17 delightful restaurants in Osaka suitable for entertaining foreigners

Mayumi Folio
Mayumi Folio

If you decide to entertain a foreigner in Osaka, you can make your visit special by taking him to a restaurant where he can enjoy both Japanese and Osaka-style dining together.

This article introduces 17 restaurants in Osaka that will please foreign business guests.

We will also provide a guide to fine Japanese restaurants suitable for business dinners, as well as famous restaurants where you can taste Osaka’s specialties and izakayas (Japanese-style pubs) that are perfect for business dinners.

8 Fine Japanese Restaurants in Osaka Ideal for Entertaining Foreigners

Here we introduce eight restaurants in Osaka where you can enjoy high-class Japanese cuisine that will please foreigners.

We have selected mainly restaurants with private rooms that offer privacy and comfort suitable for dinner entertainment and restaurants with a high reputation for Japanese cuisine that are popular among foreigners.

Please refer to it for your important dinner for business entertainment in Osaka.

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Wagyu Matsushita Uedori Restaurant|Wagyu Cuisine

At Wagyu Matsushita, a sommelier will help you choose the perfect wine to go with the carefully selected A5-rank beef.

The interior of the restaurant is a calm, modern Japanese space with a white base and the warmth of wood, offering a taste of the high quality of Japanese restaurants.

The restaurant has counter seating with an open kitchen, comfortable table seating, and a calm private room, making it perfect for entertaining diners.

You can enjoy high-quality Japanese beef in yakiniku, yakishabu, and steak, and enjoy Japanese wagyu beef without any worries.

Store Information:Wagyu Matsushita Kamidori Branch

Official website: https://matusita.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5232-9478

Business hours: [Weekdays] 17:00 – 23:30 (23:00) [Saturdays] 17:00 – 22:30 (22:00)

Address: 2F Kitashinchi Koda Building, 1-3-30, Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Sundays and national holidays

Budget: 8,000-9,999 yen for dinner

Tenmabashi Fujikawa|Tempura

If you want to choose the best tempura in Osaka for your hospitality, “Tenmabashi Fujikawa” is the place to go.

The owner’s skillful artisanal tempura is served in a fine Japanese setting.

Each dish, which makes the most of seasonal ingredients, represents a gastronomic experience that can only be found in Japan.

The owner’s attention to detail is evident in everything from the tempura artistically fried in front of your eyes to the carefully selected serving utensils.

Tempura” is a food that can be found in other countries as well, but real Japanese tempura is something else.

I recommend it for the best entertainment.

Store Information:Tenmabashi Fujikawa

Official website: https://www.te-fujikawa.com/

Reservation phone number: 050-5325-4320

Business hours: Lunch 12:00 – 14:00 (13:00) *Reservations must be made by the day before due to availability of ingredients. Evening 18:00 – 22:00(20:30)

Address: Hiro Bldg. 1F, 2-2-21 Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: No regular holidays

Budget: Lunch 8,000 – 9,999 yen / Dinner 15,000 – 19,999 yen

Sushi Takuma

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves English, I recommend Sushi Takuma.

Located in Honmachi, Osaka, this sushi restaurant has an English-speaking staff and menu.

The ingredients for the sushi are carefully selected for their freshness and are seasoned according to the ingredients, so they are served without soy sauce. It seems that the owner’s attention to detail is concentrated in every single piece of sushi.

In addition to the counter, there are also tables that are semi-private so you can spend a relaxing time.

Restaurant : Sushi Takuma

Official website: https://k201439.gorp.jp

Reservation phone number: 050-3145-1707

Business hours: Dinner 17:00-23:00 (Food L.O 22:00, Drink L.O 22:30)

Address: 1F Nikko Building, 3-2-11 Minamihonmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: No regular holidays

Budget: Dinner 10,000 yen and up


Because it is a dinner for foreign business guests, we recommend “Jinsei” when you want to guide them with authentic sushi.

Although it is a small restaurant with only six seats at the counter, it is highly rated by word of mouth as a place to enjoy authentic nigirizushi, and is popular both domestically and internationally.

You can simply enjoy authentic nigiri-zushi, and enjoy the charm of authentic Japanese sushi that can be savored only with careful work.

Be sure to make reservations in advance as it is a popular restaurant where reservations are essential.

Store Information : Jisei

Official website: https://www.te-fujikawa.com/

Reservation phone number: 06-6360-4799 (call after 4:00 p.m.)

Business hours: 17:00-23:00 (2-part system), 3-part system on Saturdays: 16:00/18:00/20:30* Open on holidays except Mondays

Address: 2-1-3 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Sunday

Budget: Dinner: 2,000 yen and up

Kansai Sushi

Since I am in Osaka, I want to enjoy the delicious sushi of the Kansai region! In such a case, I recommend “sushi Kizuna”.

Located about an 8-minute walk from JR Kyobashi Station, you can enjoy Kansai-style sushi, which is slightly different from Edo sushi, in a relaxed white-wood-based restaurant.

While nigiri sushi is also available, you can enjoy the authentic and creative sushi that only this restaurant can offer, which is a cross between battera sushi and stick sushi unique to the Kansai region and ingredients from the Kansai region, such as Narazuke.

We recommend this restaurant for dinners with foreign guests who come to Japan frequently and have eaten all kinds of sushi and Japanese food.

sushi “kizuna”(sushi wrapped in seaweed and cooked in a kizuna)

Official website: https://kb6h500.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 06-6922-5533 (by appointment only)

Hours: [Tue-Sat] 18:00-23:00, two rotations from 18:00 and 20:40.

[Sundays and holidays] 17:00-23:00, 2 rotations: from 17:00 and from 19:40.

Open on Sunday

Address: 1F Fujimi Heights, 2-4-9 Miyakojima-Minamidori, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Monday and 3rd Tuesday

Budget: Dinner 20,000 yen and up

Honkogetsu|Japanese Cuisine

The most extended kaiseki restaurant in Osaka is Honkogetsu.

The restaurant has won numerous awards and has been awarded two Michelin stars, making it a well-known restaurant among foreigners.

The menu is only omakase kaiseki, but in addition to the wonderful food, the attention to detail is top-notch, as the tableware changes with the seasons.

You can feel the change of the seasons through all five senses.

We recommend this restaurant to those who are looking for a place to invite wealthy and VIP guests, where Japanese craftsmanship shines through.


Official website: https://kb6h500.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 06-6211-0201

Hours of operation: 17:00 – 21:00

Address: 1-7-11 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Sunday

Budget: Dinner 50,000 yen and up

Kaiseki Cuisine Masuda|Japanese Cuisine

Kaiseki Cuisine Masuda offers a full taste of the changing seasons with seasonal ingredients.

In the food district of Shinsaibashi, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and creative and gorgeous kaiseki cuisine.

The restaurant is full of gentle care that is also pleasing to the eye, and offers a sincere taste of Japanese hospitality.

This restaurant is sure to please foreigners and is recommended for a special dinner.

Restaurant Information:Kaiseki Cuisine Masuda

Official website: https://kb6m400.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5325-8728

Hours: Evening 18:00 – 21:30 (19:30)

Address: 2F Tamamai Plaza, 1-3-12 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Sunday

Budget: Dinner from 15,000 yen

A soup and two dishes at Ueno, Minoh

Recommended for a relaxing dinner away from the hustle and bustle of the city is the Michelin-starred “Ippiru Nisai Ueno Minoh Branch.

All dishes are prepared using authentic dashi broth as a base, with no chemical seasonings used. You can take your time and enjoy Japanese cuisine that makes the most of the flavors of the season’s ingredients.

Limited to one couple per day and night, by reservation only, in a quaint house with a Showa-era atmosphere.

Enjoy a relaxing meal with a view of the beautiful Japanese garden.

It is a suitable restaurant for those who want to taste the essence of Japanese cuisine.

Store Information:Ippiki Nisai Ueno Minoh

Official website: https://www.ichijunisai-ueno.net/minoh

Reservation phone number: 050-5325-0607

Hours: Lunch 12:00 – (14:00), Dinner 18:00 – (20:00)

Address: 2-5 Minoh Koen, Minoh City, Osaka, Japan

Closed: Tuesday *Open if Tuesday is a national holiday

Budget: Lunch: 12,100 – 24,200 yen / Dinner: 18,150 – 36,300 yen

Five famous Osaka restaurants that can please and entertain foreigners

Many foreigners who come to the gourmet city of Osaka want to enjoy a meal that is uniquely Osaka! Many foreigners also want to enjoy Osaka’s unique cuisine.

Here are five restaurants where you can enjoy Osaka’s specialties, ideal for entertaining.

Kushikatsu Manji

The heat of the batter is said to be within 1mm at Kushikatsu Mantoki.

The restaurant’s location, just 2 minutes from Tenmabashi Station, and its easy accessibility make it a suitable place for business entertainment.

The skewers are fried in the finest white strained oil, making them crispy and light. You can enjoy authentic kushikatsu.

The restaurant also offers a wide variety of sake, shochu, wine, and other alcoholic beverages, which will surely please foreigners who would like to enjoy Japanese sake.

Reservations are required since it is a popular restaurant, but even if online reservations are full, sometimes phone reservations are accepted, so please give it a try.

Store Information:Kushikatsu Manji

Official website: https://kushikatsu-manji.com/

Reservation phone number: 050-5596-5570

Business hours: Monday-Friday 17:30-23:00 (enter at 21:30)(L.O.22:30), open for lunch, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 17:30-22:00 (enter at 21:00)(L.O.21:30)

Address: Tsuchiya Bldg. 1F, 1-2-2 Tsuriganecho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: No holidays

Budget sense: 4,000 yen and up

Kani-Douraku Dotonbori Main Restaurant|Crab Cuisine

A symbol of Dotonbori since 1960.

I am sure that many foreigners are familiar with the large moving red crab sign. If you entertain guests in such a restaurant, there will be plenty to talk about.

You can enjoy crab dishes such as crab kaiseki and crab shabu-shabu to your heart’s content.

The large space with kotatsu (table placed over a sunken table) and tatami room seating makes it possible to relax in comfort.

There is a fish tank in the restaurant, and foreigners are said to be delighted by the Japanese garden-like atmosphere.

It is a highly entertaining yet upscale restaurant that is very popular with foreigners.

Store Information:Kani-Douraku Dotonbori Main Restaurant|Crab Cuisine

Official website: https://douraku.co.jp/kansai/honten/

Reservation phone number: 06-6211-8975 (reservation recommended)

Business hours: 11:00-22:00 (last entry at 21:00)

Address: 1-6-18 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka City

Closed: Open every day

Budget sense: 10,000 yen and up


Osaka’s consumption of fugu is the highest in Japan.

Sixty percent of Japan’s food is eaten in Osaka.

Takoyasu is a long-established fugu restaurant in Osaka, a fierce battleground for fugu cuisine, serving only wild caught fugu.

The course menu, which allows diners to fully enjoy the tradition and attention to detail of a long-established restaurant, is popular and suitable for special entertainment.

Fugu cuisine is not often eaten in other countries, so it is a rare treat for curious foreign guests.

Store Information:Takoyasu

Official website: https://c257900.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5325-0717

Business hours: Monday-Saturday 17:00-22:00 (20:00), Sunday and holidays 17:00-21:00 (19:00)

Address: 1-15-5 Yunagi, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Closed: *Wednesdays, Sundays, and national holidays in winter (October-May) *Wednesdays, Sundays, and national holidays in summer (June-September)

Budget: Lunch / Dinner 20,000 yen and up

Teppan Noki

Okonomiyaki Teppan Noki is a teppan restaurant that offers teppan cuisine and is a hideaway for adults.

Particularly popular are the black beef steaks, seafood, and even okonomiyaki, which is recommended for those who want to enjoy both wagyu beef and Osaka specialties.

In particular, the okonomiyaki has a reputation for being exquisite, and everything from the dough to the sauce is carefully selected to provide a fluffy texture.

The friendly atmosphere of the restaurant is also popular, and we would rather take you there for a meal during your stay than for a formal dinner.

Store Information: Okonomi Teppan Noki

Official website: https://kdpr900.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5869-5412

Business hours: Dinner 18:00 – LAST

Address: Dainichi Building 1F, 1-2-17 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Saturday, Sunday and national holidays

Budget sense: 5,000 yen and up

Pre-registration and Chibo Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka

If you want to taste a gourmet meal of the common people in a prestigious atmosphere, “Puredenton Chibo Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka” is the place for you.

The chef’s excellent teppanyaki technique and carefully selected ingredients make this high-quality okonomiyaki very popular among celebrities.

In a relaxing and expansive interior, you can enjoy the finest teppanyaki made with carefully selected ingredients such as Wagyu beef and seafood.

I recommend it when you want to have okonomiyaki with wealthy customers.

Store Information:Prezidento Chibo Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka

Official website: http: //www.chibo.com/

Reservation phone number: 050-5590-0843

Business hours: [Tue-Fri] 11:30~15:00 (L.O 14:00), 17:00~22:00 (L.O 21:00), [Sat-Sun, holidays] 11:30~22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Address: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka B1F, 6-1-55 Uehonmachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Osaka

Closed: Mondays (except national holidays)

Budget sense: 10,000 yen and up

4 Izakayas in Osaka for Entertaining Foreigners

Izakaya, which is very popular among foreigners, is a restaurant style only in Japan where you can enjoy a variety of food and drinks.

Here we introduce four izakaya with a relaxed atmosphere and private rooms suitable for entertaining.

Private Room Japanese Cuisine Hotaru Kitashinchi

Japanese-style hotaru Kitashinchi, a private izakaya located a 2-minute walk from Kitashinchi, has large and small private rooms for 4 to 60 people and can be used for banquets and business entertainment.

This Japanese-style izakaya offers authentic Japanese cuisine using seasonal ingredients at an affordable price.

The restaurant offers 90 kinds of luxurious courses and health-conscious dishes with plenty of seafood, and more than 200 kinds of alcoholic beverages imported from all over Japan.

You can enjoy Japanese izakaya culture to the fullest.

Store Information: Private Room Japanese Cuisine Hotaru Kitashinchi

Official website: https://wv06.gorp.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-1864-3406

Business hours: 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O. food 23:00, drinks 23:30) Open Sundays

Address: Yoshitsugu Bldg. 4F, 1-5-23 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: No holidays

Budget sense:¥5,000~

Store Information : Yakitori Bonzo Shinsaibashi

Yakitori is one of the most popular Japanese dishes among foreigners.

Yakitori Bonzo Shinsaibashi is a restaurant specializing in authentic yakitori cuisine, serving char-grilled and sashimi Jitokko chicken, which is said to be a phantom.

The yakitori is grilled slowly over binchotan charcoal and is exquisite.

The modern restaurant offers a relaxing dining experience with calm lighting and ample space between adjacent seats.

It is recommended when you want to taste yakitori at a slightly elegant restaurant.

Store Information : Yakitori Bonzo Shinsaibashi

Official website: https://akr4254441929.owst.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5600-6715

Opening hours: 18:00 – 26:00

Address: 1F Southern Diamond Building, 2-8-19 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Closed: Sunday

Budget sense: 4,000 yen and up

Sake Tomo Hanabi Umeda

Sake Tomo Hanabi Umeda offers upscale izakaya cuisine served in a modern Japanese-style restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh fish and meat dishes with more than 50 varieties of sake.

You can taste a wide variety of sake, and the sumptuous menu featuring sea urchin and salmon roe will stimulate both drinking and conversation.

With an elegant atmosphere, private rooms and banquet rooms available, it is a strong ally for business dinners.

It is also recommended for foreigners who would like to have dinner at an izakaya because of its classy interior.

Store Information:Shuyu Hanabi Umeda

Official website: https://hanabiumeda.owst.jp/

Reservation phone number: 050-5597-0599

Open: Weekdays 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O. 23:00), Weekends and holidays 16:00 – 24:00 (L.O. 23:00), Open Sunday

Address: D.DHOUSE B1F, 1-8-1 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: No regular holidays

Budget sense: 4,000 yen and up

Naniwa Kappo Izakaya Okada

The owner of “Naniwa Kappo Izakaya Okada” has been popular for 20 years. The owner’s wish has continued for 20 years, and “Naniwa Kappo Izakaya Okada” is still very popular today.

Kappo Izakaya is a kappo (Japanese-style restaurant) where you can enjoy the finest Japanese cuisine and a wide variety of alcoholic beverages that are second to none, even at high-end kappo restaurants.

As an izakaya, the restaurant offers a wide variety of Japanese dishes that go well with alcoholic beverages.

Recommended for those who want to experience Japan to the fullest in terms of both food and alcohol.

The artful boatsurimi, in particular, looks and tastes wonderful, and is a dish that will delight foreigners.

Store Information:Naniwa Kappo Izakaya Okada

Official website: https://okadaizakaya.com/

Reservation phone number: 050-5868-5925

Hours of operation: 18:00-23:00

Address: 2-2-35 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Closed: Sunday and national holidays

Budget sense: 4,000 yen and up


We have introduced a variety of restaurants recommended for business dinners in Osaka, from those where you can enjoy a private space and luxury suitable for a dinner party to those where you can enjoy Osaka’s specialties.

Osaka is a land of great variety in terms of food, where you can eat your way through the city.

If you are meeting with foreigners who are in Japan on business, we recommend a restaurant where you can enjoy the charms of Osaka and Japaneseness.

Please refer to the restaurants we have listed here to plan a wonderful foreigner’s entertainment.

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