The Kansai Region Restaurants

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  • 1. Aragawa

    $$$$ | Chuo-ku | Steakhouse

    Japan's first steak house is famed for its superb, hand-fed Kobe beef from a single farm in the nearby city of Sanda. The melt-in-your-mouth...Read More

  • 2. La Baie

    $$$$ | Kita-ku | French

    The city's premier hotel restaurant serves extremely good French food. The elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, seasonal menus, and extensive wine...Read More

  • 3. Mizuno

    $$ | Chuo-ku | Japanese

    If there is one food Osaka is known for, it is okonomiyaki. Mizuno, opened in 1945, is one of the city's best and oldest places to try this...Read More

  • 4. Wakkoqu

    $$$ | Chuo-ku | Steakhouse

    At this elegant dining room, the excellent Kobe beef is sliced thin and cooked before you on a teppanyaki grill along with fresh vegetables...Read More

  • 5. A-1

    $$$ | Chuo-ku | Steakhouse

    With a relaxed atmosphere, A-1 is known for serving thick slices of Kobe beef. The teppanyaki steak (broiled on a hot plate) is cooked in...Read More

  • 6. Aji-tei Yamazakiya

    $$ | Central Nara | Japanese

    Pungent nara-zuke will lure you into this well-known shop and adjoining restaurant. Inside, white-capped prep cooks busily prepare packages...Read More

  • 7. Akashiya

    $$ | Kita-ku | Japanese

    It may look like a hole-in-the-wall from the outside, but this tiny restaurant serves up some of Osaka's finest akashi-yaki, a much fluffier...Read More

  • 8. Batten Yokato

    $$ | Chuo-ku | Japanese

    In the basement of Kita-Shinichi's Aspa (Takagawa Umeda) Building, the hip, low-ceilinged Bat-ten Yokato serves a wide selection of very good...Read More

  • 9. Bistrot Café de Paris

    $$ | Chuo-ku | French

    This lively café offers above average French cuisine that you can enjoy on an outdoor terrace—a true rarity in Japan. The menu covers all the...Read More

  • 10. Café Freundlieb

    $$ | Chuo-ku | Café

    Housed in the former Kobe Union Church, this café exemplifies Kobe's relaxed beauty. High ceilings, arched windows, and white walls give the...Read More

  • 11. Farmstand

    $ | Chuo-ku | Café

    A collaboration between a local development group and Kobe farmers, Farmstand serves fresh deli-plates and café fare. Meals are mostly vegetarian...Read More

  • 12. Garden Restaurant Fusha

    $$$ | European

    Perfect for a romantic dinner overlooking the lights of Kobe, Fusha serves up delicious French-inspired European dishes in a relaxing, country...Read More

  • 13. Hana Goyomi

    $$$$ | Chuo-ku | Japanese

    Dining at the Swissôtel's flagship restaurant is an elegant escape from the crowds of Osaka. The seasonal kaiseki dinners are presented with...Read More

  • 14. Harishin

    $$ | Nara-machi | Japanese

    This eatery's kamitsumichi bento box, with a selection of sashimi, fried shrimp, tofu, vegetables, and homemade plum liqueur, is a bargain...Read More

  • 15. Hiraso

    $$ | Nara-machi | Japanese

    At Hiraso you can try kakinoha-zushi, sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves. What's more, you can take it away in a nicely wrapped wooden box...Read More

  • 16. Kani Doraku

    $$$ | Chuo-ku | Seafood

    The most famous restaurant on Dotombori-dori—the enormous mechanical crab is a local landmark—Kani Doraku has fine crab dishes at reasonable...Read More

  • 17. Kigawa

    $$$$ | Chuo-ku | Japanese

    There's no better place to try Osaka's kappo-ryori (a more intimate, less formal version of kaiseki-ryori ) than the restaurant that started...Read More

  • 18. Le Dimanche Boulangerie

    $ | Chuo-ku | Café

    Even among Kobe's many excellent bakeries, Le Dimanche stands out. The owners bake some of the city's best artisanal bread, seamlessly integrating...Read More

  • 19. Moriya Honten

    $$$$ | Chuo-ku | Steakhouse

    Moriya's flagship restaurant stands where the business began in 1885 as a butcher shop. Now this cozy restaurant serves excellent grade A5 Kobe...Read More

  • 20. Onjaku

    $$$$ | Nara Koen | Japanese

    Hidden down a quiet street just south of Ara-ike in Nara Koen is this intimate restaurant serving exquisitely presented traditional kaiseki...Read More

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