Enjoy a Drink Without Breaking The Bank! 5 Restaurants in The Umeda Area That Have Happy Hour
Don't you want to relax and enjoy a nice drink after a long day of traveling around Osaka? For those times, you might want to visit a bar or pub during happy hour! Sometimes in the day time on weekdays, when there are not too many customers, you can order some alcohol at a discounted price. Perfect for tourists!
1. Tajimaya Whity Umeda Branch
This bar is located in the underground shopping mall Whity Umeda. It's run by the high-class barbecue chain Tajimaya, so they're proud of its meat cuisine. During happy hour, you are only charged a very reasonable 280 JPY for a glass of beer, which is why this place can get crowded even early in the day. Try the house specialty, the 200g Wagyu Beef Hamburg Steak (980 JPY, excl. tax), which is made with Japanese black beef. The tenderness and juiciness of this Salisburysteak makes it a very popular item on the menu. For meat lovers, try the savory Aging Beef menu, in which the beef used is carefully selected and aged at a controlled temperature in order to maintain its quality.
Happy Hour Weekdays 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
BANDA is one of the most popular Spanish bars in Osaka. Besides counter and table seats on the first floor, there are also private rooms on the second floor, where you can enjoy your drink in a joyous atmosphere that you would not be able to get anywhere else other than a bar. During happy hour, you can get drinks such as beer, cocktails, or a glass of wine for a mere 300 JPY. There is also a counter in the outdoor area, and you can still enjoy your drink, albeit standing, when the indoor area is full. Try this place if you feel like having a drink in the early evening.
Happy Hour 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3. Wolfgang's Steak House Osaka
Wolfgang's Steak House is popular even in overseas locations such as New York and Waikiki. The beef used in their cuisine is aged in a room where the temperature, humidity, and wind conditions are strictly controlled, and as such has earned them a reputation of being a place that serves beef of only the finest quality. It's great for meat lovers with a big appetite. Besides steak, Wolfgang's Steak House also has an extensive side menu to choose from.
During happy hour from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, you can enjoy an assortment of martinis, special cocktails, or a glass of wine for 700 JPY, beer for 500 JPY, and steak and other sides for a discounted price. While the contents of the menu may vary, there is also a late night happy hour at Wolfgang's. For the uninitiated, why don't you pay this place a visit during happy hour to see what it's really like?
Happy Hour 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Late Night Happy Hour 9:00 pm - 11：00 pm
※Limited to bar area only
※Picture shown is of Wolfgang's Steak House Marunouchi.
4. Italian Shokudo Taverna Entrata Dojima Branch
At Taverna Entrata, you can have a taste of authentic Italian cuisine, using seasonal ingredients from appetizer to dessert. During happy hour, you can get a bottle of sparkling wine which usually sells for 2,800 JPY at 50% off, or 100 JPY off each glass that usually costs 600 JPY. Serving drinks in a glass filled to the brim is the way Taverna Entrata does things. Why don't you enjoy to your heart's content with a glass of sparkling wine and some generously topped Seafood Bruschetta (580 JPY, excl. tax)?
Happy Hour Mondays to Thursdays (except the day before public holidays) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
5. Miyama Cafe JR Osaka Ekimae Umesan Kouji Branch
Located within Umesan Kouji, right in front of JR Osaka Station, Miyama Cafe serves up seasonal vegetables along with a glass of wine. During happy hour, you can get a reasonably-priced glass of red or white wine for 280 JPY, sparkling wine for 380 JPY, or 50% off a bottle of wine. Their menu consists of foods that go really well with wine, such as the visually colorful vegetable platter Oyasai No Ohana Batake (L) (1,480 JPY, excl. tax), or the exquisitely rich cheese fondue (1,480 JPY, excl. tax). A charm of this establishment is that it is directly connected to the train station, making spontaneous visits to this place easy!
Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Why don't you visit one of them when traveling between places in order to maximize your time and enjoy some booze at a nice discount?
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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