Osaka, a place where people are known to spend all their money on food, is home to many delicious yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurants. The yakiniku shops here come in all styles, with joints that offer private rooms for couples and areas for groups to hold their boisterous parties! Here are five famous meat bars and yakiniku shops around Osaka Station and Umeda Station where you can relish tasty grilled meats while drinking alcohol.
1. GABURI Osaka Umeda Branch
Situated in a prime location that is just a minute’s walk away from Osaka Station, GABURI is a shop where you can eat plenty of grilled meat within a private room-only space that is filled with a relaxing atmosphere. The specialty is the 1-pound sirloin steak (3,999 JPY (excl. tax)) that comes in limited quantity. This shop’s new concoction, the Meat Fondue (price starts at 1,598 JPY (excl. tax)) that offers a new taste of cheese with meat, is also recommended. You will love the exquisite taste of meat covered in piping hot cheese fondue. GABURI also has beer, wine, and sake that go well with meats, so try them with your meal.
2. UMAIMON Umeda Branch
This izakaya, which is like a secret hideaway for adults, is just two minutes away from Umeda Station on foot. The entire dining area is composed of private rooms that have a modern Japanese design, giving guests a relaxing space where they can enjoy creative Japanese dishes that use carefully selected ingredients beginning with meat by being picky about the brand and production areas. The fragrant grilled chicken, steaks made from ingredients like chicken, pork, beef and fish, and other dishes here are so delicious that you will find yourself drinking more while eating them. Aside from the grilled stuff, this shop's menu is also filled with other izakaya dishes such as food grilled on an iron plate, deep-fried food and pot dishes. For those who want to eat a lot of delicious meat dishes while drinking alcohol, then you must try the Niku Bar x Nomihodai-tsuki Course (Meat Bar with All-You-Can-Drink Service) (price starts at 3,980 JPY (excl. tax)).
3. NIKUZABURO Umeda Branch
Located at a site that is just a two minutes’ walk away from Umeda Station, NIKUZABURO is a dining place for gastronomic delights where only private rooms are available to customers. Inside this shop is a stylish space with Japanese modern design, and you can eat your food while relaxing in a Japanese tatami room equipped with seats set into the floor. This restaurant serves superb meat dishes made from carefully chosen delicious meats such as beef, pork, chicken, duck, and horse. Its main appeal also lies in its wide variety of salads and dishes. The Nomihodai-tsuki no Nikuzanmai Course (Meat Course with All-You-Can-Drink), which will let you enjoy the superb meat dishes made by its French-trained chef, is priced at 4,300 JPY (excl. tax) and above. This is the perfect place for various occasions, including dates and parties.
4. Tree House Diner Umeda Branch
Tree House Diner is five minutes away from Umeda Station on foot. Located in the 8th floor of a building, it is a stylish shop made in the image of a tree house where you can dine while marveling at the beautiful nightscape. There are more than 30 kinds of local beers from Japan and all other countries available here, and the Niku ni Au Ryori Gohin Drink Ala Carte (5 Dishes that Match Meat (Weekday Course) (3,000 JPY (excl. tax)) that features dishes that go well with beer and an all-you-can-drink service is recommended for beer lovers. This restaurant serves a lot of a la carte dishes, too, and the Kagoshima-san Kurowagyu Steak (Kagoshima Black Wagyu Steak) (1,980 JPY (excl. tax)) is very popular among guests. Enjoy the meat bar dishes that are served on cute wooden plates.
5. Fufutei Japan Chayamachi Branch
Fufutei Japan is a famous restaurant in Chayamachi, which is just a minute’s walk from Umeda Station, where you can eat yakiniku from domestic cattle to your heart’s content. It is directly run by a meat wholesaler, so they are able to offer customers with high-grade meats and fresh vegetables at reasonable prices. Here, the All-You-Can-Eat (price starts at 2,980 JPY (excl. tax)) + All-You-Can-Drink (1,280 JPY (excl. tax)) is recommended. You will be glad to know that you can eat as much as you want until your stomach is full, all while drinking alcohol. Now, with a la carte dishes also available, Fufutei Japan is shop that can easily fit any occasion.
Try to spend a wonderful time with your close friends and loved ones while enjoying delicious meats and dishes.
*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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