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Bars & Cafes
If you are looking for a venue that hosts excellent live music on weekends while in Kobe, then head to Helluva Lounge. Located on Shimoyamate-Dori, this lounge is known for staging performances of numerous rock bands and artists in a set up that is intimate and replete with bright colors. DJ nights are also scheduled here regularly. Order one of the specialty cocktails available at the bar while you enjoy the live music. This lounge also offers a number of small bite options which complement the drinks on offer. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
If you are starved of some western media a range of magazines in English - fashion, sport, technology and so on await you at this small, funky cafe. Big comfortable vinyl seats in primary colors along with low lighting and stainless steel give a 50's feel while good coffee, tea and cakes- the clafouti is a favorite - make this a good place for afternoon tea.
Honest Cafe is an up-market but relaxed and spacious French Colonial style cafe-restaurant. Here you will find a range of fastidiously prepared French cuisine, which like the decor uses Asian and Pacific influences to good effect. As your appetite permits, opt for the delicious sandwiches or a complete square meal. Desserts are the star attraction; try the fruit trifle or one of the delicious pastries from the French bakery attached to the cafe.
This museum is a must-visit not only for the connoisseur of good wines but also for anyone who has an interest in this most historical of all beverages. As well as exhibits that show the history and development of wine, this museum also houses a restaurant that allows patrons to sample wines from around the world. And for those who prefer not to drink on an empty stomach, the restaurant also serves French cuisine. If you need a bottle or two of wine to take home, drop in at the wine mart where you will find a huge selection to choose from.
The HRC Osaka is no different from any of the dozens of others all over the world. The gaudy, lavish decorations are comprised of music memorabilia, rock & roll music plays loud, and the menu features some hearty meals. This is perhaps the best place you can go in Japan for hamburgers and other meat dishes, though the other entries are equally as good. Prices are typically between JPY1,000 and JPY2,000. Drinks, such as beer and cocktails start at a pretty reasonable price. Also note that the HRC tends to be a favorite stopping off place for local celebrities.
In case you were not invited to the Awards dinner, you can experience the Academy Awards Party menu in the comfort of Universal Studios. Serving pizza, pasta, Californian cuisine, plus a variety of unique dishes from all over the world, Puck makes sure diners are not disappointed at seeing their favorite dish prepared in a new and innovative way. Do lunch the LA way. Who knows whether you will get to see a star or two!
This is original Italian food at its best, and its cheapest. The theme of 'healthy' eating is reflected in the menu, which offers such renderings as seasonal vegetable sauces, homemade pasta noodles and a variety of non-creamy sauces. Tara-ko (fish egg) spaghetti is a favorite with customers who like to enhance the flavor with spicy Tabasco sauce and Parmesan cheese. The decor is as singular as the food, with everything from the dishes to the tables and chairs handcrafted. There is a full bar and Kirin beer on tap.
This wine bar and restaurant which is located about a seven-minute walk from JR Osaka Station shares a building with several other kinds of restaurants. This one has a casual atmosphere and offers French cuisine as well as pizza and pasta. Each dish is quite big and may be shared by two people. Thirty-two types of wine served by the glass.
As far as cake "vikings" go, the name Splendid says it all. What else would you expect from a cafe in the Ritz Carlton? Each cake is created and presented according to a theme. Flavors and ingenuity in design are what make this buffet stand out with its 30 different delicacies daily. Their motto is "it tastes as good as it looks", and they do live up to that standard.
There's nothing better than a good drink after a long day at work or at the end of a fabulous meal. At The Bar at The Ritz Carlton, guests can select from over 150 malt whiskeys, 110 martinis, 36 cocktails and many other beverages in the casual-lounge like place. Fight those midnight hunger pangs with light meals like sandwiches, cheese hot dish, Japanese dishes or desserts. And for those looking for a change from drinks and snacks, check out 'The Champagne Garden' which boasts of 60 kinds of cigars. With a menu such as this and live music, midnights shall rock!
This is one stunning cafe. One entire wall is an impressive mural of vaguely Asian jungle scenery. The rest of the cafe is also attractively designed, though simple. Wicker chairs surround wooden tables, or you can sit in a booth which borders shelves lined with books. The menu features single-order items that are generally southeast Asian, including spicy Thai dishes. The restaurant uses only organic ingredients, and the dishes are generally low in calories.
This eclectic cafe in the Umeda district serves a fine selection of imported teas and is a great place to relax or chat when you have plenty of time to spare. The interior seems like something out of a southern-European villa, with its wooden floors and tables and white plaster walls, though the abstract pictures on the wall and other unusual adornments make it decidedly modern. Besides teas, you can also order from a selection of cakes. The place is particularly popular among women. Saturday-Sunday opene at 8pm.