7 Best Ramen in Osaka

Best Ramen Restaurants in Osaka from Ichiran to Kamukura

Best Ramen in Osaka

Osaka is one of the most popular travel destinations among foreign visitors and is visited for its variety of food options. Osaka is home to some famous Japanese food such as Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki and also known as a hotspot for Ramen. There are a large number of competing Ramen restaurants in Osaka from popular chain Ramen shops to less-known local Ramen spots. Which one is the best for you in Osaka? For Ramen lovers, here are 7 best Ramen in Osaka, which you should not miss.

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Restaurants in Osaka

1. Kamukura Dotonbori

©︎株式会社 どうとんぼり神座.

Kamukura Dotonbori (神座 道頓堀店) is one of the most popular branches of the Osaka’s Ramen chain Kamukura, located in the gourmet center of Osaka. Kumukura’s Ramen has the unique concept of “fantastic combination of French cuisine and Japanese Ramen”, which enable you to taste the one and only flavor. The Ramen restaurant managed to keep their traditional flavor of the secret broth and the original fine noodle for over 30 years since it was founded in 1986.

Access: 5 mins walk from Osaka Metro Namba Station (なんば駅)/10 mins walk from JR Namba Station (なんば駅)

Business Hours: 11:00–22:00 (Weekday)/11:00–22:00 (Weekend)

Price: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2McwWoH

2. Human Beings Everybody Noodles

© 人類みな麺類

Human Beings Everybody Noodles (Jinrui Mina Menrui (人類みな麺類 in Japanese)) is one of the best Shoyu Ramen (soy sauce based broth) restaurants in Osaka. It is located in the Yodogawa area which is near Shin-Osaka Station. Shoyu Ramen is sometimes looked on as the king of classic Ramen, and the bowl of Ramen by Human Beings Everybody Noodles is featured by the melting pork stewed for long periods. If you want to experience the authentic basic Ramen with the finest quality, Human Beings Everybody Noodles is highly recommended to visit.

Access: 1 min walk from Nishinakajima-Minamigata Station (西中島南方駅)/15 mins walk from Shin-Osaka Station (新大阪駅)

Business Hours: 11:00–3:00 next day

Price Range: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2XYCHNX

3. Ippudo Namba 

Ippudo Ramen in Osaka

Ippudo is one of the most famous Ramen chains in Japan worldwide and its popular branch Ippudo Namba (一風堂なんば店) is located in the center of Osaka. Ippudo Ramen is cooked in the Hakata-style with the Tonkotsu (pork bone based) broth and thin noodles originated in Fukuoka, Kyushu Region. There are roughly two major types of Ramen: Shiromaru (white) and Akamaru (red). The red one is a little spicier than the other. The side menus are also recommended to order with Ramen such as small-sized Gyoza dumlings and a bowl rice topped with Mentaiko (spicy cod roe).

Access: 3 mins walk from Namba Station (難波駅)

Business Hours: 10:30–23:00

Price Range: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2y9gMUM

4. Hanamaruken Namba Hozenji


Hanamaruken Namba Hozenji (花丸軒 難波・法善寺店), located in the Dotonbori and Hozenji area, offers Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen with the broth based on soy sauce and pork bone. Its Ramen is popular for toppings such as stewed pork and Torokotsu (a very limited cut from rib). The Ramen is also topped with a slice of dried seaweed (“Marriage Tie” printed on it). That is why the Ramen is named “Shiawase Ramen (which means Happiness Ramen)”. You can add an extra portion of noodles to your bowl of Ramen and get a boiled egg for free.

Access: 5 mins walk from Osaka Metro Namba Station (なんば駅)

Business Hours: 24 hours

Price Range: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/32QorWb

5. Ichiran Dotonbori Main Building

Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran, one of the largest Japanese Ramen chains, is the most popular Ramen brand among foreign visitors. If you want to eat the authentic Tonkotsu Ramen in Osaka, Ichiran Dotonbori Main Building (一蘭 道頓堀店本館) is recommended to go. The thin noodled soaked in the rich-tasted Tonkotsu broth is topped with some ingredients including a boiled egg, Kikurage (jew’s ear mushroom), dried seaweed, pork.

Access: 4 mins walk from Osaka Metro Namba Station (なんば駅)

Business Hours: 10:00-22:00

Price Range: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2GnGsS3

6. Moeyo Mensuke

Source: 燃えよ麺助

Moeyo Mensuke (燃えよ麺助), located in Fukushima near Umeda, is one of the top-rated Ramen restaurants in Osaka. Its main menu is divided into two types of Ramen: with the soup mixed with Shoyu (soy sauce) and ducks or clams based broth. Many local people and tourists make a long line especially in the busy hours including lunch time, so you may need to queue for about 30–60 mins to experience the popular dishes.

Access: 1 min walk from JR Fukushima Station (福島駅)

Business Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday Lunch 11:30-15:00/Dinner 18:00-21:00
Sunday 11:00-16:00

Closed: Monday

Price Range: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2YvrjJ3

7. Kadoya Shokudo Main Store

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Kadoya Shokudo Main Store (カドヤ食堂 本店)  is located a little northern west of Namba, and its Shoyu Ramen (soy sauce based broth) has been loved by local residents since it opened over a half century ago. In addition to the specialty menu, there are some other popular dishes such as Tsukemen (the other style Ramen which is seperately served with soup and noodles), a bowl of rice topped with pork (黒豚めし) and even beer. If you want to avoid queueing, it is recommended to arrive there before it opens.

Access: 3 mins walk from Nishi-Nagahori Station (西長堀駅)

Business Hours: 11:00–17:00

Closed: Tuesday

Price Range: around 1,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2SyR5qa

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