[For the 2024 New Year’s party] Recommended Yakiniku restaurant in Minami (Namba/Shinsaibashi) is here

The Year of the Dragon in 2024 has also begun.
After eating the New Year’s festival, don’t you want to eat something rich again? ?

We will pick up recommended yakitori restaurants in the Namba/Shinsaibashi area that are recommended for New Year’s parties!

About Yakiniku restaurants in Osaka

According to research, the number of yakiniku restaurants in Osaka is 1,680 according to 2016 data, which ranks seventh in terms of number per population, making it one of the highest concentration of yakiniku restaurants in the country.

Source: Economic Census https://www.stat.go.jp/data/e-census/index.html

Osaka, the kitchen of the world

In addition to Osaka being a city with a lot of people, there are also many yakiniku lovers among the gourmet Osaka people who have a voracious appetite, and based on population, Osaka is home to the 7th largest number of yakiniku restaurants in Japan.

What is the origin of Yakiniku?

Yakiniku is said to have its origins in South Korea (then Korea) in the mid-1930s as a dish of grilled meat marinated in a strong sauce, such as bulgogi and grilled short ribs. 

In Japan, during the post-war era of food shortages, Koreans living in Japan devised stalls that served roasted beef and pig innards on the black market. This is the origin of grilled offal, and over time other parts such as loin and short ribs were also served. 

In 1946 (Showa 21), “Meigetsukan” and “Shodoen”, which are considered to be the originators of yakiniku, were established, and many other famous restaurants appeared one after another. Most of them were founded by Koreans who remained in Japan. 

The origin of yakiniku is South Korea (Korean Peninsula), but there are various theories about the origins of the current style of yakiniku, and it is difficult to settle the matter in one sentence.

In Osaka, places like Tsuruhashi in Osaka City are famous as Korean towns, and the aroma of yakiniku will whet your appetite as soon as you get off the station.

■About Tsuruhashi

The Tsuruhashi area is where three stations of the JR Loop Line, Kintetsu Nara Line, and Subway Sennichimae Line intersect. There are several shopping streets within a radius of about 300 meters where Higashinari Ward, Ikuno Ward, and Tennoji Ward intersect, and there are many shops selling Korean and Korean miscellaneous goods.

It has long flourished as one of Osaka’s best gourmet spots and a Yakiniku town, and there are said to be hundreds of Yakiniku restaurants in the area. There are many kimchi specialty stores and Korean food stores, and the entire town is very energetic and full of exotic atmosphere. It is also known as a tourist attraction.

Introducing recommended Yakiniku restaurants in Namba and Shinsaibashi! 8 recommended stores

Ajiyoshi Sennichimae store

Ajiyoshi Sennichimae store

Introducing the Sennichimae branch of Ajiyoshi, a Yakiniku restaurant in Osaka that has been in business for over 50 years.
Large stores can also accommodate groups. It will make your New Year’s party more colorful.
The characteristics of Ajiyoshi are as follows.

  • Yakiniku using Kuroge Wagyu beef
  • Rich variety of hormones
  • Cold noodles that are firm and easy to spread, hand-made by craftsmen after receiving your order.
  • Inside the store with a modern Japanese garden
  • Stone-grilled bibimbap is popular for its crunchy charcoal.

This is a restaurant where you can enjoy Yakiniku and service with Osaka’s human touch.
It is also conveniently located in front of Sennichimae, the center of Namba, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the lively Osaka Minami area.

  • Store name: Ajiyoshi Sennichimae store
    Phone number: 06-6214-1429
    Business hours: 11:00-23:30
    Address: 1-9-14 Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Yakiniku Wabi Sabi Hozenji Yokocho Branch

Yakiniku Wabi Sabi Hozenji Yokocho Branch
Yakiniku Wabi Sabi Hozenji Yokocho Branch

This is a restaurant where you can relax and enjoy Yakiniku in a chic and calm atmosphere that is popular among foreigners as well.
You can enjoy a chic atmosphere centered around high-quality parts in “all private rooms.”

  • Store name: Yakiniku Wabi Sabi Hozenji Yokocho main store
    Phone number: 050-5492-7971
    Business hours: 17:00-23:00
    Address: 1-1-5 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Shokudoen Soemoncho main store

Shokudoen Soemoncho main store
Shokudoen Soemoncho main store

Shodoen Soemoncho Main Store is a large store located in the gorgeous Minami area.
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy good old yakiniku in a luxurious and gorgeous restaurant.
Shokudoen, such as the “Food Hall”, where people of all ages can enjoy yakiniku with a Showa-style taste is also a perfect tourist spot to enjoy the atmosphere of Osaka.

  • Store name: Shodoen Soemoncho main store
    Phone number: 06-6211-1455
    Business hours: 12:00 to 22:00 (closed in the afternoon on weekdays)
    Address: 5-13 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Little Korea Apuro Osaka Shinsaibashi store

Little Korea Apuro Osaka Shinsaibashi store
Little Korea Apuro Osaka Shinsaibashi store
Little Korea Apuro Osaka Shinsaibashi store

This is a restaurant where you can enjoy Yakiniku in a POP atmosphere with the latest Korean taste.
The stylish store is also popular with young people. You can enjoy a fun and lively New Year’s party in a rich and convenient location in the center of Minami.

  • Store name: Small Korean Apuro-Osaka Shinsaibashi store
    Phone number: 06-6244-3890
    Business hours: 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00 Address
    : 1-chome Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 16-32 Beas 50 Building 2F

Mahoroba Hearth Shinsaibashi

Mahoroba Hearth Shinsaibashi
Mahoroba Hearth Shinsaibashi

A yakiniku restaurant that looks like a hideout in the center of the Shinsaibashi Minami area.
This is a yakiniku restaurant with an extraordinary space where you can enjoy luxury in the hearth. The course menu is also extensive, making it perfect for New Year’s parties. You can enjoy the taste of Yakiniku in a calm atmosphere far away from the hustle and bustle of Minami.

  • Store name: Mahoroba Irori Shinsaibashi
    Phone number: 06-6243-1129
    Business hours: 12:00-14:00, 17:30-23:30
    Address: 32BE’S50 Building, 1-16 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 1F

Nikutho Nakata main store

Nikutho Nakata main store
Nikutho Nakata main store

Nikutsho Nakata Honten is a restaurant in Minami where you can enjoy a full course of meat, including yakiniku. How about enjoying a full course of meat at the main branch in Shinsaibashi?

Nikusho Nakata is a high-class yakiniku restaurant that sells the highest quality brand of Japanese beef, Daikoku Sengyu. At one of the largest aging warehouses in western Japan, located in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, we offer Daikoku Sengyu beef that has undergone the optimal aging process depending on the cut.

  • Store name: Nikusho Nakata Main store
    Phone number: 06-6214-8989
    Business hours: 17:00-23:00
    Address: 5F, Gendai Koisan Building, 1-7-16 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Speaking of Niku, Matsuda Osaka store

Speaking of Niku, Matsuda Osaka store
Speaking of Niku, Matsuda Osaka store

A short walk north of the Shinsaibashi area is a restaurant where you can enjoy meat dishes at the counter in a calm place, and it is a restaurant that has become a hot
topic in Nara. You can enjoy Yamato beef from Nara.

  • Store name: Niku Matsuda Osaka store
    Phone number: 06-4708-5529
    Business hours: 17:00-23:00
    Address: 1st floor, 4-3-14 Bakoro-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Yakiniku Kitan Hozenji

Yakiniku Kitan Hozenji
Yakiniku Kitan Hozenji

Although it is located in the Minami area, it is a famous restaurant where you can enjoy yakiniku in Hozenji Yokocho, which has a particularly chic Japanese atmosphere.

Hozenji Temple was moved to the current location of Namba in Minami Ward in 1637, the chief priest at the time, in the early Edo period. Hozenji is famous for “Mizukakefudo,” a figure whose entire body is covered in moss. Also, people who are doing business in Hozenji Yokocho come to pray for the prosperity of their business.
You can enjoy meat dishes in a particularly chic way in a corner of the historic Hozenji Temple.

  • Store name: Yakiniku Kitan Hozenji
    Phone number: 06-6226-7129
    Business hours: 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00 Address
    : 1-7 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka -12


Why not enjoy yakiniku in the Minami area?
In addition to the many yakiniku restaurants in the Shinsaibashi/Namba area, there are also shops that make use of the atmosphere of the historic area, as well as shops that serve domestic Wagyu beef from nearby areas such as Nara and Kobe. There are many shops where you can enjoy it.
In addition, there are many large stores such as Shodoen, which are perfect for New Year’s parties and banquets for companies and groups , where you can enjoy Yakiniku while enjoying Osaka, the city of gluttony.