The 10 Best Places to Eat in Shinsaibashi, Osaka

In the center of Osaka “Shinsaibashi” , there are many department stores and small shops. But as you may know, Osaka is famous for food! This is the great spot for having delicious Osaka food with a reasonable price. Today, I’m going to introduce you 10 must-try restaurants in Shinsaibashi.

1. Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi

1. Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi
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This restaurant is actually the original store for omurice. They use two eggs to make their delicious dish.

Their original tomato sauce which is made with vegetables and chicken stock is on top of the omurice. The omelet part is cooked very thinly, yet it melts on your mouth. You can choose the ingredients and sauce, so it’s fun to create your own. They also serve crab croquette and deep fried shrimp.

Name: Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi
Address: 2-7-27 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6211-7892
Closed on New year’s eve and New year’s day
Access: 5 mins walk from Namba station

Map: Map to Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi

2. Zundoya Shinsaibashi

2. Zundoya Shinsaibashi
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This ramen store offers creamy Tonkotsu ramen and it is popular in Himeji city, Hyogo. Simply pork bones and water get cooked more than 20 hours and it becomes an amazing soup. They have two kinds of noodles to choose from.

With their wide variety of toppings and other menus, you can create your own style ramen. The store is open 24/7, so it’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or even after having some drinks.

Name: Zundoya Shinsaibashi
Address: 1-5-7 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6245-0883
Store hours: 24 hours
Access: 5 mins from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Zundoya Shinsaibashi

3. Kagaryu

3. Kagaryu
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In the young people’s town America-mura, there is a traditional Takoyaki store “Kagaryu”. They have 40 years of history. Their dough inside Takoyaki melts on your toungue, and the sauce has a fruity taste to it. On top of the takoyaki, a plenty of bonito flakes, seaweed powders, and original mayonnaise are added, and the octopus inside is very big.

They are very particular about their dough and use Yamaimo. This ingredient makes the outside dough crispy. You can eat it in the space on the second floor, so it’s a perfect spot for a little snack as well.

→The Best 10 Takoyaki Shops You Must Eat in Osaka

Name: Kagaryu Honten
Address: 2-18-4 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6211-0519
Store hours: 10:00-20:30
Access: 7 mins walk from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Kagaryu Honten

4. Chaos Spice Dinner

4. Chaos Spice Dinner
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There are so many curry restaurants in Osaka and it is very competitive. When you walk around, you’ll find them everywhere. Now the trend of curry here is spicy curry. Having different spicy curry together, like Indian curry and south eastern curry is the popular style.

At this Chaos Spice Dinner, the popular curry menu comes with three kinds of curry; Keema curry, Chicken curry, and weekly special curry. When mixing them all, the spices are all combined together and it creates a unique flavor. Besides the curry, a Thai chicken dish Gai Young is a popular item.

Name: Chaos Spice Dinner
Address: 1-2-17 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6534-2600
Access: Within a minute from Yotsuyabashi station

Map: Map to Chaos Spice Dinner

5. Okonomi Omoni

5. Okonomi Omoni
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This Omoni has been opened for 50 years since their establishment in Osaka. Their okonomiyaki uses less flours and a plenty of cabbage.

The most popular item is “Omoni Yaki”, which includes sliced pork, scallop, squid, and shrimp. It also comes with an over easy fried egg on top, so it is a pretty good portion. You can taste the sweetness of cabbage.

Name: Okonomi Omoni
Address: 2-3-13 Shinkinbashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6213-8559
Store hours: 11:00-15:00, 17:00-5:00
Access: 5 mins walk from Namba station

Map: Map to Okonomi Omoni

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6. Karen

6. Karen
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Karen serves Kagoshima Kuroge Beef and Kurobuta (pork) along with fresh seasonal vegetables. Their “steamed Shabushabu” which is cooked in a bamboo basket is a must try.

Once steamed, vegetables and meat have a light taste to it, so you can eat them endlessly. They also have Kagoishima local food such as Satsumaage. The interior of the restaurant is Japanese-modern style, so you can enjoy your meal in a good atmosphere.

Nam: Karen Osaka Shinsaibashi
Address:2-7-18 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6213-8929
Store hours: 11:30~14:00 / 17:30~22:30
Closed: every 3rd Sunday
Access: 5 mins walk from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Karen Osaka Shinsaibashi

7. Nishiya

7. Nishiya
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There are many buildings in Shinsaibashi, but one traditional building gets everyone’s attention. This is Nishiya, an udon restaurant. As you may know, broth is really important for Osaka udon. Once you step into the restaurant, you’ll smell the delicious soup.

They are famous for their Udon with meat toppings. “Udon chili” is also their special menu, and it is cooked with their special broth and seafood. Why don’t you try Kansai style udon?

Name: Nishiya
Address: 1-8-18 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6241-9221
Access: 2 mins walk from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Nishiya

8. Tokisushi

8. Tokisushi
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Tokisushi was finally opened here! They are known for good sushi with a reasonable price. All sushi are just 150 yen. Besides, chefs make sushi in their hands, not with a machine. Their rice is cooked in a kelp broth and has a special flavor.

Their seafood is a big size and comes straight from the fish market. You can also add some spices and herbs to your sushi and customers enjoy this style. They also serve Tempura and other dishes, and serve Seafood Donburi for lunch.

Name: Tokisushi
Address: 1-6-1 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
Tel: :+81-6-4708-4707
Store hours:11:00〜15:00 / 17:30〜23:00
Access: 1 min walk from Nagahori station

Map: Map to Tokisushi

9. Daruma

9. Daruma
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B-class food is a very popular trend in Japan, which is not a fancy food, but everybody likes it, like a comfort food. As Osaka’s B-class food, Kushikatsu is their popular one. Daruma is very particular about their batter and oil to cook Kushi-katsu. It is extremely crispy, yet it doesn’t give you any heavy after taste. A great variety of ingredients for Kushi-katsu starting from 100 yen, so it is really fun to pick your menu.

They installed a touch-panel style order machine. Therefore, if you are not so comfortable in ordering in Japanese, no need to worry. Just an important Kushi-katsu rule here. When you dip your Kushi-katsu in a sauce, you can do so only once! Never dip it again, since it is shared with other customers.

Name: Daruma
Address: 1-5-17 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: +81-50-5797-5700
Store hours: 11:00~22:30
Access: 3 mins walk from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Daruma

10. Salon de Moncher

10. Salon de Moncher
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Would you like to try a roll cake with plenty of whipped cream inside? “Dojima Roll” is now one of the famous Osaka sweets. They created this sweets and have a cafe in Osaka.

In their luxurious cafe, you can enjoy cakes, fruit sandwich, parfait, shaved ice, and more. If you are crazy about sweets, this is definitely the place to visit!

→The Best 10 Dessert Shops You Must Eat in Osaka

Name: Salon de Moncher
Address: 1-13-21 NIshishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: +81-6-6241-4499
Store hours: 10:00〜21:00
Access: 3 mins from Shinsaibashi station

Map: Map to Salon de Moncher

Enjoy the Osaka food!

Osaka is famous for sightseeing spots but don’t forget to enjoy Osaka food! They have so much delicious food to offer with a reasonable price. Walk around the town, and find your favorite spot!

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