Review excerpt: If you’re in Umeda and in need of an escape from the crowds, head for Taneya’s shop at the back of the cavernous confectionery hall in the Hankyu department store.

Review excerpt: The lunch menu at Kinki Daigaku Suisan Kenkyujo is limited to five set menus. In the evening, there is more choice, but regardless of when you go maguro will be an option, as well as a selection of other fish that Kindai have been ...

Review excerpt: The interior of Galleria’s Umeda location is sparse, with only two carpets occupying the cement floor and dark wood tables. Signage indicates that this isn’t just a “Pizzeria,” it is also a “Plant Factory,” which explains the rows of pots containing herbs ...

Owing to its size, Tashinami has a take-it-or-leave-it menu: there’s just one Japanese-themed offering, which changes seasonally. On a recent lunch visit, a giant plate was served containing colorful hors d’oeuvres, including steamed rice with shiitake mushrooms, two succulent bites of duck breast, steamed ...

Garb Monaque, a cafe, bar and restaurant, occupies a funky building — think of a birdcage that’s been twisted at both ends — between Osaka Station and Grand Front Osaka, two playgrounds devoted to conspicuous consumption.

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