Food around Osaka, Japan

Posted on September 10, 2017

Need to find a place to eat in Osaka? Here are restaurants broken up by regions in Osaka. 

Umeda Station

Okonomiyaki Madonna

Yukari Okonomiyaki

Teppanyaki Kiryu – Located on the 19th floor of the Gran Via Hotel Umeda, Teppanyaki Kiryu offers you the finest Japanese beef and seafood. Open 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Niboshi Ramen Sandaime – Located in Osaka station. You buy a ticket from a vending machine and return your ticket to the counter. Have a seat and you’ll be brought over a steaming hot bowl of ramen. They may run out of soup and stop serving early.

Yousuko Ramen – Known for light flavour and salt-based soups with thin noodles. Char sui ramen and wantanmen ramen are their most popular offerings.

Kotan Ramen – Very reasonable, with most ramen going for about 700 yen.

Nakai Yakitori – Skewers of fresh local chicken. Open 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm. No lunch on weekends. 

Robatayaki Isaribi – Rare, genuine hibachi-style restaurant near Hankyu Umeda Station for fresh seafood. There are tables, but if you sit at the counter, you can enjoy watching them grill your food. Most food and drinks are cheap, at around 300 yen.

Yakiniku Shoku – Near Tenjin Station, just one station away from Osaka Station. Daily lunch special for 500 yen. Yakiniku is served with their delicious original homemade sauce. The harami (skirt steak) and the steak served with wasabi soy sauce are especially recommended. Open for dinner 18:00 to 23:00.

Nagaya Omurice – Fluffy eggs layered over chicken rice and topped with a demiglace sauce. Popular with foreigners who like western food. Enjoy for around 650 yen.

Takohachi Takoyaki – Choose sauces, including mayonnaise, brown sauce, ginger soy sauce, and more. 5-10 pieces for about 500-1000 yen.

Shichifukujin – Kushikatsu (fried skewers) in the corner of a shopping arcade by Tenjin Station, one station away from Osaka Station. Usually very crowded and draft beer is only 100 yen per glass. You can eat a lot for around 1000 yen.

Shin-Osaka Station

Kyochabana Shin-Osaka Eki (okonomiyaki; budget) – 2nd floor of the Shin-Osaka Hankyu Building.

Yanaken Boo (contemporary Japanese; budget to moderate) – Fast food with a variety of meat and fish dishes, along with rice, vegetables and salad. There’s an English sign and menu. 3rd floor of the Hankyu Building at Shin-Osaka.

Unagiya (unagi/eel; moderate) – Traditional unagi (eel) restaurant a few minutes’ walk southwest of Shin-Osaka Station. Unagi here is sublime. Expect to pay around Y3,500. Look for the blue noren curtain.

Hipparidako-meshi (Hyogo) – Bento in a glazed jar shaped like the traditional trap used for octopus fishing. Inside you will find Akashi octopus, conger eel, and vegetables packed with seasoned rice. Akashi is a fishery famous for delicious octopus. It is sold for 1,000 yen at Eki Marche in the shinkansen concourse and the local train concourse on the third floor. Many people seem to enjoy using the pots in various ways afterwards.

Kakisen: Takomusu  – Takoyaki and musubi combined. Find at Omiyage Rakuichi, inside the ticket gate on the third floor. A box of five pieces is sold for 810 yen.

Kakinoha zushi (Nara, Wakayama) – Bite-sized pressed sushi individually wrapped with a persimmon leaf. They are made in Nara and Wakayama, especially in the mountainous areas where traditionally only salted seafood were available. Popular ingredients are mackerel, salmon, and sea breams. While persimmon leaves are edible, they’re not intended to be eaten with the sushi; they are used for their antibacterial effects. Purchase at several shops in the shinkansen concourse inside of the ticket gates. Prices start at around 1,000 yen.

551 Horai Butaman – Chinese pork bun only sold in Osaka. You can buy them at the several 551 HORAI shops inside and outside of the ticket gates such as Entrée Marche on the third floor.

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