Bistro d’Anjou is a quaint and charming French restaurant located in the heart of the city. It draws droves of tourists and locals eager to try some authentic and tasty European plates. A top menu pick here is the dish of steamed mussels in a creamy white wine sauce. The staff here is friendly and attentive, and the baked bread fills the venue with a homely aroma.
Pierre is a one-star Michelin French restaurant. The setting of Pierre is excellent; it is located on the 20th floor of the new Intercontinental Hotel. The views here are great, with the spacious rooms and high glass windows offering panoramic vistas of the city. Impeccable service and a relaxed atmosphere keep diners coming back for more here, and the foie gras is out of this world.
Gokan is a French restaurant and bakery located in the business and office district of Osaka. Customers can excitedly peruse huge platters of desserts here which include a variety of creamy éclairs laden with dark chocolate. A contrast to the vivacity of the city’s streets, the interior of this venue is calm and refreshing. It is a space filled with soft music and the tantalizing scent of freshly baked bread.
2-1-1 Imabashi, Chuoku, Osaka 541-0042, Osaka Prefecture +81 6-4706-5160
La Baie is a sophisticated, French-style restaurant serving very creative dishes which illustrate why it is a Michelin-starred establishment. Drawing on old-style architecture, this place makes walking in here like stepping into 18th-century France, with its high ceilings, dramatic paintings and flawless wood furniture. Located in the Ritz Carlton Osaka, this is a great place to try a crispy and fruity range of vintages. There is a large range of merlots, montepulcianos and cabernet sauvignons available for tasting.
2-5-25 Umeda, Kita-ku | The Ritz Carlton Osaka, Osaka530-0001, Osaka Prefecture +81 6-6343-7020
La Cime is a two-star Michelin restaurant where every dish is small but exquisitely presented. The French plates here are all made from locally sourced produce, and the menu here is also seasonal, ensuring the unbeatable freshness of every dish. The duck liver pâté is extremely well seasoned and flavorful, and there is a large list of French wines which pair perfectly with any of the meals.