Where to Find 24-Hour Restaurants in Dotonbori and Namba Area

With a famous nightlife scene and no transport in the early hours, looking for late-night eats in Dotonbori is a common mission. Whether you’re craving a bowl of salty ramen of want some.

24 Hour Restaurants in Dotonbori and Namba

Often the realm of ramen joints, the 24-hour options in Dotonbori and Namba are well-known by locals and welcoming for visitors too.

Kinryu Ramen: The Green Dragon

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One of the most famous all-night spots in the Dotonbori district, all you have to do is look for the Green Dragon. Serving up their specialty Kansai ramen, they offer free toppings and speedy service. The kimchi adds an extra bite and the garlic is simply delicious atop the light pork broth. You can choose from the standing counter spots on the street or seated tables inside at the Honten Store. If you would like to relax on tatami, head a short stroll away to their Dotonbori store, which is across the street from Kushikatsu Daruma.

Spot Information

  • Name: Kinryu Ramen Honten (金龍ラーメン 本店)
  • Address: 1-1-17 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Location: On the corner of Aiai Bridge, along Dotonbori
  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Regular Holiday: None

Yakiniku Nikuhachi Dotonbori:A Meat Feast

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For a dining-in experience, head to Yakiniku Nikuhashi for an incredible set-course meat fest. Located on the basement level, this restaurant is bound to be bustling with locals looking to fill up after a night out. The skewers can be purchased in single sets or as a multi-course set meal, with guests cooking the food at the table themselves. Opt for nabe (hotpot) on the colder months and if you’re lucky you’ll get a seat overlooking the river.

Spot Information

  • Name: Yakiniku Nikuhachi Dotonbori Honten (焼肉 肉八 道頓堀本店)
  • Address: B1F 1-1-4 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 
  • Location: Towards the East end of Dotonbori, this joint is close to the Nihon Bridge 
  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Regular Holidays: None

Hanamaruken Hozenji: Late-Night Ramen

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A late-night local haunt with a reputation for delicious melt-in-the-mouth pork, this ramen joint is the perfect stop after a night of drinking. Japan’s answer to fast food, ramen is salty, fatty, and has carbs, making it the perfect post-drink meal, and this one is especially satisfying. If you’re really hungry be sure to get your free extra noodle serving and the complimentary boiled egg too.

Spot Information

  • Name: Hanamaruken Namba Hozenji (花丸軒 難波・法善寺店)
  • Address: 1-2-1 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Location: This small ramen spot is just off Hozenji Yokocho, on the corner of Sennichimae Street.
  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Regular Holidays: Japanese new year holiday

Overnight Restaurants in Dotonbori and Namba 

While they’re not open 24 hours, these spots are open when most aren’t - often closing at around the time the first trains start running at 05:00.

Sushizanmai Dotonbori: Sushi Saviour

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Open until the first trains start running, Sushizanmai is a bright and friendly spot with a fish-market feel that suits the early morning hours perfectly. Using forms to order you have to be relatively sober, but the delicious food will no doubt perk you up when it arrives. The prices are reasonable, the menus are multilingual and the wifi is reliable, so settle in and enjoy a healthier option for your late-night meal.

Spot Information

  • Name: Sushizanmai Dotonbori (すしざんまい 道頓堀店)
  • Address: Nakaza cui-daore bldg 1F, 1-7-21 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Location: Sushizanmai is in the Nakaza Cuidaore building alongside the local clown mascot and oppsite the Genrokuzushi store.
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 05:00
  • Regular Holidays: None

Teppan-Jinja: A Shrine to the Grill

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Designed to resemble a brightly-lit shrine, complete with plaited rope and sake barrels Teppan Jinja is dedicated to delicious food of the griddled variety. Known for using olive oil to fry its many offerings, the restaurant has a vast menu of items to choose from, with skewers, noodles and more to enjoy. They have a long counter with a great view o the chefs at work as well as a terrace beside the river which is open throughout the year. There is a good selection of sake and other drinks available. If it is too busy, they have a larger store in Namba and one close to Namba Nankai too.

Spot Information

  • Name: Teppan Jinja (鉄板神社 道頓堀店)
  • Address: B1F Dotonbori Erika Building, 1-6-4 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Location: The restaurant is located on the Dotonbori street close to Tazaemonbashi Bridge and next door to Kushikatsu Daruma.
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 03:00
  • Regular Holidays: None

Okonomiyaki Bonkuraya Dotombori: An Osaka Izakaya

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This spot combines two great traditions: okonomiyaki - the soul-food of Osaka, and izakaya - the drinking dens of Japan. Try their classics, give an unusual cheese-filled pancake a go or give the mini-okonomiyaki selection a whirl to find your favorite. Each table comes with a griddle so you can cook your meal yourself, but the staff will help you out if you’re not sure. Of course, there are plenty of drinks available and you’ll no doubt meet plenty of revelers at the tables nearby to ‘kanpai’ (cheers) with!

Spot Information

  • Name: Okonomiyaki Bonkuraya Dotonbori (お好み焼き・鉄板焼 ぼんくら家 道頓堀)
  • Address: 2F, 1-5-9 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Location: Bonkuraya is located on the main Dotonbori street close to Tazaemonbashi Bridge.
  • Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 03:00, Sun & Holidays: 11:30 - 23:00 / 24:00
  • Regular Holidays: None

※Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), some of the shops and restaurants may be temporarily closed or have different hours from the hours stated here.

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