Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Osaka Area

  • Ichiran (Dotonbori Main Store)
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    4.0
    2331 Reviews
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    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.

    One of the best ramen that we’ve ever tried. The ramen has a chewy texture, the broth was flavourful, the meat was tender, and the egg was boiled to perfection.

  • Kuromon Sanpei Kuromon Market Store
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    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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    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.
  • 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.
  • Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka Sennichimae Main Store
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    4.0
    319 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kushikatsu Daruma Shinseikai Main Store
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    4.0
    373 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.

    Eating this for a second time after 4 years and don’t think it’s as tasty as before. Prices also went up considerably but still you will have longs queues due to its popularity. Had the 10 sticks...

  • Kani Douraku Main Store
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    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.
  • Mizuno
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    4.0
    518 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.

    We queued for half an hour but it was worth it. The food was prepared in front of us on a hot bbq plate set into our table. We had a set menu of three different dishes with a variety of tasty treats...

  • Fukutaro
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    4.5
    284 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...

  • Okonomiyaki CHIBO (Dotonbori Shop)
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    4.0
    587 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-5-5
    Okonomiyaki CHIBO is a restaurant specializing in Okonomiyaki (savory pancakes), located in Dotonbori in the Chuo Ward of Osaka City. The restaurant’s original pancake mix—which is made from around 20 different types of flour mixed with high-quality onsen water—ensures plump pancakes with a mellow flavor. Okonomiyaki CHIBO pays particular attention to its sauces, which play a key role in enhancing the flavor; the restaurant’s low-calorie original sauces are made using carefully-selected fruits and vegetables. The spacious dining area, with around 200 seats, is kept spotlessly clean, and the restaurant is a popular choice for dates and for women to get together with their female friends.

    Visited chibo as we had seen a number of reviews saying there was a vegi and vegan menu. We waited in the queue outside for some time and a staff member asked us to pre order. She said there was no...

  • Takoya Dotonbori Kukuru Main Shop
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
    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.

    Delicious tokoyaka (octopus balls). Super soft and fluffy. Don’t eat too quickly as they have a hot centre so you need to leave to cool down a few minutes. I got 8 for 960 yen and they were super...

  • Hard Rock Cafe Universal Citywalk Osaka
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    4.0
    302 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    After a busy day at Universal St, Hard Rock Cafe was also on our list as we are big fans. A bit of a queue to get in, but surprisingly, this did not take long. We sat down and ordered drinks and...

  • Kinryu Ramen (Dotonbori Branch)
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-7-26

    飲んだ時の〆には道頓堀店で立ち食いが定番ですが、ミナミでの飲みはコロナですっかりご無沙汰。お店も8時までの営業。 仕事終わりの夕食なので腰落ちけたかったので戎橋店へ。 豚骨ではあるが流行りの濃厚系ではなく、昔ながらのアッサリ系。 食べ放題(以前は自分で取るスタイルでしたが、コロナで店員さんによそってもらいますが、お代わりは自由です。)のこの店独特の硬めのご飯とキムチを食べながらラーメンが出来上がる...

  • Hanadako
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    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.
  • NORTHSHORE
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Kitahama 1-1-28 Burma Building 1 / 2F
    A café and restaurant located in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward serving healthy dishes made with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. The restaurant’s colorful lunch options, served piled high on wooden plates, resemble veritable vegetable gardens. The restaurant also offers a variety of main dishes, including salmon, shrimp, and meat dishes. The restaurant’s hearty sandwiches are also popular. For breakfast and lunch, the restaurant serves pancakes piled high with fruit as well as omelets. The shop’s large windows give it a bright, airy feel. Diners can also enjoy a relaxing meal from the tables on the restaurant’s terrace. Takeout available.

    One of those pretty instagram places. I came as I read up on it and needed a break from the street food and neon lights! The acai bowl was nice and really well presented with fresh fruit. Not...

  • 551 Horai Main Store
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    4.0
    291 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    Are you only ordered two things Gyoza And shumai the food was absolutely unbearable terrible the Gyoza you could eat, but they were so low quality. It’s a very busy shop. I would avoid it completely...

  • 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.
  • American Village Kougaryu Main Store
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    4.0
    144 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.

    The line went fast despite the number of people waiting to buy takoyaki. Loved the taste and the atmosphere of the place. Defo coming back!

  • Rikuro-Ojisan no Mise (Eki Marche Shin-Osaka Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Jiyuken Namba Main Store
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    3.5
    139 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 3-1-34
    One of the oldest “yoshoku” Japanese-style Western restaurants in Osaka, founded in 1910, famous for its curry rice. The shop’s renowned curry is served mixed with rice and topped with a raw egg, an idea born out of a desire to serve piping hot curry in a time when no commercial warming or reheating devices were available. The only toppings (other than the raw egg) are onions and beef. The shop’s “light” dashi stock gives the curry a unique flavor, and adding some sauce provided at each table further enhances the deliciousness. The closest station is Namba Station.

    This restaurant features Japanese style Western food. Especially the famous cuisine is curry cooked with their own recipe. A typical Japanese curry puts curry soup on rice, but their curry was mixed...

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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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