Kamatama nikuudon Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

Udon are one of the Japanese soul foods and they have long been loved by people in Osaka too.

Udon are the Japanese noodles made from wheat flour.They are smooth and chewy, and can be enjoyed in various ways.

Udon in Osaka called Kansai-fu are lighter tasting compared to the taste in Tokyo.

Udon in Osaka taste so good,and I believe they are the best in Japan.

You should definitely try them while you’re in Osaka!

Here is the list of the best udon restaurants in Osaka.

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Top 5 best Udon restaurants in Osaka!Enjoy Japanese Soul Food!

1.Dotonbori Imai Honten/道頓堀今井本店

Dotonbori Imai honten Dotonbori imai honten is known as one of the best Udon restaurants by locals in Osaka.

It was established in 1946.It is located in the middle of Namba ,3 minutes walk from the famous Glico running man.

The popular dish here is the udon dish called “Kitsune Udon”. Kitsune Udon is a hot wheat noodles topped with sweetened fried tofu.

This sweetened fried tofu is very fluffy and juicy,Udon are nice and chewy and the soup is so tasty.

You can enjoy nice udon in a traditional atmosphere at a reasonable price.

There are a lot of udon restaurants in Osaka, but Dotombori Imai Honten is absolutely the best udon restaurant in Osaka.

Address: 1-7-22 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location: 5 minutes from Subway Midosuji Line Namba Station Exit 6
Phone: 06-6211-0319
Open Hour:11:00~22:00(L.O.21:30)
Closed:Wednesday
Price:Dinner:Lunch 1,000〜2,000 yen Dinner1,000〜2,000yen
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2.Kamatakeudon/釜たけうどん

Kamatake udon Kamatake Udon is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant which serve the nice Osaka style Udon.

There is a long line at the entrance for those purchasing their tickets at the vending machine.

Udon are smooth and chewy, a large crispy chikuwa Tempura(a kind of fried fish paste)goes well with udon.

You can choose the portion of Udon from 300g,400g,and 800g.

I recommend you to try”Niku Bukkake Udon” which are warm udon with a lots of Kuroge Wagyu and an Egg tempura.

A soft boiled egg, and chewy udon noodles make for a amazing combination!

If you like Udon with tempura, you should try Kamatake Udon!

Address: 9-25 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Location: 5 minutes from Subway Midosuji Line Umeda Station Exit 8
Phone:06-6363-7746
Open Hour:11:00~22:30 ※They may close, when noodles are finished.
Closed:-
Price:Dinner:Lunch 〜1,000 yen Dinner 〜1,000yen
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3.Udonya Kisukeうどん屋きすけ

Udonya kisuke Udonya Kisuke is one of the popular Udon restaurants in Osaka.

There’s always a few people lined up at the entrance.

They have a variety of udon menus such as Agemochi bukkake udon(udon with deep fried rice cakes),tempura udon, and nikubukkake udon(Udon with a beef)

I tried “Nikukamatama udon”.

Nikukamatama udon is served with raw egg and meat.It will be more tasty if you put some soy sauce on it.

It’s true that udon here is very nice, but it’s almost the same taste as Marugame seimen Udon’s.(Do you know Marukame seimen udon? It is a big chain udon restaurant in Japan.)

Both udon are Sanuki-style udon, so no wonder the taste is quite similar.

Udonya kisuke is located in the area called Nakazaki-cho which is 15 minutes walk from Umeda station.

I would recommend to try udon here if you are in the neighborhood.

Address: Co-op Nomura Umeda Building A1st Floor.4-2,Tsuruno-cho,Kita-ku,Osaka
Location: 8 minutes from Subway Tanimachi Line Nakazakicho Station Exit 2,15 minutes from Hankyu Umeda Station Exit 11
Phone:06-6375-5656
Open Hour:12:00~21:00(L.O.20:30)※They may close, when noodles are finished.
Closed:Tuesday, the last Monday of the month
Price:Dinner:Lunch 〜1,000 yen Dinner 〜1,000yen
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4.Tsurutontan Soemoncho/つるとんたん 宗右衛門町店

Tsurutontan Tsurutontan Soemoncho is located between Namba and Nipponbashi,the most popular sightseeing spots in Osaka.

Tsurutontan is a trendy udon chain restaurant that provide more than 70 kinds of udon and food dishes.

They provide very unique udon such as a creamy crab udon noodle soup,curry Shank udon, and Mentaiko udon(seasoned cod roe udon).

You can choose the udon type:thick or thin.

The udon is very nice,the broth is savory, and the tempura is so crispy and tasty.

They have an English menu and the staff are very friendly.They can speak english, so they’ll explain the menu to you if you ask for.

You should definitely try Tsurutontan if you want to have unique udon with great service!

Address:3-17 Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location: 3 minutes from Subway Sennichimae-line Nipponbashi Station Exit 2,7 minutes from Subway Midosuji-line Namba station Exit 14
Phone:06-6211-0021
Open Hour:Mon-Fri 11:00a.m.~8:00 a.m(L.O.7:30a.m),Sat-Sun10:30~8:00 a.m(L.O.7:30a.m)
Closed:-
Price:Dinner:Lunch 〜1,000 yen Dinner 1,000〜2,000yen
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5.Shinanosoba/信濃そば

Shinanosoba Shinanosoba is located in the center of Namba area,close to Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater.

You might think this is soba restaurant because the restaurant’s name is”Shinano soba”,however they serve the best udon too.

Yoshimoto shinkigeki comedians love the udon here and they are frequent customers of this restaurant.

The restaurant is very old which is packed with local people and there is no English menu・・・.

But don’t hesitate to go into the restaurant!(Actually I hesitated to go into there because the restaurant looked so old:)

They provide 109 kinds of dishes. I’ve never been to the restaurant which has so many different kinds of dishes.

The must-eat dish here is”Niku Udon(Udon Noodle Soup with Meat)”

Niku Udon is best enjoyed with a great harmony of broth, meat,and abura age(deep‐fried tofu).

The broth is very tasty that you can drink to the last drop.

I highly recommend to go to Shinano soba if you want to know what is the soul food for people in Osaka.

Address:2-8-10 Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Location:5 minutes from Subway Sennichimae-line Nipponbashi Station Exit 5,5 minutes from Subway Midosujiline Namba station,Exit 14
Phone:06-6631-3217
Open Hour:11:00~23:00
Closed:Thursday
Price:Dinner:Lunch 〜1,000 yen Dinner 〜1,000yen
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There are many kinds Udon dishes and you can enjoy various tastes of them.
I hope you enjoy the best Udon in Osaka!

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