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Kani Doraku - Japanese: Namba
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
The giant mechanical crab outside this shop has become an iconic symbol of the Dotonbori neighborhood and Osaka dining in general. Inside, the huge menu includes crab shabu-shabu, crab kaiseki and...
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
Sangendou - Izakaya: Namba
[ Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily. ]
This branch of the popular gourmet izakaya serves great sake, sashimi, oden and grilled chicken, all at budget-friendly prices. (Around Y3000-3500 at dinnertime.)
[ Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Kinryu Ramen - Ramen: Namba
[Open 24 hours a day. ]
This all-night Dotonbori landmark with the gigantic dragon on top serves a very popular Kyushu-style tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen. Help yourself to unlimited garlic, kimchi and pickles from the...
[Open 24 hours a day. ]
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Namba
[ Open 5pm-midnight daily. ]
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3000-4000...
[ Open 5pm-midnight daily. ]
Zanmai - Sushi: Namba
[Open 24 hours a day. ]
Good-value Tokyo-style sushi and convenient hours from the famous Tsukiji-based chain; this is their only Kansai outlet.
[Open 24 hours a day. ]
Nyantsume - Cat cafe: Namba
[ Open 10am-8pm (last entry 7pm). Closed Mondays. ]
The scrapbook introducing Nyantsume's twenty resident cats is unusually detailed - not only do you learn each cat's breed and birthday, but English-language descriptions like "sensitive," "innocent"...
[ Open 10am-8pm (last entry 7pm). Closed Mondays. ]
Tokuya - Japanese: Namba
[ Open 4-10pm (LO; noon-10pm weekends). Open every day. ]
The deluxe full-course minke whale dinner here includes whale sashimi, stewed whale tongue, deep-fried whale, stewed blubber, whale burger and udon noodles; they also prepare a traditional spicy...
[ Open 4-10pm (LO; noon-10pm weekends). Open every day. ]
Chibo - Okonomiyaki: Namba
[ Open 11am-2am daily. ]
Five floors of okonomiyaki action here at Chibo headquarters overlooking the river. Actually the top floor - called "President Chibo" - specializes in grilled steaks.
[ Open 11am-2am daily. ]
Kuromon Market - Attraction: Nipponbashi
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Starting just a block south of Nipponbashi station near the east end of Dotonbori, this lively local market supplies local restaurants as well as residents. The north-south arcade runs several...
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Namba station area

Meal Muji - Cafe: Namba
[ Open 11am-10pm daily. ]
Like the Muji shop itself, Meal Muji is deceptively simple and always tasteful. The all-day cafeteria serves various "deli" dishes in small plates - Y780 for three items or Y930 for four, plus Y200...
[ Open 11am-10pm daily. ]
Ringer Hut - Japanese regional: Namba
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
This Kyushu-based noodle shop serves tasty Nagasaki-style champon, sara-udon noodles and side dishes at budget prices.
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
Yamaya - Liquor shop: Namba
[ Open 11am-9pm daily. ]
This nationwide chain specializes in imported wines and liquors, and they also carry a miscellaneous assortment of imported foods. They also stock several Belgian beers by the bottle along with...
[ Open 11am-9pm daily. ]
Keller Keller - Belgian rest/beer bar: Namba
[ Open 10am-9:45pm (LO) daily. ]
Conveniently located next to the Namba subway station, Beer's Table Keller Keller carries a couple dozen Belgian beers by the bottle, mostly priced around Y970-1240. There are also a few common...
[ Open 10am-9:45pm (LO) daily. ]
Kouroan - Izakaya: Namba
[ Open 5-11pm (LO) daily. ]
Tiny lanterns light the pathway through the faux bamboo grove upstairs, but we prefer the entertainment at the big counter down on the main level. House specials include free-range chicken from...
[ Open 5-11pm (LO) daily. ]
Camp - Curry: Namba
[ Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Vegetable-centered Japanese curries are the specialty at this small (twelve-seat) outlet of the popular Tokyo-based shop. Variations include asparagus-seafood; eggplant, tomato and cheese; and BBQ...
[ Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Minami - Teppanyaki: Namba
[ Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Top-quality domestic beef and seasonal seafood dinners start at Y13,860; lunches run from Y5428. The pleasant dining room looks out over the rooftop gardens of the Swissotel directly above Namba...
[ Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Tavola 36 - Italian: Namba
[ Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily. ]
Buffet brunches (Y4000) and weekday lunches (Y2700) with a great view are the daytime draw at this skylit hotel restaurant. Dinner prix-fixe menus start at Y6300, but there's a cheaper a la carte...
[ Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily. ]
Ippudo Namba - Ramen: Namba
[ Open 11am-3am daily. ]
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
[ Open 11am-3am daily. ]
Yukicharyo by Solviva - Cafe: Namba
[ Open 7:30am-10pm daily. ]
This is health food in an attractive cafe setting, with plenty of brown rice and soy milk. The extensive drinks list includes matcha cappucino, black sesame smoothies and plenty of Chinese teas;...
[ Open 7:30am-10pm daily. ]

Namba Parks

Gumbo and Oyster Bar - Seafood: Namba
[ Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
The small but highly focused menu here includes several varieties of raw oysters, seafood stews, soup-like "pan roasts," and spicy Cajun-style gumbos.
[ Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Hong Kong Chonlong - Dim sum: Namba
[ Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily. ]
Decent all-you-can-eat Chinese fare, including a popular Y2000 dim sum lunch buffet. The red-themed dining room is divided up into several sections, with an open kitchen at one end filled with big...
[ Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily. ]
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Namba
[ Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Thick, meaty hamburgers and a good assortment of sandwiches are served at this Hawaii-based shop. There's some terrace seating.
[ Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Kushiya Monogatari - Kushiage: Namba
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
It's do-it-yourself deep-fry fun at this popular kushiage chain - pick as many of your favorite skewers as you like along with unlimited side dishes and desserts. Y2625 at dinner, plus an extra...
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
Syukakusai - Western: Namba
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
Syukakusai is famous for their whole roast chicken, prepared with ten different herbs and served with your choice of six kinds of sauce. They also brag about their homemade bread; budget Y2500 at...
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
To The Herbs - Italian: Namba
[ Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Interesting and unusual pizza and pasta variations at budget-friendly prices are TTH's forte. There's some outdoor seating in the warmer months of the year.
[ Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Uoman - Izakaya: Namba
[ Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily. ]
This lovely modern-style izakaya serves great seasonal sashimi and seafood dishes, grilled chicken, and well-chosen premium sake. Around Y4000 for dinner and drinks.
[ Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily. ]
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