Osaka late-night restaurants
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Here are a few area restaurants with late-night food service - generally open until at least 1am or later.

Osaka

La Boheme - Italian: Chayamachi
[ Open 11:30am-3:30am (LO) daily. ]
You'll find inexpensive but good-quality pastas, pizzas from a wood-fired oven and more substantial Italian fare at this popular Kanto-based chain. This wine list is similarly budget-friendly.
[ Open 11:30am-3:30am (LO) daily. ]
Monsoon Cafe - Misc. Southeast Asian: Chayamachi
[ Open 11:30am-3:30am (LO) daily. ]
"Healthy ethnic cuisine" is the theme at Monsoon Cafe, and you'll find dishes inspired by various Asian cuisines in a festive, resort-themed dining space.
[ Open 11:30am-3:30am (LO) daily. ]
Peko - Bar: Chayamachi
[ Open 6pm-2am (5am weekends) daily. ]
This quiet, well-hidden bar has plenty of space spread out over three floors, and they offer a good selection of whiskey and bourbon, cocktails and a few Japanese craft beers, as well as an...
[ Open 6pm-2am (5am weekends) daily. ]
Beer Belly - Beer bar: Higobashi
[ Open 5pm-midnight (LO; Sat 3-10, Sun 3-8) daily. ]
Minoh Beer is a craft brewery a bit north of Osaka city, and this centrally located taproom serves a line-up of their regular beers (including their excellent W-IPA) plus a few limited-edition...
[ Open 5pm-midnight (LO; Sat 3-10, Sun 3-8) daily. ]
Cafe Absinthe - Mediterranean: Kita-Horie
[ Open 11:30am-3am (Fri, Sat -5am). Closed Tuesdays. ]
Absinthe cocktails are the specialty here; they also serve a nice, extensive menu of Greek/Mediterranean specialties all day long.
[ Open 11:30am-3am (Fri, Sat -5am). Closed Tuesdays. ]
Covent Garden - Bar: Kita-Horie
[ Open noon-4pm, 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays. ]
A big bar serving good hamburgers and lunchtime sandwiches; they even have poutine, that mysterious French-Canadian dish involving fried potatoes, cheese and gravy. There's a games room in the back,...
[ Open noon-4pm, 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays. ]
Fujiyama - Beer bar: Kita-Horie
[ Open 6pm-2am (LO) daily. ]
Billing themselves as a "meat beer bar," Fujiyama delivers on both food and drink fronts, with an excellent selection of craft beers alongside a meat-focused food menu. The bar's six taps dispense...
[ Open 6pm-2am (LO) daily. ]
El Poniente Gozo - Spanish: Kitahama
[ Open 3pm-2:30am (LO). Closed Sundays. ]
Another jewel in the El Poniente Spanish-food empire, this is a more casual tapas-bar setup, an easy spot to grab a glass of wine and a snack after work.
[ Open 3pm-2:30am (LO). Closed Sundays. ]
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. ]
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. ]
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. ]
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. ]
Chinese Cafe Eight - Chinese: Shinsaibashi
[Open 24 hours a day. ]
Located atop the H&M department store, this 24-hour-a-day shop serves good Peking Duck at just Y3680 for a portion big enough for three or four people. They also serve dumplings and small-plate...
[Open 24 hours a day. ]
Hatena - Thai: Shinsaibashi
[ Open 5:30pm-2am daily. ]
Thai pop music blares from the little food stall right out on the street, where take-out Thai dishes are available until midnight. Inside is a small cafe-style space and art gallery; the food is an...
[ Open 5:30pm-2am daily. ]
Ippudo Nagahori-ten - Ramen: Shinsaibashi
[ Open 11am-2am 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-2am daily. ]
Akashiya - Japanese regional: Umeda
[ Open 5pm -2am (LO). Closed Mondays. ]
The prices on the menu outside Akashiya are in U.S. dollars and the sign reads: we have loco food. Does this mean crazy or local? It's a little of both. Masa, your congenial host, will cook up an...
[ Open 5pm -2am (LO). Closed Mondays. ]
Amelie - French: Umeda
[ Open 11:30am-3am daily. ]
The provincial cuisine of Bretagne (Brittany) is the specialty here, including some 40 varieties of galettes (savory buckwheat crepes). Lunch is served till 3pm, and in the evenings the bar is open...
[ Open 11:30am-3am daily. ]
Bar The Farm - Italian: Umeda
[ Open 11:30am-midnight. daily. ]
Cheese and vegetable cuisine is the theme at this attractive basement spot in the heart of Doyamacho. The dishes are fairly simple for the most part and nicely presented, focusing on the quality of...
[ Open 11:30am-midnight. daily. ]
Christon - Japanese: Umeda
[ Open 5pm-4am daily. ]
If you crave an environment of religious statuary, massive chandeliers and bordello-ready plush sofas when you dine out, we've got just the place for you. The over-the-top decor and late-night hours...
[ Open 5pm-4am daily. ]
En - Japanese: Umeda
[ Open 5pm-1am daily. ]
The splashy modern-Japanese decor is all part of the fun at En, but the excellent food and sake are just as big a draw. It's all pretty straightforward izakaya standards - sashimi, grilled fish and...
[ Open 5pm-1am daily. ]
Ippudo - Ramen: Umeda
[ Open 11am-3am daily. ]
Ippudo's Hakata-style ramen noodles, served in a surprisingly rich pork broth, draw the crowds here every night. It's worth the occasional wait.
[ Open 11am-3am daily. ]
Kuruma - Yakitori: Umeda
[ Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily. ]
Miyazaki free-range chicken is the main ingredient at Kuruma, with chicken sukiyaki and chicken shabu-shabu supplementing the usual yakitori menu. The tasteful interior is plusher than what you'd...
[ Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily. ]
Sawara - Oden: Umeda
[ Open 11am-2:30, 5pm-3:30am (LO; Sun -11pm) daily. ]
Sawara is one of the more stylish sake bars in town, with late-night hours (until 4am), a live DJ spinning dance music, and a panoramic nighttime view of the JR Osaka station area. You can sample a...
[ Open 11am-2:30, 5pm-3:30am (LO; Sun -11pm) daily. ]
Tohoku Tabesa - Japanese regional: Umeda
[ Open 2pm-5am daily. ]
Kiritampo (toasted rice on skewers) from Akita, tongue stew from Sendai, and other dozens of other exotic specialties from the Tohoku region are the specialty at this lively izakaya. You'll also...
[ Open 2pm-5am daily. ]
Bar Mar - Spanish: Umeda 2-chome
[ Open 5pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays. ]
This cozy, cave-like Spanish wine bar serves tapas-size servings, including grilled Iberico ham and good fish and seafood dishes. Most wines are priced at Y2500/bottle; budget around Y2500 per...
[ Open 5pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays. ]

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