. Eat-in space available.

    Hot, hot, hot! My fault I took a bite too quickly. As I said, we got here when there was no one else. The cook took her time fixing and prepping the takoyaki. It always makes a difference when...

  • Hanadako
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 9-16 Shin Umeda Esophagus Street 1F
    Hanadako located in Shin-Umeda Shokudogai (food arcade) right next to Umeda Station is known as a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) restaurant where there is always a queue. A largish takoyaki fried on a high flame is attractive with a springy texture. It has the taste of a main Osaka dish with the soft, fragrant flavor of the stock, and the standard sauce as well as Negimayo topped with heaped spring onions are also popular. In the eating area, there is only seating for six with a standing-bar style. It is a popular restaurant with many visitors including regular local customers, shoppers and tourists.
  • Stardust (Umeda Sky Building)
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Oyodonaka 1-1-88 Umeda Sky Building Tower East 39F
    This bar and lounge are found on the 39th floor of the Umeda Sky Building Tower East. In the evening look through the round windows over the city lights of Umeda. The Italian style pastas and main courses come with tickets to the hanging gardens, which are popular worldwide. This bar is perfect for a birthday or anniversary. Chinese cuisine is also available with all-you-can-drink party options, or an a la carte menu with mixed pizzas that go well with alcohol, and slowly stewed locally made Japanese Wagyu beef stew.
  • Kinryu Ramen
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-7-13
    Located in Minami district in Osaka along Midosuji Street, this ramen restaurant's theme is dragons. There are five branches in Minami alone, which shows how popular this chain is. The restaurant features a standing counter style. The simple pork bone soup is made from slowly boiling pork bones and chicken feet and adding a secret sauce. Free toppings include kimchi, leek, and garlic. This place is popular as an end to a night of drinking and as lunch for tourists. The nearest station is Namba Station. Open 24 hours.

    Visited Japan and wanted to go back because of this ramen shop. That’s how good it is! The ramen itself is O so good with cheap price, fast serving, free mince garlic, cabbage & scallion kimchi.

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname "the nation's kitchen."

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