Spots in Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / Yodoyabashi Area

  • Okonomiyaki Chigusa
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 4-11-18
    This old-fashioned okonomiyaki restaurant, located in an alley behind “Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street”, is about two minutes on foot from Temma Station. The interior has an atmosphere of the Showa period, and a nostalgic, at home feel. The iron plate for cooking is at the table, so visitors cook their own okonomiyaki. A well-known dish on the menu is “Chigusa Yaki”, a deluxe type of okonomiyaki using a thick piece of pork meat and cooked by the restaurant staff for you. The sauce of mustard and ketchup mixed together goes perfectly with the pork.

    Had a lovely meal here, very friendly staff and an English menu available. Food was delicious, a variety of options available and then the staff brought the ingredients for you to make the...

  • v'tres plus Umeda Ohatsu Tenjin Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Sonezaki 2-10-15 Sonezaki Center Building 1F
    This is a stylish wine bar on the first floor of the Sonezaki Center Building around a two-minute walk from Higashi-Umeda Station. The healthy menu full of sliced and cured Parma ham and carefully selected seasonal vegetables is particularly popular with female diners. Popular options include the “Fresh Vegetable Bagna Cauda” and “Sliced and Cured Parma Ham and Seasonal Fruits”. Here one can enjoy high quality wines bought direct by the senior sommelier from the brewery along with highly nutritious snacks.
  • WIRED CAFE LUCUA osaka
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 Leukua Osaka 7F
    WIRED CAFE is a multinational café located inside LUCUA 1100 Osaka, a department store that is directly connected to Osaka Station. Besides the usual café standards, WIRED CAFE also serves a range of “Pacific Island” dishes, including Spam Don (spam and rice), Locomoco Don (meat, eggs, gravy and rice), and Taco Rice (taco-style beef and rice). WIRED CAFE provides free Wi-Fi for café users, and Internet-capable tablet PCs are available for rental. There are plenty of comfortable sofa-style seats, where you can relax while enjoying a drink.

    An ultra popular cafe noted for their cool decor, eclectic menu. Their is a counter to sit to pull out laptops and charge one’s devices. Their is an outdoor balcony in which you can get free refills...

  • Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 1-1-30
    "This authorized broadcasting company was established in 1951. Founded as a radio station, the company later expanded into television broadcasting as well. The company also holds events for listeners and viewers, and is famous for sponsoring golf championships; an art aquarium; and Food Sonic 2019 in Nakanoshima, one of the largest food festivals in the Kansai region. In addition, the company holds tours for elementary and junior high school students; and conducts the ""ABC Classroom ABC In-House Lessons"" program which allows students to view studio areas and learn about what's involved in television and radio broadcasting."
  • Noon+Cafe
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakazakinishi 3-3-8JR Under the Kyoto Line Underpass
    This venerable cafe is under the elevated structures near Umeda Station. The retro-chic shop offers select drinks, including Lavazza coffee, sweets, and hamburgers, pasta and other meals. The back of the shop features a club space, and at night and during events it becomes a club and live venue.

    JRの高架下にあり、おしゃれなカフェやセレクトショップなどが集まるスポットにあるカフェです。インスタ映えを意識した店内です。笑 中はカフェとお酒が飲めるところとゆる-く分かれてます。

  • Hawaiian Pancake Factory (Yodoyabashi Umeda Store)
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 1-1 Yodobashi Umeda 8F
    Hawaiian cafe on the eighth floor of Yodobashi Umeda. This Hawaiian beach style cafe offers flowery costumes and a flowery menu. They offer a wide variety of colorful pancakes piled with specially made fluffy whipped cream. Their most popular item is the Choco Banana which uses a whole banana. Their colorful Tropical Fruits are very popular among women. You can also enjoy Kona Blend Coffee made with rare Kona beans from the Hawaii Islands, as well as a dinner where you can taste Hawaiian charm.

    After a day of shopping and not quite dinner time, this place was a perfect spot to have a snack. We ordered the mango pancakes and it was a great combination with the whip cream and selection of...

  • Chocolat Boutique du ROYAL L é’clat
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 5-3-68 RIHGA Royal Hotel 1F
    This chocolate specialty shop is located on the first floor of the “Rihga Royal Hotel” Osaka. The display cases are filled with chocolates that shine like jewels and live up to the shop’s name (L é’clat, “shimmer”). The knowledgeable staff will help you choose the item that best fits your preferences and the intended use. The “Planet Chocolates,” which are based on the eight planets of the solar system, are the main attraction. Their exquisite multicolored designs aligned inside the box make them a popular Valentine’s Day gift.

    見た目に華やかでインスタ映えするという意味では最高のチョコレートです。味はといえば・・・で、見た目重視ならお勧めです。

  • GOOD PROVISION NEW YORK
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 Luku'Are 10F
    GOOD PROVISION presents the latest food trends from New York City in a stylish dining space. Besides wines and craft beers from all over the world, diners can also enjoy gourmet cuisine including carefully-selected dry-aged beef and seafood delivered direct from the fishing ports. There is, of course, also a range of New York style desserts. GOOD PROVISION has direct access to JR Osaka Station; it is located on the 10th floor of the LUCUA 1100 building.

    First thing to know, they charge a 300 Yen service charge per person even though they are understaffed and the service was not good and I did not see that posted on the menu. Next, the New York...

  • Sogetsu
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 3-3-9-9
    This restaurant is located a five-minute south of Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street from JR Tenma Station. The business was established in 1973. This is an “Okonomiyaki” (Japanese savory pancake), stir fried noodle and “Udon” noodle restaurant which is open for lunch and is also open on Sunday. The restaurant overflows with a downtown atmosphere, and lined up in the warm ambience of the restaurant’s interior are autographs by celebrities. There are also semi private rooms, where you can enjoy okonomiyaki in comfort. As a consequence of there being a grilling system by which customers as a matter of course can get to enjoy grilling and eating by themselves. The restaurant owner instructs customers on how to make delicious grills. If you call out to one of the staff, they will also help you.

    We craved for “okonomiyaki” for lunch when we were at the Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade in Osaka. There are many okonomiyaki restaurants here as this dish is one of the most popular casual foods...

  • Lumiere Osaka KARATO
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Ofukachou 4-20 Grand Front Osaka South Building 8F
    At Lumiere Osaka KARATO, the food is both healthy and delicious (two adjectives which do not always go together). The carbohydrate content of each dish is listed on the menu, to assist with effective health management. Besides dishes that contain plenty of fresh vegetables, Lumiere Osaka KARATO also makes it possible to enjoy meat and fish dishes without feeling guilty. Beside multi-course lunch and dinner options, Lumiere Osaka KARATO also caters for parties. Lumiere Osaka KARATO is located around six minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station.

    Using the latest culinary technique with the base of tradition french cookery, Lumiere focuses on presenting the beauty of vegetables. Serving each vegetable at it`s finest, you can tell Lumiere...

  • CHOCOLATIER PALET D’OR
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 2-2-22 HERBIS PLAZAENT 4F
    This is a specialist chocolate shop established by Chocolatier, Shunsuke Saegusa on the fourth floor of the commercial facility, “HERBIS PLAZA ENT” which is roughly a minute walk from Umeda Station on the Hanshin Main Line. Every day, more than 50 kinds of chocolate are being hand-made in the shop’s workshop by the patisseries. You can also enjoy a good view of the salon in the evening as it is glazed, and you can also eat such as the rich and highly aromatic “chocolate chaud”, the sparkling drink, “chocolate nespa” and cake and drink sets of your liking.
  • Takohachi Umeda Underground Branch
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Komatsubarachou Umeda Underground Town 4-6 Whity Umeda
    This octopus dumpling restaurant, founded in 1979, is located in the “Whity Umeda” underground shopping area that connects directly to Umeda Station. It uses three specially selected types of wheat flour and yam flour along with a special broth to form dough with a soy sauce flavor, creating a wonderful taste even without sauce. The crispy exterior and gooey interior combine with the tender and chewy chunks of octopus to form an amazing combination. There's also okonomiyaki (savory pancake with various ingredients), negiyaki (green onion pancake), ikayaki (squid pancake), and other flour-based foods for your enjoyment. Counter seating is available.

    Its located in the underground Umeda shpping district, about 7 minutes walk from JR Osaka station. The restaurant has only counters so a queue can be long at lunch/dinner time. Both takoyaki and...

  • Mus
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Toyosaki 3-10-2 I & F Umeda 1F
    This is a steam-cooking specialty shop about three minutes' walk from Hankyu Umeda Station. This shop offers a full menu focusing on steamed dishes, used to make sure none of the flavor and nutrition of their ingredients is lost. They have a daily lunch special based on arrangements of their popular lunch dishes. For dinner, their Select Brand Pork Steamed Hotpot is the most popular item. It features a bed of fresh vegetables topped with Oumi Kurao Pork fed on baum kuchen cake, and Kyoto Tamachi Pork fed on castella cake, all steamed to perfection. They also serve fish or chicken steamed hotpots, and all their steamed hotpots include Perapera Udon noodle at no extra charge.

    平日の訪問でしたので、予約なしで大丈夫でしたが、満席でした。ライスとお味噌汁はおかわり無料です。蒸し料理なので、少し時間はかかりました。

  • Mainichi Broadcasting System
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Chayamachi 17-1
    A television broadcasting station located in Chaya-machi, Kita Wad, Osaka City. The Chayamachi Plaza event space on the first floor has a stage where events such as live, public radio broadcasts; program-related events; entertainment performances; and public sports viewings are held. There's a large video monitor in the lobby and the adjoining Liyon Daily Store sells program merchandise and merchandise featuring the station's mascot Liyon-chan.
  • THE CITY BAKERY Grand Front Osaka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Ofukacho 4-1 GRAND FRONT Osaka Umekita Hiroba B1F
    THE CITY BAKERY located on the first floor below ground of Umekita Square in Grand Front Osaka, a shopping complex right next to JR Osaka Station, is a popular bakery with a café which originated in New York. In the shop, there is a full lineup of fresh breads every morning, and you can enjoy them with a coffee or a fresh juice in the café area as well as take-out. There are menu items which are also popular in New York including the Pretzel Croissant which perfectly combining savory saltiness and sweetness, as well as cookies. It also sells a range of new products such as baguettes in pursuit of the original flavor of wheat for the Japanese store opening.
  • Aloha Table Kyobashi
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Miyakojima-ku Higashinodamachi Inside of 1-6-1K
    This Hawaiian and Waikiki cafe and diner has an open and relaxing atmosphere with a bright Hawaiian style. Try their menu items including tuna and avocado poke, rice floured fried chicken, garlic prawns, and more. They also offer light loco moco lunches and grilled course dinners. You can enjoy their Hawaiian BBQ indoors or outdoors for parties as well as their party menu.

    I am writing this review while sitting with my three kids, after 10 days in Japan kids wanted some food that is more American and we found this place just walking down the streets after visiting the...

  • SHUNS LUCUA 1100 Branch
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 Lukuaele LUCUA 1101 10 F Eat Paradise
    SHUNS LUCUA 1100 Branch, which had its grand opening in 2011, is a kushiage (vegetables and meat fried on a skewer) restaurant that uses carefully-selected ingredients that are painstakingly fried to achieve maximum effect. A range of five different seasonings is available, so you can eat as much as you want without it getting samey. Cabbage and stick vegetables are available too, as a welcome option. Spit-fried Foods-SHUNS LUCUA 1100 Branch is located around six minutes' walk from the Hanshin Railway Umeda Station.

    I love kushikatsu when Im in Osaka and usually enjoy it in the Shin Sekai area which is both colorful and extremely reasonable. I happened to be staying in Umeda with my family so we ended up...

  • Jamoneria Bellota Gyokuro
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-1Lucua1100B2F
    This Spanish bar is located in Bar Chica, the underground restaurant area of LUCUA, which is a commercial building directly connected to Osaka Station. They have a rich lunch menu of Spanish cuisine such as roast Iberico pork, tapas with prosciutto, and ajillos. During the happy hour from 14:00 to 18:00, they offer wine sets combining wine with items like prosciutto. The dinner menu is lined with hearty dishes including crab ajillo.

    ちょっとしたスペイン気分というか、バルの雰囲気を味わいたいという時にオススメ。長居するよりはサクッと飲んでつまむ感じ。お店スタッフさんは親切に対応してくれます。お店はかなり小さくて他のお客さんのとの距離も近めですが、それでもよければオススメです。会計は席で済ませることができます。

  • Trattoria Pappa
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Shinmachi 2-3-9 Sen Yoo Yotsubashi 1st Floor
    This Italian restaurant is about a four-minute walk from Nishi-Ohashi Station and only serves seafood-based dishes. The ingredients mainly consist of fresh fish procured from Osaka's central wholesale market by the owner and lead chef himself every morning, as well as vegetables supplied by contracted markets and farmers. The open kitchen makes for a lively ambience, and the bold dishes are complemented nicely by wine. The reasonably priced pasta lunches are quite popular.

    You will find the food here above average, very tasty, they have a buffet on certain days and at certain hours of the week. Friendly staff, you will be pleased Im sure.

  • Italian Craft Beer House Malto
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 8-47 Hankyu Grand Building 31F
    At Italian Craft Brewhouse Malt, which has a comprehensive range of options for lunches, parties, etc., diners can enjoy not only delicious cuisine but also a selection of 24 craft beers, which is a contributing factor to the restaurant’s high popularity. Italian Craft Brewhouse also has counter seats with superb views of the nighttime cityscape, as well as VIP seating. It is the sort of place you will want to keep coming back to for different occasions. Italian Craft Brewhouse is located on the 31st floor of the Hankyu Grand Building, around one minute’s walk from Umeda Station (Hankyu Railway and Midosuji Subway Line).

    This is a hidden gem but very much worth seeking out. We ended up there after lunch and enjoyed a few local craft beers with a soaring view over the city. Admittedly, Osaka isn’t the most...

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