Updated: August 10, 2017
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12 Must-Try Restaurants in Namba, Osaka

Namba is located in the south part of Osaka, and there's lots of good restaurants and cafes there. If you are in Namba, check out the following places!

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This is one of the most famous and authentic Sukiyaki/Shabu Shabu restaurants in Osaka! Just a 3 minute walk from No.14 exit of Namba station, they offer exquisite Sukiyaki and Shabu-shabu experience! It could be a little pricey, but it's definitely worth it. During lunch they have other meals like tonkatsu and curry!

Ganko Ramen

Ramen is really big in Japan, and Osaka has lots of tasty ramen restaurants! Ganko Ramen offer simple yet super tasty ramen. It is located in the back street of Namba Grand Kagetsu, and takes around 5 minutes from Namba station or Nihonbashi station.
If you are looking for more information on ramen restaurants in Namba, check out the link below!

Tempura Daikichi

Tempura Daikichi is located at a 3 minute walk distance from Namba station. It is a popular store with long lines and ground filled with shells! It's a fun place to have great tempura, so make sure to visit when you're feeling like tempura.


If you want some udon to fill your stomach, you should go to Imai, just around a 7 minute walk from Namba station. It is hidden in Dotonbori area, and they serve a great udon! Their recommended menu is an assorted nabe udon, which is a hot pot udon that comes with a variety of toppings!


Enya is a popular Yakitori restaurant where you can eat delicious and unique Yakitori at really cheap prices! Just a 4 minute walk from Namba station.


If you want a light snack, try Wakana, where they serve authentic takoyaki! It is about 6 minute walk from Namba station. It is open from 8:30 am during weekends, so if you want something light to have for breakfast, it is a perfect place to stop by.


Looking for a place to have Osaka's soul food, Okonomiyaki? Try Fukutaro, located just a 5 minute walk distance from Namba station. It is a popular Okonomiyaki restaurant so you may encounter a huge line, but it's worth the wait! Try their must-try Negiyaki (thinner version of Okonomiyaki with green onions!).


Mizuno is also an Okonomiyaki restaurant that is super popular in Namba area. Their signature menu is called "Yamaimo-yaki", which is made of yam. Their "Mizunoyaki" is also a must-try! Just a 5 minute walk from Namba station.


Daruma is a famous Kushikatsu restaurant in Osaka! They have stores all over in Osaka, and you can't leave Osaka without trying Daruma's Kushikatsu.


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Daiki is a popular sushi restaurant located in Namba. It takes about 3 minutes from Subway Midosuji line Namba station (number 25 exit) and Kintetsu line Namba station. Their lunch is really popular because you can have really good quality sushi at a very reasonable price! Check it out if you are looking for a place to eat sushi in Namba.

Unagi no Nedoko

Do you love eels? If you do, or even if you've never had one before, you should check out Unagi no Nedoko, where they have eels on a stick! It's not something you'd get in all restaurants, so you should definitely give it a try. Just a 8 minute walk from Midosuji Line Namba station.


Have you heard of HILLMAN before? It's a restaurant that is really famous and popular in Singapore, and they opened their first Japan branch in Osaka! Their "paper chicken" is a must-try food, and they also offer chili crabs too. Enjoy Singaporean cuisine in the back street of Namba! Just a 2 minute walk from Nankai Namba station. They have lunch during weekends!

Eat, eat and eat!

As you can see, Namba has lots of restaurants, and there's more and more! Check out the link below for more information on things to do in Namba, and other places in Osaka.
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