Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
There are so many places and things to eat in Osaka, but where do you take lunch usually?
Today, I would like to introduce you 5 casual restaurants which are very popular among local people.
Unfortunately, most of them don’t have English menus, but the picture menu in Japanese is available.
As they are casual, visit these places on your daily lives instead of special days!
Local tells Top 5 Best Lunch restaurants in Osaka !
DINING AJITO is providing marvelous lunch of meat near Namba station.
They offer four kind of dishes during the lunch time.
All of them looks nice, but the most popular menu is “Tokusen Kuroge-wagyu Sirloin Sumiyaki Aburi Nikujyu”.
It means Roasted and charcoal-broiled sirloin steak of special Japanese black-haired Wagyu on rice.
Of course the meat is very delicious and also you can enjoy vegetables such as onion and lettuce together with it.
You will surely be full after finishing this lunch!
There is always a long line in front of the restaurant,so sometimes they close earlier when they run out of the meats.
Get there before opening time to avoid the queue!
If you would like to enjoy view from the restaurant as well as good lunch, come to visit Choutsugahi.
This store is built in 28th floor of Hankyu Grand Building at Umeda.
View from the window is so nice and you can see whole city and top of the red Ferris wheel, which is the symbol of Umeda city.
They have very nice lunch course, while another menu which name is “Selective lunch of one soup and six dishes” is very popular.
“Selective” means you can select your main dish from few menus for example fish, steak, Tempura and so on.
There is no English menu, so pick up the main dish from the picture!
My favorite main dish is grilled steak on a hot stone plate.
All of their dishes is using seasonal and fresh food and you will surely enjoy their own style Japanese food.
Get there before opening time to avoid the queue,and don’t forget to put your name on the waiting list in front of the restaurant!
3.Honmiyake/本みやけNext shop is also providing meat lunches.
Honmiyake is located at very accessible place and you can visit there by just going down the stairs from Hankyu Umeda station.
There are many restaurants on the two-story basement floor, but this shop is easy to find because most of the time many people are making lines in front of it.
Their most popular menu is Steak-jyu(Beef steak on rice:930 yen).
There are plenty of meats on the top of rice and it may fulfill your desire to eat meat.
Other menus such s Gyunabe(Sukiyaki with Beef) and Butachirinabe(Nabe with pork) are also popular dishes.
Only counter seats are availble, therefore it maybe easy for single person to have lunch in this restaurant!
The restaurant will not close after lunch time and it is opened from 11:00 to 21:30.
So you can go there and enjoy the meat at your convenience.
Next,let’s have a sushi lunch in Osaka!
4.Uoshin Umeda shop/魚心 梅田店Uoshin is a restaurant of Sushi, who has 2 shops at Umeda and 1 shop at Namba.
2 shops at Umeda are located really close to each other and they both are standing near Higashi-dori street.
Many Izakaya and restaurants are there along this street, so don’t miss them!
Every Sushi menu of them are really big and you may not be able to put it into your mouth at once.
You can order them one by one, or if you don’t know which one you like, there are assorted menu and you can order that one.
The most recommended Sushi is Sushi of Wagyu Tataki(Sushi of Seared Wagyu beef:500yen).
Sushi of Wagyu Tataki is a bit rare dish,so you better try one while you are in Osaka!
5.Minsei/民生The last one Minsei is the most popular Chinese restaurant in Osaka.
It is built in the fashion building “Hilton Plaza West” and you need to go down stairs to two-story basement floor.
In Japan, Chinese restaurants are mostly providing strong taste food, however, dishes here are not so strong and you can enjoy flavor of raw ingredients.
The store is opened from 11:00 to 15:30 (Last order 15:00) and it will be crowded with local people soon at lunch time.
So, it maybe better for you to visit here before the opening to avoid queuing.
Top 5 best Lunch restaurants in Osaka
- DINING AJITO・・・ Kuroge-wagyu Sirloin Steak is rally nice.
- Choutsugahi・・・Delicious meal with beautiful view is worth visiting.
- Honmiyake・・・Steak-jyu(Beef steak on rice) is a must try dish.
- Uoshin・・・Sushi of Wagyu Tataki is a must try dish.
- Minsei・・・One of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Osaka.
I hope you’ll enjoy great lunch among locals in Osaka!
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