7,560 JPY 〜
/ Guest
14,580 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Taxi Available

  • Anniversary Services

Beauty of Simplicity: the Natural Essence

Essentiel is a simple and modern French restaurant. The first thing customers will see when entering the restaurant is the big counter and the dynamic open kitchen. The window on the north side has the great view of Nakanoshima Park's rose garden, the Tosabori River and the building across the river.

Owner-chef Kazuhiko Daito stayed in Taillevent,Paris and trained under Mr. Alan Ducasse at the Le Relais Plaza in Plaza Athénée. After coming back to Japan in order to open Benoit, he moved to Osaka in 2008 when he was assigned to the executive chef of Le Comptoir de Benoit. 4 years later, he finally opened Essentiel at Kitahama independently in 2012.

The spirit of this restaurant is "simplicity." Following the spirit of his master, Mr. Daito uses the ingredients with the highest quality. While valuing the importance of French cuisine's tradition, he also uses dishes made by Japanese craftsmen which reminds customers of Japanese essence. He creates his own style of culinary art that eliminates unnecessary decoration and provides a course that is small in portion but with a great variety. Although this restaurant is located in the city, customers can spend an unusual time here.
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■1-minute by walk from "Kitahama Station" (Exit 26) on Keihan Main Line
■1-minute by walk from "Kitahama Station" (Exit 1-B) on Subway Sakaisuji Line
■3-minute by walk from "Naniwabashi Station" (Exit 4) on Keihan Electric railway Nakanoshima Line
■5-minute by walk from "Yodoyabashi Station" (Exit 14-B) on Subway MIdosujisen Line



  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 11/2018
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Anniversary


Chef's Omakase Lunch Course
7,560 JPY / Guest
Omakase Dinner Course
14,580 JPY / Guest



Essentiel [Essentiel]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00~13:00 Dinner: 17:30~20:30


No holiday, No holiday


1−1−28, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka

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Essentiel [Essentiel]