Cheap & Delicious Eats in Umeda, Osaka!

2020.02.21

Famous as the city of "eat 'til you drop," Osaka brings in delicious foods from across the country. Osaka is also a merchant city, so prices are strict. This means the city is full of cheap and delicious shops. Osaka people are also said to be "irachi" in the local dialect (meaning "hasty" or "impatient"). Maybe that's the reason why there are so many ways to casually grab a bite to eat, like take-out options.
There are money-saving coupons in the article below, too!

Daikisuisan-Machi-no-Minato-

Fish procured from ports around Japan here are at the height of freshness. There is an eat-in counter inside the shop, which is always lively with people. This sushi shop's specialty is its Pacific bluefin tuna sashimi, made fresh from a deftly trimmed whole fish.
Take-out is also available.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Eat-in 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Last order at 8:30 p.m.)

Bubu-tei

At Bubu-tei, visitors can sit and enjoy Osaka's famous takoyaki at their leisure. Enjoying some of them hot with a beer is a good choice, too! Try having your takoyaki together with Akashi City's famous "akashiyaki." The batter in akashiyaki contains more egg than takoyaki, and is much fluffier and lighter cooked. Akashiyaki is also eaten not with sauce, but dipped in a broth. The eggy flavor and broth make a wonderful combination.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Last order at 9:30 p.m.)

TSUKEMEN TETSU

"Tsukemen" is a beloved style of ramen in which noodles are placed into a separate bowl of thick, hot soup. At TETSU, you can enjoy thick, chewy flour noodles with this sop. The shop's specialty is its slightly spicy Tan-Tan noodle dish, served only at the HANKYU SANBAN GAI shop. The rich soup is wonderful with its sesame fragrance.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order at 10:30 p.m.)

Shabu-sai

Shabu-sai is a sukiyaki and "shabu shabu" (meat cooked at your table in boiling water) restaurant where you can choose from beef and pork and a vegetable bar with your choice of fresh vegetables. Sukiyaki and shabu shabu are both well-known types of Japanese hot pot dishes that center around delicious, thinly sliced meat.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order at 10:30 p.m.)

and Be

This shop is known for its fresh frozen yogurt. Its also full of other delights, like its beautiful monthly special parfaits.

Mall: HEP FIVE
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Horiuchi Fruit Farm

Run by Horiuchi Fruit Farm, this café serves dishes based on extremely high quality fruit. The fruit sandwich is bursting with fruit pieces from end to end! In the shop's smoothies, their take on Osaka's famous "mixed juice," there is neither water nor sugar, and instead they're simply packed with the original flavors of the fruit. First try just the fruit part, and then enjoy the change in flavors when you mix in a bit of the cream on top!
There are also some incredible deli sandwiches with combinations of sweet fruit and roast beef. It's a great shop to get better acquainted with some delicious fruit.

Mall: GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

CHEDI LUANG

Our traditional Chiang Mai-style food is healthy and delicately flavored with herbs and spices, and uses plenty of vegetables and khantoke-style glutinous rice. Chedi Luang carefully selects all of its ingredients. Enjoy an authentic Thai buffet in our resort-like, Thai luxe-style interior at lunch, and at night, enjoy our tom yum soup with homemade noodles on the terrace.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA ENT
Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last order at 2:30 p.m.), 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order at 10:20 p.m.), Weekends & Holidays 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Last order 3:00 p.m.) 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order at 10:20 p.m.)
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BECO

At BECO, savor some Tokachi beef with herbs: a mix of the deliciousness of Japanese wagyu beef and red meat.
In particular, we recommend their lemon steak, which combines a tender and thinly-sliced steak with a deluxe sauce with lemon juice.
It's a full of fresh fragrance and flavor.
At BECO, you can also watch sports matches on TV as you dine.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last order at 2:30 p.m.), 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (Last order at 10:00 p.m.)

INABA WAKO

Tonkatsu, made from thick slices of pork, deep fried to crispiness. INABA WAKO uses no pre-frozen meat, so you can enjoy the difference of the true savory flavor and soft juiciness of its tonkatsu.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (Last order 10:00 p.m.)

Kappo-Soba Kanda

Kanda's soba (buckwheat) noodles are made using buckwheat from Hokkaido, according to the principal of "grinding that soba for that day, and then enjoying flavorful noodles."
With a tradition of 25 years in Chayamachi, Kanda offers excellent a la carte traditional Japanese dishes at reasonable prices.
Kanda is perfect for parties, with four private rooms and veranda seating with a Japanese-modern style furnished with recycled materials.

Mall: NU chayamachi
Business Hours: *Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last order at 2:30 p.m.), 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order at 10:00 p.m.)
*Weekends, National Holidays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order 10:00 p.m., drink last order 10:30 p.m.)
*No smoking during all opening days from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., including terrace
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VIE DE FRANCE

Enjoy truly French flavors at VIE DE FRANCE, whose shop interior, modeled on a Parisian corner bakery and café, fills with the aroma of freshly-baked bread. There's also an eat-in corner where visitors can enjoy freshly baked bread with drinks. Luckily for visitors, it's also open early in the morning!

Mall: Diamor Osaka
Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Any shops that pique your interest?
Osaka is full of delicious and reasonably-priced dining options. We hope you'll come and discover some for yourself!

*Information in this article is accurate as of the date of posting. There is a possibility that details regarding these products and services have changed, or that some shops have since closed.

Coupons

All Mall Coupon

500 yen off

This coupon can be used in the following 6 shopping malls: :
GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS, HANKYU SANBAN GAI,
HEP FIVE, HERBIS PLAZA/PLAZA ENT, NU chayamachi / NU chayamachi + and Diamor Osaka