These Tapioca Shops in Osaka Will Satisfy Your Milk Tea Obsession
Because milk tea is life.
There are many reasons why the city of Osaka in Japan is worth visiting. Apart from its famous tourist spots, like the Osaka Castle and the Universal Studios Japan, the city is also known for being a popular foodie destination.
Recently, many unique tapioca drink shops have been appearing in the Amerikamura (shortened as Amemura) and Horie areas. For those who want to go tapioca shop-hopping, here are some establishments you should consider visiting!
Nonara Pearl - Shinsaibashi Branch
Nonara Pearl is famous for cooking tapioca pearls multiple times a day. It makes use of fresh tapioca that is directly imported from Taiwan and has no added preservatives. Some of the shop’s most popular drinks include the Taiwan tea, Uji tea, and fruit teas. Upon taking the first sip, you’ll enjoy the warm and chewy goodness of the pearls mixing with the drink.
The Brown Sugar Milk Tapioca Medium (left, ¥561) has a natural sweetness coming from the light milk, tapioca, and brown sugar. On the right is the Japanese-style Houjicha Milk Tea Medium Tapioca Topping (¥518).
Nonara-kun, the shop’s iconic cat character, is painted on the striking pink wall.
A lot of customers usually take photos with their drinks at the shop. They also line up for the popular t-shirt and tapioca cup holders sold over the counter.
Nonara Pearl – Shinsaibashi Branch is located at 2-1-16 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-6563-7323. It is a five-minute walk from Shinsaibashi subway station.
Sin an ju Shinsaibashi Branch
Sin an ju pays particular attention to the ingredients that they use for their beverages. They only select the highest-quality of fresh tapioca, directly imported from Taiwan, brown sugar, and tea leaves that match the milk. Their Brown Sugar Bubble Milk (¥540) is definitely a must-try!
The Brown Sugar Bubble Milk (left) is made with carefully-selected and premium brown sugar.
This shop is one of the best in Amemura.
Sin an ju Shinsaibashi Branch is located at 1-6-35 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and the day before a Japanese holiday. You may contact them at +81-6-6563-7668. It is a two-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Subway Station.
Huge hotdogs, homemade sausage, and coffee are available at the CHARBON STAND. Their colorful tapioca drinks are sold in bottles and at affordable prices. They come in delicious and refreshing flavors, such as the coffee flavor.
The Creamy Matcha Milk and Berry Milk, among others (¥648 each), are sold in bottles for takeout.
The stand looks homey and welcoming beside the Café Charbon.
CHARBON STAND is located at 1/F, 1-6-23 Kitahorie, Nishi District, Osaka and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. You may contact them at +81-6-4391-7215. It is a one-minute walk from Yotsubashi subway station.
The SPINNS vintage&cafe is a hole-in-the-wall cafe inside a secondhand clothing shop. They make use of different kinds of tea leaves and handmade syrup for their drink menu. You can request the staff to add some cream cheese topping to your drink for a cheesecake flavor.
Tropical tea with passionfruit syrup and cream cheese topping (¥518)
The mismatched furniture adds to the cool vibe of the store.
SPINNS vintage&café is located at 2/F Brutus building, 2-11-30 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays. It is a four-minute walk from Shinsaibashi subway station.
Chat et Ours Neko to Kumasan
Chat et Ours Neko to Kumasan is famous for using locally-produced fresh tapioca. Customers of the shop can choose between soy milk, regular milk, and breve milk for their drink’s base. Healthy drinks, such as decaf coffee and fresh fruit juice, are also offered here.
Enjoy the rich, natural sweetness of the fruit in this sugarless, additive-free Mango Juice (¥630).
Cat motif accessories decorate the entire shop.
Chat et Ours ? Neko to Kumasan is located at 1/F Hifumiya building, 1-22-21 Kitahorie, Nishi District, Osaka and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m daily. You may contact them at +81-6-7710-4685. It is a two-minute walk from Nishiohashi subway station.
N°charm dats Amerikamura Branch
At the N°charm dats Amerikamura Branch, you can enjoy unusual food such as handmade Peking duck crepe sandwich and tapioca drinks in a colorful and pop atmosphere. Passionfruit and oreo drinks are also served in cute bottles at this store.
You can add toppings, like pudding, to your Coconut Taro (¥550).
The pink walls and cradle swings make the perfect IG background!
N°charm dats Amerikamura Branch is located at 1-6-27 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-4256-4938. It is a two-minute walk from Shinsaibashi subway station.
Q&D TAPIOCA Amemura Branch
Q&D TAPIOCA Amemura Branch is the shop’s second branch in Kansai. They make use of carefully-selected ingredients, such as directly-imported tapioca from Taiwan and fresh milk from Aso, Kumamoto, for their drinks. You’re free to choose from four different Taiwan teas, including the Sun Moon Lake, at the store.
The Strawberry Tapioca Milk is filled with sweet and sour strawberry bits (¥850).
Every order is carefully prepared behind the counter.
Q&D TAPIOCA Amemura Branch is located at 2-11-9 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is a five-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Subway Station.
Selected tea leaves and tapioca pearls are used in Asian Sabou’s tapioca drinks. The shop modifies the taste of the Taiwan milk teas so that they appeal more to the Japanese taste buds. Customers can adjust the amount of tapioca pearl toppings in their drink in three quantifying levels.
The freshness of locally-produced tapioca and the aroma of green tea set the Matcha Milk Tapioca Single (¥400) apart from the rest.
The colorful walls and wooden benches produce an exotic ambiance.
Asian Sabou is located at 1/F Shirakiya building, 1-8-4 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-7650-3208. It is a four-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Subway Station.
ASIAN RAD AFTERS
ASIAN RAD AFTERS is popular for their slightly modified Asian sweets and drinks. The tapioca pearls, which are organically colored using butterfly pea flowers, create a beautiful color gradient in their bubble teas.
Bubble Tea Arabian Night (left, ¥740) is an exciting flavor made with lemonade and spices.
True to its branding, the store’s interior is colored “rad green”.
ASIAN RAD AFTERS is located at 1/F, 1-25-8 Shinmachi, Nishi District, Osaka and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You may contact them at +81-6-6535-8535. It is a three-minute walk from Nishiohashi Station.
nice tapioca is an Asian drink and sweets store run by a Chinese owner. It uses Taiwanese tapioca and tea leaves, that are chosen from more than 100 tea growers, for their drinks. They also offer egg waffles and healthy drinks.
The Tapioca Milk Tea (front, middle; ¥500) has freshly-made tapioca pearls. The shop’s milk teas are also served in long and circular bottles.
It has a light blue and pink interior.
nice tapioca is located at 1/F Lifesystem building, 1-20-13 Kitahorie, Nishi District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-4965-2643. It is a one-minute walk from Nishiohashi Station.
Quickly Japan Amerikamura Branch
Quickly Japan has opened two branches in the central area of Amemura. The shop offers a variety of drinks, from the simple milk tea to soy milk tea, yogurt, and fruit bi-colored shakes, with free tapioca toppings.
The shop’s bestseller is the simple Pearl Milk Tea ICE (¥360). Its organic tapioca pearls come from Taiwan.
The wide takeout window invites many customers each day.
Quickly Japan Amerikamura Branch is located at 1/F APT building, 2-11-19 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-6-6214-6500. It is a four-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Subway Station.
Amemura & Horie area tapioca store map
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (13 June 2019)