Spots in Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / Yodoyabashi Area

  • Mint Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenma 1-1-79
    This museum is a 15-minute walk from the subway Minamimorimachi Station and was the first in Japan to use a gas lamp as a landmark. The museum building was originally a thermal power plant built in 1911 and is the last western-style brick building built in the Meiji period in the precincts of the Mint Bureau. On the second floor, in addition to a display of the medals used in the Tokyo ad Nagano Olympics, there is a corner where visitors can learn the history of the Mint and touch the gold and silver bullions. On the third floor, coins and currency from around the world are displayed with LED lighting. The information inspection room is also open and visitors can learn extensively about money.
  • 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.
  • ECHI PONTE VECCHIO A OSAKA
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3LUCUA10F
    This is a “Ponte Vecchio” Italian restaurant located on the 10th floor of the “LUCUA Osaka” facility with direct access to Osaka Station and is famous for its Napoli pizza which is certified by the Vera Pizza Napoletana (True Neapolitan Pizza Association). There is counter and table seating in the spacious and relaxed interior of the restaurant, and the table seating at the windows are recommended to also enjoy the night views. You can eat high quality genuine wood fired pizza at this casual style restaurant while this restaurant is also in a location with direct access to the station so one can easily drop in for a short visit. The standard “Margherita” pizza is popular with its crunchy exterior and chewy interior.

    Very unfriendly and slow service. They just do not know how to make pizza. If you are looking for pizza just avoid this place!

  • Sweets Paradise Umeda Branch
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    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...

  • Kushi Katsu shop Yoneya Umeda Main Store
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou Umeda Underground Town 2-5 Whity Umesa North Mall 1
    “Whity Umeda” is a well-established kushikatsu (skewers of fried food) restaurant located in the underground shopping area directly linked to the Umeda Subway Station. It is a popular store where you can enjoy hot fried kushikatsu casually, and every day many people visit seeking the traditional taste that remains unchanged since founding. In addition to the classic beef and pork, onion, and seafood skewers, monthly original skewers also appear on the menu. The fritter-like crispy texture is delicious. In the restaurant there is a counter to stand and drink as well as table seats making it an easy place to drop in for a drink alone or with friends for a party. Please, no double dipping in the sauce.

    The kushikatsu was delicious and the beer was nice and cold, a good selection of kushikatsu is offered. I was surprised how cheap and delicious the food was, the lady serving us was really good she...

  • Suntory Whisky House
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Ofukacho
    In this whisky house, you can experience the charms of whiskies from around the world using all five senses. Designed around the concept of presenting a rich lifestyle with whisky, the complex consists of three zones: Whisky Gallery, Whisky Dining WWW.W, and Whisky Bottle Bar SUNTORY WHISKY HOUSE.

    The reason for going was to sample a variety of Japan’s best whisky. Bit hard to find in the shopping centre but once there it didn’t disappoint. This is a business restaurant where after work deals...

  • Ketobashiya Champion Fukushima Branch
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 7-9-1 Fukushima Residence 1F
    Located about a four-minute walk away from Fukushima Station. This is a specialty “yakiniku” (Japanese fried meat barbecue) and horsemeat restaurant with a red “noren” (curtain sign hung at its entrance) and a Japanese paper lantern as its landmark. In addition to sliced raw horsemeat made into a platter from the finest meat in stock and yakiniku platters, you can also sample a la carte dishes such as horse meat stewed in wine and deep fried minced horsemeat cutlets. You will get a specially made soy sauce with your horsemeat sashimi. There is also a leaflet with instructions on grilling which comes with the yakiniku platter, as they are determined that you eat delicious food. You can enjoy the various ways of cooking the rich variety of horse meat parts at this specialist horsemeat restaurant where as it is a specialty store, you will without doubt get fresh produce.

    日頃から混んでいて行きたいと思っていました。お手頃な値段で、刺し身、焼き肉など色々食べられれます。店員さんが元気があって清々しいです。

  • Udonbo Osaka Main Store
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    4.0
    40 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.

    コロナの影響なのてしょうね。いつもは行列してるので並んでまで何かを食べない私はいつも気になりながらスルーしてましたが、今日はすんなり入れたので、初訪問。 美味しい!油は昔ながらの製法にこだわった菜種油使用とのことで安心して天ぷらうどんを選べた。 あー幸せ

  • HANAKUJIRA Honten
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 2-8-2

    We went to this street stall selling oden. There was a queue. We ordered fried tofu, tofu skins, tofu with spring onions and ginger and the boiled daikon. This is the most delicious oden I tasted in...

  • 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。

  • BOGART’S CAFE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 1-1-12 Dojima River Forum 1st floor WATERFRONTDOJIMA
    This Hawaiian cafe is on the first floor of “Dojima River Forum” in Fukushima Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. It is the first popular Hawaiian cafe in Japan, and is situated in an open location that overlooks the Dojima River. The “Assai Bowl,” full of fruits and granola and highly nutritional is a popular item on the menu. Pancakes and breakfast bagels with sweet Haupia sauce are also popular, and sometimes queues form from an early hour. The menu is extensive and includes item such as hamburgers, spareribs, garlic shrimp, and the restaurant can be fully enjoyed from opening at 8:30 in the morning to dinner.
  • Uosho Ginpei
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Ofukacho 4-20 GRAND FRONT Minamidate 8F
    This seafood restaurant is renowned for its service and choice fresh seafood dishes. The establishment serves fresh sashimi, nitsuke simmered dishes, grilled fish, and other cuisine which leverages the delicious flavors of the freshest seafood shipped daily straight from Minoshima Fishing Port in Wakayama and Cape Muroto on Shikoku. The restaurant's signature taimeshi sea bream rice is particularly recommended.

    We wanted to try Ginpei two years ago at Wakayama, but failed due to fully booking. Understand there are many branches including one in Shanghai. Glad we had this here in Osaka. We had...

  • Tennen Taiyaki, Osaka Naniwaya
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakazaki 1-9-21
    This shop specializing in taiyaki pastries is found in the Tenjinbashi Suji Shopping Arcade. The shop was opened in Osaka as a spin off of the famous Azabujuban Naniwaya store in Tokyo, which was the model for the Japanese childrens' song Oyoge! Taikiyaki-kun. The taiyaki are made individually instead of in large batches, which is called Tennen-mono. Home-made anko (sweet red bean paste), takes eight hours to make, is made fresh every day, and is available for purchase by weight. During the summer a special shaved ice menu is offered using this homemade anko.

    中崎町の商店街にあるたい焼き屋さん! 外はパリパリ、甘さ控えめの上品な餡。 甘いものが苦手な人でも美味しく食べれるイチオシのたい焼きです。 お茶にもこだわりがあり、たい焼きと一緒に中で食べることができます! かき氷もオススメらしいので次はかき氷を食べにいこうと思っています♪

  • 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.
  • Hokutosei
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-2-2 Osaka station front 2nd building B1F
    This is a Western cuisine restaurant on the first basement floor of the Osaka Station 2 Building in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. They offer a variety-rich food menu with Western food using their prized demi-glace sauce and curry rice, and is known as the first place in Osaka to serve soup curry. Their specialty is Turkey Rice, egg and cutlet on curry-flavored rice topped with demi-glace sauce. The soup curry full of chicken wings and vegetables is another favorite. The atmosphere is of the good old Showa period, and is a welcoming place even for single female diners.

    I came here based on other reviews and I want disappointed. Its a small restaurant seating around twenty or so. I ordered the Bambi set which includes a small portion of omuraisu, a fried prawn, a...

  • Nakanoshima SOCIAL EAT AWAKE
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-1-27 Osaka city central public hall B1F
    SOCIAL EAT AWAKE offers cool modern cuisine, as well as French and Italian cuisine, made using Japanese ingredients; the basic concept behind the restaurant is to provide a venue for relaxed social interaction. With a Michelin-starred chef overseeing the food preparation and a dining space that is the fruit of a collaborative project with Tom Dixon and which successfully combines classic and modern elements, SOCIAL EAT AWAKE gives diners the opportunity to enjoy outstanding, innovative food that is not only delicious but also visually appealing. SOCIAL EAT AWAKE is located around four minutes’ walk from Yodoyabashi Station on the Midosuji Subway Line and two minutes’ walk from Kitahama Station on the Sakaisuji Line.

    Had some dessert and coffee at the restaurant during a design conference which was being held upstairs this November. The interior of the cafe/restaurant is nicely done. That also goes for the whole...

  • BREEZE BREEZE
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 2-4-9
    A shopping mall located in Breeze Tower in Osaka City’s Kita Ward occupying the eight floors of floor B1 through 6 and floor 33. The facility is host to 50 establishments, including shops making their Osaka debut, popular select shops offering fashionable and elegant items, and restaurants. The Kansai and Osaka flagship stores for United Arrows and top English designer Margaret Howell are also located here. Visitors can enjoy food and tea while looking out over the buildings and beautiful nightscape of Umeda from the cafes and bars on the 33rd floor.
  • 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.
  • Dotonbori Kamukura (LUCUA Osaka Restaurant)
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 LUCUA Osaka 10F
    Located on the 10th floor of Lucua Osakain Umeda area, Dotonbori Kamukura is a ramen restaurant that has often been featured in the mass media because of its unusual broth. This broth, which evokes former times and yet feels entirely new, has a flavor that is difficult to describe in one word, but with added noodles and other solid ingredients prepared under strict quality control procedures, the combination is uniquely irresistible. The most popular dish is Ramen with sliced roastpork (small size) and soft-boiled seasoned egg. Certain varieties of ramen are available only during certain seasons, so customers are likely to discover new delights each time they visit the restaurant.

    We went here a few years back and we are back, so it speaks for itself. Tasty ramen, fried chicken crispy outside but soft in the inside. Highly recommended.

  • Creperie Stand Chandeleur
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tsurunochou 1-9 Umeda Gate Tower 1F
    This is a cafe restaurant on the first floor of Umeda Gate Tower in Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, reproducing authentic French flavors with their crepes and galettes. Ingredients such as the wheat flour are strictly French only, including the traditionally-made Echiré butter with premium Guérande peninsula salt. They offer a variety of set menus from lunch through to dinner featuring galettes laden with meat and vegetables and sweet crepes topped with fruit. Here one can enjoy a fashionable time with a crepe in one hand and a perfectly-matched cider in the other.

    If you got a craving to fix your sweet tooth, this is the place to be. They serve really tasty crepes and got quiet a wide range of varieties from sweet to savoury.

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