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Our Foodie Expert Shares the 3 Best All-you-can-eat Osaka Crab Restaurants

Our Foodie Expert Shares the 3 Best All-you-can-eat Osaka Crab Restaurants

Date published: 11 April 2020
Last updated: 18 December 2020

Osaka is a foodie's paradise. Among other things, Osaka has long been renowned for its crab restaurants. For a long time has been among the cities considered of having some of the best food in Japan. The city is vibrant and filled with tourists from everywhere, gathering to enjoy the great soul food the city has to offer.

Today, our crab connoisseurs have carefully selected for you three of the best all-you-can-eat Osaka crab restaurants.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Kanibugyou Nanba Sennichimae-ten
  2. 2. Hokkaido Shiretoko Gyojo Namba Dotonbori
  3. 3. Chisozanmai

1. Kanibugyou Nanba Sennichimae-ten

1. Kanibugyou Nanba Sennichimae-ten

If you want to enjoy all-you-can-eat crab dishes at a reasonable price, we recommend Kani Bugyou Nanba Sennichimae-ten. It's an incredible Osaka crab restaurant.

Take the underground shopping street Nanba Walk from the ticket gates of Nanba Station, on the Osaka Subway, and walk 2 minutes from the B20 ROUND 1 exit.

Once out, walk north to Sennichimae-dori for about 70 meters and then onto Hozenji Yokocho for about 30 meters to the east.

The all-you-can-eat 90-minute course of snow crab, boiled crab, and crab pot is 5,980 yen (tax not included)! The course includes not only crab, but also delicious fried crispy tempura, and a wide variety of other dishes. By adding 980 yen, you can also add all-you-can-eat sashimi and grilled fish.

Information on the course
2 types of all-you-can-eat crab, 90-minute course
・Boiled and nabe specialty course, 5,980 yen (tax not included)
・All-you-can-eat sashimi and grilled food specialty course, 6,960 yen (tax not included)
*30 different kinds of dishes are included in the all-you-can-eat-set. Both courses offer an all-you-can-drink for an additional 1,280yen.

Grilling crab makes the meat tender and sweeter
Enjoy seasonal ingredients with your crab
Crab sashimi with a sweet and fluffy texture
The interiors of the store are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable

The warm interior of this Osaka crab restaurant also has Japanese-style seating. The table seats are mainly for 4 people.

In addition, there are multilingual menus easy to use for foreign tourists. There are also English and Chinese translators. During busy seasons, the shop is visited by 500-600 foreign tourists a day.

  • Kanibugyou Namba Sennichimae
    蟹奉行 なんば千日前店
    • Address 1-8-18 Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osak-shi, Osaka 542-0074
    • Phone Number 06-6212-1429
    • Hours: 5pm-12am; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 12pm-12am
      Price: 90-minute all-you-can-eat crab 5,980yen (tax not included) *one-drink order system
      All-you-can-eat time limit: 90 minutes
      Closed: always open
      Multilingual menu: English/Chinese (the store also provides translators)

2. Hokkaido Shiretoko Gyojo Namba Dotonbori

2. Hokkaido Shiretoko Gyojo Namba Dotonbori

Hokkaido Shiretoko Gyojo Namba Dotonbori is located on the Dotonbori River, a 1 minute walk from Nanba Station. As the name implies, this izakaya is famous for being “more Hokkaido than Hokkaido,” allowing you to enjoy the great seafood of Hokkaido in Nanba. Take the exit B-8 at Nanba Station, walk north for about 150 meters towards Dotonbori river, and turn left at the corner of Lawson, opposite of Dotonbori Hotel.

Wide variety of all-you-can-eat

You can enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs (2 hours) starting at 4,000yen (tax not included) all year round. You can eat red snow crab in a pot or grilled. You can also have scallops and oysters. You can have all-you-can-eat oysters and crab course starting at 6,000 yen (tax not included), and we recommend it.

Information on the courses
・All-you-can-eat crabs and all-you-can-drink (2 hours) 4,000 yen (tax not included)
・All-you-can-eat crab and all-you-can-drink + 500 yen all-you-can-drink beer
・All-you-can-eat crab and all-you-can-drink + 800 yen, all-you-can-drink local Hokkaido sake (6 kinds always available)
A very popular set is the crab and oyster all-you-can-eat plan (2 hours) 6,000 yen (tax not included).

Fresh food arrives daily from Hokkaido, a treasure trove of seafood
Kushiro’s specialty chicken zangi, is an unparalleled fried dish representative of northern areas of Japan

Raw oysters are also recommended at this Osaka seafood restaurant, which specializes in food from Hokkaido. There are a variety of all-you-can-eat courses including also dishes like the juicy chicken zangi, sashimi, grilled foods, and more, not counting also the many à la carte choices.

Several Hokkaido sakes are also available

The sake is made in collaboration with a sake brewer in Hokkaido and it’s very popular. 6 different kinds are always available for all-you-can-drink. The original flavors of the Shiretoko fishery “Namahara hatcha ki” can be enjoyed with a sake highball. This seafood izakaya is suitable not only for causal parties but also for important gatherings.

Tables, counters, and private rooms are available

At this Osaka crab restaurant, there are a total of 65 seats, including private seats, and counter seats recommended for couples. The private rooms are of different sizes, and suitable for different situations. The restaurant can accommodate up to 180 people. There are also many foreign visitors, so the restaurant offers also menus in English, Chinese, and Korean. The staff also offers multilingual help.

  • Hokkaido Shiretoko Gyojo Namba Dotonbori
    海鮮居酒屋 個室 北海道知床漁場 なんば道頓堀店
    • Address 2F-7 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
    • Phone Number 06-6211-0566
    • Open: 5pm-12am (food last order 11pm, drink last order 11:30pm)
      Price: all-you-can-eat crab (2 hours) starting at 4,000 yen (tax not included)
      All-you-can-eat time limit: 2 hours
      closed: new year holidays (December 31-January 1)
      Multilingual menu: English, Chinese, Korean; Staff offers help in multiple languages

3. Chisozanmai

3. Chisozanmai

Located on the 14th floor of the Daimaru Umeda store in Osaka Station, Chisozanmai is an Osaka crab restaurant buffet where you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes in a spacious and elegant atmosphere.

In addition to Japanese food, there are a wide variety of western dishes, as well as Chinese food and sweets! Everyone from children to older people will definitely be satisfied. The restaurant is popular not only for its delicious food but also for its good prices. There is a lunch course and a dinner course, and you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat red snow crab course (2 hours).

Information on all-you-can-eat-courses
・Weekdays: lunch all-you-can-eat crab (2 hours) 2,700 yen (tax included) / dinner all-you-can-eat crab course, 3,700 yen (tax included)
・Saturday and Sunday: lunch all-you-can-eat crab course (2 hours) 2,900 yen (tax included) / Dinner all-you-can-eat crab course 3,700 yen (tax included)

In addition to all-you-can-eat crab, the restaurant offers a variety of Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes and desserts. There is also an all-you-can-drink soft drink menu.

Red snow crab all-you-can-eat course
You can also enjoy crispy tempura
There is also a rich sushi menu

There are 178 seats in total in a gorgeous and spacious atmosphere. The space can be enjoyed solo or with family, friends, and large groups. There are also multilingual menus for foreigners, and the staff can speak English.

  • Chisozanmai
    • Address 14th floor, Daimaru Umeda store, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8202
    • Phone Number 06-4796-7290
    • Open: 11am-11pm (last order 10pm)
      Price: all-you-can-eat red snow crab
      Lunch course weekdays 2,700 yen (tax included) / Saturday And Sunday 2,900 yen (tax included)
      Dinner course 3,700 yen (tax included)
      All-you-can-eat time limit: 2 hours
      Dinner dishes may change depending on time of the year
      Please note that all-you-can-eat-crab prices subject to change depending on season
      Multilingual menus are available
      Several staff members can help in English

Osaka is one of those cities where delicious food at affordable prices is common. Today we introduced 3 all-you-can-eat Osaka crab restaurants, selected by Japanese foodie experts.

Each one of these stores uses carefully selected fresh ingredients, and prepares them right before serving them to the customers. All shops are located near main train stations, making them very convenient to access.

Many seats and rooms are available to accommodate any kind of event, like dinners, banquettes, and entertainment. Enjoy delicious crab to your heart’s content in Osaka, the city of great food!

Text by Masayuki Yamashita

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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