Comfort Hotel Sakai
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Bars & Cafes
Pangaea Cafe is a community center-cum-restaurant that aims to provide a place, where patrons can enjoy casual conversations and experience various art forms. Housed in a former factory building, it is spacious enough to accommodate comfortable restaurant seating, an art gallery and several meeting rooms. Every week, Pangea features variety of events that include classical music concerts, modern art exhibitions, creative workshops and so forth; and while you are here, do sample the local dishes strictly prepared with organic ingredients. You can also hire the cafe for private events, business meets and art expositions. For more details, call ahead.
This cafe makes indulging in desserts part of a spiritual experience. The translation for their motto is "cakes with consciousness." Each cake is supposed to address the individual temperament of each customer, including earth, fire, water and air. Whether melting in your mouth or cooling your palate, each of the 30 varieties are guaranteed to bring about culinary awareness. White peach mousse is the most popular dessert according to the staff. Freshness and quality are assured in 60-minute session. Reservations are recommended.
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.
Ebisu, is housed in a charming old traditional white plastered building with an interior that is decorated to reflect the season. It serves Japanese food that nevertheless reveals also a strong Western influence. The various sakes on sale look as if they have been bought in in bulk and on the cheap, but a closer look will reveal to the afficionado quite a few rare ones. It attracts clientele of a wide range of ages, so you can expect to see youth rubbing shoulders with age. Very friendly staff.
This lounge bar is wonderfully typical of the new relaxed lounge/cafe culture that is sweeping Osaka. Dagaz is a fairly spacious underground lounge bar and gives traditionally rather rough and stolid Tennoji a much-needed boost. It has white stucco walls, subdued lighting, tables in one area and couches in another. It serves a moderate range of international cuisine at prices that are reasonable. Dagaz boasts a well stocked bar and impeccably and friendly service.
This friendly foreign-style neighborhood bar is just as popular with Japanese as with foreigners. It has fascinating decor with a slant toward Hawaii—even the latest menu is written on a surfboard hanging up behind the bar. Everything you order here is homemade with fresh ingredients, and the portions are very generous. There is also a fair selection of dishes for vegetarians. The burgers and sandwiches are especially popular and come with delicious wedge potatoes.
This store-cum-bar boasts of an impressive stock of sake, the Japanese traditional drink. The collection comprises of the finest liquor from different parts of the country, so whether you are an occasional drinker or a connoisseur, you will love the variety it has on offer. Relax over a drink right here, or purchase a bottle and sip it in the ambience of your choice. A new online ordering service is also available.
One of the more popular spots for live music in the Tennoji neighborhood of the city, Fireloop is a nightclub, bar, and music venue all rolled into one. Offering a bar area, a performance area, and also a studio, Fireloop is sure to make for an interesting and entertaining time. See the website or call to know more.
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!
If you are a fan of jazz and other music from 1950s America, then you might want to come here. Certainly the music and the various pictures plastered all over the walls remind you of that era, but talk to the owner and you will have no doubts. There is also a bottle-keep system for regulars. Given the age of the music (and the master), the clientèle tends to be young middle-aged.
Come to this bar and restaurant for traditional Japanese fare and some bubbly to go with it. Delicious preparations and a romantic ambiance are the biggest draws of this eatery in the Chuo-ku area. The prices are a tad high, but all good things come with a price tag, don't they?