When seeing the sights or shopping, one can easily lose track of time and end up being too late for dinner! Here are some restaurants in Umeda that are open late at night.
1. Enya Umeda Branch
This is a yakitori restaurant that is open till 1:00 am (last order is at 12:00 am), where reservations are a must. The yakitori, which impresses even the connoisseur, is made with fresh chicken slaughtered that morning. It is grilled with binchotan charcoal and the excess fat drips off leaving the meat plump and juicy. The sauce, which has been added to ever since the restaurant opened, is filled with the umami flavors of chicken and with the restaurant's history. The restaurant is also particular about the sake it serves, and stocks items that they have chosen by visiting the brewers. It is always full with customers there to enjoy the large and tasty yakitori and sake. It is close to a train station, so you can stay there till just before the last train leaves.
2. Aqua Dining Naruto Chayamachi Branch
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy your meal in an aquarium. It is open every night until 1:00 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and days before national holidays, it stays open till 5:00 am. Colorful tropical fish, such as the popular clownfish and blue tang, are swimming in the tank. Recommended dishes are the Seafood Yukhoe Topped With Egg Yolk (590 JPY (excl. tax)), and Creative Deep-fried Whole Shrimp (790 JPY (excl. tax)) made by the chef known for his creative fish dishes. This is a restaurant you can relax in while enjoying the fish that are elegantly swimming in the tanks.
*English menus and English speaking staff available
3. KICHIRI Umeda Branch
This restaurant is open till 2:00 am (last order is 1:00 am). Here, you can relax in horigotatsu-style seating, where you take your shoes off and sit with your feet resting in a hole in the floor. It has a variety of seating that is comfortable even late at night, such as semi-private sofa seating and box seating (room charge of 399 JPY/person). The recommended dish is The Head Chef's Special Roast Beef (790 JPY (incl. tax)), which is soft and full of umami flavors. This restaurant is also recommended for when you want to have a few more drinks after dinner.
4. Kitarozushi Ohatsu Tenjin Branch
This is a restaurant on Ohatsutenjin-urasando, a side street of Sonezaki Ohatsutenjin-dori Shoutengai, where you can eat sushi till 4:00 am. They serve authentic sushi made by chefs at the counter at just 250 JPY a plate. It is always crowded as a place you can get great sushi at great prices late into the night. The recommended dish is the set of eight chef's choice nigirizushi (1,000 JPY) made with fresh ingredients procured that day. The sushi is on the small side, so it's perfect for people who want to try a variety. The drinks are all 500 JPY each, so it's a sushi bar that you can stop in at casually.
*The picture is of the entrance of Sonezaki Ohatsutenjin-dori Shoutengai
This is a restaurant where you can have charcoal-grilled food and kamameshi rice pot dishes in a tasteful environment reminiscent of an old Japanese house that is open till 5:00 am. Kamameshi is rice cooked with a soup stock with ingredients such as meats and vegetables in a single-serving size pot. The rice here made with their special dashi soup stock is outstanding! The crunchy bit that is stuck to the bottom, referred to as "okoge," is the best part of kamameshi. The recommended dish is the Salmon Harako Kamameshi with Tons of Ikura Salmon Roe (1,280 JPY). It is popular for the perfect combination of salmon kamameshi topped with ikura salmon roe. Don't forget to try their charcoal grills of fresh seasonal ingredients and fish as well.
*The image is for illustrative purposes only.
These are all restaurants where you can enjoy the food, atmosphere, and drinks late at night. Please try them out when you have walked around seeing the sites late into the night.
*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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