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5 Osaka Restaurants With Stunning Night Views

5 Osaka Restaurants With Stunning Night Views

Date published: 9 November 2020
Last updated: 4 December 2020

Osaka’s magnificent skyline boasts a panorama of soaring skyscrapers which, come nightfall, transform into a breathtaking sea of light and Osaka night views.

From tower-top to the waterfront, restaurants with a view make dining out all the more enjoyable!

Here we're going to introduce 5 restaurants which combine delicious food with great Osaka night views! Italian, teppanyaki, original cocktails, and more, we've selected a range encompassing all kinds of cuisine. All of these establishments employ thorough anti-COVID 19 measures, ensuring customer safety.

Combine Osaka's renowned cuisine culture with its memorizing scenery for a holiday dining experience you won't forget!

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Teppanyaki Keyaki - Dine Overlooking Osaka Castle!
  2. 2. STARDUST - A Romantic Osaka Night View Panorama of Twinkling City Lights!
  3. 3. ZK – Gorgeous Osaka Night Views, From Tsutenkaku to Osaka Castle!
  4. 4. DYNAMIC KITCHEN & BAR SUN - Views Reaching to Kyoto!
  5. 5. River Cafe – Dine in Osaka with Riverside Cherry Blossoms!
  6. Other Osaka Restaurants Offering Online Reservations

1. Teppanyaki Keyaki - Dine Overlooking Osaka Castle!

1. Teppanyaki Keyaki - Dine Overlooking Osaka Castle!

Located on the 18th floor of the New Otani Hotel, a 3-minute walk from Osakajo-koen Station, Teppanyaki Keyaki boasts idyllic Osaka castle views from every seat! The majestic white light of the illuminated castle provides the perfect counterpart to a lively teppanyaki atmosphere!

In addition to Osaka Castle, the sweeping panorama encompasses the iconic Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Station. Even during the day, the views of the dazzling greenery of Osaka Castle Park are equally grand!

While soaking in the view, the chef will prepare and cook your meal before your eyes, recreating the lively, dynamic atmosphere that Osaka is known for. Private rooms that can seat up to 6 are also available!

Being as popular as it is, reservations are necessary and need to be made before 3pm the previous day.

Seasonal Ingredients Grilled to Perfection Right in Front of You!

Keyaki's menu is the epitome of class. Wagyu sourced from Saga, fresh abalone, and the best seasonal vegetables, it's a filling, well-balanced, and nutritious meal! The dinner course starts from 13,500 yen plus tax.

Pay close attention to the chef's dexterity and technique - you might learn something!

Don't hesitate to ask for an English menu or service!

Current Anti-COVID-19 Measures:
Restaurant, facilities, and equipment are thoroughly disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned after each customer. Disinfectant spray is provided. Restaurant is well-ventilated. Partition boards between seats have been installed. Staff wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, gargle, and check temperatures. Store capacity is limited, reservations are necessary. Seating is spaced further apart. Customers feeling unwell are refused entry. Customers are required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks.

  • Teppanyaki Keyaki
    鉄板焼 けやき
    • Address Hotel New Otani Osaka 18F, 1-4-1 Shiromi, Chuo Ward, Osaka 540-8578
    • Nearest Station Access: 3-minute walk from Osakajokoen Station or Osaka Business Park Station
    • Phone Number 06-6949-3228
    • Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm (hours are currently shorter, check website for details)
      Closed: None

2. STARDUST - A Romantic Osaka Night View Panorama of Twinkling City Lights!

2. STARDUST - A Romantic Osaka Night View Panorama of Twinkling City Lights!

STARDUST is on the 39th floor of Osaka's iconic Umeda Sky Building, a 10-minute walk from Osaka Station. Bathed in warm candlelight overlooking Osaka's seemingly endless metropolis, diners are treated to designer cocktails and unique Italian creations.

Customers seated next to the windows can relish enchanting views of the vivid sunset and magical twilight before the world falls into darkness. Naturally, the restaurant is busy most nights, so we recommend booking to secure your spot!

Sip on Colorful Cocktails at the Classy Bar Lounge!

The stylish bar lounge is run by a bartender with over 25 years of experience! Creative original cocktails are aplenty, such as the 'Sky Laputa,' (1,050 yen + tax) which was inspired by the Umeda Sky Building. In addition to the 300 plus cocktail range, a selection of the finest whiskey is also available. Non-alcoholic mocktails can also be ordered!

The lavish Dinner Course (4,000 yen + tax-included) consists of 6 items, including appetizers, soup, and fish, and is ideal for a romantic date!

For an extra special occasion, such as an anniversary or last day of a trip, the 'Italian Full Course' (7,000 yen + tax) presents a grand assortment of grilled fish, beef tenderloin steak, foie gras with truffle-flavored sauce, and more! English menus are available.

Current Anti-COVID-19 Measures:
Restaurant, facilities, and equipment are thoroughly disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned after each customer. Disinfectant spray is provided. Coin trays are in use. Staff wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, gargle, and check temperatures. Store capacity is limited. Seating is spaced further apart.

  • SKY LOUNGE STARDUST
    梅田 夜景 STARDUST
    • Address Umeda Sky Building Tower East 39F, 1 Chome-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita Ward, Osaka 531-6023
    • Nearest Station Access: 7-minute walk from JR Osaka Station
    • Phone Number 06-6440-3890
    • Hours: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last order - food: 9:00pm, drink: 10:00pm)
      Closed: Irregular

3. ZK – Gorgeous Osaka Night Views, From Tsutenkaku to Osaka Castle!

3. ZK – Gorgeous Osaka Night Views, From Tsutenkaku to Osaka Castle!

ZK, located on the 57th floor of the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, soars 270 meters over the Osaka cityscape. Its energetic, jovial atmosphere is complemented by stunning panoramic views, which, aside from the counter seats, every table can enjoy! Seats facing north look out over Osaka's northern regions, including Osaka Castle, while the south side looms over the picturesque Nagai Park.

Perhaps the winning scenery is from the west, which, in addition to fantastic views of Tsutenkaku, Osaka Bay, and the evening sun, the far-away island of Awajishima and the Akashi Strait can also be spotted on clear days.

ZK's seating arrangements include spacious open hall tables along with relaxing semi-private booths on the south and west side. The restaurant is usually busy, so best to book in advance.

The Osaka panorama dazzles in the afternoon sun, making lunch a popular choice too!

ZK's eye-catching logo was designed by Shimada Tamotsu, the designer of the 2025 Osaka Expo's surreal logo.

Enjoy Western and Japanese Teppanyaki!

ZK offers teppanyaki courses with both western and Japanese food. While the teppanyaki is served at a special counter, those seated at tables can order teppanyaki dishes too, so you won't miss out!

The European 'Dinner Course,' (from 8,000 yen + tax and service) is based around the finest delicacies of the season. With early summer boasting asparagus and mid-autumn presenting duck, the menu is altered every month, preventing it from ever getting old!

The highlight of the set is the local beef prepared with seasonal ingredients.

The Japanese cuisine is also regularly adjusted, with December's crab being a particular highlight. This is best enjoyed through the ever-popular 'Japanese Dinner Course' (from 8,000 yen + tax and service).

English menus and service is available.

Current Anti-COVID-19 Measures:
Restaurant, facilities, and equipment are thoroughly disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned after each customer. Disinfectant spray is provided. Restaurant is well-ventilated. Coin trays are in use. Partition boards between seats have been installed. Staff wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, gargle, and check temperatures. Seating is spaced further apart. Customers feeling unwell are refused entry. Customers are required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks.

  • Restaurant ZK
    レストラン ZK
    • Address OSAKA MARRIOTT MIYAKO HOTEL 57F, 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-005
    • Nearest Station Access: Close to Tennōji Station
    • TEL: 0120-611-147/ From cell-phone: 06-6628-6187 (for reservations)
      Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm (last order), 5:00pm - 9:00pm (last order)
      Closed: None

4. DYNAMIC KITCHEN & BAR SUN - Views Reaching to Kyoto!

4. DYNAMIC KITCHEN & BAR SUN - Views Reaching to Kyoto!

5 minutes from Kyobashi Station is the sophisticated and ever-trendy 'Sun.' 150 meters above ground and right over Osaka Castle, the view extends as far as Kyoto! Naturally, the nighttime scenery is second to none! While all seats are treated to views, if you want to dine window side, definitely book in advance!

With private tables overlooking Osaka Castle, semi-private booths, seats along the window, and casual counter seats, Sun welcomes singles, couples, and large groups alike!

Feast on Delectable Seasonal Platters!

The Tofu Delight!
Hegi-Soba

Sun's cuisine is centered around seasonal ingredients with local dishes from each region of Japan, all made extra classy! This is perfectly exemplified in the 'Tofu Delight,' (1,500 yen + tax) made from Japanese soybeans and natural bittern, or the regional 'Hegi-Soba,' (1,000 yen + tax) hailing from Ojiya in rural Niigata Prefecture.

Perhaps the highlight is the Japanese Black Wagyu, steamed right in front of you in a mouth-watering display sure to whet your appetite! (100g 2,600 yen + tax).

The 'Seasonal Platter Course' (from 6,500 yen tax-included) leverages each season's best natural ingredients. Autumn's selection includes Skipjack tuna and matsutake mushrooms, while winter presents pufferfish, crab, and more!

Current Anti-COVID-19 Measures:
Restaurant, facilities, and equipment are thoroughly disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned after each customer. Disinfectant spray is provided. Restaurant is well-ventilated. Coin trays are in use. Staff wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, gargle, and check temperatures. Capacity is limited. Seating is spaced further apart. Customers feeling unwell are refused entry.

  • DYNAMIC KITCHEN & BAR SUN
    ダイナミックキッチン&バー 燦 −SUN−OBPツインタワー店
    • Address 38th floor, Twin 21 MID Tower, 2-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-6138
    • Nearest Station Access: 5-minute walk from JR Kita-Shinchi Station, 10-minute walk from JR Osaka Station
    • Phone Number 06-6367-5512
    • Hours:
      • Regular: 11:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last order 10:00pm)
      • Sundays/Public holidays (dinner): 5:00pm - 10:30pm (last order 9:30pm)
      Closed: Irregular

5. River Cafe – Dine in Osaka with Riverside Cherry Blossoms!

5. River Cafe – Dine in Osaka with Riverside Cherry Blossoms!

Directly connected with Temmabashi Station, the River Cafe, as its name suggests, provides diners with majestic riverside views. The overlapping lights from the dozens of bridges and cruise boats illuminate the water in a spectacular night-time display! Outside seating is also available for those wanting to get up close and personal with Osaka's vibrant nightlife!

The scenery peaks in spring when the rows of riverside cherry blossoms beam with gorgeous pink petals. While beautiful during the daytime, the scene is best enjoyed at night after being transformed by an enchanting light up festival! The seats with the best views are limited, so book well in advance!

Counter seating for casual dining is also available. Their lunch menu is a perfect pick-me-up for tired travelers exploring the area's ample attractions!

Italian With Fresh Seafood and an Extensive Wine List!

The 'Asa-shime Sengyo Carpaccio' (1,280 yen + tax), which incorporates fresh seafood sent from markets across Japan, is a simple, yet elegant dish flavored only with premium olive oil and salt, allowing its natural flavors to shine through.

For those feeling peckish, the 'Stone Oven One Coin Pizza' goes for just 500 yen (+ tax) and comes in 6 different toppings, including margarita and cheese.

Their imported wine list was carefully crafted by a sommelier to heighten the flavor of each dish. And don't worry, they're not all expensive!

English menus are available.

Current Anti-COVID-19 Measures:
Restaurant, facilities, and equipment are thoroughly disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned after each customer. Disinfectant spray is provided. Staff wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, gargle, and check temperatures.

  • RIVER CAFE
    魚とワインとイタリアン リバーカフェ
    • Address Panante Keihan Temmabashi 1F, 1-1, Temmabashikyomachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka 540-0032
    • Nearest Station Access: Right next to Temmabashi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
    • Phone Number 06-6949-5055
    • Hours:
      • Weekdays: 11:00am - 3:00pm (last order 2:30pm), 3:00pm - 11:30pm (last order 10:30pm)
      • Weekends/Public holidays (dinner): 3:00pm - 11:00pm (last order 10:00pm)
      Closed: None

Enjoy the Osaka night view! Nighttime scenery makes dining out all the more special. Set against a magical atmosphere, conversations become more jovial and the food seems to taste better! If you want to crown your Osaka trip with a memorable dining experience, be sure to check out one of these restaurants!

Text by: Efeel

Other Osaka Restaurants Offering Online Reservations

*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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