Emitting a backpacker vibe, L&L Bar and Restaurant is a great place to meet locals, foreigners and expatriates alike. Serving casual Mediterranean and Italian food, this joint is great for a late lunch or for a casual dinner. They’ve got a comprehensive choice of shisha along with a good variety of cocktails, beers, spirits and sake.
2-26-13 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 112 623
Kaiseki is a style of Japanese cuisine, with a set meal where numerous small dishes are served to each person on an individual tray. This style is well known for its extensive preparation and gorgeous presentation and is perhaps the most expensive of all Japanese cuisine. Kaiseki TAMA, located in Amemura, is one of the most popular kaiseki restaurants in Osaka. They are generally fully booked so they recommend calling at least two days in advance.
1-13-17 Itachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 665 857 586
In the heart of Amemura lies Sakuichi. They have no fixed menu as the chef changes it based on the fish he has and the seasonal vegetables available. You will find over 130 delicious dishes – prepared in a Japanese style – to choose from and the food is beautifully presented. Everything is boiled, simmered, fried and prepared to absolute perfection. It is recommended to sit at the counter for a truly interactive experience with the chef.
4F Ace Building, 1-10-3 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 434 391
Experience fine French food in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Amemura. Le Vingt-Cinq Blanche offers an upscale dining experience offering a wide range of wines and cocktails. They offer set menus for lunch including an amuse-bouche, a soup and your choice of a starter. Following that, you’ll receive a main course of your choice and a dessert. The dinner menus are a bit more expensive and have a wider choice of options.
1-9-31 Nishishinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 456 223
Critters Burger is an American-style burger joint. The place attracts a young, lively crowd and is usually very busy. They offer indoor and outdoor seating and a standing area as well. Critters Burger creates fresh, homemade burgers with a diverse range of toppings and fresh patties. Critters Burger is a great place to go with your friends for a quick bite and a few drinks to start off your evening.
1-10-35 Nishishinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, +81 649 639 840
Madras 5 is a Japanese curry restaurant serving up a quick bite to eat at lunch or dinner. They offer a wide range of Japanese curry dishes from vegetable curries to chicken curries on a large plate with rice. Most dishes in Japan usually have a fish or meat stock in them, but Madras 5 offers a tomato-based curry, which is vegan friendly. For those with special dietary requirements, Madras 5 is a great place to taste some delicious Japanese flavors.
2-7-22 Nishishinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 130 858