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[2018 Edition] 10 Select Yakiniku Restaurants in Osaka with Multilingual Menus

There are many dishes that you have to try when you go to Osaka, also known as the land of “kuidaore” (bringing ruin to oneself by extravagance in food). But if you're worried about not being able to read the menu, the following restaurants are recommended for you, as they have menus in multiple languages!

2018.08.23
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Umeda

Entenka Umeda Branch

Entenka is a casual meat restaurant where all seating is in private rooms. At Entenka, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat Cheese Dak-galbi (a dish of spicy stir-fried chicken with cheese) at a very reasonable price of 2,000 JPY. The melted cheese cheese goes perfectly with the meat that has a hint of spiciness. The course with cheese fondue, which is popular among their customers, is also recommended at this restaurant.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified/traditional) and Korean
Average budget: 3,000 JPY

Eekatei Umeda Higashi-dori Branch

Eekatei is a yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant where meat is grilled over charcoal on an old-fashioned earthen stove called "shichirin". Customers love its high-quality beef that comes at low prices. If you reserve online, you can even choose the luxurious course of all-you-can-eat marbled Japanese black beef.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified/traditional) and Korean
Average budget: 2,000 JPY

Eekatei Umeda Higashi-dori Branch

Gempukan

Located at a spot that is a 5-minute walk from Umeda Station, Gempukan is a long-established yakiniku restaurant that mainly serves domestically bred A5 grade Japanese Black beef, which is the highest grade given to beef. The carefully selected high-quality beef is extremely tender, and it would simply melt in your mouth. This restaurant also offers tsurami (cheek meat) and other parts that only come in small amounts in each head of cow.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified/traditional) and Korean
Average budget: 4,000 JPY

Washonikuryori MATSUYA Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store

Washonikuryori MATSUYA is a yakiniku restaurant that is characterized by its relaxed atmosphere with a classy feeling. At Washonikuryori Matsuya, you will surely relish the exquisite melt-in-the-mouth sensation of Nozaki beef, the finest brand of Japanese cattle that is carefully bred through such means as making them listen to Mozart's music. The chefs arrange each dish elaborately and beautifully, creating a feast for your eyes as well as stomach. You'd be happy to know that you can choose from various courses according to your budget.

Foreign language menu: English and Chinese (simplified/traditional)
Average budget: 5,000 JPY (2,000 JPY for lunch)

Washonikuryori MATSUYA Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store

Namba

Zerohachi Namba OCAT Branch

Zerohachi is a restaurant that offers all of "Japan's Top Three Wagyu" - Omi, Kobe, and Matsusaka beefs. By adding the various types of original blend salt to the Japanese Black beef, customers get to enjoy the original flavor of the meat. Here, you can order affordable meals from the lunch menu for 626 JPY and up (incl. tax).

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Korean, and Portuguese
Foreign languages spoken by staff: English, Chinese and Korean
Average budget: 4,000 JPY (1,000 JPY for lunch)

Zerohachi Namba OCAT Branch

HANAMICHI Namba Branch

HANAMICHI is a yakiniku restaurant where you can taste the domestically bred Japanese Black beef called Saga beef. You can enjoy sirloin and other classic items, as well as rare cuts such as tenderloin and chateaubriand. Aside from the yakiniku menu, there are many other dishes recommended by the head chef that you have to try.

Foreign language menu: English and Chinese (simplified/traditional)
Foreign languages spoken by staff: English and Chinese
Average budget: 4,000 JPY

ENYA

ENYA is a yakiniku restaurant that serves Iwate Yamagata-mura Tankaku beef (beef from shorthorn cattle), which is a rare type of beef even in Japan. This restaurant is characterized by its highly original menu that includes "Uni-chan" - a dish of uni (sea urchin) wrapped in premium rib roast, and "Tower Nikunabe" that comes with a mountain of meat that would make you want to post it on social media.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified/traditional) and Korean
Foreign languages spoken by staff: English and Chinese
Average budget: 4,000 JPY

Daibokujo

Daibokujo is a yakiniku restaurant that is easily accessible, as it is just a minute's walk from Nippombashi Station. Popular at this spot is the 120-minute all-you-can-eat course with 62 items, including Japanese Black beef. There are also a la carte steak items such as sirloin and top blade. In particular, the Kobe Sirloin is a superb steak that is bursting with meat juices and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Foreign language menu: English and Chinese (traditional)
Foreign languages spoken by staff: Chinese
Average budget: 4,000 JPY (1,000 JPY for lunch)

Tsuruhashi

Tsuruhashi

Tsuruhashi is a yakiniku restaurant where the meats that are served are all carefully selected fine meats that have been purchased by skilled chefs. They have a wide array of wines, which are the perfect accompaniment to the meat. There are also great-value lunch meals available.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Korean, French, German, Thai, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic
Foreign languages spoken by staff: English, Chinese and Korean
Average budget: 4,000 JPY (1,000 JPY for lunch)

Kintarou

Kintarou is a yakiniku restaurant where you can choose from a variety of courses and set meals. You can taste premium meats such as the finest Japanese Black beef according to your budget. They also put a lot of effort into their lunch menu, so you can enjoy voluminous yakiniku dishes at reasonable prices.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (simplified) and Korean
Foreign languages spoken by staff: Chinese
Average budget: 3,000 JPY (1,000 JPY for lunch)

If you go to a restaurant with menus in multiple languages, you need not worry about accidentally ordering something that wasn't what you actually wanted. Please use this article as your reference when choosing which restaurant to visit in Osaka.

*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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