Tasty Sushi in Osaka: Popular Restaurants with Fresh Sashimi

2020.10.07

If you're taking the trip to Japan, a country surrounded by ocean, you can't miss the fresh seafood! Sushi in particular is popular across the world. In Osaka, of course, which is also known as an "eat 'til you drop" city, so you can certainly find a variety of sushi shops in the city. You'll find many different types of shops for whatever you need, from low-priced shops you can casually stop in at, to restaurants offering seasonal Japanese course meals. You're sure to make some wonderful memories for your trip.

Sushi Uogashi Nihon Ichi

Sushi Uogashi Nihon Ichi is run based around the concept of a sushi stand from 200 years ago, a place where you can casually stop by and enjoy freshly-made sushi, and eat as much of the type you'd like.
The sushi chef will begin making your sushi as soon as the order comes in, so you'll be able to taste newly-made sushi.
During lunch time, the shop offers a standing style meal where you can stop by quickly for a bite without worrying about time. If you're hoping to eat your fill, there are plates available for 75 yen, so you can enjoy a little luxury at a reasonable price.
At dinnertime you can take your time enjoying a seated meal.
Aside from sushi, at night you can also savor freshly-fried tempura and homemade steamed dishes, as well as delicious sake.

Mall: GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Floor: B1 Floor, Minami-kan (South Building)
Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hakodate Kantarou

Hakodate Kantarou is a popular conveyor belt sushi shop in Hokkaido's Hakodate City. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are shipped directly to the shop from Hokkaido. The fish that arrive are handled by the chefs on the same day, and made into nigiri sushi while still fresh. The shop also goes to the Osaka fish markets every day to purchase local fish and fresh ingredients from across Japan, and sells the finest picks. Please stop by and enjoy the taste for yourself. (Please understand that there may be fewer ingredients shipped directly from Hokkaido, and ingredients purchased at Osaka markets on some days due to markets being closed on certain days)

Mall: GRAND FRONT OSAKA SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Floor: 7th Floor, Minami-kan (South Building)
Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Toro-ya

Toro-ya's motto is "the authentic, for less," and they offer a wide variety of authentic, creative rice bowls that make full use of their ingredients.
This seafood rice bowl specialty shop can be enjoyed by anyone, old or young, man or woman.
The rice bowls are exquisitely delicious, homemade and with fresh ingredients from the sea! Toro-ya is located in the food court, making it easy to access authentic seafood rice bowls.

Mall: HANKYU SANBAN GAI
Floor: Kita-kan North Building B2 Floor
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Last order for foood at 10:30 p.m., for drinks at 10:45 p.m.

Umeda Zipang by NADAMAN

Umeda Zipang is a Japanese restaurant produced by long-standing Japanese restaurant NADAMAN.
Umeda Zipang offers a variety of types of food, including not only Japanese-style food, but dishes that also incorporate elements of Western food. You can take your time enjoying them in a course-style meal.
Even as Umeda Zipang continues the old shop's traditions, you can also taste original and authentic Japanese food arranged to go with Western wines.
Come stop by the modern interior that combines both the Japanese and the Western.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA ENT
Floor: 5th Floor
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last order 2:30 p.m.), 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order 8:00 p.m.)
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Bishoku Maimon Umeda

At Bishoku Maimon Umeda, you can enjoy a selection of the season's freshest ingredients.
In the cherry blossom season, for example, they offer live ice goby, red sea bream, the season's first bonito, and spring vegetables, including wild plants. In summer they serve daggertooth pike conger, sweetfish, and garden conger eel. In autumn, there's exquisite Misaki mackerel from Misaki Harbor in Ehime Prefecture, and extremely rare maitake mushrooms. Finally, in winter, there's Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish that can't be fished in Hokkaido and is rare to see in Osaka, but that's plentiful in Aomori Prefecture. Another delight of eating at Bishoku Maimon Umeda is being able to enjoy Hinai chicken from Akita Prefecture and Japanese spiny lobster year-round.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA ENT
Floor: 5th Floor
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last order 2:00 p.m.), 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order 10:00 p.m.)
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XEX WEST aburiyaki & sushi An

XEX WEST is a landmark space located on the top floor of HERBIS ENT that combines multiple restaurants. The spacious and open interior gives it the feeling of an urban resort.
At aburiyaki & sushi An, an authentic Japanese restaurant that serves Edo-style and charcoal-grilled sushi, visitors can enjoy sushi made with fresh ingredients.
The sushi is prepared by the chef right before your eyes, sure to make an irreplaceable memory of your trip to Japan.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA ENT
Floor: 7th Floor
Business Hours:
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Last order 2:00 p.m.) *11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Last order 2:30 p.m.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last entry at 9:30 p.m., last order at 10:00 p.m.)

Nishi-Umeda Zen-en

Sea bream is a specialty at Zen-en, whose sea bream rice is prepared with wild red sea bream from Akashi.
The dish is prepared with a blend of rice and sea bream put together by rice masters, which is then cooked in a special clay pot. The dish is served at the end of every kaiseki course meal.
Zen-en also offers sashimi and other seafood dishes.
Take a moment to quietly enjoy your time in Japan in the elegant atmosphere of Zen-en's all-booth seating.

Mall: HERBIS PLAZA
Floor: B2 Floor
Business Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Last order 2:00 p.m.), 5:45 p.m. (Order 6:00 p.m.) - 11:30 p.m. (Last food order at 9:00 p.m.)

Some of these lovely shops could certainly become the highlight of your trip. Do you think you found a winner?
Be sure to enjoy not only some fresh sushi and sashimi, but to enjoy some time tasting all kinds of Japanese seafood.

*Due to the influence of current societal conditions, some shops may have different business hours.

*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.

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