Some shops are open for breakfast, and others serve alcoholic drinks from earlier in the day. If you are looking for a deeper Osaka experience, this is the place to go.
Some shops are introduced in tourist guidebooks. The Shin-Umeda Shokudogai is the best place to go if you want to enjoy a variety of different meals.
The restaurant street features a diversity of places to eat and drink, everything from Japanese, Chinese, and Western food to exotic cuisines. The friendly staff makes me want to visit one place after another.
The Shin-Umeda Shokudogai stands out from the rest of the area surrounding Osaka Station. When we walk through the forest of new skyscrapers and pass the small entrance under the elevated railway tracks, we will see lines of bars and restaurants in the branched alleys. While the surroundings renew and change, this is the perfect place to feel the retro-flavor of Osaka.
Osaka is well-known for its "konamon" (batter food) culture, represented by Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki. Restaurants in Shin-Umeda Shokudogai are recommended places to go for delicious "konamon" food. Take-out is also available at some shops. Browsing and snacking is another way to enjoy the area.
Food shops like bakeries and cake shops are also found here, as well as restaurants that provide take-out. There are numerous products great for nibbling while sight-seeing.
Long-established restaurants line the road, creating an atmosphere of good old Showa times in Japan.
Though there are many franchise restaurants in Japan, here I found many unique and distinctive shops.
In some restaurants we can enjoy a full authentic meal at a reasonable price, while in others we can delight in gorgeous dining—a place where people can enjoy themselves in many different ways.
Many eateries also serve lunches—some as reasonably priced as 500 yen and others offering low-price buffets. I experienced the feel of Osaka's "Eat till you drop" reputation.