Japan Travel by NAVITIME - Japan Travel Guides, Transit Search and Itinerary Planner

Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / Yodoyabashi Area

  • Sweets Paradise Umeda Branch
    rating-image
    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-1 Umeda Rakuten building 2F
    This is a cafe focusing mainly on sweets on the second floor of the Umeda Rakutenchi Building. The poppy, cute shop interior hosts an all-you-can-eat menu of about 30 different sweets (including some seasonal varieties). The shop's most popular item, Fluffy Shortcake, uses 17.7% fat cream from Hokkaido in their whipped cream in an exquisite pairing with strawberries. Apart from cakes, they also serve pasta, salads, snacks and drinks for a fully stocked menu. Take as much as you like of whatever you like!

    Had my heart set on big dessert ... as dinner. Sadly, my first encounter of disappointing service in Japan, and not because he didnt speak much English. Anyway, it turned off my craving for...

  • Okonomiyaki Yukari restaurant (Sonezaki flagship store)
    rating-image
    4.5
    93 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Sonezaki 2-14-13
    Okonomiyaki Yukari is a long-established Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) restaurant that opened in 1950. The Sonezaki flagship store is located in the Ohatsutenjindori Shotengai shopping arcade in the Kita Ward of Osaka City. Okonomiyaki Yukari achieved fame and lasting popularity by being a pioneer in the development of innovative Okonomiyaki recipes that feature ingredients such as Mochi rice cakes, cheese, etc. With a soft, sticky pancake base covered with a wide variety of toppings (including meat, fish, seafood, etc.), the restaurant’s Okonomiyaki are both delicious and filling.

    Highly impressed by the making and presentation of the Okonominyaki. The staff make it for you and are clearly experts. We had the Kimchi Okonominyaki and the Pork/Negi Okonominyaki. No English menu...

  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Osaka
    rating-image
    4.0
    122 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 Lucuere 10F
    The third Japanese location of this steakhouse chain from New York which boasts tremendous popularity in the United States. Here you can enjoy top quality aged steaks in a gorgeous, high class atmosphere. The restaurant’s “Prime Steaks” are created by taking USDA ranked top quality certified prime grade beef and extensively aging it before baking it in a 900°C oven, resulting in exquisite steaks with a crisp outer crust and flavorful, juicy meat inside. In addition to steaks, the restaurant offers authentic seafood dishes, desserts, and over 1,000 wines from countries around the world. The restaurant is also a popular destination for dinner dates.

    I wanted a light lunch, having in mind a soup and an appetizer or salad. The menu displayed outside looked promising so I went in. Ordered soup of the day (choice of beef barley or tomato chowder...

  • Kani Doraku Kitashinchi Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Sonezakishinchi 1-6-7
    A crab restaurant located in Sonezakishinchi 1-Chome, Kita Ward, Osaka City. The restaurant serves snow crab shabushabu hotpot, grilled crag, crab sashimi, and deep fried crab; whole dressed hair crab; a la carte dishes made with red king crab; and lavish crab course cuisine. The giant crab statue hung outside serves as the restaurant’s symbol.
  • Patisserie Mon Cher Dojima Main Shop
    rating-image
    4.0
    57 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Dojimahama 2-1-2
    A Western confectionary shop located in Dojimahama 2-Chome, Kita Ward, Osaka City. The store sells signature Dojima Rolls, roll cakes consisting of an original recipe whipped cream which harnesses the flavor and fragrance of raw cream from Hokkaido, wrapped in a moist cake dough. The shop also sells fresh sweets like cakes and baked sweets such as baked cheese cakes and the Dojima Castella, an Osaka exclusive.

    I saw this recommended by 1 of the TV show. After I tried it myself, I just find it nothing special and I dont think I would go again. I think the company should make sure they have the same quality...

  • Takonotetsu Kakuta Store
    rating-image
    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 1-10
    A takoyaki (octopus dumpling) restaurant first opened in 1979 which gives diners the chance to make their own takoyaki using the iron takoyaki frying molds installed in each of the tables. The batter and fillings all make use of carefully selected ingredients, including a secret dashi stock and fresh raw octopus, as well as kujo negi spring onions and other vegetables stocked from specially contracted farms. The shop also offers a variety of sauces for topping your takoyaki with, from a special house sauce to an Akashiyaki-style tsuyu sauce. In addition to takoyaki, the restaurant offers a variety of Kansai favorites, including okonomiyaki and yakisoba. Don't be worried if this is your first time making takoyaki; the staff are there to help anyone having difficulty getting their takoyaki right.

    My friend and I were looking forward to this place, but dont know whether it was the time we got there (5pm-ish-7ish), or weve requested for English menu, but regretted coming here. Having arrived...

  • Umaiya
    rating-image
    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Naniwachou 4-21
    A venerable takoyaki octopus dumpling restaurant located in Osaka City’s Kita Ward which has even been featured in the Michelin Guide. So delicious they can go without sauce or soy sauce on top, many fans come from far away to enjoy the shop’s takoyaki. Made according to the same recipe as when the restaurant was founded, and enhanced with dashi stock and ginger, the shop’s good, old fashioned takoyaki is crisp and toasty on the outside and soft and viscous on the inside. The shop also has an eat-in space.

    Delicious Traditional takoyaki. Batter and squid, no add-on ingredients. Brown Sauce taste sweet and ginger. We will definity recommend to our friends. Take Exit 12 or 13 of train s tation and walk...

  • Kushikatsu Bon Kitashinchi
    rating-image
    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Doujima 1-3-16 Dojima Mary Center Bldg. B1
    A kushikatsu deep fried breaded skewer restaurant located in Osaka’s Kitashinchi area, a neighborhood crowded with first class and renowned restaurants. This famous shop has even been awarded a Michelin star. The restaurant focuses on four areas: ingredients, oil, temperature, and spirit, serving true culinary gems woven together from seasonal ingredients ordinarily reserved for the highest classes of cuisine woven together by the hands of a master. Here diners can enjoy kushikatsu that are a little different from the usual downtown, downhome treat served in Osaka, such as Hungarian foie gras and A5 rank wagyu beef chateaubriand. The restaurant elegantly decorated and, in addition to typical counter seating, there are also semi-private booth tables. The closest station is Kitashinchi Station.

    I echo everything from the 5 star reviews before mine. I was greeted warmly and treated well. Efforts were made to explain each piece and its accompaniments in English. The cold bottles jasmine tea...

  • Shanghai Shokutei
    rating-image
    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ikedachou 5-11
    A Chinese restaurant specializing in dim sum located in Osaka City's Kita Ward which looks as if it were a street stall in Shanghai. The interior of the restaurant, decorated in florid red, bustles with diners. The shop's popular xiaolongbao, featured on TV, fill the mouth with flavorful soup on the first bite. The restaurant offers a wide variety of other choices, including nira garlic chive steamed buns and steamed meat dumplings. Diners can enjoy authentic dim sum cuisine crafted by a Shanghai master. Takeout available.

    It has long history from established Tenma area. Before coming many people such like this presence there was not so much food shop. but now this area is one of best area where you can have many kind...

  • Mochi Takumi Shizuku Osaka Shinmachi Branch
    rating-image
    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Shinmachi 1-17-17 Shinmachi House 1F
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in the Shinmachi neighborhood of Osaka City's Nishi Ward whose simple and stylish modern appearance catches the eye. Popular for its fresh Japanese sweets and bean jam cakes made fresh each morning with pesticide-free mochi rice, the shop's concrete counter is covered with colorful confections. The shop's raspberry daifuku bean jam cakes, dyed red with beet juice, are particularly popular. Filled with white anko strained bean paste and sweet and sour raspberries, these little gems have a refreshing aftertaste. The shop also has an eat-in space.

    We loved the mochi and tea from small shop hidden in a quiet alley here in Osaka. Price is reasonable too.

  • 24/7 cafe apartment umeda
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 4-1 Grandfront Osaka Umkida Square B1
    A café and restaurant on floor B1 of Grand Front Osaka’s Umekita Plaza close to JR Osaka Station. The relaxed and darkened interior provides a comfortable atmosphere where diners can take it slow. The restaurant’s most popular menu option is its “shifuku no gohan.” Diners are given a choice of three home style dishes from a list of 10 or more served along with brown rice, miso soup, and hoji roasted green tea served on a tray. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of sweets made with select teas and fruits. The place is perfect for taking a break in between shopping.
  • Food Mashica
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Edobori 1-19-15
    Food Mashica located in Nishi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is an Italian restaurant with an izakaya (a Japanese style pub) atmosphere. It operates in a traditional cigarette shop and has counter seating. A chef and a sommelier who have experience working at famous restaurants propose a new “food” culture with selected ingredients and alcohol. It offers a range of dishes such as the standard menu item, “Pate of mochi pork” with an irresistible smoky flavor, and the Japanese-Italian fusion menu item “salted mackerel sushi”. There is also a take-out counter for sandwiches and delicatessen items.
  • Aiduya Umeda Branch
    rating-image
    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-2-136 Plum Three path
    Aiduya Umeda Branch in Umesankouji, a specialty shop arcade located right next to JR Osaka Station, is a popular takoyaki (an octopus dumpling) shop. The main restaurant is known as the birthplace of takoyaki and it has preserved the traditional taste which is free from sauce and red ginger since the beginning. It boasts an exclusive takoyaki with a fragrant soy sauce flavor which is still delicious even when cold. It is small and bite size so is popular as a snack with beer. Inside the shop, there is a place to eat.

    Very special place for those Takoyaki lovers!!! They serve Takoyaki in a bit different ways then the normal street store we tried. Some are served with hot soup and some are not served with Teriyaki...

  • Ageha Grand Front Osaka Branch
    rating-image
    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 3-1 Grand Front Osaka South Building 7F
    Ageha Grand Front Osaka Branch on the seventh floor in the south annex of Grand Front Osaka, a shopping complex located right next to JR Osaka Station is a specialty kushikatsu (a grilled skewer) restaurant. You can enjoy an original combination of kushikatsu and wines selected by a sommelier. There are always more than 30 types of kushikatsu with a commitment to texture and decoration using seasonal vegetables from contracted farmers, high quality meat and seafood. Among these, the Angel Prawns full of sweetness and umami are popular. A lunch set with eight skewers of kushikatsu, a salad and rice is also popular.

    グランフロントでいつも行列のお店です。平日のランチに伺いました。11時半過ぎだったので、余裕で入店できました!サラダ、串揚げ10本、ご飯と味噌汁、アイスが付いて2000円の雅コースにしました。ふわふわの軽い串揚げで、10本は楽々食べられました。女性客に人気のお店ですお店でした。

  • Negiyaki Yamamoto Umeda EST Branch
    rating-image
    4.0
    112 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 3-25ESTE27
    Negiyaki (green onion pancake) Yamamoto Umeda EST Branch, established in Jyuso, Higashiyodogawa Ward in 1965, is a famous restaurant as the birthplace of the negiyaki (spring onion pancake). The staff meals that the owner made for children became famous and the negiyaki, an okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) with plenty of spring onions, has become the signature dish. A popular menu item is sujinegi with beef sinew and konjac paste. It goes well with the special soy-based sauce. The restaurant is located in the corner of “EST”, a shopping complex, and is known as a restaurant where there is a queue. The closest station is Umeda Station.

    Yummy okonomiyaki made fresh and to order, plopped on your hot plate to enjoy at your speed and every last bite stays fresh and texture right. Their seasonings are good as well, some can be quite...

  • Udonbo Osaka Main Store
    rating-image
    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-1-3 B200 Osaka Station front 3rd building B2F37-2
    Udonbo Osaka Main Store, located in the second below ground floor of Osaka Station 3 Building in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, is a well-known sanuki udon noodle restaurant. The main restaurant is located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. The chewy thin noodles using wheat developed especially for Sanuki udon noodles and carefully made stock with several ingredients such as bonito and sardines are the keys to the good taste. Chanpon (mixed) udon noodles full of ingredients is a specialty dish. Bukkake, hot noodles without topping which go down smoothly, is also popular. It is crowded with neighboring business people on weekdays and many couples and families visit on weekends.

    本場高松に本店を持つ讃岐うどん店です。本店もいわゆる「サービス店(讃岐うどんの大半はセルフまたはセミセルフサービス、店が給仕してくれるところをこのように呼びます)」ですし、こちらも同様です。第三ビルではかつての名店「はがくれ」が閉店しましたが、残るうどん店の中では最もよいでしょう。「ちく玉ひや天」が人気ですが、うどんに温泉卵は私的規範に反しますので、「生じょうゆプラスちくわ天」でいきます。大根おろ...

  • Ice Monster Grand Front Osaka
    rating-image
    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 4-20 Grandfront Osaka Shop & Restaurant South Front 7th Floor
    Ice Monster Grand Front Osaka is a popular shaved ice shop from Taiwan and opened in 2016 inside Grant Front Osaka, a shopping complex right next to JR Osaka Station. Shaved ice with delicately shaved flavored ice such as fruit and black tea and complete with a fluffy texture like snow has been selected as the one of the world’s top 10 sweets. The standard menu item is rich mango, and the tapioca milk tea, which is well-received in Taiwan, is also popular. The shop is a spacious and bright place, and you can feel free to go in on your own.

    After having a truly terrible Mango Kakigori at a St. Marc Café the day before, we were looking for some great kakigori today. We headed to Ice Monster Grand Front Osaka after enjoying plates of...

  • Matsuba Souhonten
    rating-image
    4.0
    60 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 9-20 New Umeda Esophagus Street
    Matsuba Souhonten, located in Shin Umeda Food Arcade near Umeda Station in Osaka, is a well-established specialty kushikatsu (a grilled skewer) restaurant, which opened in 1949. The standing bar-style surrounding a counter is often featured on TV and magazines. It is crowded with neighboring office workers daily and also popular with both families and tourists. Each kushikatsu carefully made by an experienced artisan is a taste of Osaka with a crispy texture. The grilled beef skewer is famous and more than 10 types of kushikatsu including vegetables, meat and seafood can be enjoyed.

    完全立ち飲みの松葉さん。阪急梅田からバスに乗り換える途中、少し時間があったのでこちらのお店へ立ち寄ってみました。食べたい串カツを目の前から取るもよし、温めもよし、食べたい串カツがなければ注文して揚げたてを食べれます。串カツばかり食べていると飽きてくるので、キャベツで箸休めならぬ口休めもできてたっぷり食べて飲んでも千円ちょっとで済んでしまいます。 おひとりさまでも全然行けちゃうお店です!

  • Kindai University Fisheries Laboratory
    rating-image
    4.0
    159 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Pref. Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukacho 3-1 Granfront Osaka kitakan 6F
    Kindai University Fisheries Laboratory is a joint restaurant with Kinki University, which is known for research into cultivation of Bluefin tuna, and Dynac Corporation. You can enjoy dishes using fresh fish delivered directly from Kindai Fisheries Laboratory and ingredients produced in Kishu. It offers cultivated fish such as flounder, red sea bream, yellow jack, yellow tail, and great amberjack as well as Kindai Tuna. You can enjoy a range of menu items such as stew and grilled dishes as well as sashimi (raw fish). There are also limited menu items using the rare cuts of Kindai Tuna depending on the day. A banquet set meal and the lunch menu as well as a la carte dishes are also popular. The closest stations are Umeda Station and Osaka Station.

    Tried this place based on Tripadvisor reviews. Had to wait 20 minutes for a table even though there were many free seats available. We ordered most of the recommended dishes but were disappointed...

  • Kotoretto Shiruhisa
    rating-image
    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Komatsubarachou 2-4 Osaka Fukokuki Life Building B2
    Kotoretto Shiruhisa located in the second floor below ground of Osaka Fukoku Seimei Building, about three minutes' walk from Umeda Station is a well-established specialty kushikatsu (grilled skewer) restaurant. It is a well-known restaurant which creates more than 100 types of fusion kushikatsu annually using seasonal ingredients. You can always enjoy more than 30 types of kushikatsu. The popular skewers are clams, live lobster and loin of wagyu beef produced in Japan. The omakase (chef's choice) set meal is popular in which the kushikatsu are served in order until you ask them to stop. Inside the restaurant, the quiet and retro-modern place offers a hideaway atmosphere for adults.

    好きな本数でストップ!というコースがあり、どんどん食べました。入り口は一見、地下食堂街のレストランという感ですが、入るとなかなかの雰囲気でした。値段は高め。でも、質はお値段なりのものでした。いろいろなソースを出してくれて、自分の好みで食べることができます。野菜のお代わりは無料だと嬉しかったな。

Osaka Areas

around-area-map

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."

Osaka Photo Album

Browse Interests