10 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Osaka
Welcome to our wine guide to Osaka, the first city guide we publish in Japan.
Phone: +81 6-6940-0317
Address: 4-4-8-1F, Nishi-Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka city
Chi-Fu is a one-starred Michelin restaurant in Nishi-Tenma, a quiet area lined with antique merchants in central Osaka. Here you'll find innovative Chinese-Asian cuisine, paired pairing with a beautiful wine selection from all over the world. The interior is inspired by the Shanghai concession and has an industrial and calm atmosphere.
Phone: +81 6-6479-3459
Address: 1-14-15, Utsubo-Honmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka city
Gaku is a one Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant located next to the Utsubo park; the most beautiful park in Osaka. You can find Omakase style set menus or à la carte, Kappou style. Chef Gaku Imagawa is cooking by the counter and serving fine wines he selected himself.
Phone: +81 6-6447-6688
Address: 1-9-11, Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka city
Hajime is an elegant and innovative three-star Michelin restaurant located in Higobashi in central Osaka. It has a great, young and passionate team. Chef Hajime Yoneda is one of the best chefs and leaders I have ever met. The creative dishes are rooted in French cuisine and are enjoyed by guests from all over the world. There are only set menus, and I suggest you order a menu that includes the Chikyu dish – it's amazing!
Phone: +81 6-6348-5455
Address: 1-3-1-3F, Doujima, Kita-ku, Osaka city
Ko-Ya is a French-based innovative restaurant in Kitashinchi, Osaka's busiest night-time area. There are only 9 seats at the counter and they are full of wine lovers every day. The dishes are very nice and I guarantee you will be satisfied. The selection of daily glass wine suggested over the counter is very interesting, for example, Champagne by the magnum, natural Cru Beaujolais, Vin Jaune du Jura and Chenin Blanc from Swartland.
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 6-6242-8586
Address: 1-2-3, Higashi-Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka city
La Kanro is one of the smallest Michelin starred restaurants in Osaka, located in the quiet residential area Higashi-Tenma. There are only eight seats by the counter and one set menu. The French-based fusion cuisine and beautiful selection of wines will definitely make you happy. The wine pairings are excellent but they also have a great wine list to choose from. When the dinner service is over, the venue turns into a bar at the same counter.
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 6-6136-6830
Address: 1-16-28, Kyoumachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka city
RiVi is an Italian innovative restaurant located in Kyomachibori, in central Osaka. There are many Italian restaurants in Osaka, but RiVi is one of a kind. The small and elegant dining room has only 16 seats, and the creative menu is really amazing.
Phone: +81 6-6949-3246
Address: 1-4-1-18F, Shiromi, Chuou-ku, Osaka city
Sakura is a French restaurant located close to Osaka Castle Park, managed by well-known Japanese hotel group The New Otani. Here you'll get a perfect view of the Osaka Castle, as well as classic French food together with excellent wines, mostly from France. With one of the best sommeliers in Japan, Hiroshi Sadakane, in charge, you can be sure you'll have a great evening.
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.