HATSU. Exceptional, innovative cuisine, awarded 1 Michelin Star in less than a year since its opening.

HATSU. Exceptional, innovative cuisine, awarded 1 Michelin Star in less than a year since its opening. With "the reconstruction of Japanese cuisine" as its concept, HATSU presents an original style of innovative cuisine with a base in seasonal Japanese ingredients and techniques combined with flavors, fermented ingredients, and traditional culinary techniques from Nordic regions.
HATSU is strongly influenced by the "produced locally and consumed locally" aspect of New Nordic Cuisine and aims to recreate this by proudly using Japan's local ingredients.
Guests can arrive filled with anticipation of what exciting new flavors and aromas they will experience for the first time. HATSU promises dishes that will amaze each of the five senses, provide a time of wonder and perfect relaxation, and will undoubtedly leave guests with an unforgettable dining experience.

About the Restaurant

The name HATSU originates from two kanji letters: the first letter 初 which means "first" or "new" and the second letter 発 which means to "send out." The name contains the wish to become a restaurant where customers can find many new experiences, as well as to create and send out new innovative ideas to the world.
Its head chef Chef Kohei Masumoto moved to Denmark in 2006 and began training in Copenhagen, the birthplace of the New Nordic Cuisine. He returned to Japan after 8 years where he became head chef at West Japan Railway Company's luxury express train "Mizukaze" before opening HATSU in 2018.

Restaurant Information

【Seating】6 Counter seats・2 Private rooms (6 & 4 seats)
Lunch: From 12:30
Dinner: From 18:00 to 22:00(Last order 20:00)
【Closed】Sundays, National Holidays
【Children】Babies and strollers permitted if in private room
【Address】〒530-0003 Daini-Royal Bldg 1F, 1-4-20 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Access】 7-min walk from JR Tozai Line Kitashinchi Station, 7-min walk from Subway Yotsubashi Line Nishi-Umeda Station, 15-min walk from JR Osaka Station.


【Reservations】Reservations required online. ※Online payment for course (with credit card or PayPal) required 3 days prior to reservation
【Payment method】Any additional orders made at the restaurant can be paid with cash (Japanese yen) or credit card.


【Category】Innovative, Fusion
【Location】Japan, Kansai, Osaka, Umeda, Kitashinchi
【Keywords】Innovative, Fusion, Denmark Cuisine, New Nordic Cuisine, Wine, Non-Alcoholic Wine, Juice, Pairing