A downtown restaurant district with a rich downtown atmosphere stretches under the elevated railway tracks just outside the Chayamachi exit of Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station. About 20 reasonably priced restaurants that you can casually drop by without being overbearingly formal line up along the retro-style side streets. There is a wide range of food and beverage establishments, from old-fashioned izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) to trendy bars where young people gather, as well as restaurants serving classic ramen, udon, curry, and Osaka’s famous okonomiyaki and kushikatsu (skewered pork cutlets). When your stomach is full, you can enjoy karaoke or fortune-telling at the stores.
1-7-2 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka
Right by Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station