A variety of bars, cafés, and eateries line the Shin-Umeda Shokudogai. Take a look at some of the popular places to go and food to try.
- Izakaya are a combination of bar and eatery that serves alcoholic drinks with along with snacks and light meals. A Japanese-style bar as you can put it, they have a large variety of alcoholic drinks, which includes beer, chuhai (distilled liquor made from wheat mixed with juice or soda), and Japanese sake.
- In this type of bar, the customers eat and drink standing. They are characterized by low prices, and most Tachinomis focus on serving alcoholic drinks rather than food.
- Japanese food consisting of mostly seafood placed on rice flavored with vinegar.
- Chicken cut into bite-sized chunks and skewered (generally one to five pieces per stick) and grilled over fire before seasoning.
- Japanese dish of breaded and fried meat and vegetables on a skewer.
- A dish with daikon radish, chikuwa fishcakes, konjac, boiled eggs, and other ingredients stewed in broth flavored with soy sauce.
- A specialty of Osaka, which consists of bite-sized octopus baked into balls of batter 3 to 5 cm in diameter.
- Japanese pancake with ingredients such as vegetables, meat, and/or seafood mixed into a batter made from wheat flour and water, cooked on a hotplate, and served with toppings such as a special sauce, mayonnaise, and ground dried seaweed.
- Thick wheat noodles eaten with Japanese broth.
- Noodle dish combining Chinese noodles with various toppings, including slices of roasted pork, Chinese fermented bamboo, flavored boiled eggs, and chopped chives.
- Characteristic Indian food seasoned with a rich combination of spices.
Almost all popular foods in Japan can be eaten here in the Shin-Umeda Shokudogai. As a place where food from across Japan congregates, Osaka has been renowned as "the kitchen of Japan" since the Edo period and represents a highly developed food culture.
Seafood is also a delicacy, taking advantage of the fact that Osaka borders on the Seto Inland Sea. Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, and Kushikatsu are particularly famous as Osaka specialties. Because shops in the Shin-Umeda Shokudogai are lined up side-by-side in a small area, one of the ways of enjoying the street is simply browsing to look for a place to eat. Many foreign customers visit the Shin-Umeda Shokudogai every day. Come relax, eat your way through the restaurant street, and enjoy Osaka's food culture.