I am looking for a great eat in the above area. I fly into KIX around 6pm, and estimate I can get checked into a Namba hotel by 8pm. Then, because it is a special anniversary with my partner, we would like to find delicious food around the above area to chow down on... Any recs would be much appreciated!
An obvious choice for a special anniversary would be Honkogetsu with two Michelin starts but given the unreliability of air travel, I'm not so sure it'd be wise to book for the first night as everything has to go swimmingly for it to work.
I love Dōtonbori for all the kitsch and deliciousness. I'm sure you'll have a great time exploring the areas. Bring a big appetite!
Minami, the teppanyaki restaurant in the Swissotel, might be a good combination of luxurious dining and accessibility - easy to find and easy to order when you're jet-lagged. They do steak and seafood prix-fixe dinners starting around Y10,000.
More pix: http://swissotel-osaka.co.jp/2Dining/...