8 great wine bars in Osaka 2022
Classics, champagne or natural wine? In Osaka you can find everything you want – check out our guide to some great wine bars that shouldn't be missed!
Phone: +81 6 6459 7797
Address: 2階, 2 Chome-13−７ Yoshino, OsakaFukushima Ward
Daigaku is a natural wine bar located in Jigokudani, one of the main bar areas in Osaka. Daigaku is the name of the owner, who also is a well-known pioneer of natural wine in Osaka. The tiny bar is mostly made up of counters, where you can spend time with Japanese snacks paired with great natural wines.
Phone: +81 6 6258 3515
Address: 1-4-18,Higashi-Shinsaibashi,Chuo-ku,Osaka city
This place is located in a tiny building in Higashi-Shinsaibashi, one of the busiest areas in Osaka. On the ground floor, there's a shop and a bar, where you can have a glass wine and some snacks at the counter. Upstairs there's a dining room, where they mainly serve yakitori. On Mondays and every other Tuesday, they are closed.
Phone: +81 6-6226-7622
Address: 1-19-8-4F, Hiogashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuou-ku, Osaka city
Chat Noir is a hideout wine bar located in Higashi-Shinsaibashi, one of the most eclectic parts of Osaka. Take a seat by the bar or at a table and enjoy some of their low-priced, authentic bistro cuisine all the way until midnight.
Phone: +81 6-6345-1968
Address: 1-3-22-2F, Doujimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka city
La Champagne, as its name suggests, is a bar dedicated to Champagne, located in Kitashinchi. The limited 10-seat counter is always crowded, and this is a central spot for enjoying aperitifs and after-dinner drinks in an area with many restaurants in Osaka.
Phone: +81 6 6226-8433
Address: 2 Chome-2-19 Tenma, Kita Ward, Osaka
Nikolaschka is an okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) restaurant in Tenma, a beautiful riverside area in Osaka. In the casually decorated dining room, you can enjoy tasty dishes and traditional okonomiyaki, all served with natural wines.
Phone: +81 6-6774-9000
Address: 5-13-3F, Rokumantaichou, Tennouji-ku, Osaka city
Souple is a French restaurant in Rokumantaicho, the area dotted with traditional temples. They have a wine shop and restaurant in one building and have been an asset to the wine scene in Osaka for a long time. Unusual for being in Osaka, Souple has a large dining room with over 40 seats, so there's room for quite a number of people. And they also have a bar counter so you can easily drop in alone.
Phone: +81 647046666
Address: 三和ビル１Ｆ, 1 Chome-1−１４ Shimanouchi, Osaka, Chuo Ward
As the name implies, this is actually a winery: There are a few wineries in the city centre, where you can enjoy a nice meal and some natural wine while watching the work in the winery from the dining room upstairs. The food is Italian-style, using produce from all over Japan.
Address: 2 Chome-3-2 Tenma, Kita Ward, Osaka
Perche is a tiny and nice bar in Tenma, recently the hottest area for natural wine in Osaka. Here you'll find a standing counter and small tables for groups. The sommelier, Toshiya Kinoshita, is one of the best sommeliers of his generation. He knows everything about the traditional pairings of French cuisine and great French wine – but he's also very skilled and knowledgable when it comes to natural wine.