June 27, 2019
Must-Try Gourmets In Umeda! The Best 10 Restaurants You Must Try!
What kind of food do you think Umeda offers? Many of you might think of Takoyaki when it comes to the gourmets in Osaka, but actually there are a lot more! There are so many restaurants offering amazing food as well as Takoyaki. Today, I will introduce the best 10 restaurants unique to Umeda, Osaka. You will know where you want to go once finished reading the whole article!
“Il-Pinolo” offers a wide variety of arranged food originated in Northern Italy. Not only the food here is amazing, Il-Pinolo is suitable for many occasions including parties, functions, and events. The size of the rooms varies for groups.
Also, lunch is more affordable than dinner so that you can casually visit the restaurant. If you are lucky enough, you can enjoy the views of the city of Umeda while sitting on a window table as the restaurant is located in Hilton Plaza.
Name: Il-Pinolo Umeda
Address: Hilton Plaza West Level 5, 2-2-2, Umeda, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: 11:00-15:30 / 17:00-23:00
Access: Walk 5 mins from Osaka Station
Map: map to Il-Pinolo Umeda
The restaurant with a good reputation for its thick pork steaks is “Osaka Tonteki”. Grilled with garlic and lard, the dish Tonteki was originated in Mie and has a great combination with the special sauce. As it is cut in a shape of hands, it is called “Grilled Gloves (Glove Yaki)”.
Osaka Tonteki has joined the association “Yokkaichi Tonteki Association” in Mie, where Tonteki was originated. Because you need more energy when you go on a trip, this is the place you can enjoy the authentic pork steaks!
Name: Osaka Tonteki Osaka Station 3rd Building
Address: B1 Floor, Osaka Station 3rd Building, 1-1-3, Umeda, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Weekdays) 11:00-21:00, (Weekend) 11:00-20:00
Close: New Year
Access: Walk 5 mins from Higashi Umeda Station via Tanimachi Line
Map: map to Osaka Tonteki Osaka Station 3rd Building
“Piccolo” offers an amazing curry with some selected spice, vegetables, and fruits. Since its opening about 40 years ago, it has been extremely popular in Osaka. A lot of people visit this place regularly, and as it has many fans, pre-packaged curry has been developed.
They offer a ladies set meal for women, so there are many female customers especially during the lunch time. One of the most popular menus is “Omelette with rice of curry restaurant” as well as “Standard Curry”. For that one, curry is poured onto the omelette with rice, and you can enjoy “curry” and “omelette with rice” at once! Enjoy their curry in Umeda, Osaka!
Name: Piccolo JR Osaka
Address: 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Right next to the south exit of Osaka Station
Map: map to Piccolo JR Osaka
Mugishu & Youshoku Stand Grill Ijinkan
The restaurant offering dishes that the locally grown ingredients are used – “Mugishu & Youshoku Stand Grill Ijinkan”. This is one of the restaurants strongly connected to the local community and launched in some project by a huge company “KayaGroup”.
They offer a wide variety of Western food as it was started to make people enjoy the Western style of food that was spread out in the early Showa era. Actually, a lot of foreigners love them arranged a little in a Japanese style. How about experiencing Japanese arranged Western food?
Name: Mugishu & Youshoku Stand Grill Ijinkan
Address: Osaka Station 3rd Building, 1-1-3, Umeda, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 5 mins from Osaka Station
Map: map to Mugishu & Youshoku Stand Grill Ijinkan
If you are keen on trying Okinawa style tofu, visit “Restaurant Okinawa”! They specialise in home cooking using the locally grown ingredients imported directly from Okinawa. They have a plenty of menus that will satisfy you.
On top of the standard menus, they can offer a meal depending on your budget. Also, an all-you-can-drink menu is suitable for a group booking, so why not use this place with your friends and family? Lunch set meals are also available for an affordable price.
Name: Restaurant Okinawa
Address: Osaka Station 3rd Building B1 Floor, 1-1-3, Umeda, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Mon-Fri) 11:30-14:00 / 17:00-23:00, (Sat) 17:00-23:00
Close: Sunday & Public Holidays (Golden Week, Obon, New Years)
Access: Walk 5 mins from Kita Shinchi Station
Map: map to Restaurant Okinawa
Tenkappou Soba Kanda
“Tenkappou Soba Kanda” is a popular restaurant offering the special Soba noodles made from buckwheat flour produced in Hokkaido. The restaurant has a great reputation for its tempuras made from the seasonal and fresh ingredients. Not only Soba, but the restaurant is also quite particular even about salt as they have prepared 2 kinds; one is rock salt, and one is in powder form.
As it is located in the department store near the station, you can just visit here on your way back home. They offer a la carte menus and course menus, so it is literally a great place to treat yourself! How about dropping by and trying the seasonal dishes when you go shopping or sightseeing in Osaka?
Name: Tekappou Soba Kanda
Address: Hankyu Umeda Level 12, 8-7, Kakuda Town, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 2 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Tekappou Soba Kanda
Guenpin Tiger Puffer Umeda Higashidori No Seki
“Guenpin Tiger Puffer Umeda Higashidori No Seki” offers an amazing Italian cuisine cooked with tiger puffer. From a la carte menus to course menus, you can enjoy the dish with sake. Especially the course menu comes with the dishes made from Japanese pufferfish by an Italian chef during the season – summer to autumn.
Also, you can try a pike conger in summer! If you want to experience the authentic dishes of tiger puffer and pike conger in Osaka, this restaurant, which lets you experience a collaboration of tiger puffer and Italian, is one of the best!
Name: Guenpin Tiger Puffere Umeda Higashidori No Seki
Address: 4-17, Doyama Town, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Access: Walk 5 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Guenpin Tiger Puffere Umeda Higashidori No Seki
Charlie Brown Umeda
When you want to have some American food in Osaka, “Charlie Brown Umeda” is where you must try. You will feel as if you are in America with a friendly customer service and a huge portion of food.
One of the popular dishes among the tourists from overseas is a rib steak, that goes well not only with salt, but also with wasabi or citron pepper. How about having a big portion of meat together with your friends?
Name: Charlie Brown Umeda
Address: 6-9, Doyama Town, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Mon-Sat / the day before Public Holiday) 17:00-5:00, (Sun / Pub) 17:00-24:00
Access: Walk 10 minutes from Osaka Station
Map: map to Charlie Brown Umeda
Originated in Awaji Island, the restaurant “Damare Tori” offers you Awaji chickens that grow in rich nature. Starting from a menu called “Damare Tori”, they have a wide variety of chicken menus such as a skewer or a bowl with an affordable price so that you can have a small party or a function.
Also, what makes it more special is that they have an original sauce – taking the whole 3 days to make, and salt also brings out the real taste of chickens. And what’s more is that they have a lot of sake to go with those chickens. Try craft sake here as well, and enjoy yourself!
Name: Damare Tori Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sangyo Umeda Building B1 Floor, 6-8, Taiyuji Town, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: (Sun-Thu) 17:00-2:00, (Fri/Sat) 17:00-5:00, (Pub) 17:00-23:00
Access: Walk 5 mins from Umeda Station
Map: map to Damare Tori Umeda
King Emon Umeda
The owner has an interesting career as a bureaucrat, and now runs the Ramen shop called “King Emon Umeda”. He hadn’t had any training for Ramen and opened the shop offering the special shoyu Ramen – it could be said that this was the Ramen in Osaka!
“Osaka Black” is one of the major menus at King Emon Umeda with a black, and rich broth. It has a good balance with sweetness, sourness, and bitterness and is strongly recommended in hot weather!
Name: King Emon Umeda
Address: 1st Floor, Taiko Building, 1-2-20, Sonezaki, Kita Ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Time: 11:00-3:00 (*limited stock)
Access: Walk 8 mins from Higashi Umeda Station
Map: map to King Emon Umeda
Let’s Enjoy The Amazing Gourmets In Umeda!
I have introduced the best 10 restaurants that you can enjoy the gourmets in Umeda. I hope you liked it! Umeda is a city where people might be interested in shopping, but there are a lot of cafes and restaurants in this area too. The ones listed above are all located near the station, so it is easier to visit even if you do not have a car. Nice food makes the better trip!