Western Japan’s laid-back city of Osaka is synonymous with tasty and inexpensive, no-frills options. But, look closely, and you’ll discover refined dining options featuring the best of Japanese cuisine, fusion dishes and fine wines. For an unforgettable night out on the town, here are five swanky locations in Osaka. All are priced under ¥15,000, so it’s luxurious but you’ll still have some cash left to go out for that nijikai, or the notorious “second party” in Japanese culture.

1. Umeda Choutugai

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With private booths of pair seating overlooking the Osaka skyline, Choutugai is an intimate setting sure to ignite a spark. The dinner course menu at this Japanese restaurant is a modern take on the concept of kaiseki dining, a traditional Japanese multi-course meal where each dish is specially crafted using ingredients specific to a particular season. For special celebrations, such as anniversaries and birthdays, opt for the Anniversary Dinner Course.

2. Tavola36

Sample a variety of Mediterranean cuisine 147 meters high at Tavola36. With live music entertainment on weekend evenings, Tavola36 is more than a restaurant; it’s an experience complemented by the tasteful interior and stunning views of Osaka city.

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3. The Cosmopolitan

Set the mood for romance at The Cosmopolitan and choose terraced seating in the rooftop garden. Located in Grand Front Osaka, it’s in an easy-to-get-to location near Umeda station.  Customize your dinner course menu by choosing among the premium beef upgrades of New Zealand ribeye, Japanese sirloin or add foie gras. If you’re in the mood for a drink, The Cosmopolitan has a fine wine selection, plus an impressive range of hand-crafted cocktails including more than 10 options of mojitos. What’s better, you can easily make a reservation in English via their website.

4. Joe’s Shanghai New York

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At Joe’s Shanghai New York, you’ll certainly feel as if you’re having a night out on the town in the Big Apple. The crab xiao long bao (steamed buns) at Joe’s Shanghai New York are so good that even notoriously impatient New Yorkers line up for hours to get in. Reserve a booth in advance and treat your date to a world-class take on Chinese cuisine. Course prices range from around ¥5,000 to ¥16,200.

5. Hana-Goyomi

Take your Japanese dining experience to a new level with dinner at Hana-Goyomi. Each dish in the kaiseki ryori multi-course meal is carefully crafted by the restaurant’s expert chefs. Along with kaiseki ryori, the menu also boasts sushi, tempura and the coveted Kobe beef.

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