Spots in Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / Yodoyabashi Area

  • LUCUA 1100
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3
    This building, which opened in 2015, is filled with fashion stores is in the “North Gate Building,” which can be directly accessed from JR Osaka Station. It shares a plaza with the adjacent LUCUA building. It boasts trendy shops filled with the latest fashions and lifestyle goods, not to mention stores inherited from the department store “JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan,” offering a “never-before-seen combination” of goods to a wide variety of demographics. In addition to a Tsutaya bookstore and Disney Store, it also features a number of famous restaurants and the “Baruchika” zone, which is filled with food and drink establishments that stay open into the night.
  • Osaka Marubiru
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-9-20
    This is a 123.92 meter high-rise building in Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City, famous as an Umeda landmark due to its prominent cylindrical shape. Most of the building is occupied by the “Osaka Daiichi Hotel,” and the lower floors below the 10th floor are mainly for commercial use. Major tenants are “Tower Records,” the CD shop, “L. L. Bean” the outdoor brand, and overseas travel specialty shops and beauty salons. There is also a variety of eateries such as “Starbucks Coffee” great for a break, and “Takonotetsu”, a restaurant where you cook your own takoyaki (octopus dumpling), is popular with tourists.
  • Negiyaki Yamamoto Umeda EST Branch
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    4.0
    117 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.

    Had fabulous food after a short queue, nice service and hot plate to keep food warm is great! Price is very reasonable for a nice place in a big city. Menu is not extensive though so if you want...

  • Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenma 1-1-79
    Every year in the middle of April for about one week, an approximately 560-meter road in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture from the Japan Mint southern gate to the northern gate is opened to visitors for cherry blossom viewing. Many precious varieties of cherry blossoms line the road, including benitemari, odemari, kodemari, and Yoro blossoms. After the sun sets, the blossoms are gently illuminated, creating an almost otherworldly spectacle. Temmabashi Station and Osakajo-kitazume Station are the closest to the entrance. The premises are one-way only, and the surrounding areas have limited vehicle access, so using public transportation is recommended.
  • Osaka Station City Bar Del Sole
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 JR Osaka Station 5F Space-Time Plaza
    Situated near a bustling railway station, Osaka Station City Bar Del Sole is an authentic Italian-style café where you can enjoy soft Italian ice cream, calzone and Neapolitan pizza; the café also hosts frequent special events. Take-out service is available for all items except alcoholic beverages and snacks. Osaka Station City Bar Del Sole is located around one minute's walk from JR Osaka Station.

    とても広い広場のなかに、カフェ☕️のお店があり、そこで、一息するのには、とてもいい場所である。待ち合わせの場所にもいい。

  • Kadoya Shokudo
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Shinmachi 4-16-13
    This is a restaurant where you can enjoy the old-fashioned taste of soy sauce flavored ramen noodles located about a three-minute walk from Nishi-Nagahori Station on the Sennichimae Subway Line / Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line. Since winning the King of Osaka Ramen Battle TV program it has become known as a restaurant where people queue to get in. The soup is chicken broth and pork based and the flat thin straight noodles are homemade from 100% domestic flour such as Haruyutaka produced in Hokkaido. The owner uses only Kagoshima Black Pork for the pork slice on top of the ramen which gives more flavor and becomes more delicious the more you chew.

    Came for the ramen. Broth was delicious and one of the best ive ever had. BUT, you HAVE to try the black pork noodles. Hands down one of the most incredible things ive ever eaten. The tasty garlic...

  • Umeda Arts Theater
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 19-1
    This underground theater is located in the Umeda Arts Theater, inside Chaya-machi's Chaya-machi Applause Tower. It has 898 seats, half that of the main hall, but because of this, the seats are that much closer to the stage, giving the audience a much more intimate view of the performances here. The theater is primarily used for non-musical plays, but musical performances are also held here, and it is also a venue for Takarazuka Revue amateur performances, Youth Theater Japan performances and by the Rakugo Asahi East-West Association and Kamigata Rakugo performances. There is a bar with a counter in the lobby, where visitors can relax before performances begin and during the interludes.
  • The Phoenix Hall
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nishitenma 4-15-10 Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance inside Phoenix Tower
    This is a concert hall in the Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Phoenix Tower. It's near the junction of the Keihan National Route and Midosuji, and also near JR Osaka Station. It seats a maximum of 335. Behind the stage is a massive window, and the view from atop the tower sets a wonderful atmosphere for the audience. Performances are mostly highly artistic, with lots of western Classical music featured. There are also more casual musical events, such as Teatime Concerts with drinks and snacks.

    高層ビルとは言いませんが割と高いビルの中にある音楽ホールです。あいおいニッセイ同和損保が運営しているらしく「ザ フェニックスホール」の名と並列に表記されていました。梅田新道交差点に有ります。

  • GARB MONAQUE Grand Front Osaka
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 4-1 Grand Front Umikita Square 1F
    Located a minute walk away from JR Osaka Station. This restaurant is on the first floor of “Umekita SHIP” which is designed in the image of a ship anchored in the plaza in front of the station. The restaurant has 130 seats which are available for all day dining, it can be used during the day as a cafe, bar or for lunch. Inside the restaurant, a modern design overflows with a feeling of comfort, you can taste Italian and French cuisine which is stylishly presented using natural ingredients. In addition to menus to match the occasion such as a morning, lunch and dinner menu, and there is also a party course including an all you can drink menu.

    We wanted to eat something after arriving by train. This was only possible at the terrace, which was ok for us. Ordered at 5.30 pm 3 dishes, since we were 3 persons. First dish arrived after 15...

  • Stardust (Umeda Sky Building)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    After a lovely visit to the sky garden our now son in law and our daughter took us to the Stardust where 3 years ago he proposed to our daughter. We could understand why they would wish to celebrate...

  • Mazura
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-3-1 Osaka Station Ekimae First Building B1
    This old established cafe located on the basement floor of the “Osaka Station 1 Building” in Kita Ward, Osaka City has a history continuing since the black market days after the World War II. The café is large at approximately 330 square meters, and the interior that is said to be a space design has a nostalgic feel like a cabaret. Visitors can enjoy the strong aroma of home roasted coffee and the famous cutlet sandwiches while enjoying feeling as if you have time travelled back to the Showa period. The café has been featured in a magazine, and is popular not only as a place to relax for nearby office workers but also for tourists.

    昭和の大きな喫茶店、という雰囲気です。店内は広いです。コーヒー300円、コーヒーとサンドイッチセット700円など、お手頃価格なのもうれしいです。

  • Umaiya
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    4.0
    27 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...

  • Paprika Shokudo Vegan
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Shinmachi 1-9-9 Alibio Shinmachi 1F
    The concept of Paprika Shokudo Vegan is to eat, drink, and be beautiful. Organic vegetables, fruits and organic brown rice are brought in from reliable farmers, and all the food is prepared by hand from the source with no added additives. Enjoy some delicious and safe food here at this restaurant with a casual, French antique decor. The restaurant is about five minutes on foot from Yotsubashi Station on the Subway Yotsubashi Line.

    Great food, casual atmosphere with really friendly staff. English available. Staff explained about the menu details and it was really helpful. More than half of the customers were foreigners...

  • Genmian Nishi Umeda Branch
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-3-1 Osaka Station 1st Building 1F
    This is a cafe-style eatery on the first floor of the Osaka Station 1 Building in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, offering food centered around brown rice and carefully-selected vegetables. The most popular option is the nutritious 39-Item Healthy Set Meal which includes over 39 ingredients such as seasonal vegetables, changes daily and is only 600 kcal. At lunchtime it comes with a free soy milk pudding. The white-themed interior is a natural one welcoming even single diners to its counter seats.

    大阪駅前第1ビル 1Fにあるこちらのお店。平日のお昼時は並ぶの必至です。 回転率高いのでお店前の紙に名前と人数を書き待つと15分くらいで入れます。女性客が多いですが男性にもおススメのお店。 人気は39品目の健康定食...

  • NU chayamachi
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Chayamachi 10-12
    NU chayamachi is a fashion mall located in Chayamachi, in the Kita Ward of Osaka City. Since opening in 2005, it has become a major landmark in Chayamachi; it is distinguished by its post-modern external appearance, reminiscent of bamboo screens. In 2011, NU chayamachi Plus opened opposite the original NU chayamachi; between them, the two malls constitute a large-scale shopping complex with around 100 individual stores. Besides fashion boutiques and sundries stores, there are also bookstores and restaurants.
  • EST
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    3.0
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 3-25
    This shopping mall is located in JR Osaka Station under the eastern girder bridge and features several shops targeted at females in their teens and early 20s. There are nearly 100 shops in total, including those selling clothing, general goods, and accessories, not to mention a café merged with a store, modern Japanese restaurants, a popular negiyaki restaurant that always has a line, and more. Along with the shopping building next door, “HEP FIVE,” this place has everything a young person could want.

    大阪出張の際に立ち寄りました。梅田駅(大阪駅)を出てすぐのJRの高架部分をお店として利用した施設で、レストランやファッション、雑貨など様々なお店が入っており楽しめました。天気が悪い日での楽しめる施設ですね。フラっと立ち寄るだけでも楽しめました。

  • THE CITY BAKERY BRASSERIE RUBIN Grand Front Osaka
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Ofukacho 4-20 GRAND FRONT Osaka Minamidate 7F
    This is a restaurant affiliated with old New York bakery THE CITY BAKERY, on the seventh floor of the south building of the Grand Front Osaka complex near JR Osaka Station. Aside from fresh-baked bread, this is a popular place to enjoy meals and wine too. Their popular lunch consists of a meat or fish main complemented with all-you-can-eat bread and salad. From the large windows of the simple yet refined black and white interior one can look out over the Umeda scenery.

    Enjoyed a good steak with a great view! Service was a bit disorganized, as we had our diner one after the other (my wife had a salad, I had steak) but on holidays there no stress over these things...

  • Kyuyamu Tetsudo (Lucua Store)
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 Lukuaele B2F Baltica
    A curry restaurant in the Barchika restaurant area on the basement floor of Lucua, a commercial building directly connected to Osaka Station. The restaurant has a retro train car feel to it, adorned with circular windows and decorated with luggage. Their signature dish is keema curry made with minced beef, pork, chicken, mutton or duck along with seasonal vegetables. There is a new menu every month. Try their deep flavored Aikake Curry, Triple Curry, and Curry with Everything.

    お店は大阪駅バルチカにあります。 14時過ぎに一人で訪問、トリプルカレーを頂きました。 今月(2020年1月)のカレーは、A;イカ墨と中華醤でつくる牛豚キーマ、B;アニス酒と煮込む牛蒡とオリーブの豚キーマ、C;アンコウ出汁の酒粕鶏キーマ、D;ほうれん草とメンマの豆カレーでした。 私はAからCまでの3種類、ターメリックライスを選択。 提供された一皿はとても美しいカレーでした。 どのカレーもスパイスが...

  • Aux Bacchanales Umeda
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 4-20 Grand Front Osaka South Building 1F
    This cafe found on the first floor of Grand Front Osaka in Umeda explores French food for the masses. Come experience a part of everyday French life in this stylish shop while taking in Umeda from the terrace seating. Try the hot croque-monsieur, quiche with ham and cheese, or a fresh salad, with drinks such as espresso or cappuccino.

    A great place to sit outside (or inside) for a beer, coffee, food, etc. Feels like Europe in Grand Front Osaka, near Umeda Sky Building. Guinness ¥1100. Takes credit cards.

  • Patisserie Mon Cher Dojima Main Shop
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

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